How to reset known/forgotten password on windows 10

With the new technologies and revolution in the world of electronics. New techniques and methods are generated to disturb the privacy of people using electronics. Therefore there are no better options than putting a password on our device. And the same device usually creates a critical issue for the user if the user forgets the password of its device. You need a proper knowledge on how to reset windows 10 password, or else there is the risk of data termination.

So, In this article, we are going to clarify how to reset the login password, whether forgotten or known. There are two methods to reset the password that you are familiar with. In the first method, we reset the password form setting area of computer.which is quite apparent how to do that. The second method we are going to reset the password from sign-in screen, That it needs a little bit of knowledge on how to do.

Moreover, we all nowadays enable passwords on our devices, whether that is our smartphones, computers, or any other electronic devices. So, we will also put a glance on how to reset password in windows 10 that we have forgotten.

How to reset the password from the sign-in screen:

whenever you forget your sign in  password on the computer or laptop. And if you have connected your Microsoft account with your system, which most of the people do. So, the best option to unlock the system is to use your Microsoft account. Moreover, If you forget the password of Microsoft account. Again you can recover it by using your email or cell phone number. Because you need to verify your email and cellphone number at the time of the creation of Microsoft account. That is required for the same purpose.

The following pictures show you the complete process of recovering your password online from the link below.

  1. Click on the above link to get to the recovery window. You will see the following window.                                   
  2. Now the email address you give will be verified by sanding code to that email address.                                       
  3. Now by clicking on code, you will get a code on the provided email. And consequently, by entering the right code, you will successfully change your password, and you can sign in to your computer by typing the new password.

Recover windows password by using passcue:

There are a couple of options and technics to recover the password of the system, whether having windows 10,8 or 7. But we need the best option that could be quick, easy, and reliable. Therefore one of the best options is the passcue windows recovery tool.

  1. First of all, download the passcue from the above link on another computer.                                                         
  2. Now connect a USB on the computer where you have installed passcue. And click on burn USB. And This will burn the password reset utility to USB, and it is bootable.                                                                                       
  3. Now unplug USB form that computer and insert it to the computer that you need to recover the password of.   
  4. Now, turn on the computer and set booting from USB. Consequently, you will see passcue software on-screen with a list of user accounts.                                                                                                                                       
  5. Select your user account click Reset password. Now the password is removed and reboot the computer after ejecting the USB. And when you restart it, you will see that your computer can be logged in without any password.

Recover password by using Net user command:

  1. start your computer and go to the login screen. Now Navigate to the “Ease of Access” panel given at the right bottom of the screen and then choose command prompt to launch.
  2. After getting the command prompt screen, enter the command; net user Administrator *
  3. It will ask you to provide a new password, Provide the new password, and click the enter key.
  4. Again, it will ask you to retype the password, do the same, and press the enter key.
  5. After entering the above commands, you need to reboot your system, and for the same, write the command shutdown -t 0 -r and press enter key.
  6. Now after rebooting the system, you will be able to log in into the panel without providing the password. Then you can navigate to the account section given inside the Control Panel, and from there, you can reset your password to use it next time onwards when you log on the system.

Recover password in windows version 1803 and beyond:

You may remember that while you were setting a password on your windows, you were asked some questions regarding your differents activities’ personal information. So, it means that the windows version you are using is 1803 or beyond. And Therefore, Microsoft has made it easier to reset your password if you forget it anytime.

This method is straightforward while you press on forget my password. A new window will open, and there will come some questions one by one. And you have to answer the questions correctly. After you answer the questions correctly, you will be allowed to reset the password. And hence you can log in to your computer.

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There are a couple of methods to reset the forgotten password of a system. Some are paid while some are free, and some have a little bit of complicated process. But many times, people again fail to reset the password of there system. In such cases, the paid tools are the best options to apply while recovering the password of a system without any loss of data from the computer.

In short, We have brought super easy and quick methods to reset your computer’s password. If you have forgotten. The names of some additional paid tools are as follows, which is helpful to reset the password of machines as per the requirements of the system.

  • Passcue to reset the password of windows 10.
  • John the Ripper.
  • Windows Password Unlocker Professional.
  • Windows Password Recovery Tool Ultimate.
  • Ophcrac.

By Safar Ali

Safar Ali is an Entrepreneur, Marketer, and writer. He has been writing for more than three years. And his pieces have appeared on some of the high-authority sites, including HubSpot, Mashable,, Business Insider, TechCrunch, Makeuseof, CNET, and many more.

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