Reset Windows 10 Password without Disk

Top 3 Ways to Reset Windows 10 Admin Password without Reset Disk

April 11, 2017 10:23 am / Posted by Michael Eric to Windows Tips
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How to reset Windows 10 admin password without disk? Yesterday I assisted a resident at work setting up a new Windows 10 laptop. He set a password and added a phone number to his account. Unfortunately he added an old phone number to a phone he no longer has and each time he tries to log in to his laptop it does not recognize his password?”

Windows login password is really helpful to protect the data from unauthorized access. However, sometimes people forgot the password on Windows 10 and cannot log into computer. Reset password on Windows 10 with a reset disk will be an easy way to get in, but most of the time you may don’t have any disk lying around. Here we are going to list you 3 effective methods to help you reset password on Windows 10 without disk.

Part 1: Reset Windows 10 Admin Password with Windows 10 Password Remove Tool

No matter you are using the administrator, local account or the Microsoft account; you can always get into your computer again with a Windows 10 password resetting tool. Free to try Windows Password Recovery, the professional Windows password recovering program to reset Windows 10 administrator password without reset disk or Microsoft account. Here’s how it works:

  • Download and run Windows Password Recovery on a workable computer, click “Burn” to burn the ISO image to a blank CD/DVD/USB
  • burn iso image
  • Pull out the media device and insert it into your locked PC. Wait for the operating system to restart.
  • After a while, select the account you lost the password and click “Reset”
  • reset password

Part 2: Other Methods to Reset the Forgot Password on Windows 10 Laptop

Method 1: Reset lost password with another administrator account

  • Login Windows 10 with the available account and then click “Start”, type CMD in the search box, right click cmd.exe and choose “Run as administrator”.
  • open command
  • Now type “Net User user_name new_pasword” in the command prompt to reset the password.
  • type net user
  • When the net user command is running, you can login with the unlock user account with the new password.

Method 2: Reset Windows 10 Password from Command Prompt

  • Boot your computer from Windows 10 installation DVD. Press a key when you get the message "Press any key to boot from CD or DVD..."
  • Select your language, Time and currency format, and keyboard. Then press SHIFT + F10 to open a command prompt.
  • set preferences
  • Make a backup of the file utilman.exe (Ease of Access) and then replace it with cmd.exe (Command Prompt), by running the following commands:

copy d:\windows\system32\utilman.exe d:\
copy /y d:\windows\system32\cmd.exe d:\windows\system32\utilman.exe

replace ease of access
  • Now restart your computer and disconnect your Windows 10 installation DVD before starting the computer
  • After the Windows 10 login screen appears, you can start resetting Windows 10 password from login screen by clicking on the Ease of Access icon.
  • Now add a new user’s account; just enter the following commands and replace {user_name} with the account name you chose.

net user {user_name} /add
net localgroup administrators {user_name} /add

net user
  • Close the Command Prompt and restart your computer. The new account you've created should show up in the login screen.

With the methods mentioned above, you must know how to reset Windows 10 password without reset disk. If you still have any questions about the software or this article, leave us a message. 

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