How to Create A Windows 10 Password Reset Disk

Don’t upset if you forget Windows local password, this page will show you how to create a Windows 10 password reset disk and use it to reset password. Besides, an alternative to password reset disk will be introduced when it is not working.


By Dervish / Updated on May 12, 2023

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What is Windows 10 password reset disk?

Usually, forgetting the local password of Windows 10 is very annoying, and it can make you lose control of your computer. Fortunately, you can create a Windows 10 password reset disk in advance.

Password reset disk is a feature provided by Windows to reset the user's account password using removable storage media (USB flash drive, removable hard disk) to avoid forgetting the login password and not being able to turn on the computer. However, it is important to note that the password reset disk is only available for local accounts on the PC and not for Microsoft accounts.

If you have forgotten your Windows 10 login password, please continue to read, this post will show you the way to create a password reset disk on Windows 10 and how to reset Windows password with it.

Windows Password Reset Disk

How to create a password reset disk on Windows 10 and reset password

Before creating a password reset disk, you need to prepare a USB of 2GB or more. Although creating a password reset disk will not reformat your USB, but for data security, please backup. Another thing you need to know is that the password reset disk only needs to be created once, no matter how many times you use it, it will always be valid.

Step 1. First of all, plug prepared USB to the PC and make sure it can be detected.

Step 2. Type in "create password reset disk" in the Windows 10 search box and then select it from the list.

Step 3. When "Forgot Password wizard" pop out, click "Next".

Forgot Password Wizard

Step 4. Select the target USB as a password reset disk and click "Next".

Select disk

Step 5. Enter the current password and select "Next". 

Type in password

Step 6. When the creation is finished, select "Next". Finally, remove the USB and save it well.


Note: When changing the local password, you do not need to create a new password reset disk, even if you have changed it several times.

After you forget Windows 10 local password, you can refer to these steps here to reset your password with password reset disk.

Step 1. On the Windows 10 login screen, enter your password and try to log in. When the login fails, "Reset password" will appear.

Reset password

Step 2. When you see the Password Reset Wizard, insert the password reset disk and click "Next".


Step 3. Select the password reset disk and click "Next".


Step 4. Here, type in the new password and the new password hint. Then, click "Next".


Step 5. If successful, click on "Finish" to close the password reset wizard. Restart your computer, and you are now logged back into Windows 10.


Alternative to create a Windows 10 password reset disk

Although a password reset disk is useful, users must create it in advance, or it will be too late when forget the password. In addition, some users said create a password reset disk Windows 10 not working, this may be the USB drive is physically damaged.

For various reasons, you may need an alternative to password reset disk. Here I recommend AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional, which is a powerful password reset expert compatible with Windows 11, 10, 8, 7. And without complicated operations, you can reset password by a few steps.

In addition, it offers other features such as recovering data, cloning disk, moving program to another drive, migrating OS to SSD, etc.

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Tip: Please download AOMEI Partition Assistant on a PC that can boot and prepare an empty USB drive.

Part 1. Create Windows password reset USB 

Step 1. On the main interface, click ToolsReset Windows Password.

Password Reset

Step 2. Click Next to create a bootable USB.


Step 3. Here, choose the target USB drive and click Proceed.

Select USB drive

Step 4. Read the information pop out and click Yes.


When the creation is successful, plug the USB into the PC where the password needs to be reset or removed.

Part 2. Reset forgot Windows password

Step 1. Insert the password reset USB created just now and change boot order to make the PC boot from the USB. 

Boot Drive

Step 2. After loading, you will see AOMEI Partition Assistant. Click Reset Windows Password and select the OS and click Next.

Select Windows accunt

Step 3. Select the account which you want to reset the password, and then select the options you want to perform: Remove Account Password or Reset Account Password. Then, click Next.

Choose the target account

Step 4. If you want to reset the password, type the new password in the new window and click Yes to confirm.

Set new password

Step 5. Finally, restart your computer and log in to Windows 10 with the new password.


From what has been discussed above, this page not only show you how to create a Windows 10 password reset disk and reset password with it, but also provide an alternative way when password reset disk Windows 10 not working.

No matter which way you try, they all help you to open the PC successfully without losing data. If you want to use AOMEI Partition Assistant to reset or remove the password of Windows Server, please turn to Server Edition.

Dervish · Staff Editor
Dervish is an English editor of AOMEI Technology; He is delicated to offering users easy and effecitve solutions for issuses related to disks and partitoins. In his spare time, he enjoy wathcning films, playing footable, traveling and so on.