How to Make a Windows 10 Password Reset Disk USB [Tutorial]

Want to Make a Windows 10 Password Reset Disk?

If yes, then you are in the right place.

According to, 70% of the global operating system shares are captured by Windows 10.

And in my opinion for every Windows user, having a reset disk is the most important step which should be taken.

Because if anytime you locked your computer or forgot your password, then this would be the easiest way to recover it back.

And the best part is that it is officially developed by the Microsoft team and you can easily use this tool to create a password reset disk on Windows 10.

Also, it works really great & can help you without losing your data.

So, without further delay, let’s get started…

How to Make a Windows 10 Password Reset Disk USB [ Tutorial ]

But before we begin, please make sure that you have all the essential things with you to make it work.

And for that, you need a spare USB Flash Drive because after creating this device, it will not be used for other purposes. Apart from that, you must also know the admin password of your current account.

Moreover, if you are searching for “how to create a password reset disk for another computer” then this amazing passfab 4winkey review is for you.

And if you don’t know much about this tool, then it is one of the best Windows 10 password recovery tools that you can use even if you have not created this disk.

Note:- This tutorial is divided into two parts, first is the creation part and then we will see how to use it properly.

So, let’s get started…

Making a Password Reset Disk

1. First, insert the USB Flash Drive into your computer.

Insert the USB Flash Drive

Tip:- You can also use a spare “SD Card” instead of using a USB drive.

2. Now go to Search, type in “Control Panel” and then press Enter.

Type Control Panel

3. Now go to the “User Accounts” of your Windows 10 settings.

Go to User Accounts Settings

And then again click on the “User Accounts” option.

Click on User Accounts option

4. After that click on the “Create a password reset disk” option on the left-hand side section.

Click on Create a password reset disk

And then the “Forgotten Password Wizard” will open up, so click on the Next button.

Welcome Forgotten password wizard

5. Now under the “I want to create a password key disk” section, click on the drop-down menu and then select the USB drive, click on the Next button.

I want to create a password key disk section

6. And then it will ask for the “Current user account password”, so type in your local admin password and then click on Next. ( If there is no password leave it blank )

Enter Current user account password

7. After clicking on Next, it will start creating your password reset disk for Windows 10, and once the progress is completed, click on Next.

Creating Password Reset Disk Windows 10

And then to “Close” the wizard, click on Finish.

Click on Finish to Close

Note:- Now go to “This PC” or “My Computer” and open the USB, if it is properly created, then you will find a “userkey.psw” file in it.

File userkey.psw

Bonus Tip:- Please make sure to keep this USB drive in a safe place.

Now let’s move to the next part…

How to Use Password Reset Disk in Windows 10

Please note that this reset disk will only be used for your Windows 10 PC and cannot be used for someone on another computer.

Also, this password reset disk will only help you reset your local account and if you want to remove some other accounts like Microsoft account or want to do it without a disk then use the tool which I mentioned above.

Now let’s see how it works…

1. First, insert your Reset Disk or USB into your PC. ( which you have created earlier in this post )

2. Now Start or Boot up your laptop or computer PC.

3. After that, the Windows 10 login screen will appear. Now type in the wrong password and once the Reset password link is visible, click on that.

Click on Reset Password

4. Now the “Password Reset Wizard” will open up, so click on Next.

Welcome Password Reset Wizard

5. After that, select the USB drive from the drop-down menu and then click on the Next button.

Select USB drive from menu

6. Now you will move to the “Reset the User Account Password” dialog box, so Type a new password and then Type the password again to confirm it, type the password hint, and click on the Next button.

Reset User Account Password dialog

And Done! You have successfully completed the “Reset Wizard” for your Windows account, so finally click on the Finish button.

Reset Wizard Completed

That’s it for now…


So, that’s how you can easily create a password reset disk in Windows 10 laptop, Computer or PC. You can also use this to bypass the forgotten admin password of your system and if you are a Windows 7 user then check this article.

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