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How to Reset Windows 10 Password Without Logging in 💡

Step-by-step guide on how to reset Windows 10 password without logging in. Regain access to your PC without needing to log in using these simple and effective methods.

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Updated by Roxanne on Nov 27, 2023
Written by Cici

Imagine you just returned from a much-needed vacation and are anxious to return to work, but you can't remember your Windows 10 password. Such situations are all too common in today's digital society.

But fear not; EaseUS offers detailed steps and guidance on how to reset your Windows 10 password without logging in. You can learn how to reset Windows password without logging in with or without a disk.

How to Reset Windows 10 Password Without Logging in

Below is a table summarizing the various solutions you'll explore in this article, each offering a unique approach to resetting Windows passwords when locked out. Read on to discover the method that best suits your needs.

Workable Solutions Effectiveness Difficulty Level
Password Reset Expert 👍High - Efficiently reset your password in simple steps. Medium - Easy to use but requires a software download.
Try CMD to Reset Windows 10 Password Medium - But you need to master the command parameters. High - Requires some technical skills.

Password Reset from Startup

👍High - All data, including passwords, can be erased by resetting the computer. Medium - Requires some technical skills.
Password Reset Disk Medium- Effective if you know the current password. Medium - Requires Reset-Disk preparation.
Microsoft Account Password Online 👍High- Convenient if you have an MS account. Low - User-friendly.
Safe Mode Medium - Effective but involves Command Prompt. High - Requires some technical skills.
Reinstalling the Operating System 👍High - A guaranteed reset but data loss. High - Complex and data backup required.

Out of all the techniques, EaseUS Partition Master stands out as the easiest and most efficient option to bypass Windows 10 admin password or reset passwords. However, examine the step-by-step guide below for each solution in depth to ensure you completely understand your options.

Use Password Reset Expert

EaseUS Partition Master gives you quick access to your computer using its "Windows Password Reset" feature. This third-party tool offers an easier, more user-friendly way to recover passwords compared to the often complex manual approaches.

Additionally, this tool efficiently resets your password without needing a reset disk or any chance of data loss. Just download the EaseUS Partition Master app and let it pave the way for you to regain control of your Windows 10 system easily.

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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

EaseUS Partition Master is a versatile disk management software. Besides being a professional password reset tool, it is also an excellent Windows boot repair tool. It can help you fix various computer-related errors, such as:

The tool can also perform more advanced operations. Don't hesitate to download EaseUS Partition Master and enjoy the convenience it brings you!

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Try CMD to Reset Windows 10 Password

You can try the Command Prompt (CMD) to reset your Windows 10 password. It's a lengthy process but a built-in feature of Windows. You can take the following actions:

Step 1. Restart your computer, press F8 during the restart, and select Command Prompt from Advanced Options.

Step 2. Input these commands one by one:

  • c:
  • cd windows\system32
  • ren sethc.exe sethc.ejm
  • copy cmd.exe sethc.exe


Step 3. Type "wpeutil reboot" to restart your PC.

Step 4. When the password input interface appears, press "Shift."

Step 5. Enter "net user username password" (e.g., net user admin 123456) and press "Enter."

Following these steps, you can access your Windows 10 system using CMD, restoring control of your digital domain.

Windows 10 Password Reset from Startup

By resetting your computer you can delete your computer's data, programs, and settings. The method can also help you to achieve Windows password reset. But resetting your computer will delete all the files and programs, and this method is more suitable for new computers or computers with no important contents.

Follow the steps to perform Windows 10 password reset without logging in:

Step 1. Restart your computer and press "Shift."

Step 2. Reset this computer by clicking Choose an option > Troubleshooting.

Step 3. Under Choose an option, select Remove everything.

reset pc

Further Reading: Remove Windows 10 Password

Use Password Reset Disk

If you've lost your Windows 10 password, using a password reset disk might also help. That said, you can only reset the password on the computer or device that you used to make the reset disk.

First of all, you'll need to create a password reset disk. So, follow these steps:

Step 1. Plug an empty drive into your device.

Step 2. Type "create password reset disk" in the Start search bar and press Enter.

Step 3. Wait for the "Forgot Password Wizard" to appear and select "Next."

Step 4. Choose the disk from the menu and select "Next."

Step 5. Type the current password and press "Next."

Step 6. Wait for the process to complete and click the "Next" button.

Read Also: Can't Create Windows 10 Password Reset Disk

You can now change your Windows 10 password with the password reset disk.

