Monday, August 9, 2010


Creating A Password Reset Disk For Windows

BEFORE creating a password reset disk you have to prepare these:
  1. A floppy disk drive.
  2. A blank floppy disk.
  3. A computer with Windows OS.
  4. Less than 5 minutes of time.
  5. A sober brain.
Let’s begin! I will take Windows XP for example. Other windows operating systems are also very similar to what we are discussing here.
  1. Click on Start and then Control Panel.
  2. Click on the User Accounts link. Note: If you’re viewing the Classic View of Control Panel, double-click on the User Accounts icon.
  3. In the pick an account to change area of the User Accounts window, click on your Windows XP user name.
  4. In the Related Tasks area on the left, click the Prevent a forgotten password link. 
  5. When the Forgotten Password Wizard window appears, click Next 
  6. On the next screen, verify that a blank floppy disk is inserted in your floppy disk drive. Click Next to continue. 
  7. With the disk still in the drive, enter your current account password in the text box and click Next. 
  8. Windows XP will now create the password reset disk.  When the progress indicator shows 100% complete, click Next and then click Finish in the next window. 
  9. You can now remove the floppy disk from your computer.
Label the disk “Password Reset” and your “user name” and then store it in a safe place.

NOTE: You only need to create a password reset disk for your Windows XP logon password once. No matter how many times you change your password, this disk will always allow you to create a new one.

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.

All the user accounts have to make its OWN disk!


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August 10, 2010 at 10:13 AM delete

Nice post with sweet words.
It is very easy to follow and a good habit to create a windows password reset disk avoid windows login password lost or forgotten.
Anyway, if you don't create this disk before your lost password, Windows Password Unlocker will be your best helper!