I Forgot Windows 10 Password and Security Questions, What Should I Do?

I forgot the password of my Windows 10 PC and all the security questions. And I have a 16GB USB drive. Can I use it to reinstall Windows 10, or is there any chance I can use it to reset the password? If the USB drive can help me reset the password, can you tell me how to do it? Thanks!

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Oliver· Answered on Jan 05, 2024

It is a good idea to reset the password using a USB drive so you don't have to use it to reinstall Windows 10.

If you don't want to access Windows 10 by reinstalling the operating system, you can use the USB drive to reset the password. But you'll need extra help from a professional password reset tool. If you haven't found one yet, I'd like to recommend a powerful and reliable tool, EaseUS Partition Master Professional.

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This software provides you with the Password Reset feature that allows you to reset the password from the USB drive.

First, you need to create a bootable USB password reset tool.

Step 1. Connect your USB drive and run EaseUS Partition Master on an accessible computer.

Step 2. Select the "Toolkit" tab and choose "Password Reset." Click "Create" on the pop-up small window.

Step 3. Select your USB drive and hit "Create" again to make it a USB password reset tool. Then, you can remove it from this computer.

After preparing the bootable USB drive, you can now use it to reset the locked PC.

Step 4. Connect the USB drive to your locked PC and restart it. You will be asked to change the boot order to boot from your USB drive.

Step 5. After restarting from the USB automatically, run EaseUS Partition Master and go to "Password Reset."

Step 6. Select your locked account and hit "Reset & Unlock." Confirm the message, and then the password will be removed.

Related article: Reset Windows 10 Password with USB Drive - 3 Ways with Guide

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