How to Create a Password Reset Disk in Windows 10

Introduction

 
A classic and important feature in the Windows family is to create or use a password reset disk. We can also use this feature in Windows 10 to create or use a password reset disk. This is a very useful feature to access your system if you forget the password.
 
A password reset disk is a file (named userkey.psw) that you create on a USB flash drive. This will allow you to reset your password on the lock screen when plugged into your Windows PC and will allow you to log into your system account again. A password reset disk is created only once by the user and it will work forever. This is valid for a single user account only.
 
Remember that this drive (password reset disk) is very secretive. A person with bad intentions can access your system by resetting the password using this password reset disk. So, keep this drive in a safe place.
 
This tutorial will show you the various steps on how to create or use a password reset disk in Windows 10.
 

How to create a password reset disk

 
There may come a time when you will need to change the password of the Windows local user account if you forget your password. So, be careful and create a password reset disk for this situation. Follow the instructions below to proceed.
 
Step 1
 
First of all, plug your disk (USB flash drive) into your system.
 
Step 2
 
Now, from the search, open the "User accounts" by typing the "User accounts".
 
Step 3
 
Click on the "Create a password reset disk" option.
 
Click on the "Create a password reset disk"
 
Step 4
 
"Forgotten Password Wizard" window will appear on the screen and click on the "Next" button.
 
click on the "Next" button
 
Step 5
 
From the drop-down menu, select the USB Flash Drive that you want and click on the "Next" button.
 
select the USB Flash Drive that you want
 
Step 6
 
This wizard needs to know your current password for this user account. Now, type your current user account password and click on the "Next" button to proceed.
 
type your current user account password
 
Note:
 
If your current user account does not have a password, then leave the box blank and click "Next" to proceed.
 
Step 7
 
Please wait while the wizard creates the disk and then click on the "Next" button when its progress completes to 100%.
 
Click on the "Next" button
 
Step 8
 
Click on the "Finish" button.
 
Click on the "Finish" button.
 

How to Use a Password Reset Disk

 
Have you forgotten your password and are unable to recover it by the hint? Don't worry! The time has come to use the Password reset disk. With the help of a password reset disk that you have made, you can easily create your new password and replace it with the older one to access your Windows user account. Follow the instructions below to proceed.
 
Step 1
 
First of all, plug your password reset disk and then click on the "Reset Password" option.
 
Step 2
 
The "Password Reset Wizard" window will appear on the screen and click on the "Next" button to proceed.
 
click on the "Next" button
 
Step 3
 
Now, from the drop-down menu choose your password reset disk and click on the "Next" button.
 
from the drop-down menu choose your password reset disk
 
Step 4
 
Now, choose a new password then type the password again to confirm for this user account and also type the new password hint. Then click on the "Next" button.
 
Type a New Password and also type its hint also
 
Step 5
 
Click on the "Finish" button.
 
Click on the "Finish" button.
 
Congrats! your password is reset for your current account. You can successfully log into your account with the new password.
 

Conclusion

 
By following the above steps, the user can easily create or use a password reset disk in Windows 10.
 
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