So you forgot your Windows 10 password. Don’t worry, the world isn’t about to end and the sky hasn’t fallen on your head. It’s just a forgotten password for a Windows 10 machine, right? It happens all the time. No big deal. Ummm…the only problem is, it could become a big deal if you don’t have a way to recover or reset the password! Fortunately, there is.
The simplest way to do this is to have a password reset disk prepared beforehand. You can do this directly on Windows 10 using the following method:
Sign into your local account (Not Microsoft account) and insert a USB drive. Just in case, take a backup of the drive before you proceed. It won’t be formatted, but why take a chance? Next, go to the taskbar and type in “create password reset disk” in the search box. Pick the right option from the suggestions shown and click on that. You should now see the Forgotten Password wizard, where you can choose your USB drive, punch in the password for the local account for which you’re creating the reset disk, and click on “Next”. Once it’s done, click on “Finished”.
You now have a USB drive with the password reset program on it. Now don’t lose the drive!
The problem with the method described above is that it’s a preventive one. It obviously needs to be done in advance. But honestly, how many of us go about creating a password reset disk the moment we install a new OS or buy a new PC? Not that many. For that reason, you may have to try another method to get the job done if you’ve forgotten your Windows 10 password. Fortunately, there are tools like PassMoz LabWin that can help you accomplish this.
How does PassMoz LabWin work?
The software is fully integrated with all the things you need to create a password reset disk. The only thing you’ll need is a borrowed PC or laptop running Windows. What you do is put the bootable media on a USB drive or DVD/CD, then use that to boot up your locked machine. It’s simple, it’s powerful and it’s very easy to do even if you don’t have any technical acumen.
PassMoz LabWin: The Process of Resetting your Forgotten Windows 10 Password
As mentioned earlier, this powerful software doesn’t require anything else but another Windows machine on which to create the boot media disk or USB drive. No additional ISO burning software is required and no fussing about with command inputs or anything else. Just follow the steps we’ve outlined below and you’ll be able to access your locked Windows 10 PC in no time.
Step 1: Download the software from the official site and install it on the other PC. Make sure you have admin rights on that machine.
Step 2: Launch the software and insert your preferred storage medium. That is what you’ll be using to unlock the main PC.
Step 3: On the software’s interface, you’ll see that the device is automatically detected. Now click on the burn option against that device.
Step 4: After the process is complete, remove the medium and insert it into the locked PC. Boot it up.
Step 5: At this stage, you’ll need to change the boot order by going into the boot menu and clicking the +/- symbols so the bootable media is first in line. To get to that page, a pre-defined key will need to be pressed. It’s usually a function key, but you’ll be able to see it when you first boot up the machine.
Step 6: Once you’ve changed the boot order, boot up the machine again. This time, you’ll see the PassMoz LabWin software interface. Now, choose the right OS (ISO file) and the local account that you want to unlock. Click on “Reset” and the process will begin.
Step 7: Finally, click on the “Reboot” button and you’ll be able to get into your formerly locked Windows 10 PC without a password. Don’t forget to set a new password once you’re in. This time, you don’t have to worry about forgetting it because you already have PassMoz LabWin at your disposal.
One final word of advice before we let you go: always use complex and long passwords for any account you’re using, especially if it’s related to finance or sensitive personal information. It could be your banking account or a software subscription site where your credit card details are stored, or even your social media account where all your personal photos are uploaded.
To help manage all these passwords, we also recommend using a password manager. There are several reliable ones that you can use. That way, you’ll only have to remember one master password instead of many. We urge you to do this in the interest of your security and privacy.