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Create a Windows 8 Password Reset Disk

Have you ever forgotten your Windows login password? It’s a dreadful feeling, isn’t it? It happens to the simplest folks, but if you create a Windows password reset disk, you will not ever need to worry about it again. This article guides you thru the steps of making a Windows 8 password reset disk. So next time you’re locked out of Windows 8 at the login screen, you’ll connect this password reset disk in your computer and reset Windows 8 password.
Note: you’ll only create a Windows 8 password reset disk before you forgot Windows 8 password. If you already forgot your password, you would like to use the PCUnlocker utility to reset your password.

Create a Windows 8 Password Reset Disk

  1. Press the Win+F key combination to mention the Search page, type “password reset” within the search box, you will find the “Create a password reset disk” option.
  2. Click on the “Create a password reset disk”, you will be greeted with a wizard. Insert your USB drive and then click Next.
  3. Now you’ll select the USB drive that you simply want to make the password key on, then click Next.
  4. Enter your current user account password and click on Next.
  5. A progress bar will start and after 100% completion of the bar, click on Next.
  6. On the next screen, click Finish to complete. If you really check out the USB drive, you will see a file named userkey.psw that contains your reset key. Remember to stay your USB drive in a very safe place to avoid being misused by anyone.

Even though you’ve got changed your password after creating a Windows 8 password reset disk, you’ll always use a similar disk to reset Windows 8 password. A password reset disk can only be used to reset the password of a selected user account, it doesn’t work on other accounts available on your computer.

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