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Create a USB Password Reset Disk For Windows 7 [How to]

I think one of the very least used or never used Windows feature is password reset disk option. If you create a password for your computer, it is recommended to create a password-reset disk, so that you can use it to reset your password, if you lost it.

Here is how to create a USB password reset drive in Windows 7. It is more or less similar in Windows XP and Vista.

How to Create USB password reset disk in Windows 7?

  1. Insert your USB drive in your computer and format it. Don’t forget to backup the contents of your USB drive before formatting.
  2. Now go to Control panel - Users Accounts and Family Safety - User accounts and click “Create a password reset disk” option shown on the left pane.
  3. You should see ‘Forget Password Wizard’. Click on next button for further process.
  4. Select a drive (in our case USB device) for creating password reset disk. You can choose your pen drive location from the drop down menu. Then click on next button.
  5. Click Next to Start the process and click next to Finish the process.
Now you have a USB password reset disk that you can use to reset your PC’s user password, if lost it!


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