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Utilities to reset local Win 10 passwords

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Please provide me with a list of utilities that can be used to boot from a USB thumb drive to reset a user's local Windows 10 password.

I will only be using these sorts of utilities for ethical purposes within my lab testing environment.
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Ultimate Boot CD is one.

REF: http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/download.html
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by:Edward Pamias
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Microsoft has a password reset site as well, this is if you used you Microsoft account to login to Windows. If not disregard this comment.

REF: https://account.live.com/password/reset
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by:Edward Pamias
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Click hereDid you try logging in with the Administrator account and reset the password that way, or is that the account that's locked out?

Try activating the administrator account to reset the password. Here is a video on how to do it.

REF: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xC1i0dLzzc0&t=0s
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by:arnold
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Is this not a second time you are posting this thread?
Using any Windows bootable media you can regain access.

Resetting of a password when one has an application such as EFS, bitlocker or the like in use will lead to loss of data.

I.e. User with EFS that is not certificate based, will lose access to the data because it uses a combination of data that includes the password to maintain access.

I as an admin for some, to avoid data loss, disable such items via GPO.
What are the scenarios that you are dealing/envisioning.

It consult that gets called in to solve issue So?
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by:Edward Pamias
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@Arnold, is that comment for me or the Author?
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by:Edward Pamias
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@Knowledgeable, Arnold is correct if you have any encryption as he mentioned then please disregard my comments. I just answered your question AS IS.
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by:arnold
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@Edward, I think the author of the question has a similarly themed post a while ago. Or is just a similar separate issue raised by another.
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by:Edward Pamias
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Ahhhh ok.
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@Arnold: "Resetting of a password when one has an application such as EFS, bitlocker or the like in use will lead to loss of data" - EFS data can be recovered by the data recovery agent. Bitlocker "or the like" (=full disk encryptions) will make it harder to reset the password, but never ever will this lead to data loss  unless you use it wrong and throw away your recovery passwords.

@Knowledgeable: Resetting is easy on unencrypted disks. But most tools don't offer to reset the password on encrypted disks at all. So if you are trying to find a utility that will be able to reset the password without needing to decrypt the disk (which may take multiple hours), your choice is pretty limited. I'd use this method: https://www.technibble.com/bypass-windows-logons-utilman/ right after I unlocked the disk from the command line (for example: bitlocker has a command line utility on the setup disk: manage-bde.exe, it would go
manage-bde -unlock x: -rp

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where x: is the drive letter of your c-drive)
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by:John Hurst
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@Knowledgeable  - You currently have an Open Question with the same subject and you are getting the same answers here.

Please close your earlier question
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by:arnold
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McKnife,
Warning that reset of password leads to data loss sets theperson on track to approach the matter after performing research.

The question suggests that one is called in to assist a client to revert access where prior setup is questionable.

I've ran into situation even after warning the individuals about the impact.
A recovery agent can not be set after loss of access.a
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by:McKnife
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"Warning that reset of password leads to data loss sets theperson on track to approach the matter after performing research" -  Bitlocked data is not in danger when resetting a password nor is data secured by other full disk encryptors, but your comment suggested that - and I felt like improving that by showing there's a difference to EFS and added that even EFS when used non-foolish cannot run into this trap. So let's agree on "warnings are good but a little more precise, please" :-)
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Knowledgeable, maybe you are looking for password crackers, but on EE these tools are forbidden

so best specify in detail for what you are looking
for resetting W10 passwords, i have used this method
http://www.howtogeek.com/222262/how-to-reset-your-forgotten-password-in-windows-10/
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