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How to create password reset disk

Windows offers a simple way to keep data private by providing password protection, but if that password is forgotten then you could wave goodbye to your personal information.

Fortunately, Windows XP has a little-known feature called the Forgotten Password Wizard, which creates a disk (floppy or USB) for use in the event that the original password is forgotten.

To create the disk:

1. Click Start, click Control Panel, and then click User Accounts.
2. Select your account name.
3. Under Related Tasks, click Prevent a forgotten password.
4. Follow the directions in the Forgotten Password Wizard to create a password reset disk.
5. Store the disk in a secure location, because anyone using it can access your local user account.
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Create password reset disk in Windows Vista

Similarly, you can create password reset disk in Windows Vista also.
  1. Click "Start" button and go to "Control Panel".
  2. Click on "User and family safety"
  3. Insert the external storage device.

    In the task bar on the left side of the screen click on the "Create a password reset disk". Click on "Next" button in the "Welcome to Forgotten Password Wizard" window

  4. Select the external drive where you want to store the password.
  5. Enter the current password you use to log into vista user account.
  6. You will see creating a reset password disk window.
  7. Click Finish

Note: This password reset disk can be used to gain entry into your account no matter how many times you change your password.
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