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A Simple Guide To Create A Password Reset Disk in Windows 8

The great way to reset a forgotten Windows password is to use a previously-created password reset disk. Here's a detailed guide on how to create a password reset disk in Windows 8.

Windows 8 is differently from its predecessors like Windows 7/Vista/XP. For example, it allows you to create a picture password as a supplement of the traditional text password. It comes with two types of user accounts: Local user accounts and Microsoft accounts, etc. Even so, many great features of its predecessors are kept in this new windows operating system. If you often forgot Windows 7 password, you might notice that Windows 8, just like Windows7, enables you to create a password reset disk in case that you forget password in future. Here you'll find out how to create a Windows 8 password reset disk.

Reference: If you currently have a Windows 7 laptop, you can visit the article "How to Create and Use Windows 7 Password Reset Disk?" in advance.

What you need to know before getting started?

1. The Windows 8 password reset disk can only be created ahead of you forgot the password.

2. This Create a password reset disk feature is only available for local user accounts in Widows 8. There are other methods available to help you remember Windows 8 Microsoft account password.

3. Once the password reset disk is created, a userkey.psw file will be appear on the USB flash drive that you've used to create the password reset disk. You can move the userkey.psw file to another USB flash drive if you like, but you can only have one userkey.psw file on a USB flash drive.

How to create a password reset disk in Windows 8?

Step 1. Sign in Windows 8 through the local user account that you want to create a password reset disk for.

Step 2. Move the mouse pointer to the top right corner of any connected display screen to bring up the charms bar. Next select Search charm to open the Search window.

Step 3. Select Settings option under the search box, then enter "User Accounts" in the search box to bring up the User Accounts option on the left results section. Click that "User Accounts" option to open the User Accounts window.

Step 4. Click "Create a password reset" link on the left pane to open the Forgotten Password Wizard.

Step 5. Insert a USB drive in your computer, and then click "Next" button on the wizard.

Step 6. Select the USB that you want to create the password key on, then click "Next" button.

Step 7. You'll be prompted to type your current user account password. Click "Next" button once the password is input.

Step 8. Click "Finish" button once the Windows 8 password reset disk is created.

Alternative: Create a bootable Windows 8 password reset disk

If you've ever forgotten Windows password, you might know there's another way to create a Windows password reset disk in addition to using Windows built-in feature. That's to create a bootable Windows password reset disk by taking advantage of a Windows password reset program.

Rekeysoft Windows Password Recovery is a stand-out Windows password reset tool due to its instant password reset, ease of use, 100% password reset rate, etc. With this tool, you can easily create a bootable password reset CD/DVD/USB drive to reset Windows 7 password, etc. Windows 8 will be soon supported and you'll be able to use this disk when you forgot Windows 8 password without a password reset disk.

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Harina Green December 02, 2012 at 02:59 PM
This article is excellent but i know another software called Ainorsoft Windows Password Recovery from windowspasswordrecovery.net What do you think of it?
Sally William January 11, 2014 at 03:55 AM
Wow, powerful. If we can do what you recommend I think our Windows 8 is absolutely safe. Last time because I didn't have an admin password and prepare a reset disk, so when I lost my password I didn't know how to reset my password. I tried your similar software, Anmosoft Windows Password Reset helped me, which only spent me 5 minutes. http://www.resetwindowspassword.com

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