Skip to main content

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!


Popular posts from this blog

Surf the Web Anonymously With Firefox Add-on Phproxy

There are several web based proxy servers available to surf the internet anonymously or as from another country. The Firefox add-on (Firefox 3 – 4) Phzilla helps you view a webpage or surf the internet using the PHProxy (a type of web based proxy server) proxy servers. It is very easy and convenient to use.

Restore Lost Capacity Of Your USB Flash Drive (How to)

Some malware can hide full capacity of your USB flash drive. For example, a 4GB pen drive sometimes shows only 500kb or less. An interesting part of this situation is that, even after removing the malware or formatting the USB flash drive, you will not get back its original capacity. Therefore, the question here is how to restore a USB flash drive to its full capacity.

Disable automatic Meta refresh/redirect of websites in browser for security reasons[how to]

Generally speaking, Meta refresh is a method used by some websites to instruct a web browser to automatically refresh/redirect the current web page after a given time interval. You can see this type of refresh/redirect especially in media sites. This is some times annoying or can be used for malicious purposes by redirecting you to a malicious site. If you don’t like this feature, you can disable this in your browser. Here is how to disable this in Internet Explore/Chrome, Firefox and Opera. Internet Explorer: Go to Tools - Internet options - Security tab - Custom Level button - Miscellaneous category - set "Allow Meta refresh" to Disable. Firefox: Go to Tools - Options - Advanced - General - Accessibility and tick the option next to ‘Warn me when web sites try to redirect or reload the page’. Alternatively you can use extension RefreshBlocker . Opera: Go to Preferences - Advanced - Network and uncheck "Enable automatic redirection".