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Use USB Drive to Create Windows 10 Password Recovery Tool

Why we need to create Windows 10 password recovery/reset tool with USB flash drive?

Undoubtedly, Windows 10 computer can boot from internal hard drive, and removal devices, such as USB drive and CD-ROM etc when it is accessible. However, once it is locked after password forgot, you would find the computer can't boot from hard drive normally, but removal devices is supported.

So while you are locked out of computer, it is a good way to create a Windows 10 password recovery tool with usb and then you can run it on locked computer to reset Windows 10 password.

How to create Windows 10 password recovery tools with bootable USB drive?

  1. Option 1: Create Windows 10 password reset disk with USB drive
  2. Option 2: Burn a Windows 10 boot disk with USB
  3. Option 3: Create a Windows 10 installation USB disc

 

Option 1: Create Windows 10 password reset disk with USB drive

Windows 10 password reset disk, as the most effective and free tool for Windows 10 local user password reset, it can be created only when computer is accessible.

Some tips you should know before creating password reset disk:

1. A password reset disk only works for the local user you created for.

2. One password reset disk created for administrator account is enough for you to unlock Windows 10 computer.

Steps to create Windows 10 password reset disk for administrator account:

1. Sign in Windows 10 with an administrator account you want to create password reset disk for.

2. Press Win + X and choose Control Panel to open.

open control panel in windows 10

3. Insert bootable USB drive and find the feature Create a password reset disk.

Search "password reset disk" in the top-right search box, or navigate to User Accounts > User Accounts and you can see the link Create a password reset disk on the left side.

search and find create a password reset disk link

4. Click the link "Create a password reset disk" and Forgotten Password Wizard runs.

forgotten password wizard runs

5. Click Next and choose the removal USB drive to create a password reset disk.

choose usb drive to create a password reset disk

6. Click on Next and enter current user account password. Click Next.

enter current local user password

7. Click Finish while it is 100% completed. It means a password reset disk is created successfully.

successfully create a windows 10 password reset disk for a local user

How to use Windows 10 password reset disk while password forgot?

While you still remember Windows 10 administrator password, sign in Windows 10 with it and reset forgotten user password with Command Prompt etc. If you forgot Windows 10 administrator password, type a wrong password deliberately and press Enter. When it sayed "The password is incorrect", click OK and Reset password link on login screen. Then remove or reset Windows 10 administrator password by following Password Reset Wizard.

reset or remove windows 10 local user password

Note:

If you forgot to create such a Windows 10 password reset disk with USB on accessible computer, it is still in time now to create a Windows 10 password reset disk on another computer with Windows 10 Password Genius, though it is also called Windows 10 boot disk.

 

Option 2: Burn a Windows 10 boot disk with USB

Preconditions:

1. An accessible Windows computer
2. Windows 10 Password Genius
3. Bootable USB flash drive

Steps to use USB drive to burn a Windows 10 boot disk:

1. Install iSunshare Windows 10 Password Genius on the accessible Windows computer.

2. Plug USB flash drive into computer and choose USB device option on Windows 10 Password Genius.

choose usb device as burning media

3. Choose and confirm the USB drive you want to use, and click on Begin burning button.

choose inserted USB drive to burn boot disk

4. Agree to format USB drive and Windows 10 Password Genius will be burned into USB as a boot disk.

agree to format usb flash drive

5. Get USB drive out of computer after burning successfully.

successfully burn a Windows 10 boot disk with USB

Such a Windows 10 boot USB disk will not only remove Windows 10 password, but also create new admin account on your locked Windows 10 computer. About more details, please follow Windows 10 Password Genius user guide.

 

Option 3: Create a Windows 10 installation USB disc

Besides the original Windows 10 install CD, the Windows 10 installation USB disc also can be created at any time to reset Windows 10 local admin password with command prompt as long as you want.

Requirements:

1. An accessible Windows computer

2. USB flash drive larger than 4 GB

3. Media Creation Tool/Rufus/Windows 7 USB download tool

While you have the source file of Windows 10 system, Rufus and Windows 7 USB download tool can be chosen. If not, it's better to download Windows 10 system file automatically with Media Creation Tool and then burn it into selected USB flash drive. At last, you get the Windows 10 installation disc.

create a windows 10 installation usb disc

The installation disc will not only reset Windows 10 local user password, but also create new administrator account on your locked computer or reinstall or repair your Windows 10 system.

Each disc introduced above has its advantages and disadvantages. So which one should we choose when forgot Windows password? Take them to reset Windows 10 administrator password and you will see.

 

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