Windows 10 Administrator Password Recovery

The new Windows 10 is just out, and users are already having problems. I’m not talking about compatibility of programs or drivers, or something more global, such as developer errors. I’m talking about a situation where you need to reset the administrator password because it’s impossible to log in

There are two types of accounts in Windows 10, as in its predecessor. Windows 8

  1. Local account
  2. Microsoft account

How to reset a forgotten admin password in a local WIndows 10 account

In order to change password in Windows 10 we need the installation distribution. We boot from it and select the system language. Next, in the window where the “Install” button is located, select “System Restore”. This item is in the lower left.

Windows 10 Administrator Password Recovery

Select System Restore

In the next paragraph, select “Diagnostics”

Windows 10 Administrator Password Recovery

In the next window, select “Extra options” and run Command line

First you need to find out on which drive the Windows folder is located. Most likely this is drive D. To make sure, we type in the command line dir d: and press Enter

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  • We type in the command line copy d: \ windows \ system32 \ utilman.exe and press Enter
  • Next we type d: \ windows \ system32 \ cmd.exe d: \ windows \ system32 \ utilman.exe and press Enter again

Video: Windows 10 Administrator Password Recovery

We reboot the computer and extract the distribution kit with the Windows 10 installation files.

In the password entry window, press the WIN U keys simultaneously, or click on the icon “Special abilities”, It is located in the lower right corner, near the shutdown icon. The command line starts again

To reset the password, enter the command in it

net user name password

where instead of name is your username and password is the new password. In my case, the username is test, and the new password is also test.

If you forgot your username just enter the command net user. A list of all users with a description of the role (Administrator, etc.) is displayed.

The forgotten password is reset, now you can log in with a new password!

How to 100% reset your password using a bootable flash drive. method number one, method number two!

How to reset your password on Windows 10 if you have a Microsoft account

  1. from a computer with Internet access, go to the Microsoft password recovery page.
  2. Enter the email address from your account and the security symbols below
  3. Click Next
  4. Choose how to recover your password.
  • send a link to a spare email
  • recover password using SMS
  • third option: “I do not have this data.” In this case, the recovery will occur in manual mode through the support service. You will need to specify all the account information that you know (registration date, last login date, expected password, etc.

If successful, you will receive a link to change the password. It must be at least 8 characters long, contain numbers and letters in different registers.

Log in to your PC with a new, already changed password from your Microsoft account. The computer must be connected to the Internet.


If you a laptop, and the Internet works through vpn or pptp (connection to the provider is done manually, after logging in), then you can try to turn on the access point on your smartphone and distribute the Internet via wifi. Connect a laptop to your wireless network (this is possible BEFORE ENTRANCE) and wait for Windows to synchronize with Microsoft servers. After which, you can log in with the new Microsoft account password.

Flash drive for resetting Windows 10 passwords

To remove the local Windows password Also read the material on how to create a bootable USB flash drive to reset passwords. Another way to get around the password is with the ERD Commander program.

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