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How to Create a Bootable USB for Windows Password Reset

Windows password protects our computer from unauthorized access. Unfortunately if we forgot Windows password, we will be also rejected. So if we want to regain access to computer, Windows password should be reset.

Bootable Windows password reset USB will help you if you need to reset Windows password but have not created password reset disk previously. This article will describe how you can create such a bootable USB in 5 steps, which will help to reset password and create new administrator account for Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP and Windows Server 2016/2012/2008/2003/2000.


1. Writable USB flash drive

2. iSunshare Windows Password Genius

3. An accessible Windows computer

Steps to Create bootable USB for Windows password reset/recovery

Step 1: Choose appropriate edition of iSunshare Windows Password Genius.

iSunshare Windows Password Genius provides four editions for users to choose, and they are different. You could choose one right depend on Windows system installed on your computer.

1. If your computer is installed with Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP and Windows Server 2016/2012/208/2005/2003/2000, Windows Password Genius Advanced works.

2. If your computer is raid server, you had better get Windows Password Genius Raid.

No matter which edition you choose, the steps to create a bootable USB with Windows Password Genius are the same.

Step 2: Install and run Windows Password Genius (Advanced) on accessible computer.

In order to create a bootable USB for Windows password reset, you should find another accessible computer to install and run Windows Password Genius.

select usb device option

Step 3: Plug USB flash drive into accessible computer and select it as burning device.

Get the writable USB flash drive and plug it into accessible computer, where Windows Password Genius runs.

1. Select burning device option USB device on Windows Password Genius.

2. Look for plugged USB drive from drop-down list and choose it.

Then the USB drive you plugged will be removal device that you use to create a bootable USB.

insert and choose usb flash drive

Step 4: Agree to format USB drive and burn iSunshare program into it.

1. Click Begin burning button next to the USB drive you choose.

begin burning iSunshare program into usb drive

2. While a dialog pops up and asks you whether you agree to format the USB drive, click Yes to agree. And then iSunshare program will be burned into USB drive.

agree to format usb drive

Step 5: Successfully create a bootable USB that can reset Windows password.

Wait for few seconds and you will be prompted with Burning Successfully. It means you have created a bootable USB that can reset Windows password for both local account and Microsoft account.

successfully create a bootable windows password reset usb


How to use bootable USB for Windows password reset/recovery?

Plug the bootable USB into computer you need to reset Windows password, and set computer boot from USB. Then you can see Windows Password Genius and reset Windows password with one click on Reset Password button.


As we know, there is another kind of disk, called "password reset disk" that also could reset Windows password. But what’s the difference between password reset disk and the bootable USB created above?

1. You need to enter your Windows computer with password and then could create password reset disk, while you can create bootable USB at any time just need an accessible computer.

2. The password reset disk only works for one user password reset on your computer, while this bootable USB not only applies to all Windows user account password reset on any computers, but also creates new admin account on locked computer.

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