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Forget Windows Password

Create a New User if you forget account password

  • First you will need to create a Windows 10 installation media on USB or DVD and boot from it.
  • Hit ‘Shift + F10’ when setup begins.
  • This will bring out the command prompt and we will use DOS command to replace  the Utility manager at the login screen to with cmd.exe.

  • move d:\windows\system32\utilman.exe d:\windows\system32\utilman.exe.bak
  • copy d:\windows\system32\cmd.exe d:\windows\system32\utilman.exe

  • use the command “wpeutil reboot” to restart the machine.
  • Click on the Utility manager at the login screen and it will launch the ‘Command Prompt’.

  • Input the below command to create an admin account. (No caret)
  • net user <username> /add
  • net localgroup administrators <username> /add

  • New user account is now created

  • Login to new user account
  • Go to ‘Computer Management’

  • Go to ‘Local Users and Groups>Users>Set password’ and set new password