Windows 10: Misstyped my password when setting up my new computer.

  1.    07 Sep 2015 #1

    Misstyped my password when setting up my new computer.


    I feel really, really dumb posting this, but I need an answer.

    While I was setting up my password for my new computer this morning I typed it wrong... and apparently the same wrong way in the confirmation.... now I cannot set up my Microsoft account or even create a password reset disk because it requires the current users password in order to do it!

    Geek squad is not an option. I just want to know how I can fix it myself. There has to be a way!
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  2. Posts : 7,882
    Windows 10
       07 Sep 2015 #2

    A reinstall would start from square one.
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  3.    07 Sep 2015 #3

    chase011 said: View Post
    I feel really, really dumb posting this, but I need an answer.

    While I was setting up my password for my new computer this morning I typed it wrong... and apparently the same wrong way in the confirmation.... now I cannot set up my Microsoft account or even create a password reset disk because it requires the current users password in order to do it!

    Geek squad is not an option. I just want to know how I can fix it myself. There has to be a way!
    Can you log in to your computer with the local account you created? If so, and it is an administrator account, from an elevated command prompt ("Run as administrator" command prompt) use:
    net user user_name new_password

    So if the user name was John, it would be "net user John ThisIsMyNewPassword"

    The user name will be the same one that the folder for the account is named under C:\Users
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    07 Sep 2015 #4

    Right click on Start menu icon -> Computer Management under System Tools -> Local Users and Groups/Users folder and see what you can do...

    P S: You can add/remove password of a specific account by right click on it ->Set Password...
    Last edited by werby; 07 Sep 2015 at 21:42.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  5. Posts : 705
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       07 Sep 2015 #5

    You can also use Linux to clear the password via a live disk with chntpw command. You can then login to Windows without having to enter a password and can create a new one via Windows settings. I haven't tried it on Win10 yet.
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