Protect yourself against lost login password
Creating a password reset disk can protect yourself against lost login password. It allows you to simply reset Windows 7 user account password without using third-party boot environment CDs and tools. In this article I will show you how to create a password reset disk in Windows 7.
Microsoft suggests that you create a password reset disk shortly after creating login password for your user account. That way, you remember your current login password which is need to comfirm when you create the password reset disk. You only need to create a password reset disk for your Windows 7 login password once. You can change your logon password as many times as you want and you can still use the same password reset disk to reset your password if you forget it.
Create password reset disk requires a USB stick or a floppy disk. We recommend using a USB flash drive, such as floppy disks may not be as reliable. The Forgotten Password Wizard creates a file called userkey.psw that is only 2KB in size. Therefore, you only need a low-capacity USB flash drive to save the file.
Create a Password Reset Disk
Before you begin creating your password reset disk, you must connect your USB flash drive to the PC. Then, click the icon above your username on the Start menu.
NOTE: You may enter ¡°password reset disk¡± (without the quotes) in the Search box on the Start menu to access the Create a password reset disk link to open the User Accounts dialog box.
The “Welcome screen of the Forgotten Password Wizard” displays. Click “Next”.
On the Create a Password Reset Disk screen, select the USB flash drive you inserted earlier from the drop-down list. Click “Next“.
On the Current User Account Password screen, enter your current password in the edit box and click “Next“.
The progress of the password reset disk creation displays. When the process is finished, click “Next”.
Click “Finish” on the Completing the Forgotten Password Wizard screen.
After finishing, you will find the userkey.psw file on your USB flash drive.
Now you have a password reset disk and you will not have to worry about Forgotten Windows 7 Password. You may want to know how to use the Password Reset Disk to Reset Windows 7 Lost Password.
Not a Windows 7 user? Still Using XP or Vista? Don’t know how to create a password reset disk on other Windows Versions? See these articles below.
How to Create a Windows XP Password Reset Disk?
How to Create a Vista Password Reset Disk?
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