Windows 10: Password Reset Disk - Create on USB Flash Drive in Windows 10

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  1. Bree's Avatar
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       2016-09-17 #10

    As per toolman59's suggestion I have done a full shutdown and restart. Starting it from Control Panel now works too. The ones pinned to Start/taskbar still launch invisibly. One unusual event at startup, the Intel Graphics and Media Control Panel opened and asked me to choose between Basic/Advanced/Wizard mode. It's never done that on previous restarts.

    Still no icon on the taskbar while it's running, I guess it's one of those apps that doesn't want one.
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  2. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15042
       2016-09-17 #11

    I'm glad to hear it's working properly for your two now.

    Yeah, the wizard doesn't have an icon on the taskbar by default. It would be nice if it did.
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  3. Posts : 81
    Windows 10 Home x64 and Pro x86
       2016-09-17 #12

    Do bear in mind that a Password reset disk does no more for you than writing the password down does. In either case you will end up with something you need to keep securely [a file or a piece of paper].
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  4.    2017-01-12 #13

    This is what my User Accounts page looks like. The Password Reset Link isn't there.
    Last edited by Brink; 2017-01-12 at 11:08. Reason: removed image showing your email address
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  5. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15042
       2017-01-12 #14

    Hello Nisko,

    The link to create a password reset disk will not be available for a Microsoft account. It'll only be available for local accounts instead.

    Your thread: How do I create a Password Reset key
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