Microsoft improved the lock screen of Windows 10, and they have added new features to it as well. The good part of the Windows 10 lock screen that it enables you to add your Microsoft account, and you can reset the password of the lock screen by changing the password of your MS account.
However, we don’t have access to the MS account, and we end up losing access to the computer, and it’s a devastating situation.
Allow us to show you how you can remove the Windows 10 lock screen password without the need for any third-party software. Yes, many software companies have come forward to help you to reset the password without any assistance from a professional software engineer.
1) You need a Windows 8 or Windows 10 ISO file.
2) You need a USB device or a CD/DVD drive with Windows 10 set-up file burned in it.
3) You need to figure out how to get into BIOS and boot your machine into Windows installation state because we need to access the CMD (command prompt) to make changes to the Windows system 32 folders.
You can use RUFUS to make bootable Windows USB drive. You can Google to find out the BIOS settings and
REMOVE: Windows 10 Lockscreen Password
We are going to use the command prompt to reset the password, and it doesn’t compromise your computer security. The third-party software can harm your computer, but this method does not have any adverse impact on your PC.
I assume that you have a bootable Windows USB device or a CD/DVD with Windows OS in it.
Step 1: If you are running the latest BIOS, then the user interface will be different from older BIOS.
Step 2: You can press any key to start the set-up process.
Step 3: It takes a moment to a few minutes to boot to this screen, and you have to click “next.” You don’t have to select anything because we are going to Install Windows.
Step 4: Now, you have to click on “repair your computer.”
Step 5: Click on “troubleshoot” to continue.
Step 6: You have to click on “advanced options.”
Step 7: Now, you have to click on “command prompt” to open the Windows CMD.
Step 8: You can find out the Windows installed partition by typing “:D” and hit enter. The 😀 or :F or : C is the partition or volume assigned letter.
Step 9: In case, if you have not found Windows installed partition, then you can type “:C” and hit enter. Keep repeating the process using various alphabets like “A, B, C, D, and so on.”
Step 10: First, type “cd windows,” and hit enter. Now, you have to type “cs system32,” and hit enter.
Step 11: You have to type “ren utilman.exe utilman_bak.exe” and hit enter.
Step 12: Restart your computer and click on the “access” button to open the CMD prompt.
Step 13: Now, you have to type “control userpasswords2” and hit enter.
Step 14: A small window will pop-up on your screen, and you can change your administrator password here.
Step 15: Select the administrator account, and click on “reset the password.”
Step 16: Now, you can add a new password, and hit on “OK,” then “OK.”
Step 17: Login to your Windows 10 machine using the newly created password.
Step 18: Type exit, and hit enter to complete the process.
That’s it; the process is complete.
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Is This Method Safe?
I know that many of you might be thinking that this method can cause harm to your machine, and I can understand your situation because privacy invaders and hackers attack increased.
- Yes, this is method is completely safe.
- We have used Windows set up CMD prompt to remove old password manager & created a new manager.
- We have returned to the installed Windows and ran a few commands to open the new password manager.
- We have reset the password in the new manager.
Overall, we have used Windows 10 commands to set a new password manager.
You can call it a bug that we have taken advantage to remove the Windows lock screen password. I recommend you to use Antivirus and Malwarebytes programs to secure your computer from online threats. Let us know what do you think about remove login password from Windows 10 in the comment section below.