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How to Create Bootable USB for Windows Password Reset

As a Windows user, occasionally you may need to create a bootable USB that can reset any Windows password on anyone machine.

As you’ve known, a common password reset disk is usually created on a USB removable device in Windows Control Panel, before you forgot the user account password. Such a disk only can reset password for that one user account. After you forgot password unable to log into Windows, you may have difficulties in resetting Windows password if you have no that previously created password reset USB. In this case, you can create a bootable USB for Windows password reset.

What you need:

A USB removable media
One computer with administrator privilege and internet access

Steps to create a bootable USB for Windows password reset

All what you need to do is burning the Windows password reset tool – iSumsoft Windows Password Refixer into a USB removable media, so that you can make a bootable password reset USB. It doesn’t require any third party burning software. The whole burning process is automatic and just takes a few seconds after you run "iSumsoft Windows Password Refixer".

Step 1: On anyone working computer, download iSumsoft Windows Password Refixer, install and then run it.

Step 2: Choose USB device option.

Choose USB device

Step 3: Insert a USB removable media into the computer. Select the USB drive from the drop down. Then click on the Begin burning button.

Begin burning

Step 4: Click on Yes to format the USB.

Step 5: When Burning Successfully pops up, you have successfully created a bootable Windows password reset USB.

Burning Successfully

How to use bootable USB to reset Windows password

When you finish creating such a bootable USB, insert it into the computer/laptop whose Windows password you need to reset. Start or restart the machine and set your computer to boot from USB drive. Once the machine boots up, you can reset password.

Differences between a common and a bootable password reset USB

1. A common password reset USB disk is created for one user account. While, a bootable password reset USB is created for any Windows user, that is, it can reset password on any Windows installed on anyone machine.

2. You need to get into Windows Control Panel and provide the old user password to create a common password reset USB. While, you can create a bootable password reset USB even after you’ve forgotten Windows password.

3. A common password reset USB only can reset password. While, a bootable password reset USB not only can reset Windows password, but also can help users add new administrators without logging into Windows.

At last, by the way, a Windows installation USB disk not only can be used to install/reinstall Windows, but also can be used as a bootable USB for Windows password reset..