Create a Windows XP Password Reset Disk


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Creating a Windows XP password reset disk is a great way to protect yourself from the possibility of forgetting your account password. With it, you can easily reset your password and get right in to Windows XP. While there are ways to recover lost passwords without a password reset disk, they are often complicated and time consuming.
Be proactive by creating a password reset disk today. With a password reset disk, forgetting your password is no longer a crisis.
Follow the easy steps below to create a password reset disk for your Windows XP account:
Difficulty: Easy
Time Required: Creating a password reset disk for your Windows XP logon usually takes less than five minutes
Here's How:
Click on Start and then Control Panel.
Click on the User Accounts link.
Note: If you're viewing the Classic View of Control Panel, double-click on the User Accounts icon.
In the pick an account to change area of the User Accounts window, click on your Windows XP user name.
In the Related Tasks area on the left, click the Prevent a forgotten password link.
When the Forgotten Password Wizard window appears, click Next
Note: You will need a floppy disk drive and a blank floppy disk.
On the next screen, verify that a blank floppy disk is inserted in your floppy disk drive.
Click Next to continue.
With the disk still in the drive, enter your current account password in the text box and click Next.
Windows XP will now create the password reset disk.
When the progress indicator shows 100% complete, click Next and then click Finish in the next window.
You can now remove the floppy disk from your computer.
Label the disk "Password Reset" and store it in a safe place.
Not a Windows XP user? Creating a password reset disk in Windows Vista is very similar to creating a password reset disk in Windows XP.
You only need to create a password reset disk for your Windows XP logon password once. No matter how many times you change your password, this disk will always allow you to create a new one.
While a password reset disk will certainly come in handy if you ever forget your password, keep in mind that anyone who possesses this disk will be able to access your account at any time, even if you change your password.