Create and Use a Password Reset Disk or USB In Windows 8

In this article we are going to explain how to create and use a password reset disk or Flash Drive in Windows 8.

Introduction

In this article we are going to explain how to create and use a Password Reset Disk or Flash Drive in Windows 8. If we have forgetten our password then we are frustrated, however this situation could be completely alleviated if we always have a Password Reset Disk handy. Let's see how to create one in Windows 8.

How to create a Password Reset Disk in Windows 8

Step 1

In the Windows 8 Desktop, first we press the "Windows + F" key in our keyboard from the search page, and switch over to the setting section.

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Step 2

Then we search "User Account", and select the first result.

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Step 3

The User Account window opens, then click the link "Create a password reset disk".

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Step 4

We will be greeted with a Wizard, make sure that our Flash Drive is inserted before clicking "Next".

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Step 5

After that we can select the Flash Drive and then create the password key on, then click "Next".

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Step 6

It requests your current Windows password, then click "Next".

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Step 7

That's all there is to creating a reset disk, since anyone could use this to gain access to you machine you will need to store it in a safe place.

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Some steps for resetting our password

Step 1

Once we have a Password Reset Disk, we can easily use it the next time we forget your password. Once we've typed the wrong password, Windows 8 will show a "Reset password" link below the login box.

Step 2

At this point you should have your Flash Drive already plugged in, so go ahead and hit the Reset password button, this will kick off a wizard, click "Next" to continue.

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Step 3

You'll want to pick the right disk if you have more than one.

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Step 4

Now we will need to type a new password, and of course a new hint for our password.

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Step 5

That's all there is to it.

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Now we can store the Flash Drive key somewhere safe, so that next time you forget your password you have it handy.