How to Hack or Crack Your Own Windows 10 Password

All Windows users secure their personal computers with password protection feature. It is a necessary measure because someone might access your computer and exploit or misuse the data without your permission. But this is possible that you may forget the password and stuck on login screen. So, what should be the first step you will take. This article will help you with Windows 10 password hack methods which are as follow:

Section 1. Using Installation Disk

How to hack Windows 10 password without software? In this method you will be required to have an installation disk which can be a USB or CD/DVD, either will work. An installation disk is Windows bootable disk. With this Windows installation disk, you can reset password for any user whether it be a local or administrator user. Follow the steps below:

Step 1: Restart your computer while the installation disk is inserted.

Step 2: If you are using a CD/DVD as an installation disk, then set your PC to boot from CD/DVD in your BIOS settings, or if you are using a USB drive as an installation disk, then set your PC to boot from USB.

Step 3: Now again restart your computer and boot into to Windows 10 installation setup.

windows installation setup

Step 4: Now you have to open command prompt. To do so, press Shift + F10.

command prompt

Step 5: Enter following commands:
cd Windows\System32
ren sethc.exe sethc.exe.bak
copy cmd.exe sethc.exe


"D:" is the disk drive where your Windows is installed. If you have installed Windows in another drive you can change the letter.

Step 6: Close the command prompt. Cancel the Windows installation setup. Restart your PC without inserting installation disk.

restart pc

Step 7: On your Login screen, press Shift Key 5 times. Command prompt with administrative rights will open.

administrative cmd

Step 8: Here you can change the password for your user account. Type net user to list down all the user accounts. Now to change password, type net user user_name new_password. In this case user_name is specific user account.

net user password

Step 9: Now you can login to Windows 10 with the new password you set for the user account.

Section 2. Using 4WinKey

How to hack administrator password Windows 10? This is a common question because many of us had an administrator account as default on Windows 10. But if you have forgotten the password for the account then it is problematic. For this purpose, you can use PassFab 4WinKey which is your life saver to recover and reset password for any type of account on Windows 10. It is really easy method and you have to do just 3 steps to reset the password.

  • Download and install to any accessible PC.
  • Create a password reset disk.
  • Reset your lost Windows password.

The software has a simple and interactive user interface. Below are the steps, follow them and you will easily hack your own administrator password.

Step 1: Download and install PassFab 4WinKey.

Step 2: Start it and select a boot media. Boot media can be a USB drive or a CD/DVD.

choose cd

Step 3: Now click on Burn. You will be alerted that all your data on disk will be lost. Click on Yes.

burn cd erase data

Step 4: The Windows password recovery software will start burning the bootable disk. Wait for the successful burn.

burn cd successfully

Step 5: You can use the bootable disk to reset the password. Insert it to the locked computer. Reboot the PC and enter the Boot Menu. Change the Boot Device Priority to your bootable disk type (USB drive or CD/DVD).

boot from cd

Step 6: Restart the PC. Select your Windows OS and click on Next.

select windows

Step 7: You will see all the user accounts. Select the account for which you have to change the password.

manage accounts

Step 8: When you click on Next, your password will be set to blank.


Step 9: Click on Reboot and login to account. Set new password for your account.


Section 3. Using Reset Your PC

If you are stuck on your Logon screen of Windows 10 and you have no other way to hack into your PC then you can try this method and bypass the Windows 10 password. By using this method, you will reset you PC to its earlier state. Follow the below steps and you will be able to reset your PC and hack Windows 10 password.

Step 1: Boot your PC to Windows installation setup. Click on "Next".

Step 2: Click on "Repair your Computer".

repair computer

Step 3: Now click on "Troubleshoot".


Step 4: On the following page, click on "Reset this PC".

reset this pc

Step 5: In this section, you have choice to either keep your personal files or erase them. In either case, your installed programs and settings will be completely formatted and your computer will reset to initial stage.

keep my files

Step 6: With this, all your settings will reset including your user accounts and password. So, now you can easily login to your computer.

Section 4. Using Another Administrator Account

This method is easy and effective but this will only applicable if you had already created administrator account which has privileges over other accounts as well. You will be using this other administrator account to change the password for your account. How to hack Windows 10 password? Follow the steps below.

Step 1: Restart your PC and login to different administrator account.

Step 2: Right click on Start and click on "Computer Management".

computer management

Step 3: In Computer Management windows, click on Local Users and Groups. You will see all the lists of accounts which are created on your PC.

local users and groups

Step 4: Right-click on the accountfor which you have to change Windows password, then click on Set Password. Type new password. You have successfully changed the password for your user account which was locked.

set password

Section 5. Using Microsoft Password Reset Page

This method is useful if you have your Microsoft account linked to your PC instead of local account. With the Microsoft account connected to your computer, even you are locked on your PC because you cannot remember the password, you can still reset the password for your account from another PC or mobile. Follow the steps below and learn how to hack into Windows 10:

Step 1: First go to Microsoft password recovery page. Type the Email, phone or Skype name.

recover your account

Step 2: After this you have to verify your identity.

verify identity

Step 3: Enter the code you received.

enter code

Step 4: After this you will be prompted to reset password window. Enter and reenter the new password. Click on Next.

new password

Step 5: Now you can sign in to your computer with the new password you set for your Microsoft account.

Bottom Line

These are all the best methods available on internet. You can try any of the above method and hack into your computer. The important think is you should remember the password for your account and keep it safe. If you ever forgot Windows 10 password, then you should know how to hack your own Windows 10 password.

/ Posted by Shirley Howard to Windows 10 / Follow @Shirley Howard


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