Create a password reset disk
If you forget your Windows password, you can use a password reset disk to create a new one. We recommend that you create a password reset disk when you create your password, so you don't lose access to your files and information.
To complete these steps, you'll need removable media (a USB flash drive or floppy disk).
Watch this video to learn how to create a password reset disk (0:59)
To create a password reset disk
Insert your removable media.
Open User Accounts by clicking the Start
, clicking Control Panel
, clicking User Accounts and Family Safety
, and then clicking User Accounts
In the left pane, click Create a password reset disk, and then follow the instructions. Make sure you store the password reset disk in a safe place.
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