Being amazed by the new features of Windows 10, I can’t help to upgrading my Dell Inspiron computer from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 when it comes out immediately. Unfortunately, when I open my machine, I no longer login, because I forgot the password. I scrambled to try different combinations of letters and numbers to see what will fit, but nothing works. I am really frustrated because I have an important meeting to attend and some files needed in the meeting are locked.
After crazy surfing in the internet, finally, I reset Dell Windows 10 password with one tiny tool named Windows Password Key Enterprise.
Just familiar with Windows 8.1, Windows 10 has Microsoft live 10 login as well as other users registered with the local machine. My locked account is the local account one. After placing the order from PasswordSeeker website, I received the download link. I downloaded the program in my colleague’s computer and make a boot USB there. Here is what I have done.
Step 1. Insert the USB with iSO burned there. Press and hold “F2” on the computer keyboard when the Dell logo appears on the screen. If the Windows logo appears, you need to wait for the computer to finish starting up and restart the computer to try the precious procedure again.
Step 2. In the BIOS center, change the curser to “Boot” option, then move the curser to “1 st Boot Priority” and press Enter.
Step 3. “1st Boot Priority” prompts. move curser to “USB Storage Device” and then tap enter.
Step 4. After finishing the set, pres s F10 to esc BIOS center and enter WinPE environment. And Winodows Password Key Enterprise appears there. I followed the guide and change the precedent lost password to a new one.
At last, I unplugged the USB drive and restart the computer. Just as the software website advertised, I got back my password within 5 minutes.
The following is the lesson I have learned from this experience. Wish it helps you as well.
- If you plan to upgrade your computer to Windows 10, please take a minute to take a note of your password in notebook before going further.
- Create a bit-for-bit backup of your current Windows system disk so that you can later restore your computer using that image when you can’t login.