1. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 5
    Windows 10 Education
       16 Mar 2016 #1

    Reset Local Account Password


    After a power glitch, Windows did not recognize my local password anymore
    Although I have been able to login using my Microsoft account password, I would like to be able to login locally again.
    How to achieve that? I have only found ways to reset the Microsoft account password, not the local Windows password.
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  2. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,537
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15014
       16 Mar 2016 #2

    Hello pstrg,

    If you like, you could use an option in a tutorial below while signed in to your Microsoft account on your PC to reset or change your local account password.

    Password of User Account - Reset in Windows 10

    Password of User Account - Change in Windows 10
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  3. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 5
    Windows 10 Education
       16 Mar 2016 #3

    Option two in the tutorial (using netplwiz) does not work for me, because "Reset password" is grayed out for my user account.
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  4. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,537
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15014
       16 Mar 2016 #4

    What about the other options to change it?
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  5. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 5
    Windows 10 Education
       16 Mar 2016 #5

    Brink said: View Post
    What about the other options to change it?
    Can't use option one (don't have password reset disk).

    Option three affects only the Microsoft Account password, not the local user password.
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  6. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 5
    Windows 10 Education
       16 Mar 2016 #6

    I think to have found a solution.
    Logged as Administrator and set a new password for my user account (Paulo).
    I was trying to do that while logged as Paulo and maybe that's why the Reset password option was grayed out.
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  7. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,537
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15014
       16 Mar 2016 #7

    Great news.
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