How to Create a Password Reset Disk in Windows 10

How to create a password reset disk in Windows 10

Users who easily forgot their Windows login password could easily create Password Reset Disk which will help them change the password if they have forgotten it. In any case, you should have Password Reset Disk at your disposal as it can come handy in case of some mishap. The only drawback of password reset disk is that it works only with a Local account on your PC and not with a Microsoft account.

How to create a password reset disk in Windows 10

A password reset disk allows you to access your local account on your PC by resetting the password if you have forgotten the password. It’s basically a file stored on USB Flash drive or any other external drive which when plugged into your PC allows you to easily reset your password on the lock screen without knowing the current password. So without wasting any time, let’s see how to create a password reset disk in Windows 10 with the help of below-listed steps.

How to Create a Password Reset Disk in Windows 10

Make sure to create a restore point, just in case something goes wrong.

1. First, Plugin your USB Flash drive into your PC.

2. Press Windows Key + R then type the following and hit Enter.

control /name Microsoft.UserAccounts

Use Run shortcut to open User Accounts in Control Panel

3. Else, you could search User accounts in the search bar.

4. Now under User Accounts, from the left-hand menu, click on Create a password reset disk.

Create password reset disk option in Control Panel Windows 10 | How to Create a Password Reset Disk in Windows 10

5. If you can’t find “Create a password reset disk” then press Windows Key + R then type the following and hit Enter:

rundll32.exe keymgr.dll,PRShowSaveWizardExW

Type run shortcut for Create password reset disk in Windows 10

6. Click Next to continue.

Click Next to continue to password reset disk creation

7. On the next screen, select the device from the drop-down on which you want to create the password reset disk.

Select your USB flash drive from the dropdown and click Next

8. Type your password for your local account and click Next.

Type your password for your local account and click Next

Note: This is the current password you use to log into your PC.

9. The wizard will start the process and once the progress bar reaches 100%, click Next.

Password Reset Disk Creation progress | How to Create a Password Reset Disk in Windows 10

10. Finally, click Finish, and you have successfully created a password reset disk in Windows 10.

Click Finish to successfully complete the password reset disk creation wizard

In case you can’t use Windows Password Reset Disk Creation Wizard follow this guide to create a password reset disk using third-party software.

How to reset password using password reset disk in Windows 10

1. Plugin your USB flash drive or external drive into your PC.

2. Now on the login screen, at the bottom click, Reset password.

Click Reset Password on Windows 10 login screen

Note: You may need to enter the wrong password just once to see the Reset password option.

3. Click Next to continue the password reset wizard.

Welcome to Password Reset Wizard on login Screen

4. From the drop-down, select the USB drive which has a password reset disk and click Next.

From the drop-down select the USB drive which has password reset disk and click Next

5. Type the new password with which you want to login to your PC, and it will be better if you type a hint, which can help you remember the password.

Type the new password and add a hint then click Next | How to Create a Password Reset Disk in Windows 10

6. Once you have done the above steps, click Next and then click Finish to complete the wizard.

Click Finish to complete the wizard

7. Now you can easily log into your account with the new password you just created above.

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That’s it you have successfully learned How to Create a Password Reset Disk in Windows 10 but if you still have any questions regarding this post then feel free to ask them in the comment’s section.

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Aditya Farrad

Aditya is a self-motivated information technology professional and has been a technology writer for the last 7 years. He covers Internet services, mobile, Windows, software, and How-to guides.

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