How to Create a Password Reset Disk for Windows 10

If you are a person who is not good at remembering passwords and can easily forget it and I know it’s frustrating to forget your password but don’t worry Windows 10 and I got you covered. You can simply create a password reset disk for windows 10.

So first we will understand what is basically the password reset disk in windows 10 for better understanding the term and then we will learn how to create a password reset disk for Windows 10.

What is the Password Reset Disk in Windows 10?

A password reset disk is basically an encrypted backup version of your password( file) which you can store on a storage device i-e USB or SD card.

That particular USB or SD card on which you store your password reset disk can be used to recover the password in case you forgot your password.

And you can use this password reset disk anytime it will work every time you forgot your password.

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How to Create a Password Reset Disk for Windows 10

For creating a password reset disk first you have to plug in your USB or SD card on which you want to store your password.

Step 1) Go to the search bar of windows

Step 2) Type User account in the search bar and after a search click on the User account.

How to Create a Password Reset Disk for Windows 10

Step 3) Click on the create a password reset disk and click on next.

Create a Password Reset Disk in Windows 10

Step 4) Click on the drop-down in the windows which appear and select the disk you want to store your password reset file and click next.

How to Create a Password Reset Disk for Windows 10

Step 5) Type your local account password. This is the current password you login to your windows and click next.

Password Reset Disk for Windows 10

Step 6) The file will start creating once the progress bar reaches 100% click on finish and your password reset disk is ready.

Create a Password Reset Disk in Windows 10 progress bar

Note: You have to keep the disk in a safe place because with it anyone can get access to your system even if you change your password. So better keep it in a safe place and put a label on it e.g my forgotten password.

One Password Reset Disk Will Only Work on One Account

The password reset disk will only work on one account if you have multiple user accounts then you have to make a different password reset disk for those accounts.

For making different password disks for other users you will have to log in from their accounts and use their passwords.

If you don’t know other users passwords then you will not be able to create Password reset disk for them.

How to use a password reset disk on Windows 10

So now you create a password reset disk but how to use a password reset disk to get access to your Pc or laptop.

1)The first step you will have to do is plug in your USB or SD card on which you store your password reset disk and click reset password.

How to use a password reset disk on Windows 10

2) Click on the dropdown menu and select the device on which you store your password reset disk.

How to use a password reset disk on Windows 10

3) Click next and type your new password.

How to use a password reset disk on Windows 10

4)Type your new password again and also type a password hint In case you forgot your password.

How to use a password reset disk on Windows 10

5)Click Finished and that’s it you have access to your system.

How to use a password reset disk on Windows 10

Fix Error: Can’t Create Password Reset Disk in Windows 10

If you encounter an issue in creating your password reset disk you will have these 2 situations:

  • No option for creating a password reset disk
  • Create a password reset disk link not working

So let fix the first one when you have no option for creating a password reset disk.

Case 1: No option for creating a password reset disk

So let fix the first one when you have no option for creating a password reset disk.

No option for creating a password reset disk

The password reset disk is only applied to the local user account. So if you are logged into Microsoft account then disconnect from it and sign in to window 10 with a local user account.

It will fix the problem if not then you can try the second case mention below.

Windows 10 Create a password reset disk link not working

If you find the Create a password reset disk link option and it’s not working when you click on it no wizard or window appears.

Then simply you have to close the Forgotten Password Wizard task and try to click the link again and it will work.

 Windows 10 Create a password reset disk link not working

How to close forgotten password wizard task if it not working

Press the combination of ctrl + shift +Esc it will open the task manager directly. Find out the process named “Forgotten Password Wizard” select it and click on end task.

How to close forgotten password wizard task if it not working

After that Re-click on the “Create a Password reset disk ” link, It will open the forgotten password wizard successfully.

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