What is User Account Password?
In Windows 10, user account password is a user login password to get into the Windows desktop screen. In simple words, user account password is used to unlock your PC. Windows 10 user password can be used for security and safety purpose of your computer, if you don’t want to share your computer with someone else. There are some other ways also wherein you can use a computer PIN, Picture password or Dynamic Lock instead of user account password to protect your Windows machine. The user account password is must and will help you to reset your login credentials, in case if you forgot PIN, Picture password, etc. But what to do, if you have forgotten user account password in Windows 10? How to reset forgotten windows 10 login password? Continue reading this article to get the solution.
Change, Recover or Reset Forgotten Windows 10 Login password
Many users complained that they cannot reset user account password, if forgot or lost and can’t access their computers. In earlier versions of Windows 10, there are lots of trouble for resetting user account password in Windows 10. However, there was a different way around to reset Windows 10 login password. But now, it’s very easy to reset forgotten windows 10 login password after Spring Creators update from the same login screen without going anywhere. If you have now updated your Windows 10 so far, click here to check updates now. Reset Forgotten Windows 10 Login password Click To Tweet
So now, we have a good news for you, Microsoft has already released a major update for Windows 10 on April 2018 called April update or Spring Creators update. It’s got lots of new features, and bug fixes. One of them is to reset forgotten user account password (login password). Follow the steps given below and do an action on your computer screen, if you get locked:
Reset Forgotten Windows 10 Login password
Step 1. On you locked user account screen, click on “I forgot my password”. Once you click, it will take you to the next screen.
Step 2. You will see Recover your account screen with your Microsoft account email address. Enter the characters you see in the given box and click “Next” button.
Step 3. At next screen, you will have redirected to the screen where you need to “verify your identity”. At the time you have setup your Microsoft account, you must have provided some questions (answer them to verify), secondary email address (to receive email) or phone number (to receive text message). I have my secondary email and phone number for verification.
Step 4. Choose any one of verification method from your list and click on given send code button. Then, you will receive a “code” to verify yourself. In my case I have selected “phone number” and provided last 4 digits of it, as required.
Step 5. If chosen verification option matches up to your Microsoft account, you will receive a code on it in quick seconds. Enter the received verification code in this screen as shown in below image:
Step 6. Finally, you will see the screen where you can create a new Microsoft password. You can see “Enter a new password” screen. Just create a new password as you desired (it won’t accept any previous used password, create the one you never used before) and click on “Next” button. You may get a confirm password screen on next windows, type the same password for confirmation.
Once you are done, you will be redirected to your Windows 10 user login screen. Just need to enter a newly created Microsoft password and you will be on your desktop screen. Later on you may create any Login PIN, Picture password of set up a Dynamic Lock for your Windows 10 PC. So, you see how easy to reset forgotten Windows 10 login password or Windows 10 Microsoft account password.