Create a Windows Password Reset Disk

How to Create a Windows Password Reset Disk?

2013-09-18 12:18:12 / Posted by Michael Eric to Windows Tips
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Questions: How to Create a Windows Password Reset Disk?

To create a Windows password reset disk can really come in handy if you forget your Windows account password. With the Windows password reset disk, you can easily reset your password and get right into Windows 8/7/Vista/XP. But you have to create the Windows reset disk before you forgot your account password.

Note: Before you proceed, make sure you have a flash drive or a floppy disk drive and blank floppy disk. You will not be able to burn a Windows 8/7/Vista/XP password reset disk on a CD, DVD, or an external hard drive.

Answers: Create a Password Reset Disk for Windows 8/7/Vista/XP

You can create a password reset disk using the Forgotten Password Wizard in Windows. Different Windows operating system need different steps to create the password reset disk.

Create a Windows 8 password reset disk

Create a Windows 7/Vista password reset disk

Create a Windows XP password reset disk

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1. How to create a Windows 8 password reset disc

  • Press the Win + F combination to bring up the Search page, here you will need to switch over to the Setting section.

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  • Search for "User Accounts". You will need to select the first result.
  • Select the link to "Create a password reset disk" on the User Accounts section of the old control panel.

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  • The wizard will pop, make sure your USB is inserted before clicking "Next".

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  • Now select the USB that you want to create the password key on, then click "Next".
  • You must enter your current Windows password and click "Next".

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Thus you have created Windows 8 password reset disk successfully.

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2. How to burn a Windows 7/Vista password reset disk

  • Click "Start" and then "Control Panel" in Windows 7/Vista.
  • Click on the "User Accounts and Family Safety" link.
  • Click on the "User Accounts" link. In the task pane on the left, click the "Create a password reset disk" link.
  • Click "Next" when the "Forgotten Password Wizard" window appears.
  • In the "I want to create a password key disk in the following drive": drop down box, choose the portable media drive to create a password reset disk on. Click "Next" to continue.
  • With the disk or other media still in the drive, enter your current account password in the text box and click "Next".
  • Thus click "Next" and "Finish" in the next window when the progress indicator shows 100% complete.
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3. How to create a Windows XP password reset disk

  • Click on "Start" and then "Control Panel".
  • Click on the "User Accounts" link.
  • In the "pick an account to change area" of the "User Accounts" window, click on your Windows XP user name.

    In the Related Tasks area on the left, click the "Prevent a forgotten password" link.

  • Click "Next" on the interface of "Forgotten Password Wizard".
  • On the next screen, verify that a blank floppy disk is inserted in your floppy disk drive. Click "Next" to continue.
  • With the disk still in the drive, enter your current account password in the text box and click "Next".

Thus you have finished how to create a Windows 8/7/Vista/XP password reset disk.

Tips for Windows 8/7/Vista/XP password reset disk

  • 1. While a password reset disk will certainly come in handy if you ever forget your password, keep in mind that anyone who possesses this disk will be able to access your account at any time, even if you change your password.
  • 2. Unfortunately, if you've forgotten your Windows password and can no longer access Windows before creating such a password reset disk. Thus you need Windows Password Recovery to recover lost Windows 8/7/Vista/XP password immediately.

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