Find Out 5 Ways to Reset Password on Windows 10 Without Disk

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Many people rely on their Windows 10 laptop for carrying out their daily work requirements. Many of the important files and folders are stored in the Windows 10 laptop and getting locked out of your Windows 10 laptop will be a very uncomfortable scenario as you would no longer be able to access the information and data stored on your laptop. As a result of all this, your work suffers and in turn, you suffer. You might have forgotten your password or might have accidentally set some other password, no matter what the case is, this article will guide you by telling you how to reset password on Windows 10 without disk. If you need to reset the password on your laptop without disk then you would need to have prepared the disk in advance before getting locked out of your laptop.

Part 1: Best Way to Reset Windows 10 Password Without Disk

If in case you want to reset the Windows 10 password without disk, try using the most recommended way of resetting password of Windows laptop which is by using PassFab 4WinKey. This is the most efficient way to reset Windows 10 password without disk and this can be done by the following way.

Create Disk

Step 1: Download and launch 4WinKey and select boot media (CD/DVD or USB).

create disk

Step 2: Tap "Burn" to start burning the bootable disk and tap "Yes".

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Boot Windows from Disk

Step 1: Insert the newly made bootable disk to the Windows 10 laptop.

Step 2: Simply restart the device and tap "F12" or "ESC" to enter Boot Menu.

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Step 3: Find and identify the disk name inside boot menu and enter the selected device.

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Reset Password

Step 1: Open the PassFab 4WinKey and select the option "Select Windows" from it.

Step 2: From here, select the operating system of your Windows laptop, in this case Windows 10 and then click on "Next".

select windows operating system

Step 3: You will find a list of user accounts, select the relevant user account and again click on "Next".

select user account

Step 4: Your password will be now reset to blank, after this click on "Reboot" option.

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Step 5: You will notice a prompt window displaying two options, click on "Restart Now".

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Once your laptop gets rebooted your Windows 10 password would have been reset.

Part 2: Other Ways Reset Windows 10 Password Without Disk Or USB

It is highly unlikely that the above mentioned method fails, but if it does you can try out these simpler solutions to reset your password. There are basically four other ways by which you can reset your Windows 10 laptop password without the use of any kind of disk. Read further to know in detail about how to reset Windows 10 password without disk by using these 4 methods.

Way 1: Reset Windows 10 Password With Password Hint

While in the process of reset Windows 10 password without disk or USB, it will be prompted that you set up a hint. If in case you forget your laptop's password and enter the wrong password, you can view the hint and try recalling what password you had set for your laptop. The hint might trigger you to remember the password which you had set.

reset password with hint

Way 2: Reset Windows 10 Local Password Using Security Questions

To recover your Windows 10 password by using the security questions you would need to first set the recovery security questions and give the answers to them prior to be being locked out of the laptop. You can set the security questions by following the steps below.

Step 1: Open the Account Settings on your Windows 10 laptop.

Step 2: Click on the "Sign-in Options" and on the right side you can see an option highlighted in blue "Update your security questions", click on that.

signin options security questions

Step 3: You will be prompted to enter your present account password, enter that and click on "Ok".

update security questions password

Step 4: Select the questions and type in answers in the provided space and remember to keep simple relevant answers which you would be able to remember if in case you need to reset your password in future.

adding local account security questions

If you have done this prior to being locked out of your Windows 10 laptop, then you can easily type in the answers to the security questions and reset your password.

password reset with security questions

Way 3: Reset Windows 10 Microsoft Account Password Online

If in case you have forgotten the security login password of your Windows 10 laptop, you can use the online services to reset it easily. You can reset Windows 10 Admin password without disk following the steps below.

Step 1: From any other device, navigate to and enter your email ID, phone number or the Skype name.

Step 2: Once you do that, a security code will be generated which can be got by you on your other email address or your phone number which is linked to your account.

Step 3: If in case you don't have any other working email ID or your account is not linked to your phone number, click on the third option and follow the instructions as given.

reset windows 10 password

Through the security code got by you, you can reset the password on your Windows 10 laptop.

Way 4: Have Other Administrator to Reset Windows 10 Password

If the password forgotten is of the domain user, then the system administrator can change the password. If the user who has forgotten the password is a guest user, you can login through the administrator account and reset the Windows 10 user password. You can do this by following the method below.

Step 1: Login through the administrator account and go to the Control Panel.

Step 2: Go to the User Account option in Control Panel and then click on "Manage Another Account".

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Step 3: After this, click on "Change the Password" and enter all the required details and set up a new password along with password hint as well as the security questions and again click on the "Change the password" tab.

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After this, you can reboot the system and then login using the newly created password.


The part 1 of this article shows the easiest method to recover the password of Windows 10 and the process is pretty secure and efficient as well. The part 2 of the article shows the other ways in which you can reset the password without the use of an external disk. Although the part 2 methods are pretty easy, it has many prerequisites which might not have been fulfilled by many users and hence may not be a sure shot method to reset the user account password. Due to this PassFab 4WinKey is the best option for Windows 10 password reset. Highly recommended!


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