Passwords are one thing we forget, and the reason is that we tend to create complex and secure passwords that are hard to remember. In this article, I’ll tell you how to create a Password Reset Disk on a USB Flash drive, which makes things easier and helps you to recover a lost password if you forget your Windows 11/10/8/7 computer password.
Create Password Reset Disk on Windows 11/10
Insert your Flash drive into the Computer. Then right-click on the Flash drive and click on Quick Format to format it.
Open the Control Panel and then click open the User Accounts applet. You will find the Create a password reset disk link here.
Alternatively, you may search for Password Reset Disk in Start Search and hit Enter to open it.
You may also open the Run box, type the following, and hit Enter to open it directly:
Now you have to follow the Forgotten Password Wizard.
Click Next and select the Flash drive from the drop-down menu. Make sure that you are using a new one, as it deletes all the data if you are using an existing one.
Click Next to start the process. Once the process is completed, again click Next to finish.
We now have the password reset disk ready. Let’s see how to use it.
Once you type the incorrect password from the login screen, you’ll get the Reset password option, as shown in the figure below.
Click on the Reset Password option.
Make sure you have inserted your Password Reset USB drive and select it from the drop-down menu.
Now click Next, and it will ask you to type in the new password and confirm it.
Once you confirm the password, click Next and Finish.
Finally, click Finish, type your new password and log in.
Note: This will not work if your computer is connected to a domain; if it’s a domain PC, I recommend contacting your network administrator.
Read next: How to use Password Hint and Password Reset Disk to recover from forgotten Windows password.