How to Bypass your Windows User Password Request if You Are Locked out?

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Issue: How to Bypass your Windows User Password Request if You Are Locked out?

I don’t know what happened with my Windows 10 account, but I cannot log in. I type the password, but nothing happens. How can I bypass this password request and change it from within Windows?

Solved Answer

If you forgot Windows password, the thought to bypass password request from log-in screen might have occurred to you multiple times.[1] It might be useful to know this trick especially if you share a computer with your children, who tend, deliberately or not, change the password.[2]

Bypass password request to change it

Additionally, this knowledge might come in handy especially if unauthorized users[3] get access to your computer. In that case, you will be able to get into the system and later on eliminate malware. In that case, we recommend using Reimage or another security tool. Now let us review options how you can bypass your Windows account password and reset it.

Option 1. Launch Command Prompt via Advanced Startup

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Launch Command Prompt via Advanced startup settings

Before proceeding further, check the article about “We Can’t Sign Into Your Account” error. Due to internal Windows bugs or other causes, you may fail to access the account. Examine the provided methods thoroughly.

In case you did not find the solution or simply forgot the password, change your account password via Command Prompt. Note that this method has certain risks. In case you are not confident, opt for alternative solutions. Make sure you memorize the password correctly.

  1. Restart the system and opt for Advanced Startup settings.
  2. Choose Troubleshoot and then Advanced options.
  3. Now you will see Command Prompt from the options.
  4. You will see an inquiry asking “Forgot your password or don’t see your account?
  5. Enter the name of your account and type in the new password when required.

In Windows 7 and older versions, after you reboot the system, tap on F2 or F8 (depending on your computer model). Then, you will be able to choose Command Prompt.

  1. Type in net user.
  2. You will see the information about the accounts registered on that computer. Choose the account and fill in the details of a new passcode.
  3. Click Enter and restart the computer.

Option 2. Choose wisely Windows password recovery tools

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For this method, you will need another computer. There are legitimate apps designed for Windows user account recovery, but be aware of the threats. Choose wisely as you may end up installing the adware-corrupted app or useless program.

Option 3. Follow Microsoft password reset instructions

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Reeset your password via Microsoft online password reset page

Windows 10 OS reaches a helping hand for users who cannot log-in the usual way. If the above-suggested method seems too risky, follow the instructions offered by the operating system. When you fail to log-in to your account several times in a row, additional link appears, click on it and fill in the instructions.

Note. Pay attention to the password recovery URL address. Only when you are sure that no malware resides in your system or it has not been occupied by a hacker, enter the details to change the password. 

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Recover your lost files quickly

Unforeseen circumstances can happen at any time while using the computer: it can turn off due to a power cut, a Blue Screen of Death (BSoD) can occur, or random Windows updates can decide to reboot the machine when you went away for a few minutes. As a result, your schoolwork, important documents, and other data might be lost.

Additionally, you might also be attacked by malware that can corrupt your Windows or encrypt files with a robust encryption algorithm, and ask for a ransom in Bitcoin for the decryption tool. Cybercriminals might not deliver what they promised, however, so it is better to attempt alternative file recovery methods that could help you to retrieve at least some portion of the lost data.

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Jake Doe
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Jake Doe is a News Editor at Ugetfix. Since he met Ugnius Kiguolis in 2003, they both launched several projects that spread awareness about cybercrimes, malware, and other computer-related problems.

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