Password reset disk

What you do when you have forgotten your password and you end up locked out of your computer? This is a dilemma  nobody wants.  So, now what do you do? Well, if your me, you create what is known as a password reset disk. I know you can  just reinstall the operating system but, what fun is that. You have to reload all the programs and files that you have.

If you wish to know how to do this  you can click on the link below for Windows XP:

For Windows Vista: click on this link:

For Windows 7 click on this link:


If you are using Windows XP and you want to reset your password I have provided a link below:

So what is your next step?


Begin at the start menu,start button then inside the search field, type in User Accounts

search field User Account


 User accounts> under “Tasks” on the left side of the pane  click “Create  password reset disk”


create a password reset disk


Make sure you have removable media which means popping  a thumb drive into one of the USB ports.

English: A Sandisk-brand USB thumb drive, SanD...
English: A Sandisk-brand USB thumb drive, SanDisk Cruzer Micro, 4GB. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)










After inserting a thumb drive,  click “NEXT”

welcome to forgotten password wizard








Here: choose where you have your  thumb drive inserted and click “NEXT”

creating password on the following drive

Here: type in your current password.

current user account password


completing forgotten password wizard

The Next step is to place this thumb drive where you can get to it, should you ever need it.

To make a Password Reset Disk For windows 8.1 You will need to set up a local account .

Bring up the Charm Bar


charm bar

Type in the search field  User accounts> on the left side  below “Tasks”  on the link click  “Create  password reset disk”  Insert a thumb drive into one of the USB Ports. Then go thru the prompt clicking “NEXT”,  choose where you have your thumb drive inserted click “NEXT”. Then type in your current password, click” Finish” and now place this device where you can find it.

Have a great day.

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