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How to Create Password Reset Disk Windows 10

Learn how to create a password reset disk in Windows 10 with this step-by-step guide. Don't worry about forgetting your password – follow our instructions and easily retrieve the credentials of your computer.

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In this how-to guide, EaseUS will teach you how to create a password reset disk on Windows 10 and discuss its importance. A password reset disk helps us to reset our Windows password when we forget our computer's local account password. So, that's why it's crucial to create a password reset disk for Windows 10 in advance to reset the password whenever needed.

If you also want to take some necessary measures in advance, you must prepare a password reset disk to prevent future disasters. Follow this simple step-by-step guide to learn a few simple and effective methods to create a password reset disk for Windows 10. Below are the one-click sharing buttons that allow you to share this article with others on social media:


How to Create Password Reset Disk in Windows 10 - 2 Methods

Here, we learn how to create a password reset disk for Windows 10, but make sure you have the following:

  • A working computer (Windows 10).
  • A USB flash drive (recommended).
  • Administrator access on your Windows 10 PC.

Now, let's walk through how to create a password reset disk.

🔥Read Also: How to Crack Windows 10 Password

Way 1. Apply Professional Password Reset Tool

For a practical and professional approach to crafting a Windows 10 password reset disk, consider EaseUS Partition Master Professional. It's crucial to act proactively by using this tool before any issues arise. If your computer has already faced boot failure, this password reset tool won't assist.

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Some of its notable advantages include:

Here are the steps to create a password reset disk 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."

click password reset feature

Step 2. A small window will pop up. After reading it carefully, click "Create".

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."

create bootable disk

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."

select the correct account

Step 6. When you receive this prompt, click "Confirm" to continue. Your password will be erased.

confirm the action

We highly recommend giving EaseUS Partition Master a try for a comprehensive solution to your Windows 10 password reset needs. For more details and to download the tool, please visit the EaseUS Partition Master official website.

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Way 2. Use Forgotten Password Wizard in Windows

Almost all Windows versions, including Windows 10, offer a feature to create a password reset disk using the forget password wizard tool. It's too easy, and you can perform it without difficulty and then use it to reset the local account password of your Windows 10 whenever you forget your password. Just follow the below simple instructional steps. The first phase is creating a password reset disk; the second is executing when you forget your password.

Note: You should create a password reset disk in advance because you can only create it if you remember it.

Phase 1. Create Password Reset Disk in Windows 10

Follow the steps to easily and quickly create a password reset disk in Windows 10:

Step 1. Connect a USB to your PC/laptop and open the Control Panel.

Step 2. In the Control Panel, click "User Accounts."

control panel user accounts

Step 3. Here, again, click the "User Accounts" option.

Step 4. Click "Create a password reset disk" from the left side menu to the "Forgot Password wizard" window.

create password reset disk

Step 5. Click "Next" in the "Forgot Password wizard" window.

forgot passowrd wizard

Step 6. Select the USB and click "Next," type your current password and click "Next."

select target USB

Step 7. Allow the process to complete. Once the password reset USB is created, click "Next."

Phase 2. How to Use a Password Reset Disk?

Great job! You've now created a password reset disk using the steps outlined above. Store it securely so it's readily available when you find yourself locked out of your Windows 10 account due to a forgotten password. Now, let's move on to learn to utilize this disk to reset your password in Windows 10, especially when you're facing password amnesia.

First of all, connect the USB drive, turn on your computer, and follow the following steps:

Step 1. At the sign-in screen, intentionally type the wrong password to see the "Password reset" option. Once the "Password reset" option appears, click on it to open the Password Reset Wizard.

click reset password when log in

Step 2. Set a new password and password hint, and click "Next" after typing both things. Done; your new password has been established.

set new password and confirm

Let's view a professional guide video about how to reset a forgotten Windows password:

Bonus tip: Reset Windows 10 Password via USB Installation Disk

Here is the bonus tip: we will introduce how to reset Windows 10 passwords via a USB installation disk. This approach is a lifeline for individuals who haven't prepared a password reset disk beforehand and cannot recall their Windows 10 local account password. If you're caught in this predicament, there's no need to fret. Fortunately, there's a way you can still reset by USB installation disk.

First, you should create a USB installation disk using Microsoft's Media Creation Tool or an ISO file using another if your PC is locked out due to a forgotten password. According to this article, the process is almost the same as burning ISO to USB Windows 10 or 11. You just have to select Windows 10 instead of 11.

Can I Burn ISO to USB Windows 11? Sure! [Complete Guide]

After creating a USB installation disk, let's execute it to reset the Windows 10 password. Follow the steps:

Step 1. Connect the USB installation disk to your computer and boot from it. To boot your locked computer from a USB installation disk, restart your computer, and during startup, press the Boot Menu key (typically F12/ESC) repeatedly until the Boot Menu appears.

Step 2. Select USB-HDD or a similar option in the Boot Menu and confirm to boot from the USB drive. After booting, access the Windows Setup screen and press the "Shift + F10" keys to enter the Command Prompt utility.

Step 3. In the Command Prompt, type these two commands by pressing the Enter button after each. (Make sure to replace the "c" letter in the commands with the drive letter of your operating system.):

  • move c:\windows\system32\utilman.exe c:\
  • copy c:\windows\system32\cmd.exe c:\windows\system32\utilman.exe

Step 4. Disconnect the installation disk and restart your computer. At the Windows 10 sign-in screen, click the Ease of Access icon to open a Command Prompt and type the following command:

net user username newpassword(Change to your username new password.)

Here is a related guideline that will teach you how to burn ISO to an external hard drive:

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If you are looking for reliable ways to burn ISO to an external hard drive in Windows 10, you are coming to the right place since this post covers all the information you need to know.

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Creating a password reset disk is a proactive and essential measure to safeguard your computer access, and we encourage you to take this step to ensure a seamless Windows 10 experience. For an all-in-one solution and to explore additional features, don't hesitate to give EaseUS Partition Master a try.

With these methods at your disposal, you can navigate any password-related hurdles that may come your way, ensuring your Windows 10 experience remains secure and stress-free.

EaseUS Partition Master offers an effective password reset disk creation and a range of other valuable features, making it a versatile solution for your Windows 10 needs. Whether it's resizing partitions, data recovery, disk cloning, or secure data wiping, this tool has you covered. We highly recommend trying out EaseUS Partition Master to ensure the security and accessibility of your Windows 10 device.

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FAQs Related to Create Password Reset Disk Windows 10

If you have more queries or want to learn more about creating a password reset disk for Windows 10, please read the FAQs below.

1. How do I reset the Windows 10 password without logging in?

With a password reset disk or USB installation disk, you can reset your Windows 10 password without logging in. For detailed steps, read this guide below:

Read More: How to Reset Windows 10 Password Without Logging in

2. Can I create a password reset tool for my HP laptop, Windows 10?

Yes, you create it as Windows 10, and all other Windows versions work similarly in HP laptops. It doesn't matter if the brand's name differs; the entire operation remains the same, as discussed in this guide.

3. How to reset the Windows 10 password using CMD?

Follow the instructions to reset the Windows 10 password using CMD:

Step 1. Boot your PC into Safe Mode.

Step 2. Open Command Prompt as an administrator.

Step 3. Execute the following command: net user, replacing your username with your desired new password.

Step 4. Restart your system and log in using a new password.

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