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Forgot Windows 10 login password? 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!

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Windows sign-in password does help us prevent unauthorized access to our computer. More and more Windows users have installed Windows 10. However, it happens frequently that users forgot their Windows 10 login password especially for complicated and irrelevant password. Or some even found their correct passwords have not been accepted by Windows 10 anymore. As a result, you will lock out of our Windows 10 computer. Try every possible password combinations and is still locked out? You may get crazy here.
You may search the Internet to find possible method to reset Windows 10 password without damaging data inside the account. However, you may even get confused by the tons of methods found on the Internet and do not know which one is effective. Here, we find and test those methods and listed the effective ones for you below.

Approach 1: Windows Password Reset Disk (Only for Local Account and Need to Create Beforehand)

Although Windows 10 provides the password reset disk creation function which can help users regain access to system when forgetting the password, users need to create the password reset disk before you lost the login password and only works for local account. If you are a Microsoft account user, you can not reset the login password with this method. In other words, this method is kind of precautionary measure.
How to remove login password with Windows password reset disk?
1. Please connect the USB disk to computer and click “Reset password” in Windows Login page.
reset password with Windows 10 password reset disk
2. Please select the password reset disk you have created in the pop-up window.
select password reset disk in pop up window
3. Set the new password for related account. Click “Finish” and then you can login your account with the new set password.
type new password for account
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Limitations: Only works for local account but not the Microsoft account. If the account you want to reset is a Microsoft account, it is recommended to try Renee Passnow.

Approach 2: With other Users Account (Need to equipped with Administrator Privilege and only for Local Account

If you share your computer with others, you may create another account which is set to have administrator privilege. If yes, you can use the account with administrator privilege to change the password for your account.
1. Login the computer with the account with administrator privilege. Then please go to Control Panel. Click “User account” then “Manage account type”.
change account type windows 10
2. Click the account you want to delete password for.
select target user account
3. Click “Change the password” and then you can set a new password for the target local account.
change login password for another local account
If your account is the only one in your computer, you may try the Method 1 directly if you do not want to reinstall Windows 10.
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Approach 3: Professional Windows 10 Password Reset Software – Renee Passnow

If you do not have the pre-created password reset disk and it is the only one account in your Windows 10, professional Windows 10 password reset tool – Renee Passnow is your best choice at this moment. No password? No password reset disk? No problem! Now Renee Passnow helps you create a password reset disk without any possible password of the account!
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Remove Login Password 3 steps for whole password remove process.

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How to Reset Windows 10 Password without Reset Disk

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

You need:

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1. 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.)

2. 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 are 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.

Then, select “x64” or “x86” according to your computer system. 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. 

use renee passnow to create usb to reset passnword
How to Reset Windows 10 Password with the New Created Password Reset Disk

Step 1: Boot the target PC with the created password reset USB/CD/DVD.

1. Connect the new created 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 successfully, please restart your PC. Before restart, 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

Reset Theory of Renee Passnow

Renee Passnow will modify the SAM file which saves the information of Windows password to get the login password changed or create a new administrator. SAM file is usually saved in folder windows/system32/config of system disk and it contains the information of safety account which includes user name, password and license information. Generally, if these files are modified or replaced easily, system may get crashed. However, Renee Passnow will change the information inside the file safely with special method to help users change the password. Different versions of Renee Passnow will be tested on different system for thousand times to get the best user
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Approach 4: Reset Password Online (Only for Microsoft Account)

If you are using the Microsoft account to login your computer, 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 you 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 reset Windows system and lost all the data in the account? Of course not! Try method 1 now!
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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 2 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 1). 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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