How to Unlock Windows 10 Computer
So, just like any other regular days, we came from work and turned on your computer to get some incomplete work done and input your computer password but wait! Suddenly, it started showing, incorrect password. So, you immediately lurked around everything and tried every possible passwords that you could remember but still the same result. Now, comes the nightmare part, how to get into your computer if you forgot the password?
This can be a real catastrophic situation because without the right password, your computer will be locked forever. There’s no way you can see your files or data again inside your computer unless you enter the correct password. Technical support always suggests to format your computer but this could even get worse if you have stored the important files in your PC because formatting your PC simple means deleting every content and settings from your system. True, it will remove the password but it will take away all the data and documents with it as well.
Thankfully, there are two awesome techniques that could help to unlock your Windows 10 computer without losing a single data from your PC. After trying a lot of methods, we have come up with couple of solutions that will help to reset the password of your PC without causing data loss.
Way 1: Reset Microsoft Account Credentials
Windows computer has 3 kind of users – Local, Administrator and Root accounts. So, if you are using your MS account to encrypt your system then by resetting your Microsoft account password can directly reset the password of your PC. And to reset your MS account details, follow these steps –
Step 1. With the help of a smartphone or a different computer, visit https://account.live.com/password/reset via any internet browser.
Step 2. This is the place where you can reset the password of your MS account. So, let Microsoft know that you forgot the password and want to reset it.
Step 3. Enter your account details and receive an OTP on your cell phone.
Step 4. After successfully entering the OTP, Microsoft will now let you set up a new password for your account.
Step 5. Simply create a new password and apply the modifications.
Now, turn on your computer and login with this new password,
- Doesn’t work with local or administrator users.
- Changing your MS password will directly change the password related to any Microsoft related service such as Skype, Hotmail, Xbox, etc.
Way 2: With Windows Password Recovery Utility
Not everyone uses their Microsoft account to protect their computer and most Windows operators use local or administrator accounts to create password protected profiles. So, resetting MS account is not an option for that. In those situations, relying on a Windows password recovery program is the best and only option to remove the password from the computer.
Windows Password Recovery Pro is the most effective way to unlock Windows computer that is specially designed only for these purposes. This utility works a little different than other password resetting tool because it not only resets the password but it actually removes the password from the system. So, your computer won’t show the login screen anymore after erasing the password with the help of this tool. However, you must remember that removing password with this software is not free and you will have to pay a small charge to register the program but rest assured that it is totally worthy investment. Besides removing password, you can also create new users in your computer and change the user standard levels with this programs. You can even unlock expired and disabled account without any problem.
Supported Versions: Windows XP, Vista, 2000, Windows 7/8/10, old Windows servers. Works with both 32 and 64 Bit versions.
Here’s what you need to do to unlock your Windows 10 PC
Step 1. Create a password reset disk from a different computer by installing this program. All you got to do is to use a USB stick or CD to burn the ISO image file. If you are using a USB key then click on “Burn USB” or else click “Burn CD/DVD”.
Step 2. Use this bootable disk on your locked system and reboot it. The Windows password recovery software will be started automatically on the monitor screen and select the user for which you want to reset the password.
Step 3. After few moments, the password will be removed and you can click on “Reboot”.
Now, remove the bootable disk and access your computer again without inputting any password.
Try re-installing Windows 10 only if your computer has no data at all because it will definitely wipe out your computer. And if you are using Microsoft account then as we mentioned, you can easily reset account password as well. But if you are looking for the easiest and safest way to reset your Windows 10 password without losing any data then Windows Password Recovery Pro is the best available option for you. There’s no computer in this world that cannot be unlocked with Windows password recovery program and that even includes all kind of computer and laptop brands like Lenovo, Acer, Toshiba, HP, Dell, etc.