We must create a bootable USB password reset tool because of forgetting or losing passwords on our Windows PCs/Laptops. In that case, a bootable USB password reset tool helps us reset the password to reaccess our computer normally. What's the way to reset the password of Windows local accounts?
The way is simple, and you have to create a bootable USB password reset tool beforehand that can help you recover your PC if you occasionally forget the password. EaseUS will show you how to create a bootable USB password reset tool in this guide. So, follow this guide and take the necessary measures in advance to avoid any hassle.
Windows built-in tools such as Forgotten Password Wizard and Diskpart enable us to create a bootable USB password reset tool. You need a more than 2 GB USB drive for the Forgotten Password Wizard option. And for the Diskpart option, you need at least 5 GB of USB space. However, these methods have some limitations. But don't worry. We'll guide you on creating a USB flash drive for a password reset using EaseUS Partition Master without extra effort, restraints, and challenges.
Please check the following table for more information:
|🏅EaseUS Partition Master||High - It offers a reliable solution for making a bootable USB to remove the Windows password.||⭐|
|🥈Diskpart||Medium - It requires a fundamental understanding of command parameters. Any incorrect commands will result in data issues.||⭐⭐⭐|
|🥉Forgotten Password Wizard||Medium - It can only make a bootable USB before you forget the password since it requires the current password.||⭐⭐|
- Password reset USBs work only for local accounts and cannot reset Microsoft account passwords. For Microsoft accounts, visit the official website to change your password.
EaseUS Partition Master provides a "Password Reset" tool that allows users to create bootable media on a healthy computer and then use this device to remove the Windows password on a locked computer. It is versatile beyond just creating bootable USB password reset tools. With this tool, you can manage your disk partitions efficiently, making it a valuable addition to your toolkit. This utility has a user-friendly interface, comprehensive drive management features, and a reliable and efficient bootable media creation tool.
Follow the steps for creating a bootable USB password reset tool using EaseUS Partition Master.
Step 1. Insert the target USB disk into the computer, download and run EaseUS Partition Master, and click "Toolkit" > "Password Reset."
Step 2. A small window will pop up. After reading it carefully, click "Create".
Step 3. Select the correct USB flash drive or external mobile hard disk and click "Create" again. Wait patiently. After the password reset USB flash drive is created, click "Finish."
Step 4. Remove the password reset USB, insert it into the locked PC, and restart. You will be asked to change the boot drive to boot the PC from USB. Once completed, the system will automatically boot from USB.
Step 5. After restarting, find EaseUS Partition Master again and go to "Password Reset." All accounts on the PC will be displayed in the interface; click on the target account and check "Reset & Unlock."
Step 6. When you receive this prompt, click "Confirm" to continue. Your password will be erased.
Other Features of EaseUS Partition Master:
- Create a WinPE bootable disk in Windows 10/8/7 using two steps.
- Boot Windows from an SD card.
- Format bootable USB to Normal.
- Make a password reset disk for another computer.
So, let's download the EaseUS Partition Master and make bootable media beforehand to avoid frustration and hassle in the future in the event of losing the PC's password.
For this method, you should arrange at least 5 GB of free space USB in advance to create a bootable USB drive. Windows installation media will help you to use the Command Prompt (CMD) without logging in to your PC/Laptop if you forget your password. So, creating a bootable USB drive in advance enables you to remove Windows 10 password on your PC through CMD.
Step 1. Type "CMD" in the search dialog in the taskbar. Once the "Command Prompt" pops, press "Enter" to open it.
Step 2. Type the following commands by pressing the "Enter" button after each command.
- list disk
- select disk # (Where # is should be the target USB)
- create partition primary
- select partition 1
- format fs=ntfs quick (To create UEFI bootable USB, format it as FAT32 with the command "format fs=fat32 quick" instead)
Once you format your USB flash drive and set the primary partition as active, type "Exit" to exist from the diskpart, go to "File Explorer," copy and paste all files/content of the Windows ISO to the USB flash drive. When you lose or forget your PC's password, you must connect your USB to your PC and reset the password.
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The Forgotten Password Wizard is a built-in Windows tool for resetting passwords. You should have a USB drive with over 2 GB of space to create a Windows password reset USB. If there's valuable data, back it up, even though it won't be formatted.
