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How to Reset Password from Lock Screen on Windows 10


ave you forgotten your Windows 10 password? Do you want to reset PIN and password from lock screen on Windows 10? Here is how to do that on your Windows 10 machine without leaving the lock screen.

Windows 10 has been a huge success for Microsoft since it is already installed on millions of computers from across the globe. It doesn’t matter whether you want to use your computer for app development purpose or gaming, you can certainly use this operating system on your computer to get the most out of it. Windows 10 can be used with a Microsoft email account. If you sign in to your Microsoft email ID, you would be able to synchronize various settings across multiple computers running Windows 10. However, there is one problem. If you forget your password, you need to head over to another gadget to open the corresponding email website and reset your password. If you wanted to reset password from lock screen, there was no such way in Windows 10. However, with the new update of Windows 10, Microsoft has included this feature in Windows 10. In other words, you would be able to reset PIN or password from lock screen on Windows 10. Here is how to do that in easy steps.

Reset PIN and Password from Lock Screen on Windows 10

Before getting started, you should know that this feature currently in beta. You should get it with the next Windows 10 update or Windows 10 Creators Fall Update. However, if you want to use it now, you need to download Windows 10 Insider preview Build 16241 (or later version) for PC.

Step 1: After opening the log on screen on Windows 10, you should find a window like this-

Step 2: Click on the I forgot my password button. You would take away to a screen that looks something like this-

Step 3: Here you have to enter your email ID that is linked to your existing computer. Also, you need to get into the CAPTCHA.

Step 4: After that, you may need to verify your account through email ID or linked mobile number. You should get an OTP that you need to enter on the next screen.

Step 5: After that, you would be able to enter your new password right away.

That’s it! This is as simple as said. Hope you would like this new feature of Windows 10.

Note: You can reset password only if you have linked your Microsoft account with your Windows 10 machine. You cannot reset local account password using this trick.


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