How To Create A Password Reset Disk On Windows 10

How To Create A Password Reset Disk On Windows 10

Having a Password Reset Disk on Windows 10 (and other versions as well) is necessary due to the fact that passwords tend to be forgotten easily.

A Password Reset Disk is a tool that helps you reset your password, only if you created the tool before hand when you had access to your user account.

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In this post I’ll be showing you how to create one on Windows 10.

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You need to be signed into a local account on Windows 10, and the reset disk would only be used for that specific account. If you forget your password for another account, you’ll have to use a Reset Disk that was made for that account.

Steps To Create A Password Reset Disk On Windows 10:

  • Plug in your very own USB.
  • Head on over to the search bar (or simply press both the ‘Windows’ and ‘S’ keys.)
  • Type in “Password Reset
  • Then Click the “Create A Password Reset” option.
  • A box showing “Forgotten Password” should appear, once that appears continue with the “Next” option there.
  • Once you’re there, choose the USB Drive you’d like to use. If you have more than one Drive plugged in, you’ll have to find the one you plan on using.
  • After selecting your drive it will ask for your current account password, type that in and click ‘Next‘.
  • The last step would just be to wait until it’s done and click on ‘Finish‘ to close the window.

Place your USB on a safe spot and mark it so that you won’t format or delete the password data on it.


The Reset Disk only works for a local user account and would only work for that specific one.

I hope this post helped you somewhat. If you want to do the same on Windows 8 or 7 check out the posts for those:

The process is almost quite the same actually whether you’re using Windows 10, 8 or 7.

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