Create a password reset disk
If you forget your computer 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 such as a USB flash drive or floppy disk.
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.