Forgetting your Windows password may sometimes cause data loss. Because if you reinstall Windows, it will wipe your disk clean. Though, there are some ways to reset your Windows password but they don’t work always, specially on encrypted HDDs. So, it is better to create password reset disk for your Windows 11 or 10 to avoid such issues in future.
After creating password reset disk, you can use it to reset your Windows 10 or 11 password from login screen. You just need to plug-in your password reset disk (USB) and reset the password. After that you can easily login with new password. You just need a USB disk of any size for creating this disk.
Make Password Reset Disk for Windows 11 or 10
To make a password reset disk for your Windows 10 or 11 PC, you just need a small USB disk. So, plug in your USB disk and follow these steps.
Step 1: Plug-in USB and start Forgotten Password Wizard
First of all, plug-in USB disk in your Windows 10 or 11 PC. After that open Control Panel and search for
password reset disk. From search results, click on Create a password reset disk.
Forgotten Password Wizard will start. Make sure you have plugged in the USB disk, otherwise, you might see error. Now, click Next to continue.
NOTE: Remember you have to insert a USB drive to save password reset file. Without inserting USB drive, this wizard will not run. And it will show you an error about inserting USB Drive.
Step 2: Select your USB disk and Enter your Windows Password
Now, select your USB drive from drop-down list and click Next. This wizard will not format your USB disk, so, you need not worry about the data on the disk.
You will be prompted to enter your current Windows password. Enter your Windows 11 or 10’s login password and click Next.
Step 3: Create Password Reset Disk
As soon as you click Next after entering your password, wizard will start creating password reset disk. When the process is complete, the progress bar will show 100% complete. Now click Next to continue.
You have now successfully created password reset disk for your Windows 11 PC. Click Finish to exit the wizard.
Make and Use Password Reset Disk to Avoid Data Loss
Now you can use this USB drive to reset your Windows password from login screen. Whenever you forget your password, insert this USB drive into your PC. Next, click Reset password link that appears below password field after entering wrong password. Forgotten password wizard will start and you will be able to reset your password.
This tutorial works for Windows 7, 8/8.1, 10 and 11. For Windows Vista, you can check this link. Hope you liked this tutorial. Feel free to share your thoughts and suggestions down below in comments. You may also subscribe using your email to get latest updates directly into your inbox.
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