Windows is the most commonly used operating system in organizations. Windows machines are password-protected in most cases; if you forget your Windows password, you can't use your machine until you retrieve or reset your password. On this page, we'll cover how to reset Windows 10 passwords.
Security questions were introduced in version 1803 of Windows 10 as an additional protective measure for performing password resets. Upon account creation, users must provide answers to security questions; when the password reset operation is initiated, users are asked to validate their identity by answering these security questions. If you forget your Windows password, follow these steps:
Versions of Windows 10 before 1803 don't have security questions, so local account passwords can't be reset without the help of third-party applications. The only way to reset the password in these cases is to reset the entire machine. This means you may lose all your data, programs, and settings permanently unless you've made regular backups.
To reset your machine, follow these steps:
ManageEngine ADSelfService Plus is an integrated Active Directory self-service password management and single sign-on solution. With ADSelfService Plus, you can empower users to reset their Windows 10 passwords from their login screens, even when they're working remotely. Password resets are possible for all versions of Windows 10 that are joined to an Active Directory domain.
Follow these steps to reset your Windows 10 password using ADSelfService Plus:
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