How to unlock Windows 10 computer has been always one of the tops asked questions by Windows users. If you are a cautious person and use safe and secure passwords to protect your computer then there’s a high possibility that someday you will forget the password of your own computer. It can be a furious and exasperating moment since you won’t be able to access your computer if you are in an emergency.
That’s why in this tutorial, we will show how to unlock Windows 10 computers in 3 ways and access your computer again.
Please remember that the condition of applying any method from this tutorial will need different requirements. So, check which solution fits the best for your situation and apply it without any problem. Now, let’s jump in and get into the solutions to unlock your Windows computer.
Solution #1: Format and Re-install Windows 10 Again.
The easiest way to remove the password from your computer is to re-install Windows 10 all over again. This will format the primary disk of your computer as well as the password. Please note that it will also erase all data from your primary hard drive, so only use this method if you have no important data on your PC.
Step 1: Insert the Windows 10 bootable disk on your PC and restart it.
Step 2: Windows will load files automatically and will start the installation process.
Step 3: Choose your customized settings and install Windows 10 on your primary partition.
Step 4: It will take around 15-20 minutes to install the operating system again and during the process, your computer will be restarted several times. When your PC is restarted, you will notice the password is gone from your computer.
- Heavy data damage will occur using this method.
- Only use this solution if you have no important stuff on your computer.
Solution #2: Reset Microsoft Account Credentials
If you have used your Microsoft account to protect your computer then you are in for a treat. Because resetting Microsoft account will directly reset the password of your computer as well. To reset Microsoft account password, simply follow these steps –
Step 1: Open https://account.live.com/password/reset from a different PC or smartphone with your favorite browser.
Step 2: This is the official Microsoft page when you forget the password of your account. Choose “I Forgot My Password” and go to the next page.
Step 3: Enter the recovery details and receive the OTP code on your recovery email or phone number.
Step 4: Input the new password twice and finish the process.
Reboot your computer and enter this newly setup password to use your computer again.
- Doesn’t work with local administrator accounts.
- Resetting Microsoft account password will directly reset all other Microsoft related service passwords as well such as Skype, Hotmail, Xbox, etc.
Solution #3: Unlock Windows 10 with Password Reset Tool
As far we reckon the easiest and effective way to unlock Windows 10 computer is to take help from a Windows password reset tool. iSeePassword – Windows Password Recovery Pro is the exact program that you are looking for to save your day. It is a marvelous Windows password reset tool that can remove and reset the password of your Windows 10 computer. The basic principle of this program is to create a password reset disk using your flash stick or CD/DVD and then use that password reset disk to unlock your protected computer. See this step by step tutorial on how to unlock Windows 10 computer with Password Reset Tool –
It works with every single bit of Windows operating system such as Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 95/98/2000, etc. Moreover, it is compatible with all kind of hard drives like IDE, SATA, HDD, SSD, FAT32, NTFS, and so on.
Step 1: Install iSeePassword – Windows Password Recovery Pro in a distinct computer and plug in an empty USB flash drive or CD/DVD with at least 1 GB space.
Step 2: Click on “Burn USB” to burn the ISO image into the USB stick and create password reset disk. Alternately, you can click on “Burn CD/DVD” if you are using a CD/DVD to make the password reset disk.
Step 3: Insert the bootable disk on your main computer and reboot it. Keep pressing F2 function key on your keyboard to launch boot menu option and choose the removable drive name from the list to boot from.
Step 4: iSeePassword program will be launched on the screen now. Choose Windows 10 from the “Select a Windows” option and the username of your computer. Hit the “Reset Password” button and restart your PC.
BAMM!!! The password from your PC is permanently removed now.
Gone are those days when resetting password required tons of computer skills. With iSeePassword – Windows Password Recovery Pro even a kid with no technical skills can remove the password from the computer with an easement.
Remember to password-protect your computer again as soon you gain the access to your PC so that no other stranger or uninvited person can access your computer. In the future, try to write down the password on a text file or a piece of paper from where you can retrieve the password if you forget it again.