How to Unlock Windows 10 Computer If Forgot Microsoft Account Password

June 21, 2016

If you can still log into Windows 10 with your Microsoft account, you can switch it to a local account from the Settings app. But what if Microsoft account is the only sign-in option but you forgot the password? In this tutorial we’ll show you a simple way to switch a Microsoft account to a local account when you’re locked out of Windows 10 computer.

Part 1: Create a boot CD

When you’re locked out of Windows 10, you have to use another computer to create a boot CD. Download the PCUnlocker Enterprise and extract the ISO file.

Burn the ISO file to a blank CD using ISO2Disc or your favorite disc burning software. If your computer doesn’t have a built-in optical drive, you can use ISO2Disc to make a bootable USB drive from the ISO file.

Part 2: Switch Microsoft Account to Local Account from Boot CD

After burning the PCUnlocker ISO file to CD, go to your Windows 10 computer that you can’t sign into with Microsoft account. Restart the computer from the CD.

The PCUnlocker program itself will launch immediately after the booting process is complete. You can see a list of local accounts it finds on your Windows 10 installation. Your email address of Microsoft account should be displayed under the Description column of the associated local account.

Select the associated local account and click Reset Password. The program will convert your Microsoft account to local account and removes the existing password.

Remove the CD from your optical drive and restart your computer. Simply click the user icon at the login screen and you should be able to login without typing a password. As long as you can keep this CD in a safe place, you’ll never have to worry about forgetting your Windows password.

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