Three Ways to Override Windows 10 Local Admin Password Easily and Safely

Can't remember your Windows 10 login password and locked out of your computer, you may consider to restore your Windows 10 to factory settings and then reset a new password for your user account. This solution really takes some of your time and personal data and software installed on the computer will be lost. How to override Windows 10 forgotten password easily and safely?

It seems it is difficult to get back password in Windows 10 if you unable to log in computer due to the forgotten password. Fortunately, here are 3 workable ways for you to override local admin password in Windows 10 without losing data. All files and settings on your computer will remain unchanged after you override the password.

Tip 1: Use Wimware Password Tool to Override Windows 10 Local Administrator Password Easily.

Tip 2: Override Windows 10 Password via Windows 10 Password Reset Wizard.

Tip 3: Override Windows 10 Local Admin Password with Chntpw.

Tip 1: Use Wimware Password Tool to Override Windows 10 Local Administrator Password Easily.

To override Windows 10 password, Windows Password Rescuer will make it really easy for you. It can help you instantly override local administrator and user password when you forgot Windows 10 password no reset disk. What’s more, you can use Windows Password Rescuer to override local and domain administrator password for any other Windows system such as Windows 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, XP and Windows server 2019, 2016, 2012, 2008, 2003 and SBS 2008/2003.

In this guide, I will show you how to use Windows Password Rescuer Personal to override local administrator password in Windows 10 Pro easily without data loss. This will take you about 3 minutes.

Step 1: Use Windows Password Rescuer Personal to create a password recovery disk on another computer.

Firstly, you need to create a Windows password recovery disk with CD/DVD or USB flash drive on another computer which you can log on as administrator. I will take a USB for example to create the disk.

1. Purchase Windows Password Rescuer Personal full version and then you receive a full download link. Download the software and install it on the computer.

2. After you installed the software, plug in a blank USB to the computer and launch the software. Then choose “USB device” on the Windows Password Rescuer interface.

3. In next step, select your USB flash drive from pull-down drive list and then click “Begin Burning” to start creating Windows password recovery disk.

4. Burning process will be completed in a minute. Then take out your USB. Transfer it to your locked Windows 10 computer.

Step 2: Override Windows 10 administrator password on your locked computer.

Firstly, you need to run Windows Password Rescuer Personal on your locked computer. Then you can override any user account password for Windows 10 with a few clicks.

1. Plug in the burned USB to your locked computer. Then set the computer to boot from USB.

2. Once following screen appears, click “Windows 10” and “Administrator” in list.

3. Click “Reset Password” button. When it asks you if reset the password to blank, click “Yes” to override the local administrator password.

4. Administrator password has been removed and shown “blank” in list.

5. Click “Reboot”. When it asks you to eject Windows password recovery disk, unplug your USB flash drive and then click “Yes”.

6. Computer will restart and then automatically log on Windows 10 as administrator without password.

Note, if the administrator was disabled previously, it will be enabled after you override the password.

 

Tip 2: Override Windows 10 Password via Windows 10 Password Reset Wizard.

If you have previously created a Windows password reset disk for your local user account, now you are able to override the old password via Windows password reset wizard. This is an easy and safe way to get back into your locked computer without losing data.

1. Start Windows 10 on your locked computer. When login screen appears, select your user account and attempt to sign in with a wrong password.

2. The system will tell you that the password you entered is incorrect, click “OK”. You will find a link for resetting password under password box. Now connect your password reset disk to the computer and then click the link.

3. “Password Reset Wizard” pops up, click “Next” to continue.

4. Pull-down the drive list and you will see your password reset disk in it. Select your password reset disk and then click “Next”.

5. Type a new password and type it again to confirm. Then click “Next”.

6. You have successfully overridden the user account password. Click “Finish” to close the window and then you can log on Windows 10 with the new password.

 

Tip 3: Override Windows 10 Local Admin Password with Chntpw.

Chntpw is a Windows password remover wrapped in Hiren’s Boot CD. It can help remove Windows 10 local administrator and user password in command mode. It will make changes to Windows system files when you use it to remove a user account password. So please take careful in using this program on your computer.

Here I will show you the detailed steps to override Windows 10 local admin password by using Chntpw on a bootable CD.

1. Search for “Hiren’s Boot CD” and then download the ISO image file on another computer.

2. Extract the ISO image file on desk and then burn it to a bootable CD.

3. Once burning completed, eject your CD and then insert it into your locked computer. Set the computer to boot from CD.

4. Once following screen appears, press any key to continue boot from CD.

5. You locked computer will boot from CD and load Hiren’s Boot CD screen. Press arrow keys to select “Offline NT Password Changer” and then hit “Enter” to run Chntpw.

6. Hit “Enter” key to scroll to following screen. Then type “1” and hit “Enter” to select Windows installation drive.

7. Type “1” and hit “Enter” to load part of registry.

8. Type “1” and hit “Enter” to select “Edit user data and passwords” option.

9. All local user accounts are displayed on screen. Type “Administrator” and then hit “Enter”.

10. Type “1” and hit “Enter” to override the administrator password by clearing it instantly.

11. Now you will need to save changes to system file, SAM, and then restart the computer.

1) Type “!” and hit “Enter”.

2) Type “q” and hit “Enter”.

3) Type “y” and hit “Enter”.

4) Type “n” and hit “Enter”.

5) Eject your CD and then press CTRL-ALT-DELETE keys at the same time.

6) The computer will restart automatically and then you can log on Windows 10 as administrator without password.

 

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