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How to Recover Windows 10 Login Password After I Forgot It

If you forgot Windows 10 login password and are unable to get into your computer, try the several methods to recover Windows 10 password and regain access to your PC. Any of these methods won’t cause data loss on your computer.

Option 1: Retrieve forgotten Windows 10 password by guessing

Before you start to use other methods to recover your Windows 10 password, you might as well take a little while to think or guess your password by some hints, such as your name, birthday, or other information you usually use as one part of your password. Retrieving a forgotten password by guessing seems ridiculous, but it often works. If you use a local account, you might have set a password hint while creating a password. After you enter an incorrect password to sign in, the password hint will appear under the Password field on the sign-in screen. You can probably guess or remember your password by the hint.

If you can’t get your Windows 10 login password by guessing, now you have to take steps to recover it.

Option 2: Recover Windows 10 Microsoft account password online

If you use your Microsoft account to sign in to Windows 10 and now forgot the password, just need to open the account.live.com/password/reset page on any device with internet access, and then fill in the forms to reset your password. After the password is reset, use the new password on your Windows 10.

If you fail to recover your Microsoft account password due to not presenting enough information or some other reasons, go to the Option 4.

Option 3: Recover Windows 10 local account password with password reset disk

If you use a local account and have a password reset disk previously created for this account, the disk should be the best choice to recover your Windows 10 password.

Obviously, you'll have to skip this idea entirely if you forgot windows 10 password without reset disk.

Option 4: Recover Windows 10 password with Windows Password Refixer tool

The above methods usually work. However, as you can see, they have certain limitations. They cannot work for everyone's case. If all the above methods don’t work for your case, don’t be frustrating. The Windows Password Refixer tool will help recover your forgotten Windows 10 password more easily, and it supports both Microsoft account and local account. Here are the steps.

Step 1: Download and install Windows Password Refixer.

You are unable to sign in to your Windows 10 due to forgotten password, so you have to use another computer to download and install this Windows Password Refixer tool. This tool is a program based on Windows platform, so you have to download and install it on a Windows computer.

download here

Step 2: Burn Windows Password Refixer to a USB drive.

1. After you install the Windows Password Refixer on another computer, launch it on this computer.

2. Connect a USB flash drive to this computer.

3. Follow the Windows Password Refixer screen to burn it to the USB flash drive.

4. When the burning is successful, disconnect the USB flash drive from this computer. Now the USB flash drive stores the password recovery information that can recover your forgotten Windows 10 password.

burning successful

Step 3: Boot your Windows 10 computer from the USB drive.

Connect the USB flash drive to your computer on which you need to recover Windows 10 password, and set the computer to boot from the USB drive. After booting successfully, you will see the Windows Password Refixer screen.

Step 4: Recover Windows 10 account password.

1. Click your Windows 10, click the password forgotten Microsoft/local account, and then click the Reset Password button.

Click Reset Password link

2. If you select a Microsoft account, you will be asked if you want to set its password to iSumsoft@2014. If you select a local account, you will be asked to set its password to blank. Anyway, just click Yes to confirm resetting the password.

reboot computer

3. Now disconnect the password recovery USB flash drive from your computer, and reboot your computer, by the Reboot button. This time computer will boot to the Windows 10.

4. When you come to the sign-in screen, use the new (or blank) password to sign in.