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Windows 7: How do I make a backup of my Password Reset USB stick?

30 Apr 2015   #1
Nisko

Windows 7
 
 
How do I make a backup of my Password Reset USB stick?

I tried to make a second Password Reset USB stick. Windows said if I do that, the first one will become unusable. There must be some way to make a backup USB stick. Thank you............


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30 Apr 2015   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Nisko,

When you create a password reset disk on a USB flash drive, it will create and add a userkey.psw file on the USB flash drive for the specific local user account. You can copy the userkey.psw file to another location as a backup. If you need to restore it, copy it to the root directory of a USB flash drive.

Password Reset Disk : Windows 7 / Vista
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30 Apr 2015   #3
Nisko

Windows 7
 
 

Thank you - but what do you mean by 'if you need to restore it?'
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01 May 2015   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

If you lost your Password Reset USB, you could restore or create a new Password Reset USB by copying the backed up userkey.psw file to the root directory of the bootable USB.
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01 May 2015   #5
Nisko

Windows 7
 
 

Thank you!! Please tell me how to make a bootable USB stick so I have one more way to protect me from a disaster.
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01 May 2015   #6
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You can use it on any USB flash drive to use for a password reset USB.
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01 May 2015   #7
Nisko

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks, but I'd still like to make a boot USB stick and need instructions.
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01 May 2015   #8
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

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01 May 2015   #9
Nisko

Windows 7
 
 

Thank you very much!!!
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01 May 2015   #10
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome.
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