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How to Create a Windows 7 Password Reset Disk for Free?

Jerry Leo

Apr 08,2012 06:06 / Posted by to Windows Tips
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There are so many ways to recover your forgotten Windows password without a password reset disk. You can download a well-known freeware like Ophcrack, or reset Windows password with the Command Prompt. However, they're either complicated or time consuming.

A Windows password reset disk would come in handy if you forgot Windows 7 password to log onto your PC on Windows 7/XP/Vista, which allows to reset Windows password easily and all the data or files are preserved in your laptop securely.

Well, this article is devided into 3 parts to create a password reset disk among Windows 7/XP/Vista. Just follow the tutorials and then DIY a password reset disk.


Steps to Create a Windows 7 password Reset Disk

  • Step 1: Click on "Start" and then choose Control Panel in Windows 7.
  • Step 2: Click on the "User Accounts and Family Safety". User Accounts and Family Safety
    Note: You will not see this link while you’re viewing the Control Panel under Large icons or Small icons mode. Then double-click on the User Accounts icon and proceed to Step 4.
  • Step 3: Click on the "User Accounts".
    User Accounts
    Note: Make sure that there is a portable media being connected on the computer to create the password reset disk before you proceed. This means that you will need a flash drive or a floppy disk drive and a blank floppy disk. You cannot create a Windows 7 password reset disk with a CD/DVD or external hard drive.
  • Step 4: In the task pane on the left, click Create a password reset disk.
    Create a password reset disk
    Note: If you get a No Drive warning message at this time, it shows that you have not got a floppy disk or USB flash drive connected onto your PC. You’ll need to do this before continuing.
  • Step 5: When the Forgotten Password Wizard appears, click "Next".
    Forgotten Password Wizard
  • Step 6: Choose the portable media drive to create a Windows 7 password reset disk . And then click "Next" to continue.
    portable media drive
  • Step 7: With the disk or other media still in the drive, enter your current account password in the text box and click "Next".
    enter current password
  • Step 8: Windows 7 now start to create the password reset disk. Click "Next" and then click "Finish" in the next window when the progress indicator shows 100% complete.
  • Step 9: You can now remove the flash drive or floppy disk from your computer. Label the created Windows 7 Password Reset disk and store it in a safe place.

Furthermore, you can also create a Windows password reset disk with Windows password recovery software, like Windows Password Unlocker, which allows you to reset your forgotten Windows 7 password with the burned CD/DVD or USB flash drive.

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