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How To Create a Password Reset Disk For XP



September 21st, 2008 23:08 pm | by Ed |

If you’re running Windows XP Pro and you've got it set up with a separate Aministrator account and however many user accounts that each require a password for to logon, sooner or later somebody's going to come to you looking really stressed out like they'd had about six too many weight loss pills and announce in a panic "I can't remember my password."

The answer is fortunately an easy one. It just requires thinking ahead to be prepared for the problem. You can create a password reset disk that will allow you (or one of your users) to log on when the password has been forgotten.

1.Click Start, Control Panel, and then User Accounts.
2.Click the name of the account you want a password reset disk for.
3.Under Related Tasks, click "Prevent a forgotten password".
4.Follow the directions in the Forgotten Password Wizard to create a password reset disk.

store this disk someplace safe in a secure location, because anyone using it can access that local users account and reset the password to something else.

Then, in the event of a forgotten password, the password reset disk can be used to change the password to one that you remember.

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