How to Reset Local Admin Password in Windows 10 Enterprise When Forget

“I forgot my local admin password to Windows 10 Enterprise and now I am locking out of my laptop. How to reset my Windows 10 Enterprise admin password so that I can get all my files back?”

This is a frequently asked question by Windows 10 users. In fact, when you forgot Windows 10 Enterprise password, there are several ways to reset a forgotten local admin password in Windows 10 Enterprise as that in other Windows 10 versions.

This article only shows you three safe ways to reset Windows 10 Enterprise local administrator password without losing data. If you want to use other methods to reset your forgotten password, please make sure that they will not cause files in your computer to be lost.

Tip from Wimware:

Method 1: Reset Windows 10 Enterprise Administrator Password with Windows Password Rescuer.

Tips from Microsoft:

Method 2: Reset Local Admin Password in Windows 10 Enterprise Using Password Reset Disk.

Method 3: Use Pre-created Security Questions to Reset Windows 10 Enterprise Local Admin Password.

Additional: Reset Expired Password in Windows 10 Enterprise.

Method 1: Reset Windows 10 Enterprise Administrator Password with Windows Password Rescuer.

Windows Password Rescuer is a professional Windows password recovery tool which can help you reset any Windows local admin password easily and safely. If you have forgotten your Windows 10 Enterprise administrator password and totally locked your computer, this software will help you quickly solve the problem without losing files or settings in your computer. It is highly recommended as it works perfectly for any Windows system such as Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, XP and Windows server 2019, 2016, 2012, 2008, 2003 and SBS 2008/2003.

This guide will show you how to use Windows Password Rescuer Personal to easily reset local administrator password in Windows 10 Enterprise without losing data.

1. Download and install Windows Password Rescuer Personal full version on another computer which you can access as administrator.

2. Plug in a USB flash drive to the computer and run the software. Choose “USB device”.

3. Select your USB drive name from drive list and then click “Begin Burning” to burning Windows Password Rescuer Personal onto the USB.

4. Once burning completed, take out your USB and then connect it to your locked computer which you would like to unlock.

5. To reset Windows 10 Enterprise password on the locked computer, it is necessary to set the computer to boot from USB.

6. Once your computer boot from USB and the following screen appears, select “Windows 10 Enterprise” and “Administrator” from list.

7. Click “Reset Password”. It will ask you if reset the password to blank, click “Yes”.

8. You will see the administrator password is shown “blank” in list.

9. Now you just need to restart your computer to make changes to be effective. Click “Reboot”, when a confirm message pops up, click “Yes” to restart the computer. Then you can log on Windows 10 Enterprise without password.

 

Method 2: Reset Local Admin Password in Windows 10 Enterprise Using Password Reset Disk.

This is a basic method from Microsoft for users to reset a forgotten user account password in Windows 10 Enterprise. It is free and easy. However, you have to create a password reset disk firstly when you have your user account password. In fact, Windows 10 password reset disk is aimed to store password information of a user account. When you forget password in future, you can use the disk to reset the password.

If you have previously created a password reset disk for your Windows 10 Enterprise local admin account, just to follow the steps bellow to reset your password.

1. Attempt to sign in your local admin account in Windows 10 Enterprise. After you entered a wrong password, it will show you a link for resetting password. Connect your password reset disk to your computer and then open the password reset link.

2. The system will open a “Password Reset Wizard” for you to reset password easily. Click “Next” to continue.

3. It will ask you to select your password key disk from pull-down drive list. Do that and then click “Next”.

4. Now you can choose a new password for your local admin account. Type a new password in the box and conform. If you want to remove the old password, just leave the password boxes to blank. Then click “Next”.

5. You have successfully reset the password. Click “Finish” to complete the task and close the wizard.

 

Method 3: Use Pre-created Security Questions to Reset Windows 10 Enterprise Local Admin Password.

In Windows 10 Enterprise 1803 and beyond versions, users can add security questions to their user accounts for preventing forgotten passwords. It works similarly to a password reset disk, but easier. If you added security questions to your local admin account, now follow the steps bellow to reset your local admin password from sign-in screen.

1. When you attempt to sign in your admin account using a wrong password, Windows will tell you that the password you entered is incorrect. Click “OK” and then you will see a link to reset password under the password box. Click the link.

2. Three security questions will be shown under your user name. Give your answers to the questions and then click “Submit”.

3. Type a new password and type it again to confirm. Then click “Submit” to login your admin account without entering old password.

 

Additional: Reset Expired Password in Windows 10 Enterprise.

If you just need to reset your expired in Windows 10 Enterprise, follow the steps bellow.

1. When you start Windows 10 and select your user account to login, if Windows prompts you that your password is expired, you have to reset your password before login. Click “OK”.

2. Type a new password in new password box and type it again in confirm password box. Then click “Submit” to sign in.

However, some people will get error in changing their password when it expired so they cannot reset the password and get locked out of their computer. In this situation, you will need help of Windows Password Rescuer which can reset Windows admin password that is forgotten or expired. Please follow the steps in Method 1.

 

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