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Resetting Windows 10 Username and Password without using any third-party software

Remembering the password is one of the toughest jobs for a normal human being. All the digital devices in a day to day life requires a strong password to protect your data and privacy online. Having a week is not recommended. In a certain period of time, we likely to forget the most popular password for our favorite device. In this check the most possible option to recover your Windows 10 username and password.

How to reset Windows 10 Username and Password:

Warning: Resetting this password might cause irreversible loss of information for this user account. For security reasons, Windows protects certain information by making it impossible to access if the user’s password is reset. You should only use this command in a situation where a user has forgotten his or her password and does not have a password reset disk.

Option I:

First, you’ll have to assign the command prompt execution to the “ease of access” icon located at the windows login screen. This icon points to utilman.exe which we will change to cmd.exe

  1. Login your PC to the Windows recovery option. Press shit + Restart the PC or Perform 2 unexpected windows shutdowns. (Power up then Power off as soon as you see the Win Logo)

  2. Once in the Automatic Repair Screen, select: "Advanced Options>Troubleshoot>Advanced Options>System Image Recovery

  3. On the “Reimage your computer” pop-up window, select: Cancel>Next>Advanced>Install a driver>OK

  4. Windows will open a file Explorer. Go to X:\Windows\System32 (X denotes whatever drive your System32 is on.)

  5. Rename utilman.exe … This is arbitrary and can be named anything such as utilmanold.exe

  6. Refresh the File Explorer window to see the changes

  7. Now rename cmd.exe to utilman.exe

  8. Close the windows and click continue.

  9. Once on the Windows Login Screen, click the “ease of access” icon and the command prompt window will open.

  10. Type whoami. This will identify you as the “system”. Now you will have the authority to change the usernames and passwords.

  11. Type net user to see all the accounts

  12. Type net user account name * in order to edit the password for that user. (Note: If the username consists of other characters other than the English alphabet, you’ll need to place the username in quotations such as net user “g01f” *

  13. Once you type the new password for the account user or simply press enter for no password, you can attempt to logon with the username and password you changed.

  14. Be sure to change your utilman.exe and cmd.exe back to normal.

Option II:

  1. Boot off a Windows 10 DVD (or USB)

  2. When the WINDOWS SETUP screen appears, press SHIFT+F10 to launch a CMD window

  3. Type ren c:\windows\system32\utilman.exe utilman.exe.bak and press the ENTER key

  4. Type copy c:\windows\system32\cmd.exe c:\windows\system32\utilman.exe and press the ENTER key

  5. Exit the Windows 10 setup (just power down)

  6. Boot normally to your hard drive

  7. At the Login Screen click the EASE OF ACCESS icon (beside the Power icon in the bottom right corner of the screen).

    Because of step 4, this will launch a CMD window now you can change your password

  8. Now restart your PC and login with the new username and password

Both are the same method doing the same job to reset the Windows 10 username and password. Try one of these and reset your username or password successfully.

Note: Resetting this password might cause irreversible loss of information for this user account. For security reasons, Windows protects certain information by making it impossible to access if the user’s password is reset. You should only use this command in a situation where a user has forgotten his or her password and does not have a password reset disk.