forgot windows log in password

  1.    21 Feb 2017 #1

    forgot windows log in password


    Hi

    i have this pc i built about a year ago.. it was in storage and finally was able to get it out but now i cant remember the password i created for windows .. im not sure how to go about getting this fixed and would luv to be able to game on this bad boy .. please all and any help would be greatly appreciated

    thank you
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  2. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 33,812
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18282
       21 Feb 2017 #2

    Hello lawless1, and welcome to Ten Forums. :)

    Depending on if you have a local account or Microsoft account setup on the PC, you could see if you may be able to use an option in the tutorial below to reset your password.

    Password of User Account - Reset in Windows 10

    Otherwise, you may need to clean install Windows 10 on the PC.

    Windows 10 - Clean Install
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  3. Bree's Avatar
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    10 Home x64 (1809) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       21 Feb 2017 #3

    If you have no way at all to log in, you may need to enable the built-in Administrator account and use that to reset the passwords. See Option Four:
    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/...a.html#option4
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  4.    21 Feb 2017 #4

    thnx for the response.. i have looked into this method but i dont have a windows 10 boot disk. believe just upgraded to windows 10. this is the trouble i keep running into. i cant find any where to download a win 10 boot usb from.
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  5. Bree's Avatar
    Posts : 9,185
    10 Home x64 (1809) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       21 Feb 2017 #5

    lawless1 said: View Post
    thnx for the response.. i have looked into this method but i dont have a windows 10 boot disk. believe just upgraded to windows 10. this is the trouble i keep running into. i cant find any where to download a win 10 boot usb from.

    If you don't have a boot USB the Option Four I pointed you to earlier has another way to get to a command prompt. It's the 'Tip' in step 1.

    If you don't have a Windows 10 installation USB or recovery drive, then you can use OPTION SIX here to boot to Advanced Startup
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  6.    21 Feb 2017 #6

    lawless1 said: View Post
    i cant find any where to download a win 10 boot usb from.
    Download Windows 10 (Microsoft)

    Windows 10 ISO Download

    USB Flash Drive - Create to Install Windows 10
    Last edited by Brink; 21 Feb 2017 at 23:18. Reason: added tutorial links for more info
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  7. sml156's Avatar
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    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       22 Feb 2017 #7

    Just a FYI all of the old Direct downloads of Win 10 ISO from Microsoft get redirected to the media creation tool.
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