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Forgot Windows 10 password? Can not access to data and software inside your account.? Don't worry! Regain access to all your data and files with the following 5 different methods! Try and reset the forgotten Windows 10 password now!

I forgot my Windows 10 password. I can not access files inside my account and can not install any software now! The computer become useless for me! Is there any method can help me regain access to my data?
If you forgot the login password for your Windows 10, you could only access your computer with the Guest account or any other account if you have set before. But you still can not access to data in your original account.  In Windows 10, Microsoft has upgraded its security. As a result, users can not regain access to computer like before. But you still have other options. The following 5 methods could do you a favor to reset the forgotten Windows 10 login password without damaging data inside the account.
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Method 1: Reset Windows 10 Forgotten Password with Password Reset Disk

Using the password reset disk is one of the methods that Microsoft recommended. If you have created the password reset disk when you can login the account, please connect the password reset disk to computer and boot the computer from the reset disk. And follow the guidance step by step to reset the forgotten Windows 10 password.
reset password with Windows 10 password reset disk
>> Click for more about how to reset Windows 10 password with password reset disk.

>> Do not have the password reset disk? Create one now! Click to get more about how to create the Windows 10 password reset disk when locked out.

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Method 2: Reset Windows 10 Forgotten Password with Other Accounts

If you have set other account with administrator privilege, please login that account and then reset the forgotten password for the target account. You just need to login the other account with administrative privilege and go to “Control Panel” and select “Manage another account” in “User Account”. Then choose the target account and follow the guidance step by step in the window.
The account you forgot password for is the only account and do not have the password reset disk? Click here to create a new Windows 10 password reset disk and reset the forgotten Windows 10 password with 3 simple steps.
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Method 3: Reset the Forgotten Windows 10 Password in Microsoft

Since Windows 10, more and more users try to use the Microsoft account to get better security. And if you forgot Windows 10 login password for Microsoft account, you need to go to Microsoft to reset the login password. Click to visit the Windows Live password reset page on Microsoft website.
set the new password for Microsoft account
Do not know the account you are using is a local account or the Microsoft account?
Since we are locked out of the computer, we can not find out the account information in Settings. But we could still find if the account is a local one or a Microsoft one. When booting to Windows sign-in page, type the password even it is incorrect and press enter.
If the account you tried to login is a local account, you will receive a notification says “The password is incorrect. Try again.”
If the account you tried to login is a Microsoft account, you will receive a notification like the following image shows. And the message will prompts you to reset password online via Microsoft.
This method requires you to provide and verify the alternate email or phone number when you provided in the Microsoft account signup process. If you do not remember, you could also create a password reset disk and change the Microsoft account to a local one to access data inside the account.
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Method 4: Restore Windows 10 to Previous Version

Also, you can restore Windows 10 to previous version which you know the login password. However, software and data save after the restore point will be lost if you restore Windows 10.
Do not want to lose any data or software because of using system restore? Try this method to create a Windows 10 password reset disk! Reset forgotten Windows 10 password without losing data!
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Method 5: Reset Windows 10 Password with Windows Password Recovery Software

Here we recommend you to try the professional Windows password recovery software – Renee Passnow. This software can let you create a new password reset disk to reset forgotten Windows login password without damaging data inside. Even you are locked out of your computer, you can create the disk without effort. Just a few steps, you can regain access to your computer and data inside.

More about Renee Passnow...

Supports reset password for local account including administrator.

Change Microsoft account into local one to help you access the system in minutes.

4 simple steps remove password in 5 minutes, regardless its length and complexity.

100% secure. Whole reset process will not damage the data inside the account.

Compatible with Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista/XP
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How to Reset Forgotten Windows 10 Password with Renee Passnow

Preparation – Create New Windows 10 Password Reset Disk with Renee Passnow

You need:

Professional Windows 10 password reset tool - Renee Passnow (Download now!)

Windows PC which can login and work normally (The Windows version of the computer you are using to create the new password reset disk does not matter.)

USB stick (Please backup data inside beforehand. All data will be erased when creating the reset disk) or CD/DVD(Need 200MB at least)

New Windows 10 Password Reset Disk create process when you locked out: (No need to provide any possible password)

1. Choose creation method: USB or CD/DVD

2. Connect the USB/CD/DVD to your computer. Select one option from [Crate a Live USB] and [Create a Live CD]. Then, select [x64] or [x86] according to your computer. Next, click on [Download Now] to download the licensed ISO. Remember to activate the software beforehand. After that, click on [Create USB] to create the boot media.

