How To Reset Windows 10 Login Password

It happens many times that you forgot your Windows Login password and just become mad as someone tell you that you need to reinstall the Windows OS and many things. Unfortunately, if you are of those who have forgotten Windows login password then first clam down. Previously I had written a post how to reset Windows 8/8.1 Login Password. Today I am going to tell you how to reset Windows 10 Login Password. I have done this experiment on Windows 10 Technical Preview as Microsoft still not launched the public version. But You can apply this method in any Windows 10 Editions.

So what happens when you forgot login password of Windows 10?

Basically, Microsoft has a feature that allows you to set a new password. Here you are not cracking or hacking the password, you just set a new password without knowing current password. It’s a nice way to open your locked Windows 10 PC or Laptop if you are unable to remember the password.

So How To Reset Windows 10 Login Password?

Resetting Windows 10 Login Password is easy, you don’t need to be a hacker or a geek. Anyone can do this, just make sure you follow the step by step guide here.

How To Reset Windows 10 Login Password

Step 1: Boot your Windows 10 DVD and you will get like this

Step 2: Now open command prompt by pressing SHIFT + F10

Step 3: Type or copy paste this command line and press enter to make a backup of utilman.exe

move c:\windows\system32\utilman.exe c:\windows\system32\utilman.exe.bak

Step 4: Again type this command like to rename cmd.exe to utilman.exe

copy c:\windows\system32\cmd.exe c:\windows\system32\utilman.exe

Step 5: Now close the command prompt and shut down the PC also remove the Windows 10 DVD

Step 6: Powe on your PC, and on sign in page click on utility icon

Click-the-Utility-Manager-icon_thumbStep 7: As soon as click on utility icon command prompt will open

Step 8: Type this command to add a new user with a password

net user /add cyberkey cyberkey101

Here “cyberkey” is a new username and “cyberkey101” is the password, you can set your own username and password.

Step 9: Now make that new user as administrator by typing this command

net localgroup administrators cyberkey /add

Step 10: Restart your PC, and login with your new user here its “cyberkey”, give the password “cyberkey101”.

Step 11: Now open Computer Management then selects Local Users and Groups

Step 12: Select your old user, that your forgot password and right click on it and set a new password without knowing the old password.

Step 13: Restart your PC and login to old user and delete the new user “cyberkey” from computer management.


Everything is fine except your utility icon becomes a command prompt, if you want to get it can then Put the Windows 10 DVD and do the method top open command prompt said in step 2. Now run this command

copy c:\windows\system32\utilman.exe c:\windows\system32\cmd.exe

Then you need to restore utilman that you made a backup by this command

move c:\windows\system32\utilman.exe.bak c:\windows\system32\utilman.exe


Now everything is perfect and the operation is completed. Hope you have successfully reset your Windows admin password. For any query, make a comment here.

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