[5 Methods] How to Reset The Lost Windows 10 Password

To recover the lost Windows 10 password, please refer to this post, 4 methods will be shared to reset the password. If you think these methods are quite difficult, you can try the much easier AOMEI Partition Assistant to reset or remove the lost password.


By Tina / Updated on May 12, 2023

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About the password on PC

Usually, the password on the PC refers to the Windows password. To prevent your PC data from leaking, you can set the Windows password. After doing so, if you want to use the PC, you need to input the password. If you forget it, you won't be able to use it.

If you're the owner of the PC, forgetting the password can cause trouble for you. So in the next section, we'll share some useful methods to reset the lost Windows 10 password.

Reset Password

How to reset the lost Windows 10 password

To deal with the Windows password loss issue, we referred to lots of tutorials and concluded the following ones. Let's see how to reset the lost Windows password.

✿ Method 1. Reset the password with security questions

Some users may add some security questions when setting the password, in case they're stuck in finding complex solutions if they forget the password. If you set the security questions before, it's easy for you to reset the lost password on Windows 10.

Step 1. In the login screen, click the "Reset password" button.

Reset Password

Step 2. In the following interface, answer the security questions one by one. Then follow the guidance to input a new password, and log in the Windows with it.

Security Question

 ✿ Method 2. Reset the password via the related email

Before forgetting the password, if you create a Microsoft account, you can reset the password with the related email.

Step 1. Open the Microsoft password reset window, then type the email address (or the phone number) and click "Next".

Microsoft Password Reset

Step 2. It will verify your identity, follow the steps to do it.


Step 3. In the new window, you can reset the Windows 10 lost password.

Reset Password

 ✿ Method 3. Reset the password using CMD

You can also try to reset the lost Windows 10 password with CMD, the detailed steps are as follows.

Step 1. In the Windows 10 logging interface, press "Shift" and click "Restart" at the same time. The PC will get into the Windows recovery mode, click "Troubleshoot".


Step 2. In the new window, click "Advanced options" and then "Command Prompt".


Step 3. In the CMD window, input "diskpart" and press "Enter".


Step 4. Then type "list volume" and hit "Enter", remember the drive letter of the system drive. Then input "exit" and press "Enter" to leave the Diskpart.


Step 5. In the CMD interface, input "move E:\windows\system32\utilman.exe E:\", then press "Enter" to move the utilman.exe file to the root directory of the system drive.

Move Command

Step 6. Then type "copy E:\windows\system32\cmd.exe E:\windows\system32\utilman.exe" and press "Enter", copying the cmd.exe file to the target path.

Copy Command

Step 7. Input "wpeutil reboot" and press "Enter".

Reboot Command

Step 8. Click the human icon to open the CMD window, type net user password, then press "Enter". Then close this tool and enter the new password on the PC.

Human Icon

 ✿ Method 4. Reset the password with Microsoft Account Recovery

When you don't know how to recover the lost Windows 10 password, you can try to reset it online.

Step 1. Click the logging button on the Microsoft account website, then input your email address and click "Next".

Step 2. Input the password in the interface, click the forgetting password. Next, type an alternative email address, then type the CAPTCHA characters and click "Next".

Step 3. Then input the code sent to the email address and click "Verify". Follow the web to set all, click "Next".


Note: If there's not enough information provided, you'll receive a notice asking you to add more information. Follow the instruction to reset the passwords.

A powerful software to reset the lost Windows 10 password

As you can see, the above methods seem to be somehow tricky. Is there any easier alternative to reset the lost Windows 10 password? Yes, you can try the wonderful AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional.

It can be one of the most cost-effective data recovery tool. With the created bootable USB, you can easily remove or reset the lost Windows password. You don't need to worry about the complex steps, for the operation of the data recovery is clearly shown.

Apart from password resetting, you can also use different functions to improve the PC performance, such as App Mover, Disk Clone Wizard, Migrate OS to SSD, NTFS to FAT32 Converter, etc.

This reliable software is compatible with Windows 11/10/8/8.1/7/XP/Vista. When you want to reset the Windows Server password and better manage the hard drive, you can turn to the Server Version.

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Here, we will divide the process into 2 parts, including creating Windows bootable USB and resetting the password.

✦ Part 1. Create the bootable USB

Before resetting the Windows password, you need to create the password reset USB. Here are the steps.

Step 1. Insert the USB into the PC, download and open AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional, click "Tools"> "Reset Windows Password".

Reset Password

Step 2. You will be asked to create a WinPE bootable media, click "Next".

Create Password Reset Disk

Step 3. In the small window, choose "General USB Flash Disk” and click "Proceed".

Select USB Device

Note: The target USB will be formatted, so please back up the important data in advance. 

Step 4. Read the popped small window, and click "Yes".


Step 5. Wait for a while, the USB will be created, then click "Finish".


 ✦ Part 2. Reset the password with bootable USB

Now, you can reset the Windows password with the bootable USB.

Step 1. Restart the PC, in the BIOS interface, change the boot drive and boot the PC from the USB, then select the target Windows system and click "Next".

Select Windows System

Step 2. All accounts on the PC will be listed, select the target account, choose "Remove Account Password" or "Reset Account Password", and click "Next".

Select Account

Step 3. If you select "Remove Account Password", you can set the new password and then click "Yes".

Set New Password


In this post, you can learn some practical methods to reset the lost Windows 10 password. Which is the best way? According to the actual condition, you can choose the most suitable one by yourselves.

If you not only want to reset the password, but also want to manage the PC disk for better performance, the AOMEI Partition Assistant is worth trying.

Tina · Staff Editor
Tina is an English editor of AOMEI Technology. She has a positive attitude and full of energy. On her work, she always keeps thinking to figure out the solutions for users' problems, and writes the answers so that can help someone. In her daily life, she likes to sing, watch TV and sleep. She always being grateful and happy to all the things happened and all the people encountered.