How to Reset Your Lost Windows 10 Password

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Is your Windows administrator or any other account locked or disabled? On top of that, you don’t even remember the password. Well, to be honest, it is a miserable position to be in. But to help you out we have got a method to reset Windows 10 password if you are locked out and don’t remember the password. The solution involves a use of a software by the name of PCUnlocker that claims to bypass or reset the lost password. So, let’s see how it works.

Reset Forgotten Windows Password

If you are already logged into Windows account then you can easily follow the steps here to change the password for that or any other desired account without knowing the current one. However, this procedure won’t work if you are locked out. In that scenario follow the steps below.

1. As you cannot access your PC you will have to use another one. On that computer download PCUnlocker from their official website. They do have a free trial version and the premium version is priced at $19.95.

2. The downloaded folder will have an ISO file which you have to mount on a CD or USB drive.  In order to do that, use the following link to download ISO2Disc. This software will help you to easily create a bootable USB or CD Drive.

After ISO2Disc has installed launch it and choose the PCUnlocker ISO file as the source and select CD or USB as the destination. After making these selections click on Start Burn.

ISO2Disc Burn ISO file to CD or USB

3. Once the CD or USB drive is ready, come back to your PC where you have forgotten the password. By default Windows boots using Hard drive so to change it press the key for Boot Options(usually F2) when PC starts and select Removable Devices or CD Drive as desired.

4. When you boot PC using the CD or USB created above you should see the following PCUnlocker screen.

Select the user account for which you wish to change the password and click on Reset Password.

PCUnlocker - Reset Lost Windows 10 Password

With this, the password for that particular user account will be removed.

Restart the PC and you will be able to sign in without a password.

That’s all there is to it. PCUnlocker not only works for Windows 10 but also for Windows 7, 8.1, Vista and XP.

We hope that you were able to reset Windows 10 password using this guide. If you face any issues please let us know via comments.

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Hemant Mendiratta
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