How to Reset Forgotten Windows 10 Password?

The Pass-code or Password is the most secret key in our tech life. For most of us happened to forget the password of Windows user account. Here we try to show you how to reset forgotten windows 10 password
in just a few minutes. It’s work for all Windows but no matter which windows you have Vista, windows 7, windows 8,1 or 10 and even Windows Servers.

Reset Forgotten Windows 10 Password

The first method is using without third party software. First of all, you must have Windows DVD disc or a bootable USB Flash Drive for booting system.

Reset Forgotten Windows 10 Password

How to Reset Forgotten Windows 10 Password

Step 1: Boot the system with DVD or USB. If you don’t know how to boot your system, see the article about “How to boot a system with DVD or USB?”

Reset Forgotten Windows 10 Password

Windows 10 Setup Page

2. After booting the system, you will see the Windows setup page. Now press Shift+F10  to open command prompt (CMD).

Step 2:  When the command prompt opened type fsutil fsinfo drives in order to list all available hard disk local drives. See the screenshot.

Reset Forgotten Windows 10 Password

Fsutil Fsinfo Drives

You see all drives and D:\ must be the windows root directory because c:\ is the system reserved drive for windows boot loader.

To change the directory type d: and press enter then type cd windows\system32 and press enter.

Reset Forgotten Windows 10 Password

Find Local Windows 10 Drive with Command Line

Here you must change Utility Manager (Utilman.exe) to cmd.exe. Before this take a backup of Utility manager file by typing ren Utilman.exe Utilman.bkp. 

Next copy cmd.exe and renamed to Utilman.exe by typing copy cmd.exe Utilman.exe. 

Reset Forgotten Windows 10 Password

Replace CMD with Utility Manager

The Utility Manager has been replaced with command prompt. Once restart your system with shutdown -r -t 0 command and boot it normally.

In the log in page of Windows when you click on utility manager in the left corner of the window, the command prompt will open with full privilege.

Reset Forgotten Windows 10 Password

Windows Utility Manager in login page

With net user command, you can create a new user, modify properties of existing user and reset it’s password.

Here I reset Username of adminby typing net user admin123. Finally, close the command line page and try to login with new password.


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3 Responses

  1. Linda says:

    We can also use the third party boot CD (PCUnlocker, Ophcrack) to reset a forgotten windows password.

  2. Admin says:

    Hello Dear Nitesh Kumar thanks for you nice Feedback,

  3. Nitesh Kumar says:

    बहुत ही सुन्दर प्रस्तुति … शानदार पोस्ट …. Nice article with awesome depiction!! ? ?

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