1.    11 Jan 2017 #1
    Join Date : Jul 2016
    Posts : 292
    Windows 10 Pro

    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.    11 Jan 2017 #2
    Join Date : Aug 2016
    S/E England
    Posts : 4,108
    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)

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

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/...dows-10-a.html
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  3.    11 Jan 2017 #3
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 24,378
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17017

    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.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/...a.html#option3
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  4.    12 Jan 2017 #4
    Join Date : Jul 2016
    Posts : 292
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter

    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.    12 Jan 2017 #5
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 24,378
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17017

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

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/...dows-10-a.html
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