When you set up a new Windows 10 computer, you have the option to create a user account with administrator privileges. This is great because it means that you won’t need to keep digging through the User Accounts and Family Settings page trying to find that one password-reset option whenever someone forgets their login details. When your friends and family want to use your new computer, though, they probably won’t know about the administrator privileges or how to set up another administrator account. So how do you let them use your computer without compromising security? The answer is by resetting the password for the standard user account and switching it with an administrator account. Once you’ve finished reading this article, you will be able to reset the passwords on any Windows 10 computer in just five minutes!
How to Reset Windows 10 Passwords
One of the easiest ways to reset a Windows 10 password is by booting into Safe Mode. Safe Mode is a diagnostic mode that removes all third-party apps (including antivirus software) and disables certain Windows features to help you troubleshoot problems. If you boot into Safe Mode and reset the password for the local administrator account, you can use it to log in and disable the account you just used. Once the login is disabled, the user will have to reset the password again the next time they log in and access the computer. Note: If you’re using Windows 10 Home, you won’t have access to the administrator account. If you want to reset someone’s password, you’ll have to upgrade to Windows 10 Pro before you can use Safe Mode.
Reset the Windows 10 Registry
Another way to reset a Windows 10 password is by editing the Registry. The Registry is the back-end database that stores all the settings and configurations for your computer. It’s not a great idea to edit the Registry unless you know what you’re doing. You can edit the Registry to reset the password for the local administrator account. The bad news is that you can’t access the Registry unless you’re logged in with an administrator account. Most Windows 10 computers have a standard user account with administrator privileges, which means that you’re stuck. Note: Before you edit the Registry, you need to make sure that you’re logged in with an administrator account. If you’re not logged in with an administrator account, you won’t be able to edit the Registry.
Reset the Windows 10 User Account
If you use an old computer with the Windows 10 operating system, you can reset the password by using the User Accounts and Family settings page. You’ll need to open the Settings app, click on the Accounts icon, click on Family & Other Users, and click the name of the user whose password you want to reset. Click on the “Remove” button and then click the “Add Someone Else to the Account” button. You’ll then be able to log into the computer using the new account you just created.
Reset the Windows 10 Computer
If you’re using a computer with a modern version of Windows 10 and you don’t want to reset the account’s password, you can always reset the computer. Resetting the computer basically resets all the configuration settings to their original factory defaults. This will remove all files from the computer, including the current user account. You can reset your Windows 10 computer by clicking on the Windows logo in the bottom-left corner. Click on Settings, click on Update & Security, click “Recovery”, and click the “Advanced Startup” option. Once you’ve clicked on Advanced Startup, click “Restart” and click “Advanced Startup” again. You should see a “Choose an option” menu on the next screen. Click “Troubleshoot” and click “Advanced Options” on the next screen. Click “Reset This PC” and click the “Next” button on the next screen. You’ll be asked to confirm that you want to reset the computer. Once you’ve clicked “Yes”, you can use the computer as if you’ve just built a new computer from scratch.
Reinstalling Windows 10
If you’ve tried all of the above methods and you’re still stuck, you can always reinstall the Windows 10 operating system. This is one of the most effective ways to reset all of the configuration settings, including the login details for the administrator account. You can reinstall Windows 10 by booting the computer from a USB drive or a disc. You can download a Windows 10 ISO from the Microsoft website. Once you’ve downloaded the ISO, you can create a Bootable USB or Bootable Disc by following the instructions in this article. Once you’ve booted into the Windows 10 setup, you’ll have to click on the “Install” button to reinstall the operating system.
It’s very important that you reset the password of the administrator account on a Windows 10 computer because the default account can be used to access your computer remotely. If someone knows your computer’s IP address and they know the default password, they can remotely log in to your computer. If you’re using an old computer with the Windows 10 operating system, you can reset the password by using the User Accounts and Family settings page. You can also edit the Registry to reset the password for the local administrator account. You can reset the Windows 10 computer to remove all the configuration settings and reset the login details for the administrator account.