Windows 10: How do I create a Password Reset key

  1.    11 Jan 2017 #1

    How do I create a Password Reset key


    I've looked at the instructions but the option to create a Password Reset Key is not where it should be (Control Panel>User Accounts). Need help!
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  2. Bree's Avatar
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       11 Jan 2017 #2

    By 'key' do you mean on a USB? If so, it's called 'Create a password reset disk', see this Tutorial...

    Password Reset Disk - Create on USB Flash Drive in Windows 10
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  3. Brink's Avatar
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       11 Jan 2017 #3

    Hello Nisko,

    If your account is a Microsoft account, then you won't be able to create a password recovery disk (USB) for it.

    If you need to reset the password for your Microsoft account, then you could use OPTION THREE below to do so at Microsoft.

    Password of User Account - Reset in Windows 10
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  4.    12 Jan 2017 #4

    I'm confused about the difference between a local account and a Microsoft account. I just set up a User Account like I always did.
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  5. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15031
       12 Jan 2017 #5

    The tutorial below can better help explain and show the differences between a local account and a Microsoft account.

    Local Account or Microsoft Account - How to Tell in Windows 10
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