If you are a fervent computer user for a greater management purpose, then even a single day without computer would be a total disaster in your list of schedule. Now there are many implications which can lead to such scenario and forgetting or losing admin password by personal negligence or error is one of them. It is quite common when you stop entering your system for couple of days and then when you enter it is total black out of your memory as to password recollection.  All your everyday needed files, documents, phone list, salary details, everything are stored in your system. Sudden lock out is really havoc for every user. But don’t worry; this is why we have come to help you to unlock your Windows 10 screen login password on computer.

Thus, this article will demonstrate you few simple guidelines to help you unlock Windows login password protection feature so that you can access your account without losing data.

Method #1: Unlock Windows 10 with Reset Password Disk

If you had earlier created a Reset Password disk before actually forgetting the password, then this is the right time to bring the ace of card to play to deal with the situation.  

Step 1. Insert your USB stick comprising the password reset files and documents into the locked Windows Vista computer and reboot the system.

Step 2. On the login screen, you will get to see a field named “Reset Password” under “Username” section. Click on it to proceed.

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Step 3. Once the new password wizard turns up, simply click “Next” option to proceed.

Step 4. Next select the USB drive name where the password reset disk is saved and shift to the next page. Now here type in your new password and save the changes.

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And that’s it! Now restart your computer and enter your newly password to access the previously locked account.


  • Mostly the users are not fully aware of password reset disk, thus it remains unused.
  • This method would only work if you had created a password reset disk in the first place before you had forgotten the password to your system.

Don’t miss: 4 ways to reset forgotten Windows 10 login password.

Method #3: Unlock Windows 10/8/7 Password with SaverWin

PassFolk SaverWin (Free) is an astounding but a 100% free windows password unlocker tool which can actually alleviate you off the futile attempts with other password resetting tools. The interesting part is that instead of resetting any password, it actually provides you the opportunity to modify the SAM file which stored your all password, then reset the SAM file to blank,  it means that the password was cleared. And there is no loss of data at the same time. Due to its phenomenal performance it has gained a lot of popularity in the last few years. Read few of its specifications to know the tool in detail.

PassFolk SaverWin Specifications:

  • It is operational with Windows desktop and laptop: Windows 10/8/7/XP/Vista and Windows server versions, such as 2018/ 2012/ 2008.
  • Unlock all types of accounts: Administrator, user password, guest password, Windows server.
  • Make bootable reset disk from USB, DVD/CD.
  • No convincing skill are not required if you are beginner.

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PassFolk Manual Guideline:

Step 1. Make sure to download SaverWin program file compatible with your 64 /32 bit version of OS and install it correctly. Open the tool with admin rights, and from the main UI interface choose “USB or CD/DVD” as the media type.

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Step 3. Now insert your completed empty and formatted disk into the computer and click on “Burn USB” to commence the burning of ISO image files. Finally click “OK” to finish the process.

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Step 4. Remove the disk and re-insert it into the locked Windows computer and change the boot preference order to boot from it. Try to repeatedly press F2, Del or F8 key  to enter the BIOS settings, then choose USB or DVD/CD in the booting list.

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Step 5. Next choose your locked user account and click “Reset Password” and then “Reboot” options to begin the process of password removal.

Step 6. The system will be restarted but this time there shall be no password prompting like before which shows that the password protection has been completely disabled.

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Also read: 3 ways to recover login password on HP laptop

Method #2: Unlock Windows Login Password with Command Prompt

If you are an avid user of computers, then you must know that command prompt or CMD is a marvelous tool to carry out literally any kind of tasks. It is actually a command line interpreter which handles various tasks at the call of certain commands or codes. Here we would use it to unlock the forgotten password. Go through the detailed guideline given below in steps:

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  • Step 1. Create a bootable USB or CD/DVD and plug it into the computer containing the locked admin account.
  • Step 2. Choose your preferred language and click on “Troubleshoot” option.
  • Step 3. Next click on “command prompt” to launch it with advanced mode, and then input the code shown below:

copy c:\windows\system32\sethc.exe c:\

  • Step 4. Now type in the following command and hit “Enter”:

copy /y c:\windows\system32\cmd.exe c:\windows\system32\sethc.exe

copy /y c:\windows\system32\cmd.exe c:\windows\system32\sethc.exe

  • Step 5. Exit the cmd and restart the computer and when the welcome screen appears, press “Shift” button on the keyboard 5 times in a row to open again a new cmd black dialogue box. Type the following command in the recently opened cmd box:


  • Step 6. Replace the “username” with the locked account username and the “Password” with the newly generated password.

Voila! Your task is done and now your locked account can be opened with the newly created password.


  • Even a slightest mistake with the commands can render serious damage to the system, thus it is a very risky approach for beginners.
  • If you are not familiar with the cmd commands, better not use it to avoid any further mishap.
  • Doesn’t work for UEFI-based computer.


As you can easily comprehend from the above discussion in the article that the PassFolk SaverWin is the only suitable utility to deal with your situation, so now you can completely rely on its authenticity. Other third party tools have got a lot demerits and setbacks which make them secondary as an option to choose while your system is heavily compromised. But we highly suggest you make a reset disk in case you forgot your password again in the future or make a note of the password.

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