2 Ways To Reset Forgotten Administrator Password in Windows 10

When you are installing Windows 10, you have to create an account to start using Windows. The setup will ask you to set a password for your account if you want to make it private. You can either have your Microsoft account linked to Windows 10 or have a local user account. It’s quite a disastrous situation when you forget the administrator password as Windows will not let you login and take any backups.

Do not be worried at all, here are the easy solutions that will pull you back from this alarming condition.

Ophcrack

Ophcrack is a free tool that allows you to reset your forgotten password in Windows. You just have to perform a few easy steps. Ophcrack is supported on Windows, Linux, Unix and Mac Operating Systems.

Using Ophcrack is quite simple. Just follow the steps below and get your password reset.

  1. Download the ISO file from below link.
  2. Now you have to burn it to USB. For this download Rufus tool from here.
  3. Run the Rufus exe file for the installation of the tool.
  4. After Rufus installation, plug in your USB device. Rufus will automatically sync USB. In the option of “Create a bootable disc using” select option of “ISO file”. Then click on the disc icon to select your downloaded ISO file of Ophcrack. And click on Start to start burning the ISO file on a USB.

    Note: All data of USB will be formatted so be sure that you are not having any important data in your USB.
  5. When you are done with creating bootable USB, Reboot your System and go to Boot menu, and boot it with USB by selecting the option.
  6. Ophcrack will open, and start analyzing your all user accounts of the System. After getting all accounts, it will start cracking passwords of all accounts. When passwords are shown, write down all passwords at some paper or capture the screen of the System via your mobile.
  7. Plug Out Flash Drive. Restart your System and enter the password for your account which you just noted.

It is recommended to change your password of account which you can remember easily to avoid this situation again.

Download Ophcrack ISO file from here

Offline NT Password and Registry Editor

Offline NT Password and Registry Editor is another tool that will help you to recover your forgotten passwords of Windows account. It recovers in such a way, that it removes passwords of all accounts and then you can set a new password which can not be forgotten by you.

It’s a free tool with fast and efficient working.

  1. Download the ISO file from below link.
  2. Now you have to burn it to USB. For this, download Rufus tool from here.
  3. Run the Rufus exe file for the installation of the tool.
  4. Now, after Rufus installation, plug in your USB device. Rufus will automatically sync USB. In the option of “Create a bootable disc using” select option of “ISO file”. Then click on the disc icon to select your downloaded ISO file of Ophcrack. And click on Start to start burning the ISO file on a USB.
  5. When you are done with creating bootable USB, Reboot your System and go to Boot menu, and boot it with USB by selecting the option.
  6. A black screen will open with many options, press Enter to boot it. It will take some time to remove the passwords of all of your accounts.
  7. Plug Out Flash Drive. Restart your System and log in into your account without entering the password as it is removed by Offline NT Password and Registry Editor.
  8. You can set a new password which you can easily remember, by going to Control Panel.

Download Offline NT Password and Registry Editor from here.

Both tools are free and you can use them reliably to recover your passwords and start accessing your System as you were doing it before.