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How To Reset Windows 10 Password Without Admin Rights

Windows 10

Update - 2020.04.12

Reset Windows 10 Password Without Admin Rights – Lost admin access to your computer? Is it possible to get back in if all administrator accounts are disabled or you forgot their passwords? Windows 10 allows you to sign in with either local account or Microsoft account. If you forgot a Microsoft account password, you could reset it online from Microsoft website, and this can be done using another PC or your phone. But what if that doesn’t work either because you have no access to the recovery email address or phone number?

In this tutorial, we’ll show you a simple way to reset forgotten Windows 10 password when you lost admin access to your local user and Microsoft account. The password cracking software you need to use is PCUnlocker, which can help you reset/bypass Windows 10/8/7/ Vista/XP password from a bootable CD/USB.

Reset Windows 10 Password with PCUnlocker – 

The first thing you do is make a PCUnlocker bootable CD. This need to be done using another PC  (not the locked PC) with an Internet connection. Download the ISO file of PCUnlocker, and burn it to a CD using your CD/DVD burning program. If your PC has no CD/DVD burner, you can make a PCUnlocker bootable USB using the freeware ISO2Disc.

Insert the bootable CD into the Windows 10 computer that you lost admin access. Change the boot order in the UEFI/BIOS setup and set it to boot from CD/DVD-ROM. Once loading the system files inside the CD, the computer will start the PCUnlocker program automatically.

Choose the SAM file for your Windows 10 installation. Next, select one of your user accounts and click on Reset Password button.  This tool will reset your forgotten Windows 10 password, and do every other magical thing for you:

  • Enable your Windows account if it was disabled.
  • Unlock the account if it was locked out.
  • Promote it to the administrator if your selected account is a standard/limited user.
  • Convert your Microsoft account to local account if your selected local account is tied to a Microsoft account.
  • Remove login time restrictions.

Restart your computer and eject the CD. You can log in to Windows 10 account with your new password! After logging in, you can go to the control panel and reset the password of any other user, because your current logged-on user was already promoted to administrator.

Wrapping Up

There may come many baffling situations when you want to log into your PC but then realize you forgot the Administrator password. Having PCUnlocker at your disposal is sort of like having a stone that can kill many birds. Just don’t take our word for it. Get to try this amazing software for reset windows 10 password and make the judgment for yourself!

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