Here are some ways to reset your forgotten password in Windows:
Use a password reset disk or USB drive. If you created a password reset disk or USB drive before you forgot your password, you can use it to reset your password without losing any data. To do this, insert the password reset disk or USB drive into your computer and follow the instructions on the screen.
Reset your password using your Microsoft account. If you are signed in to your computer with a Microsoft account, you can reset your password online.
To do this, go to the Microsoft account password reset page: https://account.microsoft.com/account/resetpassword and follow the instructions.
Reset your password in Safe Mode. If you cannot access your computer normally, you can reset your password in Safe Mode. To do this, start your computer and repeatedly press the F8 key until you see the Advanced Boot Options menu. Select Safe Mode with Command Prompt and press Enter. In the Command Prompt, type the following command and press Enter:
net user <username> <newpassword>
Replace <username> with your username and <newpassword> with your new password.
Use a third-party password recovery tool. There are a number of third-party password recovery tools available that can help you reset your password. These tools work by bypassing the Windows login screen and allowing you to access the Windows Registry, where your password is stored. However, these tools can be risky to use, as they can also damage your computer or delete your data.
If you are not comfortable resetting your password yourself, you can contact a computer technician for help.
Here are some tips to help you avoid forgetting your password in the future:
- Use a strong password that is difficult to guess.
- Do not use the same password for multiple accounts.
- Write down your password in a safe place.
- Consider using a password manager to help you keep track of your passwords.