Is this possible to Factory reset Windows 10 without a password? Yes, it’s possible. To Factory Reset Windows 10 device, you do not need to remember your password. You can easily reset your device but be alarmed you will lose specific applications and files from your device.
Prerequisites of Factory Reset Windows 10 Without Password
If you have a password for the Windows 10 device, the reset process is very easier and simple. Since, you don’t have the password for the Windows 10 device, you need to have the following before you start the reset process:
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How to Factory Reset Windows 10 Without Password
I assume you have a bootable device with Windows 10 on it. Now follow the step-by-step instruction to reset windows 10 device without password.
Insert the bootable USB Drive to Windows 10 device
First, insert a bootable USB into the device on which you want to perform a reset. You can insert the USB device on your device’s front or back panel.
If this is a laptop, you will find the USB port on the right and left sides of the device.
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Restart Your Windows 10 Device
If your Windows 10 device (computer or laptop) is already turned on, you need to restart it, or if your Windows 10 device is turned Off, you need to turn on your device. Start your device with the bootable USB device.
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Go to Advanced Troubleshooting Option
Keep pressing your device’s Esc or shift button for the advanced troubleshooting option.
Now your device will show the following option on your screen.
In the list of options, choose to Troubleshoot to go next screen.
On the Troubleshoot page, you will be given two options: Reset this PC and Advanced. Select Reset this PC; this will take you to the next page.
Reset Windows 10 Device
On the Rest of this PC page, you will be given the following two options:
- Keep my files (this option will remove Windows Apps and Windows Setting, but no changes will be made to your files
- Remove everything (this option will remove everything in the C Drive, all the Windows apps, setting and personal files.
You must click the Remove everything option because this option only removes the account details from your device.
If you choose the Keep my files option, this will retain all the account details and again ask you for the password for the same user account you have.
Now you will get the following screen showing you the percentage of Windows 10 reset process. In this process, your PC may restart a few times; once the reset process will complete, you will get the Windows login screen.
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