In my previous article, I showed you few easy ways to change password Windows 10. In this tutorial, I will guide you how to create a password reset disk Windows 10. This guide will tell you how to create a Windows 10 password reset disk on a USB flash drive that you can use to recover your local account’s Windows 10 password.
What Is A Password Reset Disk Win 10
A Windows 10 Password Reset Disk is a file you create on a USB flash drive that when inserted into your Windows PC will help you to reset Windows 10 password at sign-in.
I recommend you that create a Password Reset Disk Win 10 when you create a password for your local account before you forget the password to avoid losing access to your files and information.
How To Create Password Reset Disk Windows 10
You just follow the easy steps below to create Windows 10 password reset disk for your PC.
Step 1. First of all, you sign in to your local account on the Windows 10 PC. Then insert a USB flash drive into your PC.
Step 2. You open the Control Panel, and select on the User Accounts icon.
Step 3. Select on Create a password reset disk link on the left side.
Create a password reset disk
Step 4. When the Forgotten Password Wizard appears, you click “Next“.
Step 5. Select the USB flash drive you connected from step 1 above and click “Next” to go to step 6 below.
Select the USB flash drive you connected
Step 6. Now you need to type your local account password and select on “Next”. This is your current password to log into your account on your PC.
Type in the current password for your local user account
Step 7. When the progress bar reaches 100% finished, you select on “Next” then click Finish.
Tips for password reset disk Windows 10
- Always keep your password reset disk Windows 10 in a secure and safe location to have available to you as needed.
- You only need create a Windows 10 password reset disk once, and it will work forever, no matter how many times you have to use it.
- If you can’t get into Windows 10, you won’t be able to make a password reset disk Windows 10.
Now I will guide you how to recover Windows 10 password by USB flash drive
See also: Reset Password Windows 7 by USB
How To Use A Password Reset Disk Windows 10
Before you start, ensure you have your USB flash drive plugged into your PC.
Step 1. You select Reset password then select Next.
Step 2. You click on the dropdown menu and select on the device your password reset disk is located on. Then click Next to go to step 3 below.
Step 3. At this step, you type in a new password, type in the new password again and type in a password hint. Then you click Finish. Now you can log into your account with the new password you just created.
Read more: Top 5 Best Ways To Reset Password Windows 10
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