The password of any computer or mobile is very essential for the security of technology. But sometimes we may forget the password of our Windows user account. In this article we will tell you how to reset forgotten password of Windows 10. It functions for all the Windows that you are running on your PC like, Vista, windows 7, windows 8,1 or 10 and even Windows Servers. Reset windows 10 forgotten password.
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The first method is using without third party software. First you should have Windows DVD disk or you must have a bootable USB flash drive for booting the system.
Step 1: Boot the system with the USB or DVD. If you have no idea or don’t know how to boot the system, check the article here “How to boot the system with the DVD or USB?”
2: After booting the system, windows setup page will appear. Press shift+F10 to open the command prompt (CMD).
Step 2: When the command prompt opened type fsutil fsinfo drives in order to list all the available hard disk local drives. you can see on the screenshot.
All the drives will be appear and D:\ should be the windows root directory because C:\ the system reserved drive for windows boot loader.
To change the directory type d: and press enter then type cd windows\system32 and press enter.
Here you must change Utility Manager (Utilman.exe) to cmd.exe. Before this take a backup of Utility manager file by typing ren Utilman.exe Utilman.bkp.
Next copy cmd.exe and renamed to Utilman.exe by typing copy cmd.exe Utilman.exe.
The Utility Manager has been replaced with command prompt. Once restart your system with shutdown -r -t 0 command and boot it normally.
In the log in page of Windows when you click on utility manager in the left corner of the window, the command prompt will open with full privilege.
With net user command, you can create a new user, modify properties of existing user and reset it’s password.
Here I reset Username of Habiba by typing net user habiba 123. Finally, close the command line page and try to login with new password.
Reset windows 10 forgotten password.