How to Reset Your Forgotten Windows 10 Password | Tech News

You try to sign into your Windows 10 PC, but there’s one problem. You’ve forgotten your password.

Don’t panic. Windows 10 has long offered the ability to help you reset your password if you use a Microsoft Account. And now with the Windows 10 April 2018 Update, you can also reset it if you’re using a local account. With a local account, you just need to set up several security questions to answer in the event you can’t remember your login. After you successfully answer them, you can reset your password and access your account.

If you use a Microsoft Account in Windows 10, you can perform this trick no matter which version or update you have. If you use a local account, however, you’ll need to be running the April 2018 Update.

To check which one you’re running, open Settings > System > About. Scroll down to Windows specifications. If the Windows version says 1803, you’re in business. If not, go to the Update & security category in Settings. You should see an update called “Feature Update to Windows 10, version 1803.” Install that. If you don’t see it, you can always jump to Microsoft’s Windows 10 Download page to manually kick off the April 2018 Update.

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