In today’s article, we’ll look at how to reset the password for a local account or a Microsoft account if you forget it and cannot log into Windows 10.
Reset your local account password.
If you have a password reset disk, which we will talk about at the end of the article. it’s best to use it to reset your password. But if it is not, we need to enable the built-in administrator account or create another account with administrator rights, and use it to change the password of the desired account. To complete this instruction, you will need a 512MB flash drive or disk (Cd-R is also suitable).
The easiest way to reset your password is described in the article. "How to reset password in Windows" and you can use it for local users in Windows 10. Also below we describe the method of reset using the installation disk or recovery disk.
one.You need an installation or recovery disk if there is neither the first nor the second. it will be faster to create a system recovery disk. Insert the USB flash drive into the computer, where there are no problems with the input => write in the search bar Disc creation and select from the results found "Create a recovery disk" (if you inserted a disk rather than a USB flash drive and want to recover the password from it. in the search bar, write not disk creation, but recdisc and press enter).
2. Near "Back up system files to recovery disk" check boxes do not need to be put! Click "Further".
3.In the available drives, select your flash drive, and then click "Further".
four. Everything will be deleted from the flash drive if you don’t have anything there. just click "Create"if there is something you need. first copy everything somewhere, and then click "Create".
five. Click "Done", pull out the flash drive.
6. Insert the disk or USB flash drive into the computer where you need to reset the password and turn it off. Now you need to turn on the computer and select the boot from the USB flash drive (disk), on some computers the Boot Menu (to choose what to boot from) appears if you press the Esc key when you turn on the computer, you need to press F11 on other computers when you turn it on. If you don’t know which key to press so that when you turn on the computer a window appears to select a device to boot – find your device in the How to enter the BIOS and select boot from a USB flash drive. Very often, when you turn on the computer, it is written which button to press so that the device selection menu appears. When you get to the selection menu, select the USB flash drive (disk) and press Enter.
7. If the choice is made correctly – you will see the inscription press any key to boot from and the dots will go, you need to press any key on the keyboard, if you do not have time to press, the installed Windows will start loading, and you will have to restart the computer again and select the boot from the disk (flash drive).
eight. If you are using a recovery disk. Use the mouse or the arrow keys on the keyboard to select the language in which you want to see the instruction. If you are using the installation disk. when a window appears where it will be written "Install", press shiftf10 (with this combination of keys you will open the command line).
9. Select "Troubleshooting".
ten. Select Command Prompt.
Enter command regedit and press Enter (language is switched with the altshift keys) => in the registry editor that opens, left-click on HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE once.
Go to the "File" in the upper left and select "Download bush."
You need to open the system drive and go to the folder \ Windows \ System32 \ config \ Even if your Windows folder was on drive C, then through the command line it can be on another drive, for example, I’m on C, but here I found it on drive E. That is, it turned out that on the top line I opened E: \ Windows \ System32 \ config \ (you can open each drive in turn and when you find the Windows folder. open it => open the folder System32 => select config folder)
In folder config choose File SAM and click "Open."
In the window that opens, write REM_SAM and click “OK”;
In the registry editor, go to the section HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ REM_SAM \ SAM \ Domains \ Accounts \ Users \ 000001F4 and double-click the left mouse button parameter F (see picture below).
Go to the line 0038 and change eleven on ten then click “OK” (place the cursor in front of 11 => press del => enter 10).
Close the registry editor and the command line, in the window that appears, click Continue.
Now when Windows 10 boots up, you can log in as an administrator, and then change the password for the desired user. Choose bottom left "Administrator" and go into the system.
In the search bar or in the run menu (execute is called with winr keys) enter the command netplwiz and press Enter.
In the window that appears "user accounts" Select the account whose password you want to reset. Press on "Change password".
In the next window, enter the new password in two fields and click "OK". If you leave the fields empty and click "OK". You can log into your account without a password.
Now you can disable the administrator account using the instructions "How to enable (disable) the built-in administrator account in Windows 10".
Reset your Microsoft account password.
If you log in to your computer under a Microsoft account and forget the password for this account. recovering it is much easier than local.
one.You need to go to the Microsoft page from any computer, enter your account name and click "Further";
2.Press on "Forgot your password";
3.Check the box "I do not remember my password" and press "Further";
four.Enter the letters and numbers shown in the figure in the lower field and click "Further" (you need to enter capital letters. if they are large in the picture, and small. if they are small);
five. You will be offered various options for verifying your identity, select the most optimal one. If you select a letter or SMS and press "Further" then you will receive a letter to the specified box or SMS to the specified number, after which you will need to enter numbers from them. Also, if you do not have access to mail and phone. select "I do not have this data".
6.If you have chosen a letter or SMS. in the box that appears below, enter the missing phone numbers or letters of the mailing address and click "Submit Code";
7.Enter the code that came to you via SMS or mail and click "Further";
eight.If you have two-step verification enabled, you will need to go through another verification, choosing a different method of obtaining the code.
9. If you entered all the code correctly. enter the new password in two fields and click "Further";
ten.Your account has been restored! You can close the window and log in using the new password.
If in the third paragraph you have chosen "I do not have this data", you will be asked a lot of questions: date of birth, additional mailing address, last name, first name, passwords that remember which Microsoft products you use, etc. If the data will be as close as possible to reality. your password will be reset.
Reset the local account password with a password reset disk.
This method will help only those who created a password reset disk before forgetting it. That is, for example, you know that you often forget your password. take a flash drive and create a recovery diskette for this account. Moreover, this flash drive you can use only to recover the password for this account. It can be said the same as writing down your password somewhere on a piece of paper and finding it in the future. In general, if you have a password recovery flash drive:
one.Insert the flash drive that you used when making the password recovery disk;
2.Enter any password and press Enter, after entering the wrong password, press "OK", the inscription appears below "Reset the password". click on it;
3. The password reset wizard will open, click "Further";
four. Select your flash drive and click "Further";
6.Your password has been successfully changed, click "Done" and log in using the new password.
That’s it for today, if you know other ways to reset your password or have something to add. write comments! Good luck to you &# 128578;