A reset disk on Windows 7 is one of the most useful tools that you could use to recover your password. (Assuming you created one before you forgot your password that is.)
In this post I’ll show you how to create one of these reset disks and all that is needed is a USB. So let’s get to it
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Creating a Reset Disk works for all versions of windows so no matter what version of windows you’re running, you’ll be able to use a reset disk. The reset disk will only work for the account that you created it for,it will not work with other user accounts. In this post I’ll just be doing windows 7, but will make more posts for other versions of windows.
Steps To Create A Reset Disk On Windows 7:
- Plug in the mighty USB!
- Type “reset” in the windows search box.
- Select the “Create a password reset disk” option.
- Click next when the Forgotten Password Wizard pops up.
- Select your mighty USB that you have plugged in and click next.*Note* : The selection box might show more than one device depending on how many drives you’ve plugged into your PC but only select the one you’d like to use as a reset disk.
- Let it run its course and once it has created the reset disk click “next”.
- Lastly select “finish”, remove the USB after ejecting and you’re all set!
Using Control Panel To create A Password Reset Disk:
It’s basically the same as above, it just makes you use the control panel, but I’ll give you steps below.
- Open up the ‘Start Menu‘
- Search for the control panel. Either it would be on the front end of the start menu and if for some reason it’s not there just head on over to the search bar and type it in.
- Depending on what type of view you’re using for the control panel, you might see User Accounts or User Accounts and Family Safety. Click on the one you see.
- After you’ve clicked on the User accounts you should look for the “create a password reset disk” option.
- (Same as steps 4 to 7 above, but just in case you guys and gals don’t want to scroll back I’ll remind you.) Click “next” when the Forgotten Password Wizard Pops Up.
- Select your mighty USB that you have plugged in and click next. *Note* : The selection box might show more than one device depending on how many drives you’ve plugged into your PC, but only select the one you’d like to use as a reset disk.
- Let it run its course and once it has created the reset disk click “Next”.
- Lastly select finish, remove the USB after ejecting and you’re all set!
That’s about it for creating a reset disk on Windows 7. Once you’ve followed these steps you should have a reset disk for that moment of forgetfulness that might hit you from time to time.
The Reset Disk would truly help in that moment so make sure its put in a safe place and make sure to mark the USB drive so you don’t accidentally format it.
Hopefully this quick read has helped you.
If this post has helped you feel free to check out the other posts like:
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