Password recovery on computer systems running windows 10 OS.

  • First of, you will need to create a windows 10 to go boot disc by burning the OS onto a USB stick. You can also burn the OS onto a CD-ROM.
  • Next, Shutdown or restart your computer and immediately it’s start booting up, tap the key that will boot the system into it’s recovery partition (for example in HP it’s F11).
  • Once that’s done, a blue screen with multiple options will appear, go to advanced options and the choose the command prompt.
  • Change directories to the C: drive and enter the following commands

C:> rename osk.exe osk.old

C:>rename cmd.exe osk.exe

C:>exit

  • Now choose the ‘Turn off the computer’ option
  • Now turn on the computer and let it boot to the password prompt screen
  • click on the icon that will give you the ‘on screen board’ option
  • The terminal will open then enter the following commands

C:> net user

C:>net user ‘username’ *

  • You’ll then be prompted to enter the new password you want to assign to the computer, do that then exit the terminal.
  • Now try entering the newly assigned password and you should be able to access the computer now.
  • NOTE: PLEASE DO NOT USE THIS KNOWLEDGE FOR MALICIOUS REASONS. THIS IS TO HELP PEOPLE THAT GENUINELY HAVE ISSUES ACCESSING THEIR COMPUTERS.