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Reset Windows 10 Password with Password Reset USB

It’s a common issue, for a Windows user forgot his password or want to reset Windows 10 password. There are many cases we require to reset Windows password. Sometime you need to change current password, or resetting.

If you want to reset a forgotten password in Windows 10, you need to read the below step by step article which help you to reset your Windows 10 lost password.

But in this article we want to create a password reset USB to backup the Windows 10 password before we lost or forgot it. This method is good, if you forgot your passwords easy.

Create a Password Reset USB

In order to create a password reset USB, go to Windows 10 control panel and select User Accounts.

1. Press Windows+x then press P to open Windows Control Panel then select User Accounts.

Windows Control Panel - User Accounts
Windows Control Panel – User Accounts

2. Click Create a password reset disk to open Forgotten Password Wizard page. Plug a USB to your computer before creating a password reset disk.

Reset Windows 10 Password
Reset Windows 10 Password

3. On forgotten password wizard page click Next. The system automatically detect your USB drive or you manually select the removable disk to create a reset Windows 10 password disk and click Next.

Create a Password Reset Disk for Windows 10
Create a Password Reset Disk for Windows 10

4. Type the current password and click Next. When progress 100% complete, click Next and finally click Finish.

Current User Account Password
Current User Account Password

Good, the Windows 10 reset password disk has been created successfully. Keep this USB secure and when you forgot you Windows password, try to reset with.

Note: The password reset disk create a userkey.psw file in your USB drive. If you copy this file to any removable devices, you will be able to reset your Windows 10 password. So try to keep this encrypted file in a secure place.

Coded Password to Reset Windows 10 Password
Coded Password to Reset Windows 10 Password

The encrypted userkey.psw file is unreadable unlike Bitlocker recovery password code. Don’t try to copy the contents of userkey.psw file in order to create another reset password file.

How to Reset Windows 10 Password with Reset Disk?

  1. When you want to reset password using this file, just plug the USB that contain userkey.psw file to your computer and click Reset Password.
Reset Windows 10 Password with USB
Reset Windows 10 Password with USB

2. Click Next and system will detect USB drive automatically. Try click Next again when you select USB drive to reset the password.

3. On new password page, type the new password twice and type the password hits then click Next and click Finish to complete the password reset process. Now login to your computer with new password.

Create a Password Reset USB in Windows 10

This is the simply and easy way to reset a Windows password when you forgot your system password. It is better than using password cracking tools or resetting forgotten Windows password with changing utility manger with command prompt.

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2 Comments
  1. Mukhtar says

    It was somehow good but if I don’t know the windows password how I can go to windows and create a reset disk.
    I have tried it on other windows 10 and practiced it on the live computer that the password is forgotten. Now how I can reset with this method that you have mentioned in this article?

    Thanks!

    1. Shais says

      To reset a forgotten Windows password, read this article
      How to reset forgotten Windows Password?

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