How to Perform “Password Reset” in Windows 10

There is a possibility that the user forgets his Windows Account password. It could be very frustrating for the user. You’re not supposed to panic when this happens because Microsoft has provided us a number of ways to reset our Windows Account Password.

In this guide, I will explain to you how you can get back in your locked Windows account by resetting the password.

Password resetting depends entirely on whether you have your account connected with the Microsoft Account or there is a code or password on your account.

How to Reset your Password with Microsoft Accountmicrosot sign in

If you used your Microsoft account in order to sign in your pc but forgot the password, head over to Microsoft official website and order a password reset. It will send you a code. Just as you received the code, now you can put that code in the verification box. Type the new password, re-write it and click on Next.

How to Reset Windows Account Password

If you’re the user of Windows 10 1803 user or preceding, you can reset the password from the login screen. You will find a “Reset Password” option given under your username. All you need to do is answer the security question that you’ve set while setting the previous password and enter the new password.

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You can also use Alt + Ctrl + Delete keys if you’re already signed in. Select “Change a Password” from the options and reset the password.

How to Reset the Pin from the Login ScreenI forgot my pin

If you have set a pin on your Windows account and you forgot the pin. All you have to do is click on “I forgot my Pin” given under the Pin box, enter the password of your Microsoft Account and click next.

Enter the code sent to you via text or email, fill in the required information and you’re good to go.

How to Reset Windows Account Password using Command Prompt

If you’re already logged into your account and want to change the Password, you can do it through Command Prompt. Follow the steps mentioned below:

  1. Open Command prompt by typing “cmd” in the search bar on the taskbar.cmd
  2. Run it as administration
  3. Type the following command

“Net user account password”

Instead of typing “account” insert your account nameuse command prompt to reset the password

  1. Follow the next steps and press Enter once you’re done.

There are plenty of other ways that you can use to reset your account password. I have mentioned some basic methods above. Hope this guide helps you solve your password resetting issue.

Related: How to perform System Restore in Windows 10


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