How to Factory Reset Windows 10 without password

Is this possible to Factory reset Windows 10 without password? Yes, its 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 loose certain application 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:

  1. Download Windows 10 iSO file
  2. USB Drive (Pen drive)
  3. Create a boot USB device using Rufus software

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 bootable USB to your device on which you want to perform reset. You can insert the USB device on the front panel or back panel of your device. 

If this is a laptop you will find the USB port in the right and left side of the device. 

How to Factory Reset Windows 10 without password

Restart your Windows 10 device

If you Windows 10 device (computer or laptop) is already turned on you need to restart it or if you Windows 10 device is turned Off you need to turned on your device. In order, to start your device with the bootable USB device.

Go to advanced troubleshooting option

Keep pressing the Esc or shift button on your device for the advanced troubleshooting option.

Now your device will show the following option on your screen.

In the list of option choose Troubleshoot to go next screen.

How to Factory Reset Windows 10 without password

On the Troubleshoot page you will be given two option Reset this PC and Advanced options. Here select Reset this PC, this will take you to the next page.

How to Factory Reset Windows 10 without password

Reset Windows 10 Device

On the Rest this PC page, you will be given the following two options:

  1. Keep my files (this option will remove Windows Apps and Windows Setting but no changes made to your personal files
  2. Remove everything (this option will remove everything in the C Drive, all the Windows apps, setting and the personal files.
How to Factory Reset Windows 10 without password

Here you must click on Remove everything option because this option only remove the account details from your device. 

If you choose 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 which will show you the percentage of Windows 10 reset process. In this process your PC may restart few times, once reset process will complete you will get the Windows login screen.

How to Factory Reset Windows 10 without password

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