Create a Password Reset Disk for Windows 10
If you’re not using a Microsoft Account to log in to Windows 10, a password reset disk is important . It’s the only the way that will allow you to keep all your stuff in the event you forget your Windows password. The only way to access your computer if you forget your passwords it to create a password reset disk. Of course, you’ll need to create a password reset disk BEFORE you forget your password. It won’t do you any good to create one after you forget your password…capiche?
You can use a USB flash drive or a memory card – but remember a memory card only works if your computer has slots for memory cards. If you’re not sure, use a USB flash drive.
Here’s how to make a password reset disk (drive) for Windows 10.
Right-click the start button, open Control Panel. In Control Panel, click User Accounts > User Accounts > Create a password reset disk.
The Forgotten Password Wizard opens. Insert a USB flash drive into your computer. Then click Next.
Choose the USB flash drive you just inserted then click Next. Type your current user account password and click Next. When the process is completed, click Next and then Finish to close the “Password Forgotten Wizard”. Congratulations, you’ve made a password reset USB flash drive In Windows 10. Now be sure you keep it in a safe place – and don’t forget where you put it.
Remember, this works only if you are using a local account. If you’re using a Microsoft account, you don’t need a password reset disk (in fact you won’t even have an option to create one if you’re using a Microsoft account). Why is this? Because if you’re using a Microsoft account you can reset your password resetting your Microsoft account password online – this is an advantage we think, that makes it worth using a Microsoft account to log in to Windows 10.