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3 Ways for Windows 10 Administrator Password Reset with USB

Why we take USB flash drive for Windows 10 administrator password reset?

As a convenient removal device, USB flash drive is often used for data storage, data back-up and transfer of computer files. It is smaller, faster and can be removed easily.

So while not let it help you if forgot Windows 10 administrator password? As we know, it can be used to create a Window 10 password reset disk, Windows 10 installation disc and a Windows 10 boot disk with password recovery tool. All of them can be used as Windows 10 administrator password reset tool.

reset windows 10 password with usb

How to reset Windows 10 administrator password with usb

Firstly, create a Windows 10 password reset tool with usb if you have none of them.

Secondly, reset Windows 10 administrator password with 3 kinds of USB disk.

Part 1: Reset Windows 10 administrator password with password reset disk

Now if you have forgotten Windows 10 administrator password, just insert the USB password reset disk into your locked computer, and reset forgotten administrator password on Windows 10 login screen.

Steps to reset Windows 10 administrator password with password reset disk:

1. Choose the administrator and type incorrect password on login screen.

2. Click OK while it says "The password is incorrect" and tap on OK button and Reset password link.

tap on reset password link

3. When Password Reset Wizard runs, click Next and choose connected USB password recovery disk.

choose connected usb password reset disk

4. Continue selecting Next and type a new password for password-forgotten administrator account.

reset windows 10 administrator password with reset disk

Note: While the password reset disk is not created for this administrator account, you will get an error and fail to do.

5. At last, just click Next and Finish button to finish Windows 10 administrator password reset.

finish windows 10 password reset wizard

Note:

If you find the password reset disk cannot work for Windows 10 locked administrator account, please create a Windows 10 password reset disk on another computer now or follow ways below to reset Windows 10 admin password with USB.

 

Part 2: Windows 10 administrator password reset with USB boot disk

It would be easy for you to burn a Windows 10 boot disk if you install and run iSunshare Windows 10 password reset tool on an accessible computer. Choose "USB device" and connected usb drive, then click on "Begin burning" button.

create a USB boot disk with Windows 10 password reset tool

Simple steps to reset Windows 10 administrator password with iSunshare boot disk:

1. Connect the USB boot disk to your locked Windows 10 computer.

2. Start computer and boot it from USB drive.

3. iSunshare Windows 10 password reset tool will run and list all user accounts on locked Windows 10 computer.

4. Select the target administrator account on the utility, then tap on Reset Password and Yes button. Instantly, Windows 10 administrator password is reset to blank.

reset windows 10 password with usb boot disk

5. Lastly, please reboot Windows 10 computer from hard drive normally to make password change successful.

reboot windows 10 without boot disk

 

Part 3: Reset Windows 10 administrator password with USB installation disk

While you have created a Windows 10 installation disc with Media Creation tool or other ways, please plug it into your locked Windows 10 computer and restart computer from it. It would just change Windows system registry file to reset Windows 10 administrator password.

1. Start your locked Windows 10 computer from USB installation disk.

start windows 10 computer from usb installation disk

2. Open Command Prompt by Shift + F10 combination keys.

3. Change the location of cmd.exe with command line to replace utilman.exe. (d:\ is the system drive)

move d:\windows\system32\utilman.exe d:\
copy d:\windows\system32\cmd.exe d:\windows\system32\utilman.exe

replace utilman with cmd on windows 10 login screen

So that when you open Utility Manager on Windows 10 login screen, a Command Prompt will be run instead for you to reset Windows 10 administrator password.

4. Disconnect installation disc and reboot Windows 10 computer from hard drive normally.

5. When successfully go to login screen, tap on utilman.exe icon and type the net user command line on pop-up Command Prompt window. Press Enter and Windows 10 forgotten administrator password is reset.

net user username password (Eg, net user isunshare abc)

reset windows 10 administrator password with command line

Summary:

So please take it easy while Windows 10 administrator password forgot. Besides the available Microsoft account for you to login to Windows 10 computer, there is also a removal USB drive that can create a Windows 10 password reset tool for Windows 10 administrator account password reset. While even USB flash drive cannot be found, please see how to reset Windows 10 local admin password with disk or usb.

 

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