How To Recover Windows 10 Passwords?

recover windows 10 passwords

Do you have a PC with Windows 10 but you no longer remember the password? Don’t worry, it’s not all lost. The procedure is not very simple but by following the instructions you find in this guide. Step by step you can finally go back to using your PC with Windows 10 without any problem! So let’s start with the guide and see how to recover Windows 10 passwords for free.

Recover Windows 10 Passwords

You can recover the login password on Windows 10 without any program. Just use a Windows 10 installation DVD or USB.

If you do not have a Windows 10 installation support to create it download the Windows 10 ISO by selecting the right version of Windows and create a bootable stick with Rufus.

After having obtained the installation media, connect it to the PC on which you want to recover the Windows 10 password.

Boot your PC and start the installation media by setting it as the primary device via the BIOS.

As soon as you reach the first screen where you are asked for the language, do not click on Next but simultaneously press the Shift and F10 keys on the keyboard .

The Command Prompt will open which we will use to recover access to your account on Windows 10.

Now you have to enter the following commands inside the Command Prompt. For each row you have to click on Enter .

  1. copy d:\windows\system32\utilman.exe d:\
  2. copy /y d:\windows\system32\cmd.exe d:\windows\system32\utilman.exe

After completing the process, turn off the computer while holding down the power key, remove the Windows 10 installation media, and then turn on the computer again.

When you arrive in the screen where you are asked for the access password, click on the accessibility button at the bottom right and you will see the Command Prompt open.

Now through the Command Prompt we will create a new user with administrator privileges through which you can recover the password of the old account.

As a first copy the following strings of code by clicking on Enter after each line.

  1. net user {user_name} /add
  2. net localgroup administrators {user_name} /add

Instead of  {user_name} enter a name for the account which must be different from the one you had before.

After doing this, close the Command Prompt and restart your PC.

When Windows restarts, you will also find the new user created via the Command Prompt.

Then enter with this new account and click with the right mouse button on the Windows symbol and click on Computer Management .

From the left menu go to Users and local groups / Users .

All accounts on the PC will be shown. Right click on the locked account and click on Password Setup .

Now you can reset a new password and finally regain access to your old account. Now all that remains is to eliminate the possibility of accessing the Command Prompt via the Accessibility button.

To do this, once again start the installation support of Windows 10 and as you did before in the language selection screen press SHIFT and F10 in the Command Prompt enter the following line, and you are done.

copy /y d:\utilman.exe d:\windows\system32\utilman.exe

Sarah Johnson is a Microsoft Office expert and I am working in the technology industry for the last 5 years. As a technical expert, I wrote technical blogs, white papers, and reviews for many websites such as 365 setup.

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