How to Reset Forgot Computer Password on Windows 10

How do you access it if you forgot computer password on Windows 10? Please refer to this page to learn how to reset or remove passwords without losing data.


By Dervish / Updated on May 12, 2023

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About forgot computer password on Windows 10 or Windows 11

We may forget the password when it's been too long since we've used a Windows PC, or this can also happen when a password is set for the first time without careful thought.

Once forgot password on Windows 10 or Windows 11, things can get very hard as it prevents users from logging into Windows properly. It is very difficult for most users without a computer background as Microsoft will not let you reset your password easily.

Search reset Windows password on Google and you can find different methods, but I will show you the most effective way to reset Windows password here.

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How to reset forgot computer password on Windows 10 without losing data

There are 2 ways to reset the Windows password, including a Password Reset Disk and a third-party password reset tool.

▶ Use Password Reset Disk

If you have created a Password Reset Disk before you forgot password, you can use it to reset your Windows local password.

To reset your Windows password with a Password Reset Disk is very easy, just click Reset password on the login screen, then click Use a password reset disk instead. When the Password Reset Wizard pops up, insert the prepared password reset disk and follow the instruction to reset the new password.

Password Reset Disk

▶ Try password reset software (hot)

Although the Password Reset Disk is useful, many people don't realize its importance. When the password is forgotten, it's too late to create it. Here, I suggest you use AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional to reset or remove the password to allow you to regain control of Windows.

It is an all-in-one tool compatible with Windows 11, 10, 8, 7, Vista, and XP. Its Password Reset feature allows users to boot a WinPE bootable USB to remove or reset passwords in a Windows 10 PC that cannot log in. The most important thing is that no matter remove or resetting will not harm the data. After the operation is finished, restart your PC to run Windows 10 successfully.

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In addition, other advanced features may also help you, such as data recovery, migrate Windows 10 to SSD, convert disk from MBR to GPT for Windows 11 update, etc.

Step 1. Download and install AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional on a PC that can boot normally, and click ToolsReset Windows Password.

Password Reset

Step 2. Please prepare a USB and connect it to the PC, because the next step is to start creating the WinPE bootable USB.


Step 3. Select your prepared USB and click Proceed.

Select USB drive

Step 4. This process will format your USB, if you have important data, please back it up in advance.


Step 5. After the creation is complete, insert the USB into the PC that needs to reset the password, and change the boot drive to make the PC boot from the USB. After loading, you will see the AOMEI Partition Assistant interface on the screen. Then click Reset Windows Password.

Select Windows accunt

Step 6. Select the account whose password you want to reset, and then select the option you want to perform: Remove Account Password or Reset Account Password. Then, click Next.

Choose the target account

Step 7. If you want to reset the password, type the new password in the new window and click Yes to confirm. Finally, restart to boot from the PC.

Set new password


This is the full guide on how to solve forgot computer password Windows 10. In this tutorial, you are going to learn 2 different ways to reset Windows password. No matter it's Password Reset Disk, or AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional, they both work.

If you want to use AOMEI Partition Assistant to reset the Windows Server password, please switch to Server Edition. What's more, you can put AOMEI Partition Assistant into USB after upgrading to Unlimited Edition.

Dervish · Staff Editor
Dervish is an English editor of AOMEI Technology; He is delicated to offering users easy and effecitve solutions for issuses related to disks and partitoins. In his spare time, he enjoy wathcning films, playing footable, traveling and so on.