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How to create a Windows Password Reset Disk

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#1 TutorialBot


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Posted 11 December 2012 - 12:55 PM

A new tutorial titled How to create a Windows Password Reset Disk was added by Lawrence Abrams. Please use this topic to discuss any aspect of this tutorial.

A brief excerpt of the tutorial can be found here:

Whenever you create a new account in Windows, you should create a password reset disk that allows you to reset your Windows account password if you forget it. If you have a lot of users and do not wish to create a reset disk for each one, then you should at least create one for the administrator account on that computer. You can then use that administrator account to change any other user's password. In order to create a password reset disk you need either a floppy disk or a USB drive. As most computers are no longer sold with floppy drives, you may want to pick up a cheap flash drive to use for this purpose. As the password reset disk file only uses 2KB of space, you can use any size flash drive or an existing one if you wish. Last, but not least, a password reset disk only works on local accounts and will not help you reset passwords for accounts on a Windows domain.

We hope you find this tutorial helpful.

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Posted 25 April 2014 - 08:32 AM

Thank You!

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Posted 01 September 2014 - 06:28 AM

Also, even if the password is changed afterwards the key will still work. If the key is ever lost or stolen creating another key will revoke the last key.

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