How To Reset Windows 10 Administrator Password Using Command Prompt

How To Reset Windows 10 Administrator Password Using Command Prompt

Command Prompt is an important tool to change anything or give commands for computer-related issues. It’s one of the powerful utilities which come with the Windows 10 OS as an inbuilt option. This tool is best used in the recovery of the accounts to reset the admin password and even to create new admin accounts by giving very basic and simple commands. In most situations, the windows get locked, due to which it becomes very difficult to access, especially when the user forgets the admin password. In this article, we will explain how to reset Windows 10 administrator passwords using command prompt in just a few simple steps for two certain conditions. Let’s start now!

How To Reset Windows 10 Administrator Password Using Command Prompt

When Computer Is Unlocked

  • Step 1: From menu, Press “Win + X”.
  • Step 2: Type Command Prompt and select the “Command prompt (Administrator)”.
  • Step 3: Now enter “net user <username> <password>” in the command prompt to reset the local admin password.
  • Step 4: If you want to create a new admin account then follow the command and enter “net user <username> / add” or “ net localgroup administra tors <username> /add”. Following the above steps, you can reset the admin password as well as the new admin account.

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When Computer Is Locked

If you are anyhow unable to access your computer and have also forgotten the Windows 10 password, then under such conditions you can reset the Windows 10 local administrator password in the Windows 10. But for this, you need to have a windows installation disc, also known as a setup disc or system recovery disc.

  • Step 1: Get ready with the Windows 10 installation disc or installation USB.
    If you don’t have a Windows 10 Installation disc, create it using the “Media Creation Tool” on another computer.
  • Step 2: Launch or start the locked Windows 10 computer using an installation disc.
  • Step 3: Connect installation disc Windows 10 computer in which you want to reset your lost local admin password. Allow the computer to boot from the installation disc.
  • Step 4: Using a command prompt you have to replace the Utility Manager. To initiate the command prompt you have to press “Shift + F10” after the fortunate booting of your computer using the installation disc.
  • Step 5: Type the commands to change the utility manager with the command prompt “moved:\windows\system32\utilman.exe d:\” press enter, then with the next command enter this command ; “copy d:\windows\system32\cmd.exe d:\windows\system32\utilman.exe”.
  • Step 6: Remove the disc and restart Windows 10 by giving the command “wpeutil reboot”.
  • Step 7: As soon as Windows 10 opens into the sign-in screen, click on the “Utility Manager” which is located on the right bottom side of the screen. A command prompt will open up on the screen.
  • Step 8: Use “Net user command” to reset the Windows 10 local admin password or new admin account.
  • Step 9: Type the commands for Windows 10 local admin password “ net user iSunshare abc” and for adding a new admin account “net user Clara abc /add” then press enter and give this command “ net local group administrators Clara /add” then again press enter.
  • Step 10 : For restoring Utility Manager
  1. Shut the command prompt and place the on disc into the Windows 10 computer one more time.
  2. Restart your computer by clicking on the power icon and selecting the start option which is present on the right bottom side of the login screen.
  3. Once Windows 10 boots up successfully from the installation disc, a new “Windows Setup” window will be opened up on the screen.
  4. Press “Shift + F10” to go into the command prompt. The command prompt gives a command by typing “copy d:\utilman.exe d:\windows\system32\utilman.exe”
  5. Press on the enter button, and then type “Yes” to restore the Utility Manager.
  • Step 11 : Using local admin account login into your Windows 10
  • Step 12 : Exit the command prompt, as well as the installation disc, don’t reboot Windows 10 normally.
  • Step 13 : Enter into the login screen to select the admin account for which you want to reset the password or the new admin account.
  • Step 14 : Sign-in into Windows 10 successfully.

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That’s it. We hope that reading this article will help you to reset your Windows 10 administrator password using the command prompt with ease. Along with this, other methods are also available to reset the Windows 10 local admin password on your computer which is locked or accessed such as iSunshare Windows 10 Password Genius, iSumsoft Windows Password Refixer, and Windows 10 password reset disc. These are the easier methods, especially for those who are non-technical people in computers, go ahead & try them.

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