Whole password reset disk process with Renee Passnow does not need to provide any possible password or account information. 

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How to Reset Forgotten Windows 10 Password with the New Created Password Reset Disk

Step 1: Boot the target Windows 10 PC from the created password reset USB/CD/DVD. 

1. Connect the new password reset disk to the target Windows 10 computer you want to reset password for. 
insert a cd to computer
boot computer from USB disk
If you create Windows 10 password reset disk with USB, please connect the disk and the mouse to USB 2.0 Port which is in grey while USB 3.0 Port is in blue. It may not support USB 3.0 Port in some PC, but supports all the USB 2.0 Port.
comparison of USB2.0 and 3.0
2. Enter BIOS setting and change boot order.
Please hold a Hot key to enter the BIOS menu. Please click here to find how to change the boot order of your computer brand. (Can not find your brand? Please refer to your PC manual to find out the method.)
Change the boot order of the target PC in BIOS. If the password reset disk is not the first in the boot order, your PC will start “normally” (i.e. boot from your hard drive) and will not check other drive.
If your computer is UEFI environment, check boot from USB under UEFI environment.
change boot order in BIOS
After successfully changing the boot order in BIOS, please save the settings and reboot your PC.

Step 2: Select “PassNow!” function after booting from the new created Windows password reset disk. 

After loading into main interface, please select the “PassNow!” function.
main menu of Renee Passnow

Step 3: Select target Windows 10 system in the list. 

select target system in Passnow

Step 4: Choose the target account then click “Clear Password” to reset Windows 10 login password.

After reset successful, please restart your PC. Before restarting the computer, please disconnect the bootable USB/CD from your computer. Then your computer will boot normally.
If the account you want to reset password for is Microsoft one, Renee Passnow will create another local account which has the similar name with the Microsoft one and preserve all the data inside. After reset successfully, please select the related local account on the login page.
select target account
Also, you can click “Create new account” to make a new administrator with Renee Passnow and then reset the password with this new created administrator.
The new account named “Reneelab” you created with Renee Passnow is enabled with administrator privilege in default. And the default password is 123456789.
create new admin account
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Possible Reasons lead to Windows 10 Login Password Incorrect

Pin Code does not work anymore

This first happened in Windows 10. Users will be asked to set the PIN code when they login Windows 10 with the Microsoft account. And after setting, we will login Windows 10 with PIN code instead of the password of our account. But this PIN code will be failed to work once you update your Windows, which is similar to many smart phones, finger print login need to be re-actived once you restart the mobile. Then you are required to enter the password. Some users may found they forgot the password they set! How to solve the forgotten password?
Solution: At this moment, you need to go to Microsoft to reset the forgotten login password of your Microsoft Account. If it does not work, you can also create a new administrator account or reset the forgotten Windows 10 password with Renee Passnow to access data associated with your Microsoft account Please note that settings and some online data in the original Microsoft account will not be applied in the new administrator account. And resetting password for Microsoft account with Renee Passnow will not change the password for the email. It is making the online account to be a local one which preserves all the data in the online account.

Caps Lock is activated

Password is case sensitive. You may activate the Caps Lock carelessly, which could lead you to enter the wrong password.
Solution: Please pay attention to the Caps Lock when you entering the password. Usually, the notification of “Caps Locks is on” will be shown once you activate the Caps Lock when entering password.
cancel Caps Lock activation

Num Lock is not activated

If your password is combined with numbers and characters, you may be notified the password is not correct if you do not active the Num Lock. Computer will not activate the “Num Lock” automatically when starting.
Solution: Activate the “Num Lock” manually and re-enter the password.
activte number lock

You are using the Microsoft account

If you forgot the password of Microsoft account, please refer to Method 3 to reset password for Microsoft account.

Common Situation

After trying every possible combination, you are still notified that the password is not correct. However, you do not want to pass through your computer to others because you saved lots of personal files insides. Although they make promise, who knows?
Solution: You can reset the password with Renee Passnow in 4 simple steps (Please refer to Method 5). Of course, it is much economical when comparing with system reinstall and send the computer to professional.
Renee Passnow is suitable for professionals and newbie. It does not need to make complicated steps like coding or changing CMD command. All you need to do is simple clicks and selection.
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