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I was locked out of my Dell laptop with running Windows 10 system, i can' t recall anything about my login password and have no reset disc. I don't wanna reinstall my system due to there are many business document in the it. So, is there any way could reset the Windows password without system re-installation?

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Re: locked out of my laptop, how to reset?

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I am running a small workshop and had fixed such a problem for a couple of clients.

First, check what kind of account you used for sign-in. If it is Microsoft account (highly possible), then reset the account password via this page: https://account.live.com/password/reset

If the computer was in a network, then ask the network admin to reset the password.

For local account, then there are several apps you can use to reset/remove the password with a password reset disk. Here are the tools I use frequently:

https://pogostick.net/~pnh/ntpasswd/

http://www.iseepassword.com/reset-dell-laptop-password.html

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Re: locked out of my laptop, how to reset?

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This is more a question for a Windows Support group.

A Google Search may help you.

Here's Windows 10 support group:  Windows 10 Forums

Here's one thing that may help:  https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/14105/windows-8-what-to-do-if-forget-windows-password

Re: locked out of my laptop, how to reset?

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I am running a small workshop and had fixed such a problem for a couple of clients.

First, check what kind of account you used for sign-in. If it is Microsoft account (highly possible), then reset the account password via this page: https://account.live.com/password/reset

If the computer was in a network, then ask the network admin to reset the password.

For local account, then there are several apps you can use to reset/remove the password with a password reset disk. Here are the tools I use frequently:

https://pogostick.net/~pnh/ntpasswd/

http://www.iseepassword.com/reset-dell-laptop-password.html

Re: locked out of my laptop, how to reset?

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daivdchelse 撰写:

I am running a small workshop and had fixed such a problem for a couple of clients.

First, check what kind of account you used for sign-in. If it is Microsoft account (highly possible), then reset the account password via this page: https://account.live.com/password/reset

If the computer was in a network, then ask the network admin to reset the password.

For local account, then there are several apps you can use to reset/remove the password with a password reset disk. Here are the tools I use frequently:

https://pogostick.net/~pnh/ntpasswd/

http://www.iseepassword.com/reset-dell-laptop-password.html

thanks, I don't know how to set my BIOS to make the computer boot from USB drive. any help?

Re: locked out of my laptop, how to reset?

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In order to make your PC boot from USB, please check out this article:

How to Boot From a USB Device (Flash Drive or Ext HDD)

For dell computer, you may need to press F2 or F12 to access the BIOS.

By the way, you can find many other password reset methods here:

6 Ways to Reset Forgotten Windows 10 password for Administrator or Microsoft Account

Or use ubuntu live CD:

Reset Windows 10 Password with Ubuntu Live CD or USB - YouTube

Re: locked out of my laptop, how to reset?

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These suggestions are all valid, no matter your laptop is locked or suer forgot Widnows password ,

If you are using MS , logining computer with Microsoft account to set up a new password is the best way ,

If you are not using MS, you can use your password reset disk or NT password to do it ,

For me, i prefer to use password reset disk ,

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Re: locked out of my laptop, how to reset?

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Windows10 should solve this problem easily,access your Microsoft accont for resetting it.

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Locking thread as problem is not related to McAfee

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