Top 3 Ways to Reset Surface Pro 3 Password

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Forgetting the password of your device is not uncommon, it doesn't mean you're careless. Most people have at least three different devices and have signed up for many websites, social media or otherwise. It doesn't make it any easier that, for security reasons, each website or device has a different password for the next. If you have forgotten the password to your Surface Pro 3, you are in the right place. This article explains how to reset Surface Pro 3 password.

Part 1: Reset Surface Pro 3 Microsoft Account Password Online

One of the simple ways to reset your password is through Microsoft Account reset password service: Microsoft's solution to the problem. This method only works if you used the same login credentials when initially setting up your Surface Pro 3. Follow the procedure below.

Step 1: Visit: https://account.live.com/resetpassword.aspx

Step 2: For the purposes of the relevance of this article, select "I forgot my password" and enter your email address, phone or Skype name.

Step 3: Key in matching verification code displayed and a code will be sent to the email or phone number entered in the step above.

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Step 4: Enter the code, create a new password for the account which you can then use to sign in to your Surface Pro 3.

Part 2: Reset Surface Pro 3 Password by Restoring to Factory Settings

You could also reset your password by restoring the device to factory settings. The downside of this is that you'll lose all your data if it wasn't previously backed up. The procedure below details how to factory reset Surface Pro 3 without password.

Step 1: Boot your Surface Pro 3 and when still on the Windows login interface/screen, click the power icon located on the bottom right, hold down the Shift key and click the restart option.

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If you don't have a physical keyboard for your tablet, use the On-Screen Keyboard utility by clicking the Ease of Access icon located between the Power and Network connectivity icons.

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Step 2: Click the "Troubleshoot" option.

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Step 3: Click "Reset your PC". Your device will factory reset and you can create a new memorable password when setting it up.

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Part 3: Reset Surface Pro 3 Password using PassFab 4WinKey

Want to reset Surface Pro 3 password without factory resetting? PassFab 4WinKey is a password recovery software that has a lean yet beautiful design and can help you recover and reset your Surface Pro 3 Windows 10/8.1/8/7 password. To reset your password, follow the procedure below.

Step 1: Download and install PassFab 4WinKey on another computer.

Step 2: From the main interface select USB flash drive boot media to burn.

select boot usb

Step 3: Click "Burn" to start burning. Wait untill te boot disk is successfully created.

successful creation of boot disk

Step 4: Insert the bootable USB flash disk in the Surface Pro 3. To launch the Boot Menu interface, reboot the laptop and press F12. Select the USB drive by navigating with the top down arrow keys and pressing enter.

Step 5: After booting successfully from the USB drive, the Windows Password Recovery interface appears.

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Step 6: Click to reset your password from the list of options at the bottom of the interface to set a new password for your device.

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To reset forgotten Surface Pro 3 password Windows 10 is as simple as explained above. All the methods explained above as effective as the next.

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