How to reset password on Windows 10 without disk
Fingerprint blocked, PIN not working anymore, password forgotten, can’t retrive the Microsoft account, and no WiFi connection ? See below a way to solve it without needing a reset disk – simply plug a phone with USB, sharing the internet connection and reset forgotten Windows 10 password !
Forgot windows 10 password, no reset disk ? One hint : do not update your Microsoft account password on another device, if the locked device isn’t connected to internet ! If you do so, the password will not be synchronized, and it won’t be possible to log in at all.
Windows 10 PIN not working
When using a PIN to login Windows 10 computer, it can happen that the PIN is not working anymore, either because of too many tries, even after some other issues, for example typing unintentionally on keyboard.
In that case, the following message might be displayed :
Your PIN is required to sign in
You PIN is no longer available due to a change to the security settings on this device. You can set up your PIN again by going to Settings > Accounts > Sign-in
Windows 10 PIN login not working
In that case, even when trying to enter the PIN, the computer won’t allow to login, with following message : You can’t sign in to your device right now. Go to account.live.com to fix the problem or try the last password you used on this device.
Of course, that is a big problem, if you can’t remember the last password used, which might especially happen after months using only fingerprint recognition or PIN to login, without ever typing the password, except that one time at account setup.
After fingerprint login hasn’t worked out, try again entering the PIN, eventually using the button allowing to show the input, to make sure that the right digits have been entered, and caps lock or another input language are not at fault here.
Windows 10 offline
After some time thinking, which happen to make sure it is not possible to try too many PIN combinations quickly to hack into the computer, if the login is still unsuccessful, following message should appear :
Your device/PC is offline. Please sign in with the last password used on this device.
There, try to login to a WiFi if possible. If, like in this example, the only WiFi available are necessiting a browser login, for example hotel login page where room and name and necessary to access internet, then there is no way to change the password from the Windows login screen.
If you have no way to access a netword with internet connection accessible to your computer without login, here is the solution.
Share connection with USB tethering
Connect your phone by USB, which must have a working internet connection, either by WiFi or by mobile network.
In the phone settings, go to the tethering options, for which the location might depend on your phone.
Generally, it should be accessible under wireless and networks settings, most likely behind the more option in that menu.
There, with the computer locked out on login screen, and mobile phone connected by USB and sharing internet connection, activate the USB tethering, which means that the internet connection of the phone will be shared to the connected computer.
Windows password recovery
You can now click on the link I forgot my password, which will lead to a recover your account page, in which you’ll have to enter your windows account. If, like us, you had forgotten it, then check your mailboxes looking for emails from Microsoft, until you find one of them – that must be your account.
It will also be asked to enter some characters displayed in an image.
After that, a code will be sent to your email, which must be entered to update the password to a new one.
The Windows code and the account code are the same ones, therefore the Microsoft account login is the same as the computer login.
Microsoft password reset
The next step will be to enter a new password, and to confirm it. Make sure this time to be able to remember your password, so that the same issue will not happen another time ! Try not to write it down however, as this is a big security issue.
How to unlock your laptop when you forgot the password
All set ! That what should now be written on the computer, along with a message saying that the password for [email protected] has been changed successfully.
You should now be able to sign in normally, simply by entering the full password.
From the sign-in options, make sure to select the correct one, password entry, and to enter the password using the right characters, avoiding caps lock or using another keyboard language setup.
Forgot laptop password Windows 10
And that is it ! You should now be back in your laptop, and can reactivate the fingerprint login, the PIN login, or any other way to access your account on your laptop.
This is how to unlock HP laptop forgot password, when you forgot password on HP laptop, but also works for locked out of Asus laptop, or also Asus laptop forgot password issues.
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