In case you have forgotten or lost password to your Windows or Mac system then don’t feel disheartened. They are tricks to unlock Mac or Windows 10 password and this is the main topic we will be exploring in greater depth in following sections.
Tricks to Unlock Mac or Windows 10 Password
Unlocking a Windows 10 or 8 Password
Tricks to Unlock Mac or Windows 10 Password #1 – Doing it Online
On a Windows 8 or 10 system you can use your Microsoft Live Account (https://account.live.com/password/reset) for resetting the password and open Windows 10, Mac or 8 PC if password gets lost. Let us look at the steps you will have to take.
Step 1: Access Live.com Account on a Different Computer
This technique is useful only when Microsoft account was utilized for logging into your account when computer was set up. Since, this is the default way of logging into a new computer, it is likely that you also used your Live account for using your computer.
The first step you will have to take is open the reset password url from a different computer and select the forgot password option.
Step 2: Enter the Credentials
Next thing you will have to do is enter your email id for the Microsoft account as well as the captcha details and then click on Next button to continue the process.
Step 3: Verify Account Ownership
As third step of the process you will have to provide the phone number or email address on which verification code will be sent.
Step 4: Use the Verification Code
Last step would be entering the code in required field and pressing the next button for resetting the password. After entering the new password, you will be able to use the same for logging into your computer.
Tricks to Unlock Mac or Windows 10 Password #2 – Using Safe Mode
Apart from going online you can also utilize safe mode for changing the password by following the undermentioned steps.
Step 1: Reboot System
When you are at the login screen, what you will have to do is select the power icon and press the shift button on the keyboard while clicking the restart button. There will be 2 restarts that are to be performed for getting into safe mode.
Step 2: Select Troubleshooting
When system restarts, you will find a screen which gives you multiple options to choose from. Here you will have to select Troubleshoot option and after that next selection should be Advanced Options and lastly, choose startup settings. Next thing you will have to do is again select restart option so that you can select from a new set of options.
Step 3: Get into Safe Mode
In third step you will have to press F4 key on your keyboard for entering the safe mode which will provide the option for you to login.
Here you will have to login as administrator and then you will be able to enter into the system without having to enter any password.
Step 4: Visit the Control Panel
After you are logged into your computer, you will have to open the control panel and then select the option which says user accounts.
Then select manage other accounts and then select the account for which password is to be reset. When you are inside that particular account window what you will have to do is select the option which says change password, enter the new password and then click on the save button.
Step 5: Restart Machine
The last step would be restarting the system and then you will get to the normal login screen and here you will have to enter your new password to get into the system.
Tricks to Unlock Mac or Windows 10 Password #3 – Use of Password Reset Disc
In addition to doing it online or getting into safe mode, another thing you can do is make use of a password reset disc for changing your password (of course, it will be the right method if you have already created such a disc).
Let us check the steps you will have to perform in this context.
Step 1: Initiate the Wizard
When you insert the disc and press the button which says reset password, it will start the wizard. Here you will find all the disk drives associated with the computer and you will have to choose the drive which has the disc.
Step 2: Specify New Password