Windows 10: forgot my windows 10 PC administrator password

Discus and support forgot my windows 10 PC administrator password in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; not sure really what im doing ive never been good at the computer tech stuff just got a new windows 10 and ive already forgotten my password Ive been... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by js_420, Dec 16, 2018.

  1. js_420 Win User

    forgot my windows 10 PC administrator password


    not sure really what im doing ive never been good at the computer tech stuff just got a new windows 10 and ive already forgotten my password Ive been reading about the password recovery removable disk thing but I never did anything like that so am I totally screwed or is there hope?

    :)
     
    js_420, Dec 16, 2018
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  2. Bree Win User

    Administrator password forgot,UAC problem


    If you kill the power three times, on the third boot a Windows 10 PC will boot to the recovery environment, showing this screen.

    forgot my windows 10 PC administrator password [​IMG]


    Choose Advanced Options to get to this...

    forgot my windows 10 PC administrator password [​IMG]


    Click on Troubleshoot takes you here...

    forgot my windows 10 PC administrator password [​IMG]


    Click on Advanced Options to get this...

    forgot my windows 10 PC administrator password [​IMG]


    Where you should click on Command Prompt. The command prompt will open, now you can carry on from step 2 in Option Four of @Brink's Tutorial I linked to earlier. At no point should you be asked for an account or password.

    If this is not what happens for you please describe what you do see, with screenshots if possible.
     
  3. HAT
    hat Win User
    Forgot Windows 10 password...

    So I fired up my laptop in order to use it to flash a router without mucking around with the rest of my networking... and I forgot the password to log in. Is there anything I can do short of reinstalling windows, or downloading a Linux LiveCD? (If I do have to download something, I'd prefer the file size to be as small as possible, because of evil data caps)
     
  4. forgot my windows 10 PC administrator password

    forgot password

    Hi Tom,

    Thank you for contacting Microsoft community.

    • Are you using Microsoft account or local account for logging in the computer?
    I suggest you to follow steps from the below article “What to do if you forget your Windows password” and check if it helps.

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/what-do-forget-windows-password#1TC=windows-10

    You may also refer to the below article.

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-live/account-reset-password-forgot-faq

    Hope this information was helpful and do let us know if you need further assistance. We will be glad to assist.
     
    Karthicka_R, Dec 16, 2018
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