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How to create a password reset disk for a local account in Windows 10?

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If you don’t know how to create a password reset disk for a local account in Windows 10, we are going to help you out. To log in to Windows 10 we can use a Microsoft account or a local account. Either way, we may forget the password at a certain moment and not be able to log in to our computer.

What is a local account?

First of all, let’s see what exactly is a local account. As its own name indicates these types of accounts are local, which means they only exist on our computer. To be able to keep your customized settings, recovering a local account might be a vital task.

How to create a password reset disk for a local account in Windows 10?

As we already told you above it is always good to have a USB ready to recover our password. It is a very secure system to recover the password and we only need to remember where we left the USB to solve our problems. Follow these steps:

  • First, we must make sure that we are logged in with the local account that we want to move to the USB.
  • Now we connect the USB flash drive to our PC. Although creating a password reset disk will not reformat the USB flash drive, we should make a previous backup before proceeding with the process.
  • In the search box on the taskbar, type “create password reset disk”
  • Create a password reset disk from the list of results.
  • In the wizard, select Next.

How to create a password reset disk for a local account in Windows 10?
How to create a password reset disk for a local account in Windows 10?

  • Select the USB flash drive and click Next.
  • Enter the current password and click Next again.
  • When the wizard finishes, select Finish.
  • We remove the USB flash drive and store it in a safe place.

How to change the password of the local account?

If we want to change the password we currently have in our local account the steps are really simple:

  • Type “Login Options” into the search bar of the taskbar and click on the option that comes out in the search with that same name.
  • Then we must go to Password and click where it says Change.
  • At that moment a new tab will open where it will ask us for the current password.
  • Then it will ask us for the new one.
  • Then, our password will be changed.

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