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Forgot Windows 10 administrator password is not so terrible. Before reinstalling the system, you could try the following helpful methods.


There are several solutions for you when you forgot the administrator password in Windows 10. But if you do not want to reinstall the system which may lead to the data lost, then the following methods could do you a favor.

If you want to reset password for other account in Windows 10, please refer to reset Windows 10 password.

Remove the Password with Password Reset Disk

If you have create the password reset media under your target account before you forgetting your login password, then you can remove the password with this pre-created pasword reset disk.

With the Other Account with Administrator Privilege

If you forgot Windows 10 password without having any password reset disk at hand, then the other account in your computer may help. But this account need to be equipped with administrator privilege. If yes, please sign in with it and reset password for the administrator you are working on.
built-in administrator account

With the 5 Minutes Solution – Renee Passnow

No password reset disk? No other account with administrator privilege? It is the only one account in Windows 10? Then the professional Windows password reset tool – Renee Passnow could be the last solution for you at this moment.

Professional Password Reset Tool – Renee Passnow

  • Bypass any login password for Windows local accounts and administrator in 3 minutes.
  • Supports create new administrator account and turn Microsoft account into local one to help you regain access to the account.
  • Whole process just take 5 minutes! Preserve all data as they were!

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Compatible with: Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, XP.

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How to Remove Forgotten Administrator Password in Windows 10?

Preparation before resetting the password:

① Renee Passnow (Free version available)
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② Bootable media: CD/DVD or USB (Please backup the data inside the USB before creating the bootable media.)

Step 1: Connect the USB or CD/DVD you prepared to computer and launch Renee Passnow. Select the creation method and click “Create USB/CD”. 

made installation usb in renee passnow

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

  1. Insert the live USB/CD in your PC.
  2. Change the boot order of the target PC in BIOS. If the bootable media is not the first in the boot order, your PC will start “normally” (i.e. boot from your hard drive) and will ask the password just like before.
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: Enter the program and select the “Passnow” function.

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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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
Forgot Windows 10 administrator password? No problem. Renee Passnow is here to help. 5 minutes remove your forgotten administrator password without damaging data inside. Download free version and try it now!
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