Windows 10: Create password reset disk link not working Solved

  1.    29 Sep 2015 #1

    Create password reset disk link not working


    I'm using Administrator account on my PC, when I click on "Create a password reset disk" nothing happens, what's the issue? or again it's Windows 10 thing!!
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  2. Posts : 20,875
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       29 Sep 2015 #2

    Hello KasperKyd,

    Just to verify, do you mean that you are using the built-in elevated "Administrator" account, or that your account is an administrator type?

    If built-in "Administrator", did you already add a password to it.

    If just an administrator type, then you can't create a password reset disk if it's a Microsoft account instead of a local account.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5...dows-10-a.html
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  3.    29 Sep 2015 #3

    Hi Brink,

    I use the built-in Admin "Administrator" set with a password.
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  4. Posts : 20,875
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       29 Sep 2015 #4

    Did you have a USB flash drive connected?

    If so, see if you may be able to open the Forgotten Password Wizard using the shortcut below instead.

    Forgotten Password Wizard Shortcut - Create - Windows 7 Help Forums
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  5.    29 Sep 2015 #5

    Nop same thing with USB stick plugged in, nothing happens at all when I click on it!! seems like a bug to me

    Brink said: View Post
    Did you have a USB flash drive connected?

    If so, see if you may be able to open the Forgotten Password Wizard using the shortcut below instead.

    Forgotten Password Wizard Shortcut - Create - Windows 7 Help Forums
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  6. Posts : 20,875
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       29 Sep 2015 #6

    Strange.

    Of course, you could keep the password written down in safe place to have as needed instead.

    Otherwise, you could run a SFC /SCANNOW command to see if it finds and repairs any corrupted or modified system files that may be at fault.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...dows-10-a.html
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  7.    29 Sep 2015 #7

    It works after a Windows reboot, either I'm that silly or it's Windows lol

    Thanks Brink
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  8. Posts : 20,875
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       29 Sep 2015 #8

    Odd quirk, but I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted.
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  9.    10 Feb 2016 #9

    Same Issue


    KasperKyd said: View Post
    It works after a Windows reboot, either I'm that silly or it's Windows lol

    Thanks Brink
    Weird thing is I had to the same thing. Guess it is a Windows 10 thing that you have to reboot it once before you can do a password reset disk.
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  10.    10 Feb 2016 #10

    jto654 said: View Post
    Weird thing is I had to the same thing. Guess it is a Windows 10 thing that you have to reboot it once before you can do a password reset disk.
    You have to sign on using the password also. If you sign on with PIN it doesn't work - it doesn't register it somewhere I suppose.
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