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Two Ways to Create a Windows Password Reset Disk

In most cases, Windows password helps to keep our computer and data safe. But sometimes, it also makes us locked out of computer if Windows password forgot. However, if you have a Windows password reset disk, nothing is problem.

So if you want to successfully access computer after Windows password forgot, password reset disk is the best way for you. Moreover, you can create such password reset disk easily no matter computer is locked or not.

Two ways to create password reset disk for Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista and Windows server:

The password reset disk created with above ways could help to reset Windows forgotten or lost password for Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista/XP and Windows server 2016/2012/2008/2003/2000.

Way 1: Create a Windows Password reset disk on accessible computer

After logging into computer and connecting computer with writable USB flash drive or CD/DVD drive, follow steps below please to create password reset disk for local account.

Step 1: Find the option "Create a password reset disk" in Windows computer.

Windows 7:

1. Click on Start and then Control Panel in Windows 7.
2. Click on the User Accounts and Family Safety link.
3. Click on the User Accounts link.
4. In the task pane on the left, click the Create a password reset disk link.

create windows 7 password reset disk

Windows 8/8.1:

1. Access Control Panel in Windows 8/8.1.

2. Ensure the View by drop-down in the upper right is set to Category.

3. Click the User Accounts and Family Safety and User Account link.

4. Click the Create a password reset disk link on the left.

Windows 10:

1. Press Win + S on keyboard and type in User accounts in Search bar.

2. Click on User accounts and then Create a password reset disk link.

Note: As you see, the ways to find the option to create password reset disk on different Windows computer are different. Compared to it, the second way would seem simple, because the process to create a password reset disk is the same for different Windows systems. And most importantly, it can work even after locked out of computer.

Step 2: Click Next on pop-up Forgotten Password Wizard window.

click next on forgotten password wizard

If you have inserted the writable USB flash drive or CD/DVD into computer, now you would see it has been chosen from the drop-down box under I want to create a password key disk in the following drive.

select inserted drive

Step 3: Enter current user account password and click on Next.

enter current user account password

Step 4: Automatically create password reset disk. While it is completed 100%, click Next.

complete creating password reset disk

Step 5: Click Finish button and remove the password reset disk from computer.

complete forgotten password wizard

 

Way 2: Create Windows password reset disk after computer is locked

If computer is locked, the first way would not work. Only effective third-party windows password recovery tool, could help users to create a password reset disk instead. Now we will take powerful iSunshare Windows Password Genius Advanced as example to burn a Windows password reset disk, which will apply to Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista/XP and Windows server 2016/2012/2008/2003/2000 password remove or reset.

Step 1: Get and install Windows Password Genius Advanced on another accessible computer.

prepare windows password recovery tool

Step 2: Create a USB or CD bootable password reset disk with Windows Password Genius.

1. Insert writable USB flash drive or CD/DVD into computer.

2. Choose media type: USB device or CD/DVD on Windows Password Genius Advanced.

3. Select the inserted removal device from drop-down box and click Begin burning button.

4. Click Yes on pop-up dialog to agree to format the removal device firstly and then you could successfully burn the Windows password reset disk into it.

burn windows password reset disk with tool

When message "Burning Successfully" pops up, it means a Windows password reset disk has been created with Windows Password Genius Advanced after locked out of computer.

successfully burn windows password reset disk with third-party tool

Now you can take it to connect with locked computer and boot computer from it. Then you could select any local user account and remove or reset forgotten password, while password reset disk created in way 1 would only reset password for the only user.

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