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Windows 7: Password Reset Disk : Windows 7 / Vista

02 Dec 2010   #30
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Thank you mate.


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17 May 2012   #31
Larraine

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Thanks for Sharing what a very nice tutorial
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02 Jun 2012   #32
ykt28403

Windows 7 Home 64 bit
 
 
Disable/undo password reset disk

I created a password reset disk on a flash drive in Windows 7. I'd like to disable/undo this. How do I do so?
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03 Jun 2012   #33
sudeepto

Windows 7 Enterprise x32
 
 
Confusion with the USB drive that will be used ...

What happens to the USB drive that I will USE to make a password reset disk ..??

Can I use it again for my own stuffs ..??

Or will it be just be solely be used as PRD ??
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03 Jun 2012   #34
cyclic

Windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

The reset dsk is really a misnoma, it's just a very small file. I add one to each USB I have, in the top level directory and one on the hard drive in the same place,TLD that is.
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03 Jun 2012   #35
ykt28403

Windows 7 Home 64 bit
 
 

So to "disable" it (make my flash drive no longer a password reset disk), I just need to delete userkey.psw off of it?
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10 Aug 2012   #36
Londain

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
There is some flexibility in managing Password reset disks

1 As stated in the earlier post, the so-called Password reset disk is actually just a file called userkey.psw
2 Using the Create a password reset disk procedure just adds this file to the root of an external drive. Other files & folders on the external drive are unaffected. The drive can continue to be used for other files.
3 If you make a new Password reset disk, it invalidates all previous ones. I don't mean you risk overwriting the previous one - I mean that Windows 7 will only accept the latest one that was made [it must store a marker in the Registry or somewhere].
4 If you attempt to make a Password user disk on an external drive that already has userkey.psw in its root then Windows 7 will warn you but will allow you you to proceed.
5 After it's been made, you can store userkey.psw anywhere you want and with whatever name you want as long as you can tell which account, which PC & which OS it applies to and as long as you have a second PC [or user account] to be able to move the file back into the root of an external drive when the thing is needed. Within those constraints, you can hide it, rename it, zip it - anything, as long as you don't tamper with its contents.
6 When you need to use it, it has to be on the root of any external drive [it does not need to be the same one that it was made on]. It must have the name userkey.psw again. It can still be hidden. It has to be the latest one made for this account on this PC for this OS.
7 I hope this is useful info for you.
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25 Aug 2012   #37
JonathanV

Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 32-bit Build 7601
 
 

I have several questions about password reset disk.
1. Will I being prompted to format the USB flash drive before creating password reset disk?
2. Can I access data on my USB flash drive after creating password reset disk?
3. Can I use password reset disk on my USB flash drive as many times as I like? Or the password reset disk will not usable (requires recreating password reset disk) after used?
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25 Aug 2012   #38
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JonathanV View Post
I have several questions about password reset disk.
1. Will I being prompted to format the USB flash drive before creating password reset disk?
2. Can I access data on my USB flash drive after creating password reset disk?
3. Can I use password reset disk on my USB flash drive as many times as I like? Or the password reset disk will not usable (requires recreating password reset disk) after used?

Hello JonathanV.

  • No, no format.
  • Yes the data will be available.
  • You should be able to as long as the "password" is not molested in any way.
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24 Dec 2012   #39
djbillyd

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

This is very good info. Just that, I didn't do it before, and now, I'm sitting in front of a "Stuck-on-Stupid" Toshiba L455D-S5976 that won't allow me to login AFTER the "Welocome" screen. This thing is being threatened by a total, I mean completely TOTAL rebuild!

Is there a solution to resetting a pwd AFTER the system starts screwing up? This one lost my pic, username, and pwd, somehow.
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