Windows 10 Lost Password

I am working on a machine given to me by a friend. Until now no password was ever required. I have been powering down and back up with out having to enter a password.

This afternoon however, I did a Restart. I was prompted to do the restart by Windows 10.

Now, the machine is requiring a password. I have asked the person why gave me the computer for the password and she gave me what she thought was the correct value. This is not working. Windows 10 is tell me the value I have entered is incorrect.

Is there any way to get around this so I can either change or remove the password?

I did try the link on the sign in page for Reset / Forgot password. It is requiring a password recovery USB or disk which of course I do not have.

Thank you in advance for ANY help you can provide.


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Too easy.

I used the old utilman.exe trick on a W10 machine just last week. Here you go.

"Navigate to “Local Users and Groups”, scroll down to the affected account, and right-click. Choose the “Set Password” option, and choose a new set of credentials to regain access to your locked account!"
Is part of the long read at

Given this, I never pay anyone for password reset tools.

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Why Not Login As A Different Admin?

Since login profiles frequently become corrupted and most computer owners create a second admin user account to avoid being locked out, why not just log in as the second admin user? Once there, reset the password on the other account.

If this wasn't done previously, (lessons learned the hard way), then a program called NTPassword should get it done for you.

Hope this helps


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change or remove the password?

I have experienced the same problem earlier. Try this, hope it works:Press Win+r.Now go to the dialog box, type compmgmt.msc, and then press Enter.After Expand Local Users and Groups and select the Users folder.then Right-click the Administrator account and select Password.Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the task.
You can also try this method if your Windows 10 Lost Password
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remove Windows 10 password

Firstly, you can ask the person whether the account is Microsoft account or local account.

If it is the Microsoft account, she can go to the official website to ask for reset.

If it is the local account, you did need a password reset disk to change or remove the password.

If you are good at the computer, you can try the command prompt.

Otherwise, you can test the ways here:

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Activate Administrator Account

To regain access to the system, you have to boot with a Live CD (or USB) to bypass the security restrictions. Here's an exploit to activate the hidden built-in Administrator account:

No matter if you've locked out of a local user or a online Microsoft account, you can create a new local admin to recover access to your PC:

Or bypass the logon authentication with the commercial software Kon-Boot:

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Windows 10 password reset

I want to make a point about cracking Windows passwords,i've spent two days cracking passwords, and yes, I'm not wrong, I've tried Ophcrack and Kon-Boot,but none of them helped me.
For Ophcrack,it does not support user who use Windows 10 to crack their login password.
For Kon-Boot,it doesn't seem to be a good idea for those beginners.
Hopefully, users who have the same problem (Lost Windows 10 password) as me will avoid wasting time.
As for how to recover the lost password for Windows 10 computer.
1:Log into another accounts on the locked computer
2:Reboot the locked computer with bootable disk (Password reset disk)
3:Ask the command prompt for help (beginner are advised not do this)
4:Ask the some 3rd-party tools for help.

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Just wondering.

Why use those when the Utilman.exe trick is working for free?

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