Reset Windows 10 Login Password without Disk or Microsoft account

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 8:22:44 PM America/Los_Angeles

If you forget windows 10 or windows 8 password, and finding a way to reset it, you will find the answer from, as follow:

Guide to reset windows password with reset disk, see

Here I want to tell you that there are many ways to reset windows 10 password without disk or Microsoft account, so you don't need to reinstall your windows if your locked out of your windows system.

Solution 1: Create an installation disk to unlock windows 10 password

If you can't get into system, try to unlock Windows password with an installation disk without resetting system. If do not have one, create it with a USB or CD by yourself.

Step 1: Go to an accessible PC that is connect to internet, open Microsoft software download site, and click on Download tool now button to download the Media Creation tool.

Step 2: Restart the PC device, and then run the Media Creation tool.

Step 3: On the Windows 10 Setup screen, select "Create installation media for another PC", click on Next, and follow the instructions to create an USB installation disk.

Step 4: After the USB installation disk has been created, take it insert into your locked computer which is lost password.

Step 5: Set the locked computer to boot from the USB installation disk.

Step 6: If goes well, you will go to the Windows Setup screen, press "Shift + F10" on the keyboard.

Step 7: On the Command Prompt screen, get into system drive and system 32 file with the command:


cd windows\system32

(D is my system drive, replace it with yours.)

Step 8: Next, replace the "utilman.exe" with "cmd.exe" using the command:

ren utilman.exe utilman.exe.bak

ren cmd.exe utilman.exe

Take out the installation disk, and then restart computer with the command: wpeutil reboot.

Step 9: When go to login screen, click on "Ease of access" button. You will find the Command Prompt screen pup up.

Step 10: Activate the default Administrator account on Windows 10 with the command: net user Administrator/active:yes, and press Enter to run it.

Step 11: Type in: Exit, and press Enter.

Step 12: When go back to the logon page, login with the default Administrator account, and then you can remove or reset your Windows 10 local account password by the normal way.

Solution 2: Reset windows 10 login password with password tool

Creating an installation disk with Media Creation tool is freely, but it will take you so much time to download Windows 10 image file, and needs a USB more than 4 GB or 8 GB.

Here you also can use your USB or CD (at least 1 GB) to create a password reset disk in a minute. Yes, in a minute, try with the following steps:

To create a Windows password reset disk:

Step 1: Go to an accessible PC, download, install and launch Windows Password Tuner Standard.

Step 2: Insert your USB into the PC, click on USB device (If using a CD, click on CD/DVD).

Step 3: Select your USB, and then click on Begin burning. While asked: "Do you want to format the USB drive?" Click on Yes.

(Burning successfully in a soon, and the password reset disk is created, even without a minute, if there is not much data on your USB.)

To recover your Windows 10 password:

Step 4: Take the USB password reset disk insert into your problematic computer

Step 5: Start/restart your computer to boot from the USB disk.

Step 6: If everything went right, the Windows password recovery program will come up. And then you can follow the guide on the screen to reset your Windows 10 forgotten password.

Solution 3: Reset Windows 10 local account password with security questions

If you have set the security questions and answers for your local account in Windows 10, then you can use it to reset local account forgotten password on the logon screen without disk. If you haven't set the security questions and answers, this way doesn't work for you.

Detail steps to reset Windows 10 local account forgotten password with security questions and answers:

Step 1: Power on computer, go to the logon screen, type in any password, if the password is incorrect, you will get the message saying: "The password is incorrect". Click on OK to go on.

Step 2: Click on Reset password.

You also can see the Password hint under the password text box. If the password hint can help you to remind of the forgotten password, then you don't need to reset the forgotten password, if it can't help you, go on to step 3.

Step 3: Type in the security answers related to the questions. There are three questions and answers. When you finish the answers, click on the next arrow.

Step 4: Type in the New password and confirm password, and press Enter. You will log into system, at the same time the password is set to the new one.

If you don't want to set password on your local account, leave the text box blank and click on the right arrow button directly.

