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How to create a Windows 8 Password Reset Disk

An easy-to-follow step by step guide on creating a Windows 8 Password Reset Disk.

About The Password Reset Disk

A password reset disk is important to have should you lock yourself out without remembering the password

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That’s the image that you will see if you forgot your password (again). But if you have had a password reset disk, this thing won’t be happening to you and you won’t be worrying about these things ever again.

Step By Step

Here is how you can create the password reset disk in Windows 8.

1. Step

Press the windows key together with F from your keyboard. This will take you to the Search page. Here, choose the Settings section.

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2. Step

Search User Accounts, and choose the first result.

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This will lead you to Control Panel, specifically, in the User Accounts. Your will see a link, Create a password reset disk.

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A wizard will appear. Insert your USB drive, before you click Next.

3. Step

You select the partition where you want to create your password key on, then click next.

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You will now need to enter your current password.

4. Step

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If you share your PC, it’s very important that no one sees your password or you don’t lose it, you’ll need to put the USB disk somewhere safe.

Conclusion

So, the next time you forget the password, the password reset disk will come in handy. If you type the wrong password, you will see the option Reset Password.

Put the USB on, then Click on Reset password. The wizard will appear, click next to continue.

Pick the disk where the Password reset is.

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Now, you type the new password and also a hint for the password.

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Published: Wednesday, April 16th, 2014 Last Modified: April 16, 2014

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