Forgetting Windows 10 password can be painful as you cannot access your personal data. This is even worse if it’s your admin account. In fact, there is a built-in tool that allows you to remove your old password and set up a new one for your account. But this approach is not straightforward to some folks.
If you do some googling, there are a number of services that will reset Windows 10 password. However, they are not always reliable, and we advise against these scammers. If you do decide to use one, make sure you read all the reviews about their services before you buy, because they can charge you some hidden fees at the end of the process.
We tried PassGeeker for Windows, a reputable software that promises to refund you if they fail to reset your password. So that could be an option if you have already exhausted all the possibilities. However, they are not just about resetting Windows passwords as they can do a lot more. We will mention that later in this guide.
Before we get started:
- Make sure you now have access to a secondary computer (if in case your primary one is locked)
- Download a copy of PassGeeker for Windows installation file.
- The process requires creating a reset disk so make sure you now have a USB drive or flash drive.
So, what is PassGeeker for Windows?
PassGeeker for Windows is one of the most popular software when resetting or removing forgotten passwords from Windows 10/7/8 without damaging your data. The best thing about PassGeeker lies in the ability to create a Windows reset disk on a secondary computer. Yeah, you heard it right. That’s what sets it apart from its competitors out there.
4 Main Features of PassGeeker for Windows:
Reset Windows Password: This is the core feature of the PassGeeker Windows password recovery program. It enables the user to instantly erasing the old password from the locked user account and create a new password for it.
Remove Windows Password: Set user password to blank, so there is no password prompt showing up when Windows restarts.
Add User Account: Create a new administrator account for future login.
Delete User Account: Delete a local user account from the current Windows partition.
Reset Windows 10 Password with PassGeeker
The process involves creating a password reset disk into your USB drive or flash drive and then booting your locked computer from it to remove your old password. Here is how.
Step 1: Once you have the program installed on your secondary computer, insert a USB drive or flash drive into that computer.
Step 2: Next up, you should be presented with two options: burning the ISO file to CD/DVD and burning the file to a USB flash drive. Select your option and process with the next step.
Step 3: Click Burn to start creating a password reset disk for Windows 10. Once it is done, unplug your external drive and insert it into your locked computer.
Step 4: Boot up your locked computer and click on the manufacturer’s special key (F2/Del) to enter the BIOS Setup Utility. Select your inserted disk from the list and save changes, then exit the Utility.
Step 5: When your computer resumes booting up, you should see the PassGeeker user interface. From here, select your Windows version from the first Step 1 section, and then select the user account you want to reset the password for.
Step 6: Click Reset Password, then set your new password, and proceed with clicking on Reset. Now you can log into your Windows 10 with your newly-created password.
Keep in mind that this approach only works for your local Windows account.
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The Bottom Line:
Forgetting Windows passwords is frustrating for most users. However, with the help of PassGeeker for Windows, you can easily reset your password, so you can access your Windows account and continue where you left off. If you next time forget your Windows 10 password again, you can use your current password reset disk to set up your new password. This eliminates the need to create a reset disk.