Is it very easy? No need a password reset disk or Microsoft account to reset Windows 10 local account password. So, if you set a password on your local account, remember to set the security questions and answers for your local account in Windows 10.

Posted in 2019-04 By Terry Tian

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Delaying Windows 10 April 2018 Update could, overall, prove to be good for Microsoft, since the longer it may take for the company to ship the latest version, the greater number of PCs are updated for this release.

Statistics given by AdDuplex for April 2018 demonstrate that Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (version 1709) has become running on more than 92.1% belonging to the Windows 10 PCs available to buy, and adoption keeps improving regular monthly.

The second most-used version of Windows 10 at this time is Creators Update (1703), which is often running on 3.2% using the PCs, and then by the Anniversary Update (1607) with 2.9%. It's important to note, however, which a Anniversary Update should cease being receiving support from Microsoft, this could be the primary reason not only for your decline, but for the Fall Creators Update receiving targeted users.
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Only 0.7% on the Windows 10 PCs remain to be running the November Update merely 0.4% are stuck regarding the original RTM build shipped in July 2015. On the contrary, 0.8% of the systems are presently enrolled in the Windows Insider program and running preview builds of Redstone 4 and Redstone 5.

When it concerns Surface devices, AdDuplex says the area Pro 4 has actually been the top model with 34%, as you move the Surface Pro 3 can be the runner-up with 20%. The 2017 Surface Pro improved quite fast to accomplish 12.7%.

A unique Surface Book shows a share of 6.5%, even though more expensive Surface Studio all-in-one PC is a lot behind with 0.3%.

Microsoft is now giving the ultimate touches at the Windows 10 April 2018 Update, given that the latest rumors are accurate, the go-ahead button really need to be pressed within the first occasions of May. Initially, the kickoff was projected to set up on April 10, but Microsoft delayed the launch due to a BSOD in the RTM build.

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Since receiving that email, we have been exploring other options users can take to add easy access to Google Docs to Microsoft Windows 10. The simplest and most efficient way is to add links to the Chrome jump list located on the Taskbar as explained in How to create new Google Docs using jump lists in the Microsoft Windows 10 taskbar.

However, despite showing you an easier way, and despite the warnings, some of you will still want to use the method that involves hacking the Windows 10 Registry file. Here are the steps you can take to add links to the Windows context menu that will allow you to start a new Google Doc, Spreadsheet, Presentation, or Drawing.

Editing the Registry

The total amount of editing to be done to the Windows Registry with this technique is too great and too rife with the possibility of error to list in this article. Instead, to simplify the process, I have created a downloadable file that you can use to do the edit for you. Click the link below to download the file and then extract its contents into an empty folder.

The file was originally created by HowToGeek for Windows 7 but has been modified to reflect changes made by Google over the years. That is the other major drawback of this technique, besides editing the Windows Registry, Google could change the links to create new documents at any time, which would break this hack and require another revision.

Copy the four icon files to the Windows folder so the system can find them. Next, run the AddGoogleDocsToNewMenu.reg file by double-clicking it. The system will warn you about editing the Registry file, click OK and let the edit take place.

It may take a few seconds for the change to finish processing, but the next time you right-click on an empty spot on the Windows Desktop and navigate to the New menu item you should see four new entries.


This edit is specific to the free version of the Google productivity suite. Subscribers often use Google Docs from within a domain structure. In this situation, the AddGoogleDocsToNewMenu.reg file must be changed to reflect the domain.

Right-click on the AddGoogleDocsToNewMenu.reg file and open it with Notepad or some other text editor. Do not just double-click it or select Open¡ªthat will just run the file with the wrong links. Change the links of each section to reflect your domain and then save the file.
Revert to normal

If you want to remove the links from the New item list of the Windows context menu, double-click and run the other file located in the download called: UninstallGoogleNewMenu.reg. This file will eliminate the keys created by the other file and revert the New menu back to its default settings.

Be careful

This technique should work for any version of Windows 10 and as long as Google maintains the current file reference system. However, it is the more dangerous option. Adding links to the Taskbar makes more sense, particularly in an enterprise environment, where IT departments frown severely on users editing the Windows Registry.

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