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Forgot Administrator Password Windows 10? Fixed, No Worries!

Have you forgotten your Windows 10 administrator password? This guide will help you regain control of your Windows 10 computer and master the best methods to fix this frustrating issue.

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Tracy King

Updated on Jun 06, 2024

Ever forget a password and get locked out of your computer? It's frustrating! Losing your computer's primary password can be even worse since it's harder to fix. If you are dealing with the same, you may feel overwhelmed and unsure how to access your system. Do not worry; we are here to help you.

EaseUS will provide you with several ways to deal with this problem, such as resetting your password. Even if you have forgotten your Windows 10 administrator password, trust us regardless of your technical skills. See how we help you take control of your computer. Let's start with a brief overview.

I forgot the administrator password for Windows 10. What should I do?

If you lose your administrator password, it can cause a lot of inconvenience. If you lost access to your Windows 10 computer, don't worry; there are solutions to regaining access. Here's a systematic plan of action.

1. Search for Password Backups

  • Check your storage: Thoroughly examine USB drives, external hard drives, or cloud storage accounts. Did you create a secure backup of your passwords? If so, this could be your quickest solution.
  • Physical records: Sometimes, writing passwords in a notebook or secure document proves invaluable. Check any locations where you might store these notes.

2. Try Other User Accounts

  • Additional accounts: If your computer has other user accounts, especially those with administrator privileges, try logging in with one of those.

3. Use Reliable Password Reset Tool

  • Specialized assistance: When standard methods fail, reputable Windows 10 password reset tools can be your lifesaver. EaseUS Partition Master offers a dedicated password reset feature to help you regain access to your account.
  • Security-focused: Prioritizes safe and reliable password resets. 
  • Beyond passwords: Manages hard drive partitions, migrates OS, and more.
  • User-friendly interface: Accessible to all levels of computer users.

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Quick Fix for 'Forgot Administrator Password Windows 10' Error 

Although contacting Microsoft Support can sometimes help, there is a faster way to get back into your account. If you're willing to tackle the problem independently, specialized software is a great solution. EaseUS Partition Master is a reputable computer management tool with a powerful password reset feature.

Why EaseUS Partition Master? It's known for its easy functionality and advanced algorithms. It provides a Windows Password Reset feature. Any password, whether a simple password, a PIN, or a picture password, can be removable within a few clicks. 

Here is a detailed guide for you to reset your admin password:

Step 1. Insert the target USB disk into the computer, download and run EaseUS Partition Master, and click "Toolkit" > "Password Reset."

click password reset feature

Step 2. A small window will pop up. After reading it carefully, click "Create".

click create

Step 3. Select the correct USB flash drive or external mobile hard disk and click "Create" again. Wait patiently. After the password reset USB flash drive is created, click "Finish."

create bootable disk

Step 4. Remove the password reset USB, insert it into the locked PC, and restart. You will be asked to change the boot drive to boot the PC from USB. Once completed, the system will automatically boot from USB.

Step 5. After restarting, find EaseUS Partition Master again and go to "Password Reset." All accounts on the PC will be displayed in the interface; click on the target account and check "Reset & Unlock."

select the correct account

Step 6. When you receive this prompt, click "Confirm" to continue. Your password will be erased.

confirm the action

Additionally, EaseUS Partition Master is your technical assistant. It has several accessible features that go beyond your typical Windows tools. Here are the key benefits you may get:

  • Unlock computerUnlock computer without password to access your system quickly.
  • Get back your account: Reset your administrator password and regain full control of your computer.
  • Find hidden passwords: Find forgotten login details for various programs and protected networks.
  • Remove passwords:  Help you remove password in Windows 10 without login when locked out.
  • Easily find options: The software is designed as an easy-to-use tool, so even the nontech-savvy can use it.

If you find EaseUS Partition Master helpful when you forget the administrator password in Windows 10, please share it with those you think can help.


Bonus Tip: Try Microsoft Account When Forgot the Administrator Password

Before starting, link your Windows 10 administrator account to a Microsoft account. This method will only work if you remember your Microsoft account login details. If yes, follow these steps to reset your administrator password:

Step 1. Use another user account on the computer with administrator rights.

Step 2. Hit the Windows key on your keywords and select the Settings gear icon.

open settings

Step 3. Click on "Accounts" and then click on "Your Information".

expand account information

Step 4. Select "Manage my account". This will open your Microsoft account settings in a web browser.

change account settings

Step 5. Find "More Actions" and click "Edit Profile".

Step 6. Change your password: Find the "Change your password" option and follow the on-screen prompts. Remember your new password!

Step 7. Restart and sign in: Restart your computer and log in with your updated Microsoft account password. This will also be your new Windows administrator password.


Windows 10 administrator password loss can be stressful, but don't worry; there are solutions available. You are free to choose whether you want to contact Microsoft support or use a tool like EaseUS Partition Master. We believe the detailed explanation and comprehensive steps will help you deal with the issue.

Remember these important points:

  • Always set a robust and unique administrator password and consider using a password manager.
  • If you forget your password, help is available.
  • Specialized software like EaseUS Partition Master provides a reliable and user-friendly solution.

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FAQs of Forgot Administrator Password Windows 10

We hope this guide has helped you retrieve your Windows 10 account. However, if you still have questions regarding the "Forgot Windows 10 administrator password" issue, check out this FAQ:

1. Can I reset the administrator password without admin rights on Windows 10?

Unfortunately, resetting the administrator password requires direct access from the administrator. This is because changing the password is a sensitive task, and Windows needs to verify that the person making the change is authorized. However, don't lose hope! Here are some options:

  • Password Reset Disk: If you are active and have created one, this is the easiest solution.
  • Popular Software: Tools like EaseUS Partition Master offer built-in password reset features.
  • Other administrator accounts: If someone else has administrator rights on the computer, they can help reset your password.

2. How to find the administrator password for Windows 10?

Okay, so your Windows 10 password is totally gone from your mind, right? No worries! The safest way to get back to your computer is using a different user account that also has administrator rights.  Here's how:

Step 1. Log in to this other administrator account on your computer.

Step 2. Once you're in, we'll fix your main account. 

Step 3. Go to Start > Settings > Accounts > Family & other users.

Step 4. Select the locked account and click "Change account type".

Step 5. Choose "Administrator" and click "OK".

3. Should I add or remove the administrator password on Windows 10?

It is highly recommended that you always have an administrator password on your Windows 10 computer. The reason for this is:

  • Security: Just like you wouldn't leave your house unlocked, an administrator password stops random people from messing with your computer and important files.
  • Control: It makes sure that only you (or someone you really trust) can install new software or make big changes to your system settings.

In short, it's definitely safer to have the password. Only consider removing it if you have a really specific reason, understand the risks, and have other security measures set up.

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Updated by Tracy King

Tracy became a member of the EaseUS content team in 2013. Being a technical writer for over 10 years, she is enthusiastic about sharing tips to assist readers in resolving complex issues in disk management, file transfer, PC & Mac performance optimization, etc., like an expert.

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