Windows 10: Reset Password of User Account in Windows 10  

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  1.    31 May 2018 #10

    Brink said: View Post
    Without the questions, there would be no way to verify if it's you when resetting the password on the sign-in screen, so they just made it a requirement.

    It's basically the local account's version of the Microsoft account's two-step verification.

    However, if you don't use a password for the local account, you won't have any questions.

    But why not give the user the option to disable Option Five? Why force it on users? Some people (like myself) don't want there to be an easy (and arguably not secure) way to do a password reset.
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       31 May 2018 #11

    That would be a good idea to send feedback to Microsoft about to hopefully get added.

    Send Feedback to Microsoft in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials
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  3.    10 Jun 2018 #12

    According to an answer on, there is a way to create a password-protected local account in 1803 and disable Option Five as a way to reset the password.
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       11 Jun 2018 #13

    It appears they are suggesting not to bypass the questions, but to just enter some simple answer to the question instead.

    The only way that I know of to now have to answer the questions is to not have a password for the local account. Of course, that isn't very secure.
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  5.    1 Day Ago #14

    Maybe this method is easy and faster.

    Restart the PC, hold down*F8*once you enter the Windows® Boot Menu choose
    Safe Mode with Command Prompt, and now type in the following:*
    after i do this a bunch of stuff shows up about systems loading shows up what does this mean?

    net user root/add

    *localgroup Administrators root /add

    net localgroup Users root /delete

    The first command adds a new user called “root”, the second command adds
    that user to the Administrators group and the third command removes the*
    user from the Users group which leaves him in the Administrators group.
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       1 Day Ago #15

    Hello Howie, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    Are you seeing something like below for this stuff you mentioned when you sign-in to that new account for the first time?

    Turn On or Off User First Sign-in Animation in Window 10
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