4 Best Ways to Reset Windows 10 Password

There are many Windows 10 password Reset tools for resetting forgotten passwords. It is not impossible sometimes to forget and can not remember your password of Windows 10. At any time it can happen to you, to me or anybody else and it is an uncomfortable feeling to be in such kind of situation. For it, I am here to help you and provide you with the right information. Here I have 4 methods, which they work, and they are best in their job for resetting Windows 10 passwords. Let’s start and find out which of these methods will work best for you.

Content Summary

Method 1: Reset Windows 10 password With Password Reset Disk
Method 2: Reset Windows 10 password Using WinGeeker
Method 3: Crack Windows 10 password Using Cain & Abel
Method 4: Reset Windows 10 password Using Offline NT Password & Registry Editor

Method 1: Reset Windows 10 password With Password Reset Disk

However, if you can not handle downloading the software you can simply just crack Windows 10 password without it. For it, you will need a password reset disk that is already created and exist on your computer.

Step 1: Start with inserting password reset disk to your computer. After that enter the incorrect password on your Windows 10 administrator or in the user login and you will see pop of the wrong password.

Step 2: Then you should click on the “Reset Password” button, down below.

Windows reset password
Windows reset password

Step 3: After a new window will appear on the screen, choose the USB password disk on the appeared window and click on the “Next” button.

Step 4: After a new window will pop up, you can simply crack your Windows 10 password then. Type there a new password that you like and confirm. You also have to enter a hint to your password and then click on the “Next” button.

Password reset wizard
Password reset wizard

Step 5: Now for cracking your Windows 10 password fully, click on the “Finish” button.

If it does not work out for you and you can not reset Windows 10 password with that method, continue reading down there. I have a few methods for you as well and one of them gonna work for you.

Method 2: Reset Windows 10 password Using WinGeeker

After trying the first method, here you have the second one but now you require software “WinGeeker”, which is the best and easy Windows 10 password reset tool. You already know how uncomfortable is trying password with guess and having unlimited failed attempts, it is a complicated and time-wasting process. So in most cases, you have to find that software that does work for your computer. I highly recommend to you WinGeeker for resetting Windows 10 password as fast as possible and as easily as possible.

For it, you will first need:

  • Computer with running Windows.
  • Free USB Flash Drive or CD/DVD with 500 MB.
  • TunesBro WinGeeker Ultimate

Step 1: Download TunesBro WinGeeker Ultimate on another working computer and install it.

Step 2: After finishing your installation, open WinGeeker. On the opened window there will be 2 sections for creating a password reset disk. One of them is for burning a CD or DVD and another one for USB Flash Drive. Choose your preferred one.

WinGeeker Create Password
WinGeeker Create Password

Step 3: Now you have to insert your USB Flash Drive or DVD or CD to your computer and create a bootable reset disk. After choosing your preferred section click Burn USB or Burn CD/DVD and then start the process. After finishing, remove your USB Flash Drive or CD or DVD.

Step 4: Insert your USB Flash Drive or CD/DVD to your locked computer or system and reboot it. After rebooting your system type F12, F2 or any key that works for your BIOS settings, it depends on what kind of brand you are using. Afterward choose boot option to DVD or USB, in BIOS setup.

Step 5: While restarting and booting your computer, after changing the boot option, the WinGeeker tool will open. WinGeeker tool will detect system and accounts like users, admin, HomeGroup, local or guest are and you can now finally reset your forgotten password.

WinGeeker select Windows and User
WinGeeker select Windows and User

Also, you can create a new account by clicking the “Add User” button, if you wish so.
Even if you have no computer skills, you can handle this software freely.

Method 3: Crack Windows 10 password Using Cain & Abel

Here you have another software “Cain & Abel” for resetting Windows 10 Password.

Cain & Abel
Cain & Abel

Step 1: First you do like to download Cain & Abel, for it, you have to go to the download page and after downloading it, simply run the Self-Installing package and follow the installation instructions.

Step 2: After installing open this software and click on the “Tools” menu. There you should choose “Syskey Decoder”. On the decoder, dialog click the “…” button for locating System file. This program will display a decoded key immediately which is necessary for you to crack the Windows password.

Step 3: Now after clicking on the “Cracker” tab, On the left, click on the “LM & NTLM Hashes” and afterward click on the big blue-colored plus sign on the Cain toolbar. Be sure the “Import Hashes from a SAM database” button is checked. Choose the SAM file of your locked Windows and enter the decoded boot key which you have got in the step above.

Step 4: Press Next. All the user accounts that you have on your computer, will be loaded to the right. Right-click on the user account which you need the password for, choose Brute-Force Attack and then click NTLM Hashes.

Step 5: And the final step. Now the only thing you need to do is to check predefined under charset and choosing the suitable dictionary for you to use and then click start. That is everything, now just wait for Cain & Abel to recover the forgotten password!

NOTE: If you have difficulties and can not get the SAM and SYSTEM files from your Windows computer, I am afraid, you will not be able to use Cain & Abel to bypass Windows 10 passwords.
So keep it in mind!

Method 4: Reset Windows 10 password Using Offline NT Password & Registry Editor

Offline NT Password & Registry Editor is another one of the great programs that delete passwords quickly, easily and effectively so the first thing you’ll need to do is to visit the Offline NT Password & Registry Editor official Website.

Offline NT Password & Registry Editor
Offline NT Password & Registry Editor

Step 1: On the official Website there you will see cd140201.zip file, simply download it.

Step 2: Once downloaded, extract this ISO file of Offline NT Password & Registry Editor from the ZIP file. Feel free to use any free file extractor.

Step 3: After extracting the Offline NT Password & Registry Editor ISO file, you will need to burn the ISO file to a CD or a DVD. After burning the Offline NT Password & Registry Editor ISO image to a CD or a DVD, go to the computer.

Step 4: Now the disc you just burned is bootable and independent which is very important for you because this is what exactly you need to access the operating system without your password. Restart your computer but first, insert the Offline NT Password & Registry Editor disc into your drive.

Step 5: After completing your computers initial startup the Offline NT Password & Registry Editor menu should be displayed on the screen. Next thing you should do is to press enter at the boot.

Step 6: Wait for loading The Offline NT Password & Registry Editor. You will see text running down for now and you do not need to do anything to do here actually. These texts are preparing The Offline NT Password & Registry Editor for removing windows passwords encrypted in the hard drive of your computer.

Step 7: In this step, you have to choose the correct hard drive partition that contains windows installation which you can make free from unwanted and forgotten passwords. After choosing a partition, just simply choose the password reset option. Offline NT Password & Registry Editor needs to know which part of the registry should be loaded now.
Pressing enter means to accept the default choice.

Step 8: Now you have to enter the username to edit. You now should make decision and tell the Offline NT Password & Registry Editor which Windows users password do you want to be deleted. If you want to remove the password from default user just you have to press enter and that is it.

Step 9: Now final one came. Almost everything is done, for now, the only thing you need to do is to type “q” for quitting Offline NT Password & Registry Editor. Now you will only confirm password reset changes and that you have finished using this software.

Step 10: Remove Offline NT Password & Registry Editor disc from your computer and you are done.

I hope these 4 ways will help you a lot and will solve some password resetting problems.
These 4 ways which I recommended above are the most effective ones. Try them and find out which of these 4 methods work out best for you. Do not forget to share this helpful knowledge that you already know to your friends to help them also.

Published by Thomas Apel

, a dynamic and self-motivated information technology architect, with a thorough knowledge of all facets pertaining to system and network infrastructure design, implementation and administration. I enjoy the technical writing process and answering readers' comments included.