One of our most self-irritating vices is to forget the important things at first place. Forgetting a password can be one of the more frustrating things to deal with, and if you’re unlucky enough to have forgotten the password to your Windows 10 PC account, you may be cursing to the heavens, so to speak. But, if there is a problem, there is a solution too! Here we will discuss a way to create and use a password reset disk in Windows 10.

What is a password reset disk?

A password reset disk is a file you create on a USB drive or an SD card that, when plugged into your Windows PC, will allow you to reset your password right on the lock screen. And you can use it forever, no matter how many times you have to use it.

How to create a password reset disk on Windows 10

– Plug your USB drive or insert your SD card into your PC.
– Press Windows key + S on your keyboard to bring up the search bar.
– Type in User accounts.
– Click on User accounts.

– Click on Create a password reset disk.
– Click on Next

– Click on the drop-down menu.
– Click on the device you want the password reset disk to be created on.

– Type your local account password. This is your current password to log into your account on your PC.
– Click Next

– Click Next once the progress bar reaches 100%.
– Click Finish.

How to use a password reset disk on Windows 10?

Now if you’ve forgotten your password, and the password hint you provided yourself with isn’t working, now this is something is a matter of tension. But don’t worry, we have the way out too!

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– Before you start, make sure you have your SD card or USB drive inserted into your PC.
– Click Reset password.
– Click Next.

– Click on the drop-down menu.
– Click on the device your password reset disk is located on.

– Click Next.
– Type in a new password.

– Type in the new password again.
– Type in a password hint.

– Click Finish.

The password now has been reset! You can log into your account with the new password you just created.