How to Reset Password on Gateway Laptop Windows 10 If Forgot

Forgot password and locked out of your Gateway laptop Windows 10? How to reset the forgotten password or unlock your Gateway laptop Windows 10 without old password?

If you use a Microsoft account on Windows 10, you just need to reset the user account’s password from Microsoft Official Site.

If you forgot local admin password and don’t have another admin account in Windows 10, you will need a disk or another computer to help reset Windows 10 password on your Gateway laptop/desktop computer. This article will help you resolve the password issue via four easy ways.

Part 1: Recover Password for Gateway Laptop Windows 10 by Using USB.

Part 2: Reset Gateway Laptop Password Windows 10 via Password Reset Wizard.

Part 3: Use Command Prompt to Reset Password on Gateway Laptop Windows 10.

Part 4: Reset Your Gateway Laptop Windows 10 to Factory Setting.

Tips in this article apply to all versions of Windows 10 in cluding Home, Education, Enterprise, Pro etc.

Part 1: Recover Password for Gateway Laptop Windows 10 by Using USB.

When you forgot Gateway laptop password Windows 10 and locked out your device, you can use Windows Password Rescuer Personal to instantly recover the forgotten password and unlock your Gateway laptop Windows 10 without old password.

This is one of the easiest ways to recover Windows 10 password on any laptop/desktop computer. It also works for Windows 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, XP and Windows server 2019, 2016, 2012, 2008, 2003 etc. (Free download Windows Password Rescuer Personal)

Here I will show you how to use the software to recover Windows 10 local admin password on a Gateway laptop with USB flash drive. All data in the laptop will be fine after this.

Step 1: Use Windows Password Rescuer Personal to create a password recovery disk with USB.

1. Use another computer to download and install "Windows Password Rescuer Personal". Then plug a blank USB into the computer and launch the software. Choose “USB device” from the software.

2. Select your USB from the pull-down drive list and then click “Begin burning” button to burn onto the USB flash drive.

3. When burning process completes, close the software and then transfer the USB to your Gateway laptop computer.

Step 2: Use the USB disk to recover Windows 10 password on your Gateway laptop.

1. Connect the burned USB to your Gateway laptop which you need to unlock.

2. Power on the laptop with hitting “F12” to get into boot menu. Press arrow key to highlight your USB device and then press “Enter”. The laptop will automatically boot from the password recovery disk. If you have trouble to do this, please refer to the guide about how to boot computer from USB.

3. When your Gateway laptop successfully boots from USB, Windows Password Rescuer Personal will run automatically and show you a friendly screen. All local user accounts of Windows 10 will be shown in list. Now click “Administrator”.

4. Click “Reset Password” button. When it ask you to confirm, select “Yes” from the message.

5. The selected administrator’s password will be reset to blank.

6. If you don’t need to reset other user accounts’ passwords, just click “Reboot”. When a confirm message pops up, unplug your USB and then select “Yes”.

7. The machine will restart and then you can unlock your Gateway laptop Windows 10 without password!

 

Part 2: Reset Gateway Laptop Password Windows 10 via Password Reset Wizard.

To reset Windows 10 password via password reset wizard, you must have firstly created a password reset disk for your user account. If you have previously created a password reset disk while you have your password, now you can easily reset Gateway laptop password Windows 10 just from sign-in screen.

1. Connect your password reset disk to your Gateway laptop. After you entered a wrong password while your attempt to log on, it will show you a link to reset password. Click the link to open password reset wizard.

2. Follow instructions on the wizard, you can easily set a brand new password without old password. Now make sure that your password reset disk is successfully connected and then click “Next”.

3. Pull down the drive list and then select your password reset disk. Then click “Next”.

4. Now you can choose a new password for your user account. Then click “Next”.

5. It will tell you that the password was successfully replaced with the new one. Click “Finish” to close the wizard. Then you can use the new password to unlock your Gateway laptop Windows 10.

 

Part 3: Use Command Prompt to Reset Password on Gateway Laptop Windows 10.

When you forgot Windows 10 local admin password on your Gateway laptop/desktop computer, you also can use Command Prompt to help reset the forgotten password. If you have a Windows 10 installation DVD, just follow the steps bellow to reset password on your Gateway laptop without losing data. About 18 steps.

1. Power on your laptop and then insert a Windows 10 installation DVD into the DVD-ROM.

2. Restart the device and hit “F12” while the startup screen appears. You will see the boot menu, select CD/DVD to continue boot. (Step-by-step guide about how to boot computer from CD/DVD)

3. Once following screen appears, press a key to continue.

4. When Windows setup screen appears, select “English” and then click “Next”.

5. Click “Repair your computer” at the bottom of the screen.

6. Select “Troubleshoot” from “Choose an option” screen.

7. Next, select “Command Prompt”.

8. Command Prompt window is opened. Type in “c:” and then press “Enter”.

9. Type in “cd windows” and then press “Enter”.

10. Type in “cd system32” and then press “Enter”.

11. Type in “ren utilman.exe utilman_bak.exe” and then press “Enter”.

12. Type in “copy cmd.exe utilman.exe” and then press “Enter”.

13. Type in “wpeutil reboot” and then press “Enter”. The laptop will restart automatically.

14. Once the Windows 10 login screen appears, select your user account and then click “Ease of access” to run “utilman.exe”.

15. Utilman window is opened.

16. Type in “net user” and then press “Enter”. All local user accounts of Windows 10 will be displayed.

17. Use command “net user [username] [newpassword]” to reset your user account’s password. For example, type in “net user administrator Pass123456” and then press “Enter”, the administrator’s password will be reset to “Pass123456”.

18. Now close the utilman window and then you are able to use the new password to log on Windows 10 as administrator.

 

Part 4: Reset Your Gateway Laptop Windows 10 to Factory Setting.

When you forgot Windows 10 password and get locked out of your Gateway laptop, Microsoft will recommend you to reset your device to factory setting. Then you can choose a new password for your user account, however this option will permanently delete your data, programs, and settings. (More ways to reset Windows 10 to factory settings.)

Here are the steps to reset Windows 10 with removing all your data and settings:

1. Press the Shift key while you select the Power button > Restart in the lower-right corner of the screen.

2. On the “Choose an option” screen, select "Troubleshoot".

3. Then select “Reset this PC”.

4. Select “Remove everything”. This will delete data, programs, and settings. (Note: if you select “Remove apps and settings, but keep your personal files”, all data on other drive will be kept)

5. All ready to go, click “Reset” button.

6. Process of resetting will start and automatically re-install your Windows system.

7. Wait for the process of installing Windows.

8. After that, you can create a new password for your user account, or Windows will automatically sign into your user account without password.

If you want to reset your Windows 10 password without losing any file or setting, you can follow “Part 1” to unlock your Gateway laptop password Windows 10 with USB.

 

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