Forgot Password to Thinkpad Laptop Windows 10 How to Unlock

Forgot password and unable to log on Windows 10 on your Thinkpad laptop? Usually you can reset the forgotten password or reset Windows 10 to factory settings so are able to back into your laptop.

This article will show you how to reset admin password on Thinkpad laptop Windows 10 and how to reset your Thinkpad Windows 10 to factory settings. Easily unlock your ThinkPad laptop Windows 10 without old password.

Note: The former can help you get back into the laptop without losing data. The latter will result in personal data and software lost. A factory reset is used to wipe and take your computer back to where it was on the day you opened the box. It will delete everything on your hard drive even all user accounts’ passwords.

Section One: Unlock Your ThinkPad Laptop Windows 10 by Resetting User Account Password.

Method 1: Reset ThinkPad Laptop Password Windows 10 with Password Reset Disk.

When you forget ThinkPad laptop password Windows 10, the first way to unlock your ThinkPad laptop Windows 10 is using your pre-created password reset disk to reset the forgotten password. Then you can log into Windows 10 with new password.

Note: A password reset disk must be firstly created before you lost your password. If you have forgotten your password and a password reset disk was not created, this method doesn’t work for you.

1. Power on your ThinkPad laptop. On the Windows 10 login screen, select your user account and submit without entering password. It will show you a link for resetting password. Connect your password reset disk to the laptop and then click on the link.

2. “Password Reset Wizard” is open. Click “Next”.

3. Select your connected password reset disk from pull-down drive list. Then click “Next”.

4. In the new password box, type in a new password. Type it again in the confirm password box. Then click “Next”.

5. The old password has been replaced with the new one. Click “Finish” to close the wizard. Now you are able to unlock your ThinkPad laptop Windows 10 with the new password.


Method 2: Use a USB to Reset Administrator Password on ThinkPad Laptop Windows 10 – 100% Success Rate.

If you don’t have a Windows 10 password reset disk, I highly recommend you to use Windows Password Rescuer to help reset/recover the forgotten password. This is currently the best way to unlock Windows password when forget it.

With help of Windows Password Rescuer, you can easily reset Windows 10 administrator password to blank on your ThinkPad laptop without losing data. Then you are able to unlock your ThinkPad laptop Windows 10 without password. Here is how:

1. Use another computer which you can access as administrator. Then download and install Windows Password Rescuer Personal.

2. After installed the software, plug a blank USB flash drive into the computer and launch it. Select “USB Device” from the software screen.

3. Select the inserted USB drive from the pull-down drive list. Then click “Begin Burning”. It will automatically create a password recovery disk for you.

4. Once burning process completed, unplug the USB and then plug it into your ThinkPad laptop.

5. Power on the laptop and hit "F12" or "Fn+F12" keys immediately to get into “Boot Menu”. Use arrow key to move to your USB disk and then press “Enter”. Read step-by-step guide to boot computer from USB.

6. The laptop will boot from USB and load Windows Password Rescuer Personal. Once following screen appears, click “Administrator”.

7. Then click “Reset Password” button. When a confirm message pops up, click “Yes”.

8. The administrator password of Windows 10 will be reset to blank.

9. Click “Reboot” button. When a confirm message pops up, firstly unplug your USB and then click “Yes”.

10. Your ThinkPad laptop will restart and automatically sign in to administrator without password. You have successfully unlocked Windows 10 on the ThinkPad laptop.


Section Two: Unlock Your ThinkPad Laptop by Resetting Windows 10 to Factory Setting.

Method 3: How to Reset Windows 10 to Factory Setting on ThinkPad Laptop without Logging.

When you lost password and get locked out of your ThinkPad laptop Windows 10, the last option to unlock Windows 10 is resetting the PC to factory setting. You can reset your device to choose a new password, however this option will permanently delete your data, programs, and settings. (Read more ways to reset Windows 10 to factory settings.)

To reset your device, which will delete data, programs, 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.

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.


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