How to Create a Password Reset disk for XP

create a password reset disk for XP,and use it if you lose your password


There’s something called the Forgotten Password Wizard, which allows you to create a
password reset disk that can be used to recover password and personalised computer
settings if the password is forgotten. The steps to perform the task differ for domain
and work-group scenarios.

If your computer is on a domain, you can create the Domain Password Reset Disk
as follows. Press [Ctrl] + [Alt] + [Delete] to open the Windows Security dialog box.
Click Change Password. Click Backup to open the Forgotten Password Wizard. Click
Next, then follow the on-screen instructions.

If your computer is not part of a domain, you can create a Non-Domain Password
Reset Disk; the procedure here varies depending on whether you have an administrator
account or a limited account.

If you have an administrator account,create an Administrator Password Reset Disk:open
User Accounts in the Control Panel.Select the Administrator. Click Prevent A Forgotten
Password under Related Tasks.Follow the instructions in the Forgotten Password Wizard.
For a Limited Account Password Reset Disk, do the same, but by selecting the Limited
User Account instead of Administrator.

Here’s how to use the Password Reset Disk to log on to a computer: boot through the
disk you created. Click the username whose password is on the recovery disk.
Press [Enter] or the Right Arrow. This causes the “Did You Forget Your Password?”
message to appear. You can click the “?” button to see your password hint. If
you have forgotten this as well, you can useyour Password Reset Disk to reset your
password. This will start the Password Reset Wizard.Follow the instructions and you
will be able to set a new password. The Password Reset Disk is also automatically
updated with the new password information, so you don’t have to create a new password
reset disk.

Note that the disk you create can only be
used with the computer on which it was created.


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