Once my friend want to sign in Windows 10 with a local admin account. Then when the system came to ask the corresponding password, my friend just came to realize that she had forgotten the password of the admin account. To be honest, that's really embarrassing situation when you want to sign in windows 10 with an admin account but then just find you have forgotten its password. I think many of us have experienced this kind of situation. So i have done some researches. And here i would show you the ways of resetting the windows 10 lost or forgotten local admin account password.
First, if you are a guy who is very familiar with Windows operating system and has some basic knowledge about computer command. Then you should follow the way 1.
Way1: Reset the Windows 10 Lost Admin Password Via Installation Disk or CD
Step 2: Make the windows 10 computer which contains the admin account you want to reset forgotten password for boot from installation disc or installation disk. If you don't know how to do that, just refer to HOW CAN I BOOT COMPUTER FROM A USB DISK.
Step 3: When you succeed in booting this computer from the USB disk or CD, the Window 10 setup screen would appear, then you should just press shift+ F10 key at same time to open the command prompt.
Step 4: In the coming command prompt, just Type move d:\windows\system32\utilman.exe d:\ and copy d:\windows\system32\cmd.exe d:\windows\system32\utilman.exe respectively. Don't forget clicking Enter after each command line. Last, type wpeutil reboot into the command prompt and then unplug the installation disk or remove the CD.
Attention: In the above commands, the d: means the system drive in my computer, you should just adapt it to your condition.
Step 5: When the Windows 10 login screen appears, just click utility manager located in the right bottom of the window. Then a new command prompt would pop up.
Step 6: Type net user <username><password> into the command prompt. For example, if you just forget or lost the password of the local admin account whose name is iSunshare, and you want to reset the password to be abc, you should just type net user iSunshare abc into the command prompt and press Enter to execute it.
Step 7: Close the command prompt, restart your computer, then log in the Windows 10 with the reset local admin account. Last, just navigate to the system drive, find the utilman.exe and restore it to the previous state. That's it. This is not much complicated for a skilled person, but if you are not very familiar with Windows 10, i suggest you not taking this way. Just follow the way 2 shown below.
Way 2: Use iSunshare Windows 10 Password Genius to Reset the Windows 10 Lost Local Admin Password
Step 1: Search iSunshare Windows 10 Password Genius on Google. Then download it from its official site. Attention: The above action is to make sure you just download the official released version of that software.
Step 2: Install and run iSunshare Windows 10 password genius on an accessible computer. Then create a media for iSunshare Windows 10 password recovery tool by choosing a type of media and burning the recovery tool in it.
Now Surface Pro and Surface 3 tablet are installed with new Windows 8.1/10. But when it comes to sign-in options, there are some new sign-in options available when you have forgotten password, such as PIN code and Picture password. lots of password recovery ways apply to all Windows systems, so you could always find one option to recover the forgotten password for your Surface tablet, such as password reset disk and password recovery tool etc. Here i would demonstrate how to use some tricks to reset Surface pro password or recover Surface 3 tablet forgotten password.
Trick 1: Reset Surface password with command after sign in Surface 3
For this trick, you should first sign in Surface 3 with built-in administrative account and then reset the forgotten password for an account in command prompt.
After you entered wrong password to sign in Surface 3, a message would pop up and tell that you need to choose another login user account or sign-in options to access locked Surface 3 tablet. Just follow the under steps to recover or bypass the password of surface 3 tablet whose operating system is Windows 10.
Step 1:Sign in Surface Pro or Surface 3 tablet. Step 2:Click PIN code or Picture password which you know under user password input box. Step 3: Enter four digital codes or draw three gestures on pop-up picture. Step 4:Click Enter to sign in Surface 3.
Step 5: Press Win + X key combination to open Command Prompt (as administrator). Step 6:Type under command and press Enter to reset Windows 8.1/10 forgotten password for Surface 3 tablet. net user <username><password> For example, if you happen to forget the password of the account whose name is iSunshare, and you want to reset the password to be abc, then you can type net user iSunshare abc into the command prompt and click Enter to execute it. That is the whole processes of trick 1.
Trick 2: Reset the Surface 3 Password by a pre-created reset disk
Password reset disk is a bootable drive that everyone could create free with the feature provided in Windows computer. And it saves Windows user and password etc information. So after you failed to login Surface 3 tablet, you could take the pre-created reset disk to reset forgotten Windows password. Just click "Reset password" link under password box to open Password Reset Wizard on locked tablet and set a new password for login user.
Step 1:clickReset Passwordbutton and Password Reset Wizard runs. Step 2:Plug password reset disk into locked Surface 3 tablet. Step 3:Click Next on Password Reset Wizard and select inserted reset disk to reset Surface 3 forgotten password.