How to Unlock or Remove Windows 8/10 Password if Locked Out

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There have been so many times when you get into an unfortunate situation where you suddenly failed to remember your carefully-thought login password. But forgetting Windows 10 password is seriously a different thing from just dismembering your password for emails or social media accounts. If you couldn't input the correct password, you will be totally locked out by the computer. Hence, you will lost access to all files on that computer.

Honestly, system reinstall is the one we could think up immediately. But, by doing so, you would sacrifice losing important files and documents that you have stored in your hard drive. Now, don't worry this any more. We are going to help in here. Basically, there are two different ways to unlock the login password of Windows 10/8/7. Please read the tutorial below to find out how it works.

Part 1: How to Unlock Windows 10/8/7 By Resetting Microsoft Account Password

Since the release of Windows 8, there are tons of new features being added to the new Windows OS. One of the dramatic change is that you can now login the computer with Microsoft account(Live/Outlook). So you don't have to add a local account. At the end of Windows installation process, you will be forced to type or create Microsoft account for login. However, you can skip it either.

So if you signed in with Microsoft account, then the password reset process will be much easier. It will only take a 1-2 minutes to unlock the computer. However, the computer should be connected to Internet.


How to Reset Microsoft Account Password:

  • Step 1: Type in a web browser or just search 'password reset' in Bing search engine.
  • Step 2: Choose an option why you cant sign in and select 'I forgot my password'.
  • Step 3: Please type the Email ID at the text field and input the right code for verification.
  • Step 4: A minute later, you will receive the confirmation code from the phone associated with the account. Type the code and set a new password for login.



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Part 2: Unlock/Remove Windows 10/8/7 Password with UUkeys Windows Password Mate

It's also rather difficult to look for effective and efficient tools that would not make the situation even worse. Password recovery is oftentimes a real pain in the neck especially when it was a local account. However, among the vast number of password recovery tools promoted online, UUKeys Windows Password Mate will literally be your good friend. This user-friendly program will reliably help you unlock Windows 10/8/7 passwords. Keeping true to being like a real "mate", this tool has the easiest steps to follow, which will make your password recovery hassle-free and a piece of cake.


UUKeys Windows Password Mate provides a couple of convenient options you can use to bypass forgotten Windows 10/8/7 password with either a CD/DVD or a USB flash drive. When you get any of these you, may now start the unlocking process. The following are the easy steps on how to breeze your way through it:



Things that You Need to Prepare:

  • A running Windows PC.
  • CD/DVD or USB flash drive.
  • UUkeys Windows Passsword Mate.

Tutorial for Unlocking Windows 8/10 Password with UUkeys

Step 1 : Download and Install UUkeys Windows Password Mate

Please download and install UUKeys Windows Password Mate on another computer with administrator permission because you can do nothing on a password-locked computer. Right click the desktop icon and run it as administrator. You will see an screen like the one shown on the right side.

Step 2 : Make Password Reset Disk Using CD/DVD or USB Flash Drive

Start creating the password reset CD/DVD or USB flash drive. With this step you may use either a CD/DVD or USB flash drive. Depending on what you are using, click either "Burn CD/DVD" or "Burn USB" button. You will be informed that the CD/DVD or USB flash drive being used will be formatted and any saved data will be lost. Click "Yes" to continue or no if you wish not to proceed.

Note: Make sure the files on the media being backed up first before burning because all the data will be erased after burning.

Step 3: Reboot Locked Computer and Change Boot Order

Take out the disk from computer and insert the pre-created password reset disk on locked computer. If you didn't do anything, the computer will be booted from hard drive and you have to input the password before proceeding to desktop. In here, you have to boot from the password reset disk first, which means you need to change the boot order first.

Reboot the computer and press one of the buttons (F2/F12/F10/ESC/Enter) during startup. You will be promoted to fast boot menu or BIOS settings. The key varies among computers. You can see the button on bootup. Now change the first boot device to USB or CD/DVD/. Save the settings and reboot the computer again.

Step 4: Unlock/Remove Login Password of Selected Account

A graphic user interface (GUI) will appear after rebooting the locked computer. Now you may start recovering your suddenly forgotten password. Choose Windows 10 as your operating system and all the user accounts on your computer are displayed on the main screen.

Among these accounts, choose the one that you would wish to recover. Lastly, you may now click "Reset Password" button. After these steps, remove the password reset disk and restart your computer. And voila! You now finally have access to all your files and documents without password.

While losing or forgetting your sign-in password is not a big deal nowadays, it can be recovered by simply following the above instructions. It is currently the most effective way to reset password of any Windows version. This will significantly help in avoiding loss and thereby wasting your precious time figuring out what your password might have been or looking for helpful means to unlock it. It's like having a true "mate" who always has your back and constantly recover forgotten passwords.

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