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3 Effective Ways to Create Bootable USB Password Reset Tool

Learn three powerful methods to easily create a bootable USB password reset tool if you lose or don't remember the passwords of your Windows devices.

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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.

How to Create Bootable USB Password Reset Tool - 3 Methods

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:

Workable Solutions Efficiency Difficulty
🏅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.

Way 1. Use EaseUS Partition Master - Bootable Media

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.

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Follow the steps for creating a bootable USB password reset tool using EaseUS Partition Master.

Step 1. Connect the USB drive/external drive to a working computer, open EaseUS Partition Master (RE), and click "Create Bootable Media."

epm re interface

Step 2. Select EaseUS Boot Toolkits and other components you need. Then, click "Next."


Step 3. Select your movable device and click "Go" to create an image on your USB drive/external drive.


Step 4. Before making the bootable media, you will receive the warning message: data will be erased. Click "OK" to confirm.

data will be erased

Step 5. Connect the created bootable drive to the faulty computer and reboot it by pressing and holding "F2"/"Del" to enter the BIOS. Then, set the WinPE bootable drive as the boot disk and press "F10" to exit.


Step 6. Then, the computer will enter WinPE desktop. Find and launch Password Reset.


Step 7. Select your Windows version and choose the Windows account you want to reset.


Step 8. When this prompts, click "Confirm" to continue resetting your Windows password.


Step 9. Wait patiently, and you will receive an message that the password has been changed successfully. Click "OK" to complete the password reset process.


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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.

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Way 2. Run Diskpart to Create a Bootable USB Drive

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.

command prompt

Step 2. Type the following commands by pressing the "Enter" button after each command.

  • diskpart
  • list disk
  • select disk # (Where # is should be the target USB)
  • clean
  • 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)
  • active
  • exit

create bootable USB using Diskpart

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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Way 3. Create a Bootable USB with Forgotten Password Wizard

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.

🚩Further Reading: Reset Windows 10 Password with USB, Reset Windows 11 Password with USB

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".

launch forgotten password wizard

Step 3. Type your current password and click "Next". Once the password reset USB is created, click "Next."

type the current password into the wizard

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.

reset forgotten Windows 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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Bonus Tip: How to Reset Windows Password?

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

move and copy the operating system drive

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.

use command lines to reset the Windows password

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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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