How to Reset Forgotten Windows 10 Local User Account Password

Learn how to reset Windows 10 local user account password using Kon-Boot password recovery. This Program allows you to temporarily access your computer or fully change your password in case you have forgotten it.

To successfully boot from Kon-Boot you would need to do the following:

  1. Download Kon-Boot. Not Free.
  2. Burn the Kon-Boot ISO onto a disc.
  3. Boot from Kon Boot disc.

Then on the Windows 10 login section, click the arrow → to make sure you can log in without a password. If you were able to log in that means Kon-Boot is working. In case you have the password written some wear  inside your PC you can locate it because Kon-Boot allows to to bypass the Local User password.

Video Tutorial:

If you absolutely have forgotten the password then follow along:

On the Windows 10 login section, hit the Shift key 5 times to open the command prompt.



Here type “net user” to show all users on your PC. In this case AvoidErrors is the only user.


In the command prompt enter the following command to reset user AvoidErrors password:

net user AvoidErrors *

In your case replace “AvoidErrors” with the username on your PC you want to reset the password.

Then is going to ask you to type the password for that user, leave it blank for no password and hit enter.

Once you press enter is going to ask you to confirm password since we left it blank just press enter again

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Now the user has no password, close the command prompt remove Kon-boot disc from the drive and re-start the PC.

At the Windows 10 login enter a password if you changed it or leave it blank and continue using your PC.


I started this tech blog back in 2011 as a place to write down processes I took to fix my client systems and network. Now I write some tips and tricks to help others with the tech issues that one might encounter.

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