4 Ways to Reset Forgotten/Lost Windows 10 Password

Forgot your Windows 10 password after a long time of no use the computer? Or the password just changed by others but did not tell you? You have tried different combinations of letters and numbers but none of them works? Then you realize you have lost the password!
But don’t worry! The process of resetting the password of Windows 10 is similar to it has been in Windows 8 & 8.1. Here, we provide 4 possible ways to reset Windows 10 forgotten/lost password for both Microsoft account and local account.

Solution 1: Reset the password with Password reset disk

(For local account and administrator)

For local account and administrator, the best and easiest way to reset the forgotten or incorrect password for Windows 10 is to use the pre-created password reset disk. If you have created such disk before, just follow the instruction.
password reset disk

Solution 2: Use other account with administrator privilege

(For local account and administrator)

Do not have the password reset disk which needs to be created beforehand? Do not worry. Other administrator account and accounts with administrator privilege can also do a favor to reset the password.
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Solution 3: Forgot the password of Microsoft account

(For Microsoft account)

If you’re sure you’re using the right password but still can’t sign in, your account might be compromised. To reset your password, please go to the following link to reset your password and follow the instructions.
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What if you can not wait for the time wasted reset process and want to access the data inside the account? Or you can not reset the password via the provided solutions, how to solve it?
Try Renee Passnow
  • For local account, it can reset the password with 4 simple steps. Whole process just take 5 minutes! No data lost or damaged!
  • For Microsoft account, you can make it to be a local account with Renee Passnow in minutes, which can help you regain access to the data inside the account.
  • If you do not want to make any change to the account with the said methods, then you can even create an administrator account with Renee Passnow independently.
  • Support Windows 10/8.1/8/7/XP/Vista/2008/2000
Download free version to make sure whether the target account is resetable now!
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Solution 4: Reset the Forgot/Lost Password with Renee Passnow

Preparation before resetting the password:

① Renee Passnow

② Bootable media: CD/DVD or USB (Please backup the data inside the USB before crating the bootable media.)

Step 1: Create the bootable media under Renee Passnow with the USB/CD you have prepared.

create bootable media with Renee Passnow

Step 2: Boot your target PC and Change the boot order in BIOS.

First Insert the live USB/CD in your PC, Secondly, Change the boot order of the target PC in BIOS. If the optical drive is not first in the boot order, your PC will start “normally” (i.e. boot from your hard drive) and will not check your disc drive.
After successfully changing the boot order, please save the BIOS and reboot your PC.
You must reboot the target PC and hold a Hot key to Enter the BIOS menu.Please click here to find how to change the boot order of your computer brand.(Cannot find your brand? Please refer to your PC manual to find out the method.)
Boot your target PC

Step 3: Reset Windows Admin/Login Password.

Enter the program and select the “Passnow” function.
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Step 4: Select the target account then click “Clear Password” to reset its login password. Also, you can click “Create new account” to make a new administrator account.
Restart your PC and enjoy the fun.
Sometimes, the Administrator account may not be displayed. In this case, you must click the extend button to display it, then, you can login the system.
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Want to create a new administrator? Try another button!
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What if the system go wrong after resetting the password? Follow the instructions below!
Boot the computer with the created USB/CD. After entering the software interface, please click the “One-click recovery”. Then the computer will back to the status before you resetting the password.
one-click-recovery in Windows 10
Why not download the free version to test the software when you could not find any other methods at present? Maybe the miracle will happen!
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Want more information about how to have other Windows version password reset process? Find more in the following:

Windows Password Cracking Software

How to Bypass Windows 8 Password?

How to Bypass Windows 7 Password without Reset Disk