We often forget our passwords, not because it will be complicated but because there are too many passwords to remember. Sometimes most of us get confused about what password to use for what account, and the same goes for your PC as well. Before I started using my Microsoft account to log into my Windows 10 PC, I always used to forget my password. This article is for those who use a local account to log into your Windows 10 PCs. It is advisable to Create Password Reset Disk even if you’re not the one who forgets their password.
This article describes how to create and use a password reset disk for a computer that is part of a Workgroup, or that is not connected to a network. If you forget your Windows password, you can use a password reset disk to create a new one.
How to Create a Password Reset Disk in Windows 10
- Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
- In Control Panel, click User Accounts.
- In the User Accounts pane, click the account with which you want to work.
- Under Related Tasks, click Prevent a forgotten password to start the Forgotten Password Wizard, and then click Next.
- Insert a blank, formatted disk into drive A, and then click Next.
- In the Current user account password box, type the password for the user account that you chose in step 3, and then click Next. If the user account does not have a password, do not type a password in the Current user account password box.
- The Forgotten Password Wizard creates the disk.
- When the Progress bar reaches 100% complete, click Next, and then click Finish.
- Remove and then label the password reset disk. Store the drive in a safe place.
Note: A password reset disk can only be created for local user accounts. If your computer is on a domain, a system administrator can reset your domain password. Also if you’re using your Microsoft account to log into your Windows 10 PC then creating a password reset disk will not work for you.