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Create a Password Reset Disk for a Local Account in Windows 10

While you want to reset Windows 10 local account password with reset disk successfully after password forgot, a password reset disk should be created for it in Window 10 previously.

If you wait until you’ve forgotten your password, it will be too late. At that moment, you just could find other ways, such as third-party tool iSunshare Windows 10 Password Genius for Windows 10 password reset.

Steps to create a password reset disk for a local account in Windows 10

Step 1: Sign in Win 10 with a local account that you want to create password reset disk for.

Step 2: Plug a USB flash drive into your Windows 10 PC.

It is still recommended to back up data on USB flash drive at first even though it can be not formatted while creating a password reset disk.

Step 3: Find the “Create a password reset disk” option or link in Windows 10.

Open Control Panel in Windows 10 and go to User Accounts > User Accounts. Then you will find the link “Create a password reset disk” on the left panel.

find option create a password reset disk

Step 4: Click the link to open Forgotten Password Wizard.

open wizard to create a password reset disk in windows 10

  1. If it works, Forgotten Password Wizard will be opened instantly.
  2. If the link “Create a password reset disk” not working, you would have to resolve it first and could continue to create a password reset disk in Windows 10.

Step 5: Click Next on Forgotten Password Wizard and choose USB flash drive. Select Next.

choose USB flash drive

Step 6: Type current user password and select Next.

type current local account password

Step 7: When Wizard is done, click Next and Finish.

successfully create password reset disk for local account

finish wizard to create password reset disk

Remove the USB flash drive and keep it in a safe place where you can remember it. Then when you need to change your password, just get it and don’t have to create a password reset disk at that time.

This is the whole process of creating a password reset disk for only local account in Windows 10. If you need such a disk to reset Microsoft account password for Windows 10 while password forgotten, please take iSunshare Windows 10 Password Genius to create a new one on another computer, especially when you find you have not created a password reset disk previously or Windows 10 password reset disk not working. Such a disk will work for all local and Microsoft account in your Windows 10 computer.

 

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