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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 any computer or machine.

As you know, Windows allows you to create a password reset disk from Control Panel with a USB flash drive before you forget your user account password. You should create one such disk as soon as possible. Then, if you forget your password, you can reset it. However, if you have forgotten your Windows password and have not created a USB password reset disk, how can you reset your password? 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 that 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 any working computer, download iSumsoft Windows Password Refixer, install and then launch it.

Step 2: Choose USB device.

Choose USB device

Step 3: Insert a USB removable media into the computer, select the USB drive from the drop-down, and then click on the Begin burning button.

Begin burning

Step 4: Click on Yes to format the USB drive and start burning.

click Yes

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 on which you need to reset your Windows password. Start or restart the machine and set your computer to boot from USB drive. Once the machine boots up, you just need to follow the on-screen instructions to reset your password.

Differences between an ordinary and a bootable password reset USB

1. An ordinary password reset USB disk is created for only one user account, while a bootable USB is created for any Windows user account. In other words, a bootable password reset USB is capable of resetting password for any user account on any Windows running on any computer.

2. Creating an ordinary password reset USB requires you to provide the current old password, while creating a bootable USB doesn’t require you to provide any password.

3. An ordinary password reset USB can only reset the password, while a bootable USB can not only reset Windows password but also help you create new administrator without logging in Windows.

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