Here is a how-to-do guide on creating a bootable USB with Windows Forgotten Password Wizard:
Step 1. Connect the USB to your PC. Write "create password reset disk" in the search bar. Click it.
Step 2. Click "Next" in the "Forgot Password wizard" window. Select the USB and click "Next".
Step 3. Type your current password and click "Next". Once the password reset USB is created, click "Next."
If you occasionally forget your password, you must connect this bootable USB to your PC. You'll see a password screen after connecting your USB to your PC. Click the "Reset Password" under the password box to join the Password Reset Wizard and reset the password.
Note: Users must have created a password reset USB in advance for this tool, and this USB can only be used on the specific Windows PC it was built on. If you haven't made a password reset disk before forgetting your password, you won't be able to employ this method for resetting it.
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Now that you have learned how to create a bootable USB password reset tool, you must also know how to reset your Windows password. There are two cases to reset the Windows password. The challenging situation is that you don't know your password and cannot log in to your PC. This part will teach you two workable ways of password resetting.
- Note: We have learned how to create a bootable USB drive using Diskpart in Way 2. Keep that USB in your hands. We'll use that USB to reset the password. That's why we prepared that in advance. If you haven't prepared your USB, please follow Way 2 to prepare it instantly.
Follow the steps to reset the Windows password in CMD:
Step 1. First, connect the bootable USB to your PC to boot your computer.
Step 2. Once the PC boots up, the Windows Setup screen will appear. Press "Shift + F10" to open "Command Prompt."
Step 3. Type the following commands in the "Command Prompt" to replace the Utility Manager on the Windows 10 sign-in screen. Change the c letter with your operating system drive letter and hit the "Enter" tab after typing each command.
- move c:\windows\system32\utilman.exe c:\
- copy c:\windows\system32\cmd.exe c:\windows\system32\utilman.exe
Step 4. After the successful execution of both commands, disconnect the bootable USB and restart your PC.
Step 5. When your PC restarts and displays the Windows 10 sign-in screen, click the Ease of Access icon in the bottom-right corner.
Step 6. The "Command Prompt" will be opened. Type the password reset command: net user and press Enter to reset the password of your Windows 10 admin account. After successfully resetting the password, close the Command Prompt, and now you can access your computer with a new password.
You can also click the video to learn a simple solution to reset Windows password:
If you want to know more information about password reset on Windows 10, click the link below:
Step-by-step guide on how to reset Windows 10 password without logging in. Regain access to your PC without needing to log in using these simple and effective methods.
To successfully bypass this challenge, we presented three different solutions. You should take some necessary measures in advance to perform effectively during that situation. EaseUS Partition Master software provides an uncomplicated and efficient solution to regain access to your system, making it a valuable resource for addressing password-related issues. Its user-friendly interface and robust capabilities simplify the password recovery process and assist in re-establishing control over your Windows account. Find more available solutions and information in the following articles:
FAQs About Bootable USB Password Reset Tool
If you have more queries or want to learn more about creating a Bootable USB Password Reset Tool, please follow the below FAQs.
1. Can I reset my Windows 10 password without logging in?
Yes, you can. There are many ways to reset your Windows 10 password without logging in. We'll suggest a straightforward way. Follow these steps:
Step 1. Create a bootable USB password reset tool using software like EaseUS Partition Master.
Step 2. Boot your computer from the USB drive.
Step 3. Follow the on-screen guide when you reset your password.
2. How do I reset my Windows password on my HP computer?
You can reset the Windows password on an HP computer using a bootable USB password reset tool. Follow the steps:
Step 1. Create a bootable USB using software like EaseUS Partition Master.
Step 2. Boot your HP computer from the USB drive.
Step 3. Follow the on-screen tutorial to reset the password.
3. How do I reset my local admin password in BIOS?
Resetting the local admin password in BIOS applies different ways/steps. For a quick overview:
Step 1. Access your computer's BIOS by pressing a specific key during startup (often F2, Del, or Esc). It depends on your particular model.
Step 2. Navigate to the security settings or similar sections.
Step 3. Find the option to reset the BIOS password and follow the on-screen instructions.
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