How to reset Windows 10 admin password?

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Windows 10
My mom forgot her login password of Windows 10 laptop and she asks me to handle it. I am not a tech guy, so please suggest some easy ways to regain access to the computer.

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We get questions like this almost daily. There are tools that a PC repair shop can use to restore the password and that is the usual recommendation. The reason is we cannot be sure you are the authorized owner of the computer and will not provide info on how to break the security put in place. When it comes to passwords it’s best to make it something easily remembered like song lyrics. Just throe in a few uppercase letters and a number and you should be able to remember it easily in the future.

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  • Kevin Beaver
    Elcomsoft has some great password reset tools that should help.
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  • clark3244
    Thanks, but it is too expensive.
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  • Subhendu Sen
    It is better to contact a hardware person/computer hardware shop for this matter. And ask him to detach the HDD from your laptop and insert into an another desktop/PC (either Windows/Linux, while Windows is preferable) and after reboot that desktop computer, it shows the inserted HDD as a drive letter (like D:/ E: or whatever letter) ) while opening windows explorer/file manager. Now you can see all folders/files select as per your choice and copy/ take backup on a removal disk like CD/DVD or flash drive. If you are comfortable, you can do these all by yourself. Hope this is less expensive.
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  • Karan836
    You can reset administrator or any other account password following these steps:

    1. boot the computer from the Windows 10 Installation disk.
    2. after choosing language, time zone and keyboard layout, on Windows Setup window click Repair your computer
    3. click Troubleshoot
    4. under Advanced options click Command prompt
    5. at the command prompt type following commands
    cd windows\system32
    ren utilman.exe utilman.exe.old
    copy cmd.exe utilman.exe
    6. close the command prompt window
    7. exit the Setup by clicking Continue and reboot the pc
    8. at the logon screen, click Windows+U
    9. at the command prompt type: net user administrator 123. Replace administrator with account name whose password you want to change. Replace 123 with password of your choice.

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  • Kamlsfer
    How to solve the problem of Windows password loss ,you login your Microsoft account on your computer , and you are able to reset your Microsoft account password , and you can create a new password , in this way the new password can be used to account your computer, because the new password has been replaced the old password on Windows 10 
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