It is quite difficult that we lost or forgot our password, luckily in Windows 10 we have the ability to recover the password with a useful tool that we can have for these cases happened. So if we use a local account to log in to Windows 10, a good idea is to create a password reset disk in case we forget the current password.
I have to mention that a password reset disk only works with a local account on the PC, so you can not use it for a Microsoft account. And simply, a password reset disk is a file that is created on a USB disk or a CD/DVD, when connected to your Windows PC will allow you to reset the password from the lock screen.
And we must remember that you can not create a password reset disk if you have forgot the password, so if you are trapped in this situation, you need to use a third-party software to create a Windows 10 password reset disk, please refer to Part 2.
If you can’t access into your Windows 10 computer since you have forgotten the login password, then you may need to use a third-party program such Windows Password Key to burn a password reset disk.
Windows Password Key is a specific software to change passwords to Windows operating systems. It consists of creating a password reset disk to start the system, access the list of local users and reset the password we want. The procedure is very simple. After downloading and installing it on an accessible computer(support Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista/XP), we will launch it and it will show us a window from which we can create a CD/DVD or USB flash drive.
In the next step, we will select if we will create a CD/DVD or a USB flash drive, on the contrary, we will generate an ISO file. In this case, we have selected a USB flash drive. Then we will select inserted USB flash drive from drop-down list.
Note: The USB flash drive will be formatted, so in the case that it contains information, we must have made a copy in order not to lose data.
Afterwards, we will click on “Begin Burning”. Once the creation process is finished, a confirmation screen will be shown. Just click on the “OK” button and you will get a Windows 10 password reset disk.
Step 1. Turn off the locked Windows 10 PC, insert the password reset disk and turn it on again.
Step 2. When Windows asks for your password, press Enter or click on the button with an arrow.
Step 3. There will be a message saying that the password is incorrect (nothing that surprises you). Just press OK.
Step 4. Now you will see the Reset password link under the password field. Click on it.
Step 5. Click Next in the wizard. If there is more than one connected USB, choose from the drop-down list which is the one to reset the password. If there is only one, just click Next.
Step 6. Write a new password and confirm it by repeating it. Click on Next and end with Finish.
Step 1. Turn off the locked Windows 10 PC, insert the password reset disk and reboot it again.
Step 2. Make it boot from the password reset disk.
Step 3. Choose a Windows system and user account you want reset the password. Then click on the “Reset Password” button.
Step 4. Click on the “Reboot” button to restart your Windows 10 PC and you can login into your Windows without password.