I'm having trouble creating a password reset disk

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  1. Posts : 944
    Windows 10 Pro
       #1

    I'm having trouble creating a password reset disk


    I'm using the search function in the taskbar. I type in "Create password reset disk." Then I click on the only option (which is correct) but nothing happens.

    1. What could be wrong?

    2. Is there another way to create this disk?

    Thank you......
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  2. Posts : 27,666
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Version 21H1
       #2

    Don't really think that functions anymore. Now we have the security questions. (tested on my system and it does not work either.)

    So that I always have an administrator, say my daily profile goes wonky, I create an alternate admin on my machine. I don't use it, sign in every once and a while just for confirmation.

    Easier than keeping a disk up to date and has all the rights.


    Ken
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  3. Posts : 944
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Thanks so much for the verification.
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  4. Posts : 1,564
    11, 10, 8.1 and 7 all Professional versions, and Linux Mint
       #4

    I also think it is deprecated
    See as here
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...count-password
    you simply as my colleague has said, set up security questions

    please see screenshot applies to local account, if that is so selected
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  5. Posts : 944
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Windows Login - how create new administrator login


    1. I have a user account that requires a password - but I had forgotten that I had this account. Can I delete this account (because I don't remember the password)? I am assuming that, in order to change the password, I'd have to remember the old password which I don't.

    2. Where do I go to create a new administrator account (or any new login account for that matter)?

    Thank you....
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  6. Posts : 1,564
    11, 10, 8.1 and 7 all Professional versions, and Linux Mint
       #6

    If you do not know the password of the existing user account and presuming it is a LOCAL user as against a Microsoft account and you did NOT set up security questions, then HOW are you getting into Windows

    If you are IN as an admin account rather than a NON admin then you simply go settings and establish another account.

    - - - Updated - - -

    In case you do not know your way round 10
    here
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...trator-account
    just click on he large blue button on the link
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  7. Posts : 944
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #7

    Sorry - but I find this procedure to create a new administrator account confusing. I am the only user of this computer. I have one administrator account for which I know the password and use it to sign in to Windows 10. I went into settings as you described - but am confused when it asks me to use a password to accept an invitation. I don't know what password to use. I've tried my login password, Microsoft Account password and my gmail password. None of them work. I used the family member option - but I am the family member. Please guide me. Thank you.....
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  8. Posts : 61,923
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #8

    Hello NIsko,

    Was this for a local account?

    It's not possible for a Microsoft account.

    Create Password Reset Disk on USB Flash Drive in Windows 10
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  9. Posts : 11,654
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 21H2 Build 19044.1776
       #9

    Nisko,

    A Password reset disk only applies to a local user account not an MSAccount-linked user account.
    - Searching allows non-local user accounts to find the PRD creation wizard. This is a bug. I don't know if anyone has told MS.
    - The PRD creation wizard appears, for local user accounts only, at Control panel, User accounts, User accounts [again, if nec]
    - The PRD creation wizard works for local user accounts only
    - The PRD, for local user accounts only, is not entirely useless. It is an expensive method of emulating a piece of paper with the password written on it.
    I'm having trouble creating a  password reset disk-create-password-reset-disk.png

    Your other problems should be resolved by these tutorials
    Add Local Account or Microsoft Account - TenForumsTutorials
    Change Account Type - TenForumsTutorials
    But, if not, please would you restate the remaining issues because it's all got a bit murky for me.

    Denis
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  10. Posts : 11,654
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 21H2 Build 19044.1776
       #10

    Nisko said:
    Sorry - but I find this procedure to create a new administrator account confusing.
    I am the only user of this computer.
    I have one administrator account for which I know the password and use it to sign in to Windows 10.
    I went into settings as you described - but am confused when it asks me to use a password to accept an invitation.
    I don't know what password to use. I've tried my login password, Microsoft Account password and my gmail password. None of them work.
    I used the family member option - but I am the family member.
    Please guide me. Thank you.....
    1 You can create a spare admin account if you want [I also have a spare in case my main account is ever corrupted]. Is this why you are trying to do all this or is there another reason?
    2 What invitation?

    Denis
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