Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Create a Password Reset Disk in WinXP

Microsoft has enhanced security features in XP including the ability to create a
floppy diskette to recover your password in case it is forgotten.

  • Click Start > Control Panel > User Accounts.
  • Click on the account which you want to create a password disk.
  • Click Prevent a forgotten password which starts the Forgotten Password Wizard . This is found under Related Tasks.
  • Insert a blank, formatted disk into drive A, and click Next.
  • Enter the password in the Current user account password box.
    To use the recovery disk, at the Welcome screen:
  • Click the user name whose password is on the recovery disk.
  • Click the question mark button, this causes the "Did you forget your password
    message" to appear.
  • Click use your password reset disk. This will start the Password Reset Wizard.
    From this point, just follow the wizard's instructions and you will be able to set a new password.


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