Posts Tagged ‘Surface Pro password reset’

Windows 10 Password Recovery on Surface Book & Surface Pro 4

November 1st, 2015 by Admin

Lost Windows 10 password for signing in to your Surface Book or Surface Pro 4? Is it possible to recover or reset Windows 10 password on a UEFI-based laptop or tablet? The Surface machine is equipped with UEFI and Secure Boot which add security but make old password recovery methods obsolete. Here we’ll show you how to reset forgotten Windows 10 password on Surface Book and Surface Pro 4, by using a UEFI-compatible bootdisk – PCUnlocker.


The following things are needed before you begin:

  • A USB thumb drive with at least 1Gb space (USB 3.0 is recommended as Surface has a full-size USB 3.0 port).
  • PCUnlocker Enterprise
  • A USB burning tool – ISO2Disc

How to Reset Windows 10 Password on Surface Book & Surface Pro 4?

The first thing you’ll need to do is download the zip file of PCUnlocker Enterprise (trial version) to a computer you have access to. When the download is complete, extract the contents of the ZIP file using 7-Zip or your favorite unzip program. You should see a file called pcunlocker.iso.

Download and install the freeware ISO2Disc. With your USB thumb drive plugged in, launch ISO2Disc. Click on Browse button to select the PCUnlocker ISO image you’ve downloaded. Click on “Burn to USB Flash Drive” option and select your USB drive, next choose “GPT (required for UEFI boot)“.

Click on Start Burn. Wait until ISO2Disc utility erases your USB drive and transfers PCUnlocker ISO file to it. When this is completed, close ISO2Disc utility, unplug the USB stick and use it to troubleshoot your locked Surface computer.

Insert the PCUnlocker Live USB drive into the USB 3.0 port on your Surface. Press and hold the Volume Down (-) button on the top edge of the device’s screen, then press the Power button. When the Surface logo appears, release Volume Down button and the machine will now boot from the USB drive.


Once booted to the PCUnlocker program, you can see all your Windows user accounts. Select an account from the list and click on “Reset Password” button. The program will remove your forgotten password immediately. If the account you selected is linked to a Microsoft account, PCUnlocker will automatically help you switch the Microsoft account back to local account.

Click on Restart button. While rebooting, unplug the USB drive and let the Surface boot from hard drive normally. When comes to the login screen, just click on your user icon and you can log on to your Surface Book or Surface Pro 4 without typing a password! That’s it!

How to Remove Microsoft Surface Pro Password with A Bootable USB Drive

June 28th, 2013 by Admin

Forgot your password for signing in to Windows 8 on your Microsoft Surface tablet? There are lots of Windows password recovery bootdisks which could be used to reset Windows 8 password, but they would be unable to boot up your Surface Pro. That is because Microsoft Surface Pro only supports UEFI native boot. Luckily, PCUnlocker can create a 64-bit UEFI capable USB drive which can be used to remove your lost Microsoft Surface Pro password easily! It works even if you’ve turned on the UEFI Secure Boot option.

How to Remove Microsoft Surface Pro Password with A Bootable USB Drive?

First you need to make a UEFI bootable USB drive. Download the zipped ISO image of PCUnlocker Enterprise on an alternate PC you have access to. Unzipping the download file and you’ll find a bootable ISO image file: pcunlocker.iso, which needs to be burned on a CD or USB drive. Obviously, USB drive is better choice for Microsoft Surface Pro.

Download and install ISO2Disc on your computer, and then start ISO2Disc program. Click on Browse button to select the ISO image file of PCUnlocker, then choose your USB drive and select GPT from the partition style drop-down box. Click on Burn. The program will format your USB drive with a GPT partition table and copy the contents of the ISO image to the partition.

After creating a bootable USB drive, you can use it to boot up your Microsoft Surface Pro tablet. No need to disable the Secure Boot option. Just hold down the volume-down (-) button as you press the Power button. Once you see the Surface logo, release volume button and now it will boot from your USB drive.

The computer will load the 64-bit UEFI capable operating system inside the USB drive. After a while, you’ll see the PCUnlocker program open up, which shows you a list of user accounts existing on your Microsoft Surface Pro.

Select a user account and then click on Reset Password button. It will remove/reset your lost Windows password and also unlock/enable your user account in no time. Unplug the USB drive and restart the Surface Pro, you can then log back into Windows without a password!


So this is how can you remove Microsoft Surface Pro password with a bootable USB drive. Quickly unlock your Microsoft Surface Pro tablet when you lost or forgot your Windows password. No need to reset or restore your Surface Pro back into factory settings, especially when there are important data or files left in your tablet.