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Windows 10 Login Password Lost What to Do?

- For Microsoft/Local/Domain Account on Windows 10 Devices

Forgot password is very usually in our life, when you lost your password to login Windows 10 device, what to do? The solution depends on the type of account you are using.

Guide Steps
If lost Microsoft account password on Windows 10 what to do?
If lost local account password on Windows 10 how to recover?
If forgot domain account password on Windows 10 what to do?

What kind of account are you using?

If lost Microsoft account password on Windows 10 what to do?

Step 1: Get into any computer that is connected to internet and open the web site Account.live.com/password/reset.

Step 2: Select "I forgot my password", and click on "Next" to go on.

select i forgot my password

Step 3: Enter your Microsoft account email, enter the characters you see, and then click on "Next".

enter your microsoft account

Step 4: If you previously set up security contacts:

Step 5: If you previously didn't set up any security contacts:

For more detail info, see find back my Microsoft account password on Windows 10.

Tips:
Be sure your Windows 10 PC is connected to the internet the first time you login with the new password you reset.

If lost local account password on Windows 10 how to recover?

Still can get into Windows 10 with administrator privilege

If you still can get into your Windows 10 device with other administrator account or other sign-in options (such as PIN or Picture password), you can reset your local account password with command quickly and simply.

Step 1: Right-click on Start icon, and select "Command Prompt (Admin)".

Step 2: Enter the command: net user username newpassword, and press Enter to run the command.

reset local account password with command

The "username" is your local account name, "newpassword" is the new password reset for your local account.

Are locked out of your Windows 10 device

When you are locked out of your Windows 10 laptop or other devices, and have no administrator accounts to sign in, you may choose to reinstall Windows 10, which will cause data lost from your device.

You also can choose the other method to recover your administrator forgotten password. Such as the Cocosenor Windows Password Tuner, which won't cause any data lost or do harm to your device.

If forgot domain account password on Windows 10 what to do?

If you are using a domain account, you can't recover or reset the lost password by yourself.

You have to contact your system administrator to reset a new password for your account, because your domain account lost password can't be found back by your administrator too.

Tips:
When you login the Windows 10 with the new domain account password, make sure to connect your device to the work or school network. So that, your PC can check the password you supply against the new password your system administrator set for you.

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