16 October 2017  Amanda J. Brook  Senior Product Manager


Forgot the login password for Windows 10? No matter you are using administrator, local account or the Microsoft account, you can find some quick solutions here! 4 simple steps reset Windows 10 password for you without data lost! No need to reinstall Windows 10!

The sign-in password can help us prevent unauthorized access to our computer. Parts of computer users upgrade their system to Windows 10 or purchase a brand new computer with Windows 10 after Windows 10 release. However, some found that the login password does not work anymore after updating to Windows 10. Some even forgot the login password after setting.

Then can we reset Windows 10 password? Of course we can. Now let’s go through about it.

reset Windows 10 login password
For local account and administrator, the best and easiest way is to reset the Windows 10 password with the pre-created password reset disk. But what if you do not create the password reset disk, what to do? The following methods may do you a favor!

Method 1: Reset Password with the Help of Other Administrator

If you share your computer with others, you may create another account which be set up to have administrator privilege. If yes, you can ask them to change the password for your with their account.
If your account is the only one on your computer, you may try the Method 3 directly if you do not want to reinstall Windows 10.

Method 2: Reset Password via Microsoft if You Use Microsoft Account

If you use the Microsoft account to login your computer, then you need to reset the password for the email. Go to the sign in page of Microsoft and reset the password.
However, the Microsoft password reset service does not work and want to access to the data as soon as possible? What if we do not have the password reset disk and it is the only one account? Does it means we have to reinstall whole Windows system and lost all the data in the account? Of course not! Try the method below!

Method 3: Reset Windows 10 Password with Renee Passnow

If you can not remove the login password with the methods above, then Renee Passnow is your best choice. All the things you need just a workable computer and a USB stick/CD. Only 4 steps for whole reset process. Works on all usual Windows system including Windows 10!

About Renee Passnow

  • Only 4 simple steps which takes 5 minutes only! Do not require related knowledge or possible password combinations.
  • Reset/remove the login password back to blank directly. Preserve all data inside!
  • For local account and administrator, Renee Passsnow will remove the password directly.
  • For Microsoft account, Renee Passnow will turn the Microsoft account into local one and preserve all the data inside the account.

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

people has downloaded and reset the password successfully!

How to Reset Windows 10 Password without Reset Disk

Please make the 3 tasks below to reset the login password for Windows 10.

* Renee Passnow is compatible with Windows 10/8.1/8/7/XP/Vista

Task 1: Download and Install Renee Passnow
Task 2: Create Bootable Media with Renee Passnow
You need:

  • Renee Passnow
  • Windows computer which can login and work normally (To download and install Renee Passnow).
  • USB stick or CD/DVD(Need 200MB at least)
Bootable media create process:

1. Choose creation method: USB or CD/DVD

2. Connect the USB/CD/DVD to your computer and then please click “Create USB” or “Create CD” to process the creation.

Please backup your data inside the USB drive in advanced. Because all the data will be erased when creating the bootable media.
create bootable media
Task 3: Reset Password with the Created Bootable Media
You need:

The bootable media you created in Step 2.

Target PC.

Step 1: Boot the target PC from the bootable USB/CD/DVD. 

1. Connect the bootable media to the PC you want to reset password for.
2. Enter BIOS setting. 
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 bootable 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.
If your computer is UEFI environment, check boot from USB under UEFI environment.
change boot order
After successfully changing the boot order in BIOS, please save the BIOS and reboot your PC.

Step 2: Select “PassNow!” function after booting from the bootable media you created. 

Load in Renee Passnow and select the “PassNow!” function.
main menu of Renee Passnow

Step 3: Select target system in the list. 


Step 4: Choose the target account then click “Clear Password” to reset its 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 account
Also, you can click “Create new account” to make a new administrator to solve this problem with Renee Passnow.
create new account
After Renee Passnow remove the password successfully, please disconnect the bootable media and restart PC. Then you can login your computer without password.
No matter the computer you are using is Windows XP, Vista,7, 8 or even the newest Windows 10, Renee Passnow can help you easily reset the login password for both local account and administrator. If you are using Microsoft account to login your computer, Renee Passnow can also help you regain access to computer in 5 minutes by changing the Microsoft account into a local one. Simply 4 steps and no data lost! Download and have a try now!