Step 1. Insert the disk into your computer and click "Reset password."

Step 2. Choose "Next" in the pop-up window and select the target password reset disk.

Step 3. Type the new password and hint, and click the "Next" button.

reset password

Step 4. Select "Finish" to complete the process. Now, you can log in with the new password.

Creating and using a password reset disk can be lengthy and complex, requiring entering the current password during setup. So, it is not the best method to be considered.

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Use Microsoft Account Password Online to Log In

There is an easy fix if you use a Microsoft account to access your computer and find yourself locked out due to a forgotten password. Microsoft provides an online password reset feature that can help you rapidly regain access to your PC. This is how it goes:

Step 1. Visit the Microsoft Reset Password Page online and enter your details.

microsoft account to reset password

Step 2. A "verify your identity" window will appear. Click "Get Code" to receive a unique code for the contact method you provided (email, phone, or Skype name).

get the code

Step 3. Enter the unique code you received, and a "Reset your Password" window will appear. Set a new password and click "Next."

Step 4. Return to the login screen and sign into your computer using the new password to complete the process.

Reset Windows 10 Password In Safe Mode

There is a solution that requires changing your password in Safe Mode without logging in when Windows 10 updates mess with your login procedure. Though this method is a bit complex for beginners, it is quite effective.

Step 1. Restart your computer and reach the login screen. Hold down the "shift" button while clicking the "power" icon.

Step 2. Click "troubleshoot," then proceed to "Advanced Options." Here, click "Windows Startup Settings" and then select "Restart."

Step 3. Now press the F5 key.

Step 4. After restarting into Safe Mode with Command Prompt, you will be prompted to enter the following command: "net user [your username] [your new password]."

reset password safe mode

Step 5. Now, exit Safe Mode and restart your computer.

You can now log in to Windows with the new password you just set.

These steps should help you reset your Windows 10 password without logging in using Safe Mode.

Reset Password by Reinstalling the Operating System

Reinstalling the operating system is the best option if all else fails and you are locked out of your Windows 10 device. If nothing else has worked, it can give you a fresh start, but it should only be used as a last option because of the potential data loss.

Step 1. Back up your crucial data to the cloud or any external storage.

Step 2. Utilize Microsoft's Media Creation Tool to create Windows 10 installation media.

Step 3. Start your PC from the installation disc.

Step 4. Install Windows 10 after formatting the current Windows disk.

install windows

Step 5. Finish the installation and create a new user account and password.

Your data can now be restored from the backup. Congratulations! You've just discovered how to reset your Windows 10 password without logging in! If you are not clear about the tutorial above, you can view the video below:

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This post has been your guide for regaining access to your Windows 10 computer without logging in when you've lost your password. You get several options, including Microsoft Account Password Online, the user-friendly EaseUS Partition Master, and built-in Windows solutions like CMD and password reset disks.

But EaseUS Partition Master is the suggested choice if you want the most effective and hassle-free option. It offers a quick and safe password recovery procedure to easily restore access to your Windows 10 machine.

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How to Reset Windows 10 Password Without Logging in FAQs

Have more questions about how to reset your Windows 10 password without logging in? You're in the right place! Check out these FAQs to find answers to your specific queries.

1. How do you reset your Windows 10 password without logging in without a disk?

The quickest and easiest way is to utilize a third-party utility like "EaseUS Partition Master." Reset your password by downloading and installing the program, then following the on-screen directions.

2. How do I reset my password in Command Prompt?

Follow the steps given below:

Step 1. Restart your computer.

Step 2. To access Advanced Options, press the F8 key.

Step 3. Select "Command Prompt" and enter the command "net user [username] [password]."

3. How do you reset your Windows password when locked out?

When locked out, you may reset your Windows password using the Microsoft Account Online.

Step 1. Go to the Microsoft Reset Password page and fill out your information.

Step 2. Key in the special code you were given on your communication channel.

Step 3. Create a fresh password.

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Updated by Roxanne

Roxanne is one of the main contributors to EaseUS and has created over 200 posts that help users solve multiple issues and failures on digital devices like PCs, Mobile phones, tablets, and Macs. She loves to share ideas with people of the same interests.

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Written by Cici

Cici is the junior editor of the writing team of EaseUS. She accepted the systematic training on computers at EaseUS for over one year. Now, she wrote a lot of professional articles to help people resolve the issues of hard drive corruption, computer boot errors, and disk partition problems.

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