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How to Reset Windows Password with USB

Forgot Windows password and unable to login your personal PC or server computer? Just need to make full use of bootable USB drive and you could easily reset forgotten Windows password, because the usb drive could help to create a USB password reset disk or USB boot disc, which could reset Windows password when computer locked. This can be a guidance to use password reset disk.

  1. Opt 1: Reset Windows password with USB password reset disk
  2. Opt 2: Reset Windows password with USB boot disc

Opt 1: reset Windows password with USB password reset disk

USB password reset disk is usually created before locked out of Windows computer. It saves a file that contains the user password etc related information. Once forgot the Windows local user password, everyone could plug it into locked computer and instantly reset forgotten user password on login screen. Steps as below:

Step 1: Click Reset password link under password box when your are prompted login password is incorrect.

Step 2: Click Next on pop-up Password Reset Wizard and insert USB password reset disk.

Step 3: Choose inserted password reset disk and set a new password for password-forgotten Windows user.

Step 4: Lastly, click Finish botton to complete Windows password reset with USB.


1. This kind of usb password reset disk only could reset one user password.

2. It only works for Windows local password reset. For example, if you forgot Microsoft account password in Windows 8/10 computer, you have to get other ways to reset Microsoft account password.

3. It is created before Windows password forgot and computer locked. So if you have not created it previously, it is suggested to burn USB boot disc with third-party tool instead, which also could reset Windows password.

Opt 2: reset Windows password with USB boot disc

Besides creating password reset disk on accessisble computer, USB drive also could burn a bootable disc with third-party Windows password reset tool. In order to successfully reset forgotten password with USB disc, the key is to find a powerful password recovery tool. iSunshare Windows Password Genius Advanced is recommended here, because it works for all of Windows systems and all kinds of user accounts. Now follow steps below to reset your Windows login password with USB.

Step 1: Burn a bootable USB disc with Windows Password Genius Advanced.

Install and run iSunshare Windows Password Genius Advanced on another available computer and burn it into bootable USB flash drive. You would get a bootable USB disc that can reset Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista/XP or Windows server password.

1. Insert writable USB flash drive into computer where Windows Password Genius Advanced runs.

2. Choose USB device as burning device and select inserted USB flash drive from drop-down list.

3. Next to drop-down list, there is Begin burning button. Just click it and agree to format USB flash drive and then burn password recovery disc.

usb device burning successfully

Step 2: Reset Windows password with bootable USB disc.

1. Connect the bootable USB disc to locked computer.

2. Start locked computer and make it boot from USB drive.

3. When you see Windows Password Genius Advanced runs on locked computer, just confirm Windows system, and select the standard user or administrator or Microsoft account that you wish to reset password. Then click Reset Password button.

Instantly, the user password becomes blank or "iSunshare@2012". Now tap on Reboot button and exit USB drive, then Windows computer would restart normally and could be logged into without password or with new password. That's the big advantage of USB disc created with Windows Password Genius Advanced, which could reset all kinds of user accounts password at once.

select Windows type and account


Besides bootable USB flash drive, CD/DVD-ROM also could help to archieve the same goal. So if you have no USB drive in hand, take CD is the same for Windows password reset. If both of them cannot be found, just borrow one from others or buy one. You would find USB drive is so important no matter you want to reset Windows password, or you want to make full use of computer. Surely if you don't care about the utility you can use or data loss, you can go to see more ways to remove Windows password.

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