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Windows 7: Password reset disk.

08 Jun 2011   #1
knk17forever

Windows 7 Premium 64 bit
 
 
Password reset disk.

This maybe a dumb question but is it possible to place the reset disk for my password to windows 7 on a usb external hard drive?

I know it can be done on a disk or a usb flash drive but will it also work if I put it on an usb external hardrive?

Thanks.


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08 Jun 2011   #2
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello Kelvin.


Password Reset Disk : Windows 7 / Vista

I don't think so but I'm not sure; there's one way to find out, if the HDD is or is not detected when you get to this dialog box then you'll know for sure and be sure to post back with an update.
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08 Jun 2011   #3
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

That should work, make sure your BIOS allows USB devices in the boot sequence.
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09 Jun 2011   #4
knk17forever

Windows 7 Premium 64 bit
 
 

Thank you Bare Foot Kid and Britton30 for your replies.

I have actually decided to use a disk for now. I found some blank disks that I purchased about a year ago. I totally forgot that I still had them.

I am sure at some point I will see if it will work on an external hd too, but atm am very busy with work and so not really upto looking at my bios settings etc...

Thanks again for your help.

If, when I see if it will work on a external hd I may post here to let you know.

Thanks.
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09 Jun 2011   #5
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Ok buddy, let us know.
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10 Jun 2011   #6
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Be sure to post back here with an update!
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