iSumsoft » Resources » Windows 10 » How to Reset Windows 10 Forgotten Password with USB

How to Reset Windows 10 Forgotten Password with USB

So you forgot Windows 10 password and can’t log into your PC? Take it easy! Just like in the previous versions of Windows, you have many ways to reset password in Windows 10, among which it should be the easiest way to use a USB flash drive.

As it isn’t long after Windows 10 was released and most users may haven’t been familiar with this new generation of operating system, here we specifically introduce how to reset Forgotten Windows 10 password with USB.

Two methods to reset Windows 10 forgotten password with USB

Method 1: Reset Windows 10 Forgotten password with password reset USB

Microsoft designs the feature in all versions of Windows including the latest Windows 10 that users can save the password information about the user account to a USB flash drive to create a password reset disk. You should make good use of this feature in Windows.

Hence, if you’ve set a password for the user on your Windows 10, you’are strongly recommended to create a password reset disk as early as possible if you have an idle USB flash drive at hand, and then put it in a safe place, just in case one day you forget Windows 10 password.

Tips: To create a password reset USB disk in Windows 10, firstly press Win + X keys and select Control Panel from the menu to open Control Panel, then click User Accounts > User Accounts > Create a password reset disk, finally insert a USB flash drive and follow the Forgotten Password Wizard to get a Windows 10 password reset USB disk.

Forgotten Password Wizard in Windows 10

Steps to reset Windows 10 forgotten password with password reset USB

Step 1: After you type an incorrect password in the password field to login Windows 10, you will be prompted the user name or password is incorrect. Click OK under the prompt.

The user name or password is incorrect

Step 2: Then you can be back at the login screen. At this point, a Reset Password link shows up under password box. Click the link to bring out Password Reset Wizard.

Reset Password link

Step 3: Insert your previously created password reset USB disk into your computer and follow the Password Reset Wizard to complete Windows 10 password reset. (You can reset your password to a new one or blank.)

Password Reset Wizard

Note: This method only helps reset password for Windows 10 local admin and user account, but doesn't work for Microsoft account.

Method 2: How to reset Windows 10 forgotten password with iSumsoft boot USB

What a pity if you forgot Windows 10 password without password reset USB disk previously created. But never mind. You still can immediately create an iSumsoft boot USB disk with which you also can reset Windows 10 password.

Step 1: Create an iSumsoft boot USB disk

As you’ve forgotten password and are unable to log into your own Windows 10, you will need another accessible computer to help complete this task.

1. On anyone accessible computer with internet access, download and install iSumsoft Windows Password Refixer. Then launch this program.

2. Choose USB device.

Choose USB device

3. Insert a USB flash drive into the computer, note the drive name, and then click the Begin Burning button.

Begin burning

4. Click Yes to format the USB drive when asked.

Format USB flash drive

5. When prompted Burning Successfully, you successfully burn Windows Password Refixer into the USB drive and get a iSumsoft boot USB you can use to reset your Windows 10 password.

Burning Successfully

Step 2: Reset Windows 10 forgotten password with iSumsoft boot USB

1. Connect the iSumsoft boot USB drive into your computer whose Windows 10 password you forgot. Start or restart your computer and access to BIOS to change the boot order to set computer to boot from USB drive.

Tips: Learn how to boot your computer from USB drive if you haven't known it yet.

2. Once your computer boots up, Windows PE will load and iSumsoft Windows Password Refixer will start.

3. Select your Windows 10 and the user whose password you forgot. Then click Reset Password button.

Select a user and click Reset Password

4. Click Yes when asked to set the password to blank.

Set password to blank

5. When you see your password is changed to blank from unknown, click the Reboot button.

Click Reboot

6. Disconnect the USB when asked. Then Windows 10 will restart and automatically login without password.

Tips: Using iSumsoft boot USB disk, you not only can reset local user password for any Windows, but also can reset Microsoft account password for Windows 8/8.1 and Windows 10.