How To Create A Password Reset Disk On Windows 8

How To Create A Password Reset Disk On Windows 8

So… you want to create a Windows 8 Reset Disk just in case you forget your password and would like to reset it at one point in life?

The Windows Reset Disk is a highly important tool. It’s a USB that has your password data and allows you to reset your password in case you can’t log into windows.

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The Reset Disk should be able to handle all versions of windows, but it depends on you if you created one before you forgot your password. The Reset Disk only works for the account you created it for and will not work for other user accounts besides that one.

Right now I’ll be showing you how to create one on windows 8, so let’s get to it!

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Steps To Create A Password Reset Disk On Windows 8:

  1. Insert mighty USB here.
  2. Then press both the ‘Windows logo‘ and ‘F‘ key simultaneously and the search box should open.
  3. Type in “Password Reset”
  4. The “create a password reset disk” option should be displayed and that’s what you’ll want to click on.
  5. The “Forgotten Password” Box will show and that’s where you’ll press ‘Next’.
  6. Next select your USB Drive, there may be more then one USB drive so choose carefully.
  7. Enter your Current User Account Password and click ‘Next’.
  8. Let it finish and after that’s done you’re all set.

Using Control Panel To Create A Password Reset Disk:

  • Plug in your USB.
  • Open up the Control Panel (Or if you want to do this quicker without going through the Control Panel press the ‘Windows‘ and ‘X‘ keys to open up the ‘Power User’ Menu.)
  • Depending on what type of view you’re using for the Control Panel you’d either see the “User Accounts and Family Safety” or “User Accounts option. Select the one you see. (The steps after this would be the same as Steps 4 to 8 as above, but just in case you guys and gals don’t want to scroll up, I’ll put it down here as well.)
  • Next you’ll see the “Create a Password Reset Disk” option which you’ll want to click.
  • The “Forgotten Password” Box will show and that’s where you’ll press next.
  • Next select your USB Drive, there may be more then one USB drive so choose carefully.
  • Enter your ‘Current User Account Password’ and click ‘Next’.
  • Let it finish and after that’s done you’re all set.

And with that you’ve created a Reset Disk which will aid you to reset your password just in case you forget it.

Remember that this needs to be done before hand because if you forget your password and can’t log in, you wouldn’t be able to create one.

That’s basically all there is to it! Hope this helped you.

Make sure to mark the USB Drive that you used as a reset disk, wouldn’t want to accidentally format it.

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