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No matter you want to find about how to create Windows password reset disk when login the account or how to create the Windows 10 password reset disk when locked out? All methods could be find here!

Password can help us to improve security and has been widely used. For example, we will set password for our credit card, bank account, social media account, etc. Of course, we will set password for our account in computer to protect our data inside. At the moment we start to use Windows 10, Microsoft will require to set the password. Besides, it is a trend to set complicated and irrelevant password combination to get better security. Of course such kind of password is hard to remember. Parts of users may forget the password after set. Some may get locked out of the computer after a long time of no use.
At the moment we find we lost the password, we would want to find a way to reset or remove the Windows 10 login password without damaging data inside. Practical methods are here:

Preparation: Find the Account Type For Target Account

Before we reset the password, we need to find out the account type of the target account. Different account type will require different methods to solve the password issue.

Features of Local Accounts in Windows 10

A local account is a user name and password that you use to sign in to only a single Windows PC. This is the same type of user account that was used in Vista and Windows 7.
  • You have to create a user name and account for each PC you use.
  • You can remove the password if you like.
  • You’ll need a Microsoft account to download apps from the Store, but you can set it up later.
  • Your settings won’t be synced across the PCs that you use.
Check account type in Settings
example of local account
Find account type in login page
login with local account

Features of Microsoft Accounts in Windows 10

A Microsoft account is an email address and password that you can use to sign in to Microsoft services and all Windows 8/10 PCs and devices.
  • Password cannot be removed since it is required, but you can change the password.
  • Access, save, share, and sync all of your documents, music, photos, and videos from OneDrive (aka: the cloud) on all PCs and devices that you sign in with the same Microsoft account.
  • Download, install, and restore apps from the Windows Store.
  • Sync your personal settings across all PCs and devices that you sign in to with the same Microsoft account.
Check account type in Settings
Find account type in login page

Password Reset Methods For Local Account & Administrator

Windows 10 Password Reset Disk

At the moment we find we lost the password, the first thing we think of is the password reset disk for Windows 10 which is recommended by Microsoft as well. Reset password with Windows 10 password reset disk will not damage data inside the account. Click to know more about How to Create and Use Password Reset Disk in  Windows 10.
This password reset disk need to be created before you forget the password. If you do not have the pre-created password reset disk, please go to the method below to reset the Windows login password.
password reset disk

Create Windows 10 Password Reset Disk with Password Reset Tool

Sometimes, we think we can remember the password even it is very complicated and believe there is no need to create the password reset disk. Or parts of users even do not know how to create the password reset disk. However, we would realize the importance of the password reset disk once we lost the login password. Is it possible to create the password reset disk for Windows 10 PC when we are locked out of the account?
Of course you can! With professional Windows password reset tool – Renee Passnow, you can create the password reset disk even you are locked out of your PC! With the Windows 10 password reset disk created with Renee Passnow, you can reset the login password for local account and administrator. If the account you forgot password for is Microsoft account, Renee Passnow can help you turn the account to local one and regain access to files inside with few simple steps.

About Renee Passnow

  • Whole password reset process takes only 4 simple steps! Do not require related knowledge or possible password combinations.
  • Reset/remove the login password back to blank directly. Preserve all data inside!
  • For local account and administrator, Renee Passsnow will remove the password directly.
  • For Microsoft account, Renee Passnow will turn the Microsoft account into local one and reserve all data inside the account.

Compatible with: Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, XP.

people has downloaded and reset the password successfully!

How to Create Windows 10 Password Reset Disk when Locked Out

Preparation:Download and install Renee Passnow. Prepare a USB disk/CD/DVD/VCD to create a new password reset disk for Windows 10.

Please install Renee Passnow in a Windows PC which can login and work normally (The Windows version of the computer you are using to create the new password reset disk does not matter.).
press to the download button

Step 1: Launch Renee Passnow and connect the USB/CD/VCD/DVD you prepared. Create the password reset disk.

Here we take USB disk as an example. Please click “Create USB” to process the creation directly.

Tips: Select one option from [Crate a Live USB] and [Create a Live CD]. Then, select [x64] or [x86] according to your computer. Next, click on [Download Now] to download the licensed ISO. Remember to activate the software beforehand. After that, click on [Create USB] to create the boot media.

use renee passnow to create usb to reset passnword

Step 2: Boot the target PC from the created Windows 10 password reset USB/CD/DVD.

Please hold a Hot key to enter the BIOS menu.Please click here to find how to change the boot order of your computer brand.

(Can not find your brand? Please refer to your PC manual to find out the method.)

hotkey combination
Change the boot order of the target PC in BIOS. If the password reset disk is not the first in the boot order, your PC will start “normally” (i.e. boot from your hard drive) and will not check other drive.
If your computer is UEFI environment, check boot from USB under UEFI environment.
change boot order in BIOS

Step 3: Select “PassNow!” function after booting from the bootable media you created.

main menu of Renee Passnow

Step 4: Select target Windows 10 system in the list.

select target system in Passnow

Step 5: Choose the target account then click “Clear Password” to reset Windows 10 login password.

select target account
Also, you can click “Create new account” to make a new administrator with Renee Passnow and then reset the password with this new created administrator. The new account named “Reneelab” you created with Renee Passnow is enabled with administrator privilege. And the default password is 123456789.

create new account

Password Reset Methods For Microsoft Account

Reset Password with Microsoft

If you are using the Microsoft account to login your computer, you need to reset the password for the login email account. Go to the sign in page of Microsoft and reset the password.

However, the Microsoft password reset service does not work and you want to access to the data as soon as possible? What if we do not have the Windows 10 password reset disk and it is the only one account? Does it means we have to reset Windows system and lost all the data in the account? Of course not! Try method here now!