Solved Remove password mistakenly put on new Dell Windows 10 PC

October 19, 2015 at 15:04:13
Specs: Windows 10
I mistakenly put a password in so now when I start my pc it asks for a password, How do I remove the password?

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October 20, 2015 at 14:39:19
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Or,

1: Go into Safe Mode. Then on logon prompt, select Guest to access entry.
2: Click on Start > Run, Copy & Paste > "control userpasswords2" without quotes & hit > Enter.
3: Click on the on the user account whose password is forgotten & click on Reset Password.
4: Enter the new password then click OK to exit. Reboot computer.

Or,

Obtain Windows CD (XP, Vista, 7, 8, doesn't matter process is largely the same)
Here is a sample using a Vista CD.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tut...
1: Set the bios to boot from CD first.
2: Boot off Windows CD into setup.
3: At setup hold shift key and press F10.
4: This will bring up a command window.
5: In the command window type "control userpasswords2" without quotes & hit Enter.
6: Highlight admin account and reset and set a new password.

Or,

1. Place your Windows CD in your cd-rom and start your computer ( make that the bios set to boot from CD)
2. Keep your eye on the screen messages for booting to your cd. Typically, it will be “Press any key to boot from cd”
3. Once you get in, the first screen will indicate that Setup is inspecting your system and loading files.
4. When you get to the Welcome to Setup screen, press ENTER to Setup Windows now
5. The Licensing Agreement comes next - Press F8 to accept it.
6. The next screen is the Setup screen which gives you the option to do a Repair.
It should read something like “If one of the following Windows installations is damaged, Setup can try to repair it”
Use the up and down arrow keys to select your installation (if you only have one, it should already be selected) and press R to begin the Repair process.
7. Let the Repair run. Setup will now check your disks and then start copying files which can take several minutes.
8. Shortly after the Copying Files stage, you will be required to reboot. (this will happen automatically – you will see a progress bar stating “Your computer will reboot in 15 seconds”
9. During the reboot, do not make the mistake of “pressing any key” to boot from the CD again! Setup will resume automatically with the standard billboard screens and you will notice Installing Windows is highlighted.
10. Keep your eye on the lower left hand side of the screen and when you see the Installing Devices progress bar, press SHIFT + F10. This is the security hole! A command console will now open up giving you the potential for wide access to your system.
11. At the prompt, type NUSRMGR.CPL and press Enter. Voila! You have just gained graphical access to your User Accounts in the Control Panel.
12. Now simply pick the account you need to change and remove or change your password as you prefer. If you want to log on without having to enter your new password, you can type control userpasswords2 at the prompt and choose to log on without being asked for password. After you've made your changes close the windows, exit the command box and continue on with the Repair (have your Product key handy).
13. Once the Repair is done, you will be able to log on with your new password (or without a password if you chose not to use one or if you chose not to be asked for a password). Your programs and personalized settings should remain intact.



#1
October 19, 2015 at 15:19:23
If it was a Windows password follow part 1 here:
http://www.isunshare.com/windows-10...

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#2
October 19, 2015 at 18:28:16
Did you forget the password and now can't log in?

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#3
October 20, 2015 at 08:36:13
Thanks for your response. I have been googling this question and a couple of times I was given the same advice but the problem is I don't have a password option under User Accounts. I have been searching for that option but can't find it. Someone told me that you have to have a password with windows 10. Thanks again

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#4
October 20, 2015 at 08:42:52
Thanks for your response. I do know the password and can get in to my pc.I found out by trying different passwords that I have, the one that worked is my hotmail account. Somehow I supplanted my hotmail password in the system so I have to sign in everytime I turn it on. I appreciate your time and advice.

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#5
October 20, 2015 at 09:15:59
Sorry, I've lost the flow. #3 seems to say there is no password option yet at #4 you are putting a password somewhere.

Has the problem now been resolved?

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#6
October 20, 2015 at 13:00:02
Sorry for the confusion, I've been told several time to go to control panel...Users and Accounts and in there is a link to change or eliminate the password. There is no link for the password in the User and Accounts. I've been told that with windows 10 you can't get rid of the password.. Have you heard that? I hope this clears up the problem.Thanks again.

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#7
October 20, 2015 at 14:39:19
✔ Best Answer
Lazesoft Recover My Password Home Edition
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Securi...
http://www.lazesoft.com/forgot-wind...
http://www.lazesoft.com/screenshot....
http://i.imgur.com/oTphnej.gif
Tutorial
http://www.thewindowsclub.com/reset...

recALL
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Securi...
http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/det...
http://www.davescomputertips.com/re...
Portable recALL
http://www.softpedia.com/get/PORTAB...

Or,

1: Go into Safe Mode. Then on logon prompt, select Guest to access entry.
2: Click on Start > Run, Copy & Paste > "control userpasswords2" without quotes & hit > Enter.
3: Click on the on the user account whose password is forgotten & click on Reset Password.
4: Enter the new password then click OK to exit. Reboot computer.

