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Reset Windows 10 Password with USB Drive - 3 Ways with Guide

Do you know what you do if your computer is locked out and you don't remember the correct password? Well, don't panic; just follow this guide to learn three practical ways to reset the Windows 10 password with a USB drive.

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Updated on Apr 22, 2024

Forgot the Windows 10 password? And can't log into your computer? Take it easy! Whether you log in with a Windows 10 local account or a Microsoft account, a bootable USB flash drive can help you reset your Windows 10 password. This page from EaseUS will show you how to reset a forgotten Windows 10 password using a bootable USB drive. Choose from three quick and easy methods.

Tools Features
🥇EaseUS Partition Master 
  • Easy and safe, 
  • Can create password reset disk for current PC and Another PC;
  • Doesn't require you to create a Password Reset Disk in advance;
🥈Standard Password Reset USB Drive
  • Medium difficulty;
  • Windows built-in feature;
  • Require you to create a Windows password reset disk in advance;
  • Doesn't work once you change the password;
🥉Use Windows Installation USB
  • Complicated commands required;
  • Suitable for computing Pros;
  • Requires a Windows 10 Installation USB;

First, let's start with the easiest way to reset a Windows 10 password with a USB - using EaseUS Partition Master. This tool can create a password reset USB for the current and other PCs (even if it's locked already.) Let's see how to use it.

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Reset Windows 10 Password with USB Drive Using EaseUS Partition Master

Resetting your Windows 10 with a USB drive can be very easy and hassle-free using EaseUS Partition Master Professional. This tool makes creating a bootable USB drive and wiping your Windows 10 password hassle-free. EaseUS Partition Master is an all-in-one tool; you can easily create a bootable USB drive and wipe your Windows 10 password with just a few simple clicks without risking your data or OS.

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But before proceeding with the steps, ensure you have EaseUS Partition Master installed on your system because it's a crucial step for this straightforward method. Let's learn how EaseUS Partition Master works for resetting the Windows 10 password with a USB drive.

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

So, as you see in the above steps, how quickly has EaseUS Partition Master solved the issue? Download the EaseUS Partition Master to enjoy its countless useful features for different purposes.

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Manually Use USB Drive to Reset Windows 10 Password

In this method, there are two phases/stages to reset the Windows 10 password using a USB drive. First, create a bootable USB beforehand, and the second is to reset the password on Windows 10 using that USB drive. Let's dive deeply into both stages to learn and understand properly with instructional steps.

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How to Make a Password Reset Disk for Another Computer

Can you make a Windows 10 Password reset USB or disk for another computer? Sure, you can! This guide provides a detailed tutorial on creating a Windows 10 password reset disk for another PC.

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Here, we guide you on how to create a bootable USB. Follow the steps:

Stage 1. Create a Password Reset USB Drive

Step 1. Insert a qualified USB flash drive into the PC. Creating a password reset disk won't format or reformat your USB flash drive, but you'd better back up any data on it in advance.

Step 2. Type the command: create password reset disk in the search box on the toolbar, and then select Create a password reset disk from these results.

Step 3. In the Forgotten Password wizard window, select Next. Click and choose your USB flash drive and select Next.

click next

Step 4. Type your current password and select Next. When the wizard is done, click Finish.

finish creating

You don't have to create a new disk when you change your password—even if you change it several times. However, Make sure to keep the USB drive in a safe place. Do not forget where you put it.

Congratulations, you've created a bootable USB drive using the Forgotten Password Wizard tool. In case you ever forget your password, the solution is now at your fingertips. Simply connect your USB drive to your PC. Upon connecting it, you'll meet a password screen. Click on "Reset Password" to initiate the Password Reset Wizard and reset your password effortlessly.

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Stage 2. Use Bootable USB to Reset Windows 10 Password

Now, at this stage, we use that bootable USB drive created earlier in stage one to reset the password on Windows 10. Follow the steps:

Step 1. Connect that bootable USB drive to your PC.

Step 2. At the Windows 10 login screen, enter the incorrect password so that it can show the option "Reset password."

Step 3. Click "Reset password," and the Password Reset Wizard will be opened.

click reset disk

Step 4. Now, you can set a new password on your Windows 10. After typing a new password, click "Next".

type the new  password

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Use Windows Installation USB

You can reset your Windows 10 password by booting your locked PC from a USB installation disk with Command Prompt. For this method, you have to create a Windows USB installation disk on another computer, as your PC is locked, so obviously, you're unable to use it anyway until you reset the password.

So, create a Windows USB installation disk using Microsoft's Media Creation Tool or an ISO file. Refer to this article; the process is almost the same as burning ISO to USB Windows 10 or 11.

Once you make a USB installation disk, follow the steps to reset your Windows 10 password:

Step 1. Connect the USB installation disk to your computer and boot from it.

Step 2. 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 3. In the Boot Menu, select USB-HDD or a similar option and confirm to boot from the USB drive.

choose the usb drive

Step 4. After booting, access the Windows Setup screen and press Shift + F10 to open a Command Prompt.

Step 5. 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

type the commands

Step 6. Remove the installation disk and restart your computer. Use the command "wpeutil reboot" or perform a shutdown and restart.

Step 7. At the Windows 10 sign-in screen, click the Ease of Access icon to open a Command Prompt.

Step 8. Type these commands in the Command Prompt:

net user username new_password

Replace your username with your User account name and set a new password, such as "net user Sherly 0222".Press Enter to reset the password and close the Command Prompt. Now, use that new password to login to your computer. 

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Conclusion

In today's digital landscape, password-related challenges are not uncommon. However, this guide has empowered you with the know-how to regain access to your Windows 10 system. Whether you prefer the ease of EaseUS Partition Master or manual USB drive methods, you have options.

By creating a bootable USB drive, you can confidently reset your password, ensuring you're never locked out of your computer for long. Remember, with the right tools and knowledge, regaining access to your Windows 10 system is a straightforward and secure process. We trust this guide has equipped you to tackle password issues and maintain uninterrupted access to your digital world. Kindly share this guide with others.

 

Reset Windows 10 Password via USB FAQs

If you have more queries or want to learn more about resetting your Windows 10 password using a USB drive, please read the FAQs below.

1. How do you reset the password on Windows 10 using a USB?

To reset the password on Windows using a USB there are a few ways, as almost all Windows versions, including Windows 10, offer a feature to create a password reset disk on a USB drive in advance, but if you haven't created it earlier and you're stuck at login screen by forgetting a password, you can create a bootable USB drive using another accessible computer or laptop to boot your locked computer from a bootable USB.

2. How do you reset your Windows 10 password without logging in with USB?

If you cannot log in due to a forgotten Windows 10 password, several methods are available to reset it. These include using a USB installation disk, a password reset disk, or a bootable USB drive.

3. How do you reset the Windows 10 password using CMD?

Follow the steps 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 Sherly 0222; replace the username with yours and the password with your desired new password.

Step 4. Restart your system and login using a new password.

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Updated by Tracy King

Tracy became a member of the EaseUS content team in 2013. Being a technical writer for over 10 years, she is enthusiastic about sharing tips to assist readers in resolving complex issues in disk management, file transfer, PC & Mac performance optimization, etc., like an expert.

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Written by Sherly

Sherly joined EaseUS in 2022 and she has always loved writing articles and enjoys the fun they bring. She receives professional training here, focusing on product performance and other relative knowledge. She has written over 200 articles to help people overcome computing issues.

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