Three Ways to Create Windows 10 Password Reset Disk and Reset Your Password

How to unlock a locked Windows 10 computer if forgot your login password? The best choice is using a Windows 10 password reset disk to reset the forgotten password. This article will show you three ways to create Windows 10 password reset disk with CD/USB flash drive and then use it to reset forgotten Windows 10 admin password easily.

Method 1: Create Windows 10 Password Reset Disk from Windows 10 Control Panel (Reset Password for Specific User Account)

Method 2: Create Windows 10 Password Reset Disk by Using OfflineNT Password Registry Editor (Reset Password for Many Windows system)

Method 3: Create Windows 10 Password Reset Disk by Using Windows Password Rescuer (Reset Password for All Windows Versions on Any Computer)

Method 1: Create Windows 10 Password Reset Disk from Windows 10 Control Panel (Reset Password for Specific User Account)

Part 1: Create Windows 10 Password Reset Disk from Control Panel

1. Log on your Windows 10 with an admin account which you want to create a password reset disk for.

2. Open “Control Panel” on Windows 10 desk or you can find it in Start menu.

3. Open “User Accounts” – “Manage another User Account” and then select your admin account.

4. Plug in a USB flash drive and then click the link, “Create a password reset disk”, from left menu.

5. Forgotten Password Wizard appears, it will guide you to store password recovery information in your USB flash drive. Click "Next" to continue.

6. Select your USB flash drive from pull-down list and then click "Next".

7. Provide current password of your admin account, click "Next".

8. Wait for the process of creating password reset disk. Once it is completed, click "Next".

9. You have successfully created a password reset disk for you user account. Now click "Finish" to close the Wizard.

Part 2: Reset Your Lost Password by Using the Password Reset Disk

Whenever you forget your admin password in future, you can use your password reset disk to easily create a new one and then get back access to your Windows 10 computer.

1. Select your admin account from Windows 10 login screen. When you try to login with an incorrect password, it will prompt you that the password is incorrect. Click OK.

2. A link for resetting password will be shown under the box. Plug in your USB password reset disk and then open the link.

3. “Password Reset Wizard” appears, click Next to continue.

4. Select your USB flash drive from pull-down list and then click "Next".

5. Create a new password and then click "Next".

6. You have successfully created a new password for your admin account, now click "Finish" to close the Wizard.

7. Now you are able to log on your Windows 10 admin account with the new password.

 

Method 2: Create Windows 10 Password Reset Disk by Using OfflineNT Password Registry Editor (Reset Password for Many Windows system)

This is a useful way to create a Windows password reset disk without providing your password and you can use the disk to reset forgotten Windows 10 password on any computer.

Part 1: Create a Windows 10 Password Reset Disk by Using Offline NT Password Editor

1. Free download "OfflineNT Password Editor CD" and "FreeISOBurner" on a computer which you can login with admin account. Extract OfflineNT Image to the desk.

2. Insert a writable CD to your computer and then launch the "FreeISOBurner".

3. Click “Open” and select the OfflineNT image file. Select your CD drive from pull-down list.

4. Click “Burn” button to create a Windows password reset disk, the progress of burning will be complete fast.

Part 2: Reset Forgotten Windows 10 Password on other Computers with the Password Reset Disk CD.

This password reset disk will work for Windows 10, 8 7, Vista XP. When you want to reset forgotten Windows 10 password on a locked computer, follow these steps:

1. Power on your locked Windows 10 computer, insert your password reset disk CD to the computer.

2. Restart the computer, it will boot from CD/DVD-ROM by default. If the CD/DVD-ROM is not the first device, you can change devices boot order in BIOS SETUP.

3. PC will load Offline NT Password Editor automatically. Now type “1” and hit Enter to select disk where your Windows 10 installation is.

4. Type “1” and hit Enter to load the SAM file.

5. Type “1” and hit Enter to select “Edit user data and passwords”.

6. Type your "username" which you want to reset its password, and then hit Enter.

7. Type “1” and hit Enter to clear your user account’s password.

8. Type “!” and hit Enter to quit the setup.

9. Type “q” and hit Enter to continue quitting.

10. Type “y” and hit Enter to save changes.

11. Type “n” and hit Enter to exit.

12. Remove your CD and then press "Ctrl+Alt+Delete" keys to restart your computer.

13. PC will restart and then log on Windows 10 without password.

 

Method 3: Create Windows 10 Password Reset Disk by Using Windows Password Rescuer (Reset Password for All Windows Versions on Any Computer)

If you have a Windows 10 password reset disk created with Windows Password Rescuer, congratulations, you can use the disk to reset any Windows 10 user account’s password which was forgotten or lost. It will work perfectly on any desktop and laptop computers.

Part 1: Create a Windows 10 Password Reset Disk by Using Windows Password Rescuer.

1. Log on an accessible computer, purchase Windows Password Rescuer Personal. Once you get the full download link, download and install the software on your computer.

2. Plug in a blank USB flash drive, launch the software and then choose “USB device”.

3. Select your USB flash drive from pull-down list and then click “Begin burning” to start creation. Burning progress will be completed fast.

Part 2: Use the Password Reset Disk to Reset any User Account’s Password in Windows 10.

When you need to reset a forgotten Windows 10 password on any computer of yours, follow these steps. Of course, it also works for any other Windows systems such as Windows 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, XP and Windows server 2019, 2016, 2012, 2008, 2003 etc.

1. Plug in the Password Reset Disk to your locked Windows 10 computer.

2. Power on the computer, hit "F12" as soon as possible to open “Boot Options” Use up/down key to high light USB HDD and then press "Enter".

3. PC will boot from USB and load Windows Password Rescuer. Now select 'Windows 10" from list.

4. Select an user account from list.

5. Click "Reset Password" button to reset its password.

6. Click "Reboot", when a message pops up, unplug your USB and then click "Yes' to restart the computer.

7. When Windows 10 login screen appears, you can log on your user account without password.

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