Security, security, security. Everyone is concerned about keeping their information private. That is why most website forces their users to use letters, numbers, and special character combination for their login password.
However, online accounts are not the only one you can password protect. You can also password protect your computer, so that your siblings, friends, colleague or even spouse will not have access to it without your permission or knowledge.
The Dilemma of Remembering Passwords
Password protecting your Windows 10 computer adds to the number of passwords you need to remember. And if you are the type that likes changing password often, your brain can just muddled-up everything up.
Worst yet, most password keeper applications store only your online account passwords and not the one you used for protecting your Windows computer.
So, what will happen when you forget the password you used to password your Windows 10 computer? Below, I outline steps you need to take to reset Windows 10 password without the old one.
What you Need to Know.
This tutorial am about to share works when you are still logged into Windows. If you have logged off or have turn off your computer, then this tutorial is not for you.
In other words, if you have been locked out of Windows 10 and you cannot use any app of Windows, then you need an advance Windows 10 password recovery tool.
But if you have not been locked out and thus you can still use Windows 10 as an administrator and you just forgot the Windows 10 password you just changed or if it is your sibling’s computer and you want to show off your hacking skill (though not recommended) then this article is for you.
How to Reset the Windows 10 Password without the Old one.
Click on the Windows 10 Start menu and search for Computer Management. Hit the Enter to open the Computer Management app.
Alternatively, you can scroll down the list of apps in the Start menu, expand the Windows administrative folder then click on Computer Management to open the app.
In the left pane click to expand the Local users and Groups option and then click on users.
Now in the center pane, right-click on the name of the user you want to reset the password for and click on Set password.
A pop-up will display warning you that some information will be lost if you go ahead. Don’t worry your files and apps will not be lost. Click the Proceed button to continue.
In the next screen type in the New password and repeat the password in the Confirm password box then click the OK button to confirm change.
Now the next time you want to sign in, it is this new password that you just set that Windows 10 will approve.
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