4 Ways to Remove Forgotten Password Windows 10

This post will provide 4 methods for reference on how to remove forgotten password Windows 10. After reading, you can remove forgotten password even you are not logging in.


By Irene / Updated on March 5, 2024

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Scenario: Can I remove forgotten password Windows 10? How?


“So this is highly annoying. I have a password set for myself which is way too complex for a home computer, and I'm constantly entering it wrong. And now I even cannot log in my computer, nor find an option to just remove a password entirely. Is this even a feature on Windows 10? What can I do next?”


Have you ever forgotten your Windows 10 passwords like him? When it happens, you may ask the same question---Can I remove forgotten password when even I cannot log in to my computer? That’s a good question, and if you forget the password, you may probably be rejected to accessing your system and data. How to deal with that? Let’s follow the step-by-step guidance to know how.

Remove forgotten password Windows 10 without login in

To remove forgotten password Windows 10, reinstalling the system or preparing a Password Reset Disk in advance are regular solutions when you cannot log in. If you are not to intend to do that, try to use AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional. This software can offer you reliable assistance to achieve resetting, retrieving or removing the Windows passwords without log in.

What’s more, some people may use a previously created USB from other PC to reset or remove the passwords, but they will find that it is unusable in current PC. At this moment, you can create the bootable USB from other device that supports Windows 11/10/8.1/8/7 by this assistant, and simply insert it to the target computer to continue. For Windows server users, the Server Edition can also manage your device effectively.

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How does it work? Let’s see it together.

Step 1. Plug a USB into your computer and launch the installed AOMEI Partition Assistant. Select “Tools” on the top side and click “Reset Windows Password” from the menu.

reset password

Step 2. There will be pop-up window that notice you to create a WinPE bootable media. Read the guidance and then click “Next

create password reset disk

Step 3. Three ways are available to create bootable media based on Windows PE.

USB Boot Device: To create bootable USB Device.
Burn to CD/DVD: To create bootable CD/DVD.
Export ISO File: Use this method to make a bootable ISO file.

Choose one of the needed ones and select “Proceed”. Selecting USB Boot Device is recommended because you can directly use bootable USB to boot into WinPE. What’s more, please notice that the "Add Drivers" button allows you to add additional drivers into the bootable media.

select usb device

Step 4. The USB flash drive requires to be formatted, and all the data will be erased in this step. Please make a backup on your important data.


Step 5. After the process finishing, please start the PC that you hope to remove the password from the flash drive. Choose the Windows system and click “Next”.

select windows system

Notice: You need to enter BIOS to change boot order under the menu, and then you can boot from the Windows PE USB flash drive, CD, or DVD

Step 6. Choose the target account, and select the choice you hope to operate.

You can see two choices here: Remove Account Password and Reset Account Password

select account

·You can select “Remove Account Password” and click “Next” to have the operation to remove Windows 10 password.
·You can select “Reset Account Password” if you would like to reset. After clicking, you can input the new password and confirm it to reset. And then select “Yes” to start the operation.

set new password

When you complete the operations, you can click “Reboot Computer” to restart.

Remove forgotten passwords Windows 10 with log in

The second situation may be that you forgot the admin password. It is excruciating that makes your administrator account unreachable, which restrains you from giving the program elevated privileges to make important PC changes. With this situation appearing, you may also want to reset or remove forgotten password Windows 10. “Will I reinstall the system? If not, how to remove password Windows 10?”

About these questions, we would like to say, you do not need to reinstall anything. Next, we will offer 4 methods to guide you to remove forgotten password Windows 10.

[4 Methods] How to remove password from Windows 10

We are about to introduce the methods of removing Windows 10 password with four useful built-in tools, namely Command Prompt, User Accounts, Computer Management, and Control Panel, which can always troubleshoot common computer cases. Therefore, if you can log into Windows 10, you can remove password from Windows 10 with following steps.

Way 1: Utilize Command Prompt to remove lost password from Windows 10

Step 1. Press “Win+R” and input “cmd” (or type “cmd” in the search box directly). Click “Run as Administrator”.

Step 2. Input “net user” and then hit “Enter” key. And then all the user account will be displayed.

cmd net user

Step 3. Continue to type “net user X*” and press “Enter”. (X refers to your target account name. Here we use “iSumsoft” as an example). Now, you can set a password, and when it is completed, the password will be removed.

net user name

Way 2. Use User Accounts to remove forgotten password Windows 10

Step 1. Input “netplwiz” in the search box, and select it.

windows 10 netplwiz

Step 2. Cancel the check icon of Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer and then click Apply”

bypass windows 10 login password

Step 3.Enter the Username and Password once prompted, and choose “OK” to apply it.

windows 10 login password ok

Note: After finishing, you can restart the system to test it.

Way 3. Remove lost password with Computer Management

Step 1. Press “Win+X” and then select “Computer Management”.

Step 2. Choose “Local Users and Groups” in the drop-down menu, and right-click the target account, and click “Set Password

computer management set password

Step 3. Select “Proceed” when the window shows up. Input the relevant information and confirm it, and click “OK” to finish.

set password for isumsoft

Way 4. Remove all Windows passwords via Control Panel

Step 1. Press “Win+X” and find the“Control Panel”(or type “Control Panel” in the search box).

open control panel in windows 10 8

Step 2. Select User Accounts and find Manage another account

manage another account in windows 10 control panel

Step 3. Choose “Manage another account” and then select the account you hope to remove its password.

choose another user account

Step 4. Leave the blank in the password confirmation. Directly select “Change password” as picture shows. And now you remove the account password successfully.

remove user password in control panel

Wrap things up

After reading this post, we learned that how to remove forgotten password from Windows 10 in two situations. We can see that the 4 methods are helpful to cope with the situation but require you to log in. If you want to remove forgotten passwords Windows 10 without log in, trying AOMEI Partition Assistant to help you would be a wise choice.

Daily scenarios like migrating OS to SSD, allocating free space, disk clone wizard and so on can also be easily coped with. With this powerful software, you computer management can be more easy and effective.

Irene · Staff Editor
Irene is an Editor of AOMEI Technology. She devotes herself in giving insightful thoughts on common computer problems with simple and clear guidance. Irene loves to help people solve problems and explore more solutions on relevant issues. She loves reading, singing and travelling.