Tuesday, May 31, 2011

How to Create a Windows XP Password Reset Disk?

Passwords are the easiest way to protect your sensitive data and files on a Windows XP  computer, and it is a good idea to change your password occasionally to keep prying eyes away from your documents or important files.
However, the bad thing is if you forgot  Windows XP password, especially an Administrator password, it can be difficult to gain access to your data without specialized recovery tools or a trip to the repair shop. Fortunately, Windows XP provides a way for you to plan for such an occasion and be prepared if you ever do forget your password with a Windows XP password reset disk. Of course, it only works provided that you have  created one before.
Then , how to create a password reset disk for the Windows XP computer?
Step 1. Click the Start button and then Control Panel. In the main control panel window, click the User Accounts option link.
Step 2. Click and highlight the account name for which you want to create a password reset disk.
Step 3. Click the Prevent a Forgotten Password option under the Related Tasks header.
Step 4. Insert a blank, formatted diskette in the floppy drive on your computer. Click the "Next" button on the screen.
Step 5. Enter the user password in the Current User Account Password text box for the account for which you are creating the password reset disk. Click the Next button.
Step 6. Wait for Windows XP Pro to create the password reset disk. When the "Progress" bar reaches 100% complete, click the Next button and then Finish.
Step 7. Label the password reset disk and store it in a safe place until you need it. Format the disk and create another password reset disk if you change your password in the future.
Ok, you have sucessfully created a Windows password reset disk for Windows XP. Next time, when you accidently forgot Windows XP password,  take it ease and use the disk for recovery.

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