Windows 10 forgot password on admin account, windows 10

i forgot my password on my administrator account. i want to change password but i dont know what to do? i cant install programs in my local account because it requires password in admin account. My laptop is Dell with windows 10 OS.


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Both Mike's and Neemo's linked methods work reliably in the majority of cases. I've used most of these with great success. Highly recommended!

Best of luck,:encouragement:

If this is a local account, you can reset the password from the Hiren boot disc. Resetting Windows Password
did you use microsoft account for login? If yes, then it is much easier to reset the password with Microsoft account reset service.

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did you use microsoft account for login?
NO, this is my local account not MS hotmail, is there any other way to reset my windows 10 password without system reinstallation.


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Follow the instructions in reply 3.

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