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: click Reset Password button 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.