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Windows 7: Password Reset Disk : Windows 7 / Vista


Password Reset Disk : Windows 7 / Vista

How to Create and Use a Windows 7 Password Reset Disk
Published by Bare Foot Kid
18 Feb 2010
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How to Create and Use a Windows 7 Password Reset Disk

If you forget your Windows password, you can use this password reset disk to create a new password. It is recommend that you create a password reset disk when you create your password, so you don't lose access to your files and information.
Note   Note
A password reset disk can only be created for local user accounts. If your computer is on a domain, a system administrator can reset your domain password.

You must have either a USB flash drive or a Floppy drive; it will not be created on a CD or DVD.
information   Information
The disk can only be created from within Windows.

The disk will only work for the OS that it was created in.

This tutorial will also work for Windows Vista.
warning   Warning

Care must be taken where the disk is stored; anyone that can gain access to the disk can reset the password.
Let's get started!




OPTION ONE
Create the Password Reset Disk
1) In the Windows start menu search box type "pas" (without the quotes) select the "Create a password ..." link, there will be no UAC prompt but it will ask you for the "Current User Account Password" enter it and click next.
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2) Insert the desired media you intend to use, then select the drive the disk is in, then in the wizard click next, then next again when it completes.
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3) Then click Finish to close the wizard.
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OPTION TWO
How to Use the Password Reset Disk
1) At the Windows logon screen, you'll get the "Reset Password" option when you enter an incorrect password, or if you just want to change the password, do as I did and type 1 in the password box and hit enter, then select "Reset Password".
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2) In the wizard that opens click next, you'll then be prompted to create a new password then a conformation, then click next.
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3) When it's done click finish to close the wizard.
You have now reset the password.
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Enjoy!


18 Feb 2010   #1
jfar

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

Very Good, Thanks for that, it will be very handy for people.


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18 Feb 2010   #2
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jfar View Post
Very Good, Thanks for that, it will be very handy for people.

Thanks jfar, I hope so!
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18 Feb 2010   #3
iseeuu

 
 

Another well done tutorial. I may have to make one of these for the first time.

Thanks, BFK!
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18 Feb 2010   #4
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Nice Tut , BFK.

Trouble is, not many think of doing it. Hope this will inspire a few.
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18 Feb 2010   #5
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iseeuu View Post
Another well done tutorial. I may have to make one of these for the first time.

Thanks, BFK!

Thank you very much iseeuu!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Feb 2010   #6
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Nice Tut , BFK.

Trouble is, not many think of doing it. Hope this will inspire a few.

Hello SIW2, thank you!

I hope so, that's one of the reasons I post links to stuff because others beside the OP will see them.
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18 Feb 2010   #7
iseeuu

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Nice Tut , BFK.

Trouble is, not many think of doing it. Hope this will inspire a few.
That is the flaw in this solution. One must make the "Password Reset" disk before it is needed. Thinking of it after the password is trashed is to late.

Better to be prepared!
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18 Feb 2010   #8
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Thank you very much. I had forgotten all about this and I need to do it.
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18 Feb 2010   #9
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CarlTR6 View Post
Thank you very much. I had forgotten all about this and I need to do it.
Yes it's a good idea, thank you!
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