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How to Create a Bootable USB for Windows Password Reset

Windows password is the key to computer and undoubtedly it protects our computer from unauthorized access. For example, someone who don't know or forget Windows password will be rejected to log into computer. At that moment, whether you are always prompted to reset password after you entered incorrect password? To solve this problem, you just need to create a bootable Windows password reset USB.

Probably you have found several ways to create such a bootable USB, but the best and easiest one bootable USB among them, is the one created with help of third-party professional iSunshare Windows password recovery tool. It can be created in simple steps on any Windows or Mac computer, and applies to all Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP and Windows Server 2016/2012/2008/2003/2000 password reset.


1. Writable USB flash drive

2. iSunshare Windows Password Genius

3. An accessible Windows computer (or Mac 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 on Windows or Mac computer, and they are different. You could choose appropriate one 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.

Note: If you have access to Mac computer, it is recommended to choose Windows Password Genius for Mac and create a bootable USB on Mac computer.

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 run on locked computer and find the Reset Password option listed for you.


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