Or,

Obtain Windows CD (XP, Vista, 7, 8, doesn't matter process is largely the same)
Here is a sample using a Vista CD.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tut...
1: Set the bios to boot from CD first.
2: Boot off Windows CD into setup.
3: At setup hold shift key and press F10.
4: This will bring up a command window.
5: In the command window type "control userpasswords2" without quotes & hit Enter.
6: Highlight admin account and reset and set a new password.

Or,

1. Place your Windows CD in your cd-rom and start your computer ( make that the bios set to boot from CD)
2. Keep your eye on the screen messages for booting to your cd. Typically, it will be “Press any key to boot from cd”
3. Once you get in, the first screen will indicate that Setup is inspecting your system and loading files.
4. When you get to the Welcome to Setup screen, press ENTER to Setup Windows now
5. The Licensing Agreement comes next - Press F8 to accept it.
6. The next screen is the Setup screen which gives you the option to do a Repair.
It should read something like “If one of the following Windows installations is damaged, Setup can try to repair it”
Use the up and down arrow keys to select your installation (if you only have one, it should already be selected) and press R to begin the Repair process.
7. Let the Repair run. Setup will now check your disks and then start copying files which can take several minutes.
8. Shortly after the Copying Files stage, you will be required to reboot. (this will happen automatically – you will see a progress bar stating “Your computer will reboot in 15 seconds”
9. During the reboot, do not make the mistake of “pressing any key” to boot from the CD again! Setup will resume automatically with the standard billboard screens and you will notice Installing Windows is highlighted.
10. Keep your eye on the lower left hand side of the screen and when you see the Installing Devices progress bar, press SHIFT + F10. This is the security hole! A command console will now open up giving you the potential for wide access to your system.
11. At the prompt, type NUSRMGR.CPL and press Enter. Voila! You have just gained graphical access to your User Accounts in the Control Panel.
12. Now simply pick the account you need to change and remove or change your password as you prefer. If you want to log on without having to enter your new password, you can type control userpasswords2 at the prompt and choose to log on without being asked for password. After you've made your changes close the windows, exit the command box and continue on with the Repair (have your Product key handy).
13. Once the Repair is done, you will be able to log on with your new password (or without a password if you chose not to use one or if you chose not to be asked for a password). Your programs and personalized settings should remain intact.


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#8
October 20, 2015 at 15:14:34
Re #6

Where does it go missing compared to the link I gave in #1? For example, in "User and accounts" is there a link to "Sign in options"?

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#9
October 20, 2015 at 20:34:31
I thought the children of the future were not going to have to worry about passwords anymore, just like the commercial said. lol

@#7 "control userpasswords2" entered at the command prompt with administrator rights looks promising. I haven't tried this on windows 10, but its helped me on windows 8. Don't know that you need much more than that though.


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#10
October 20, 2015 at 23:03:34
thanks for your response it is quite detailed and informative, I got microsoft on the phone and they said you have to use a password to get into windows unless you sign on a local account if you go that route you'ii have to sign in on apps.and other microsoft products.. Don't know how true it is but thats what they told me. Thanks again.

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#11
October 20, 2015 at 23:09:34
thanks derek there is no sign in users and accounts I got microsoft on the phone and they said you have to use a password to get into windows unless you sign on a local account if you go that route you'ii have to sign in on apps.and other microsoft products.. Don't know how true it is but thats what they told me. Thanks again.

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#12
October 20, 2015 at 23:13:00
thanks again ISAmad take care

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#13
October 21, 2015 at 09:47:41
It is normal to choose either a local account (your own) or an MS account. That could well be the issue.

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#14
October 21, 2015 at 19:36:07
"Someone told me that you have to have a password with windows 10."

Not necessarily true, I just tried removing the password and it works just fine without one. It does tell you that you need a password before you can use other sign-in options.
Go to Start, Settings and click on Accounts. On the left side of that window your should see the option "Sign In Options", click on that and it will give you the option to change your password. Enter your current password and in the field where it asks for a new password, just leave it blank.


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#15
October 21, 2015 at 22:02:43
Derek I've always had a ms account but did not have to sign in every time I turned on the pc.

THX 1138 thanks for responding I did what you said to do but when I put in my password then leave the new password box empty, I get a message saying (next to the "new" password box) "information required" so it wants a paword.


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#16
October 22, 2015 at 07:17:40
Re #15 first line.

No, agreed I don't see why you have to sign in every time when you have an MS account. What I meant was that you might need some sort of account (MS or local) before you get the appropriate boxes so that you can deal with the password, including its removal or using a blank.

See this, it doesn't appear to be mandatory to take the signing in option:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/...

See also this:
http://www.intowindows.com/how-to-a...

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#17
October 23, 2015 at 06:48:10
Thanks Derek, and everyone I appreciate your time. The link you sent (WWW.intowindows.com/how to log into windows bypassing the login page.)Thanks again.

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#18
January 15, 2016 at 04:10:39
you can straight forward disable password login in window 10 pc. below are the steps.

Step 1 – Search in the taskbar netplwiz

Step 2– Now user accounts info window will pop up.

Now, select the user account for which you want to disable the password login. Now, uncheck the option which says user must enter a user name and password to use this computer.

Now, press OK or hit enter.

reference: remove password login in windows 10


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