Before you Forget Your Password (XP)

Discussion in 'Windows XP Help' started by Frank, Nov 2, 2004.

  1. Frank

    Frank Guest

    You may want to make a Password Disk
    before you forget the Pasword. It is worth
    the effort.

    How to Create a Password Reset Disk

    If you have a Windows XP computer that doesn't belong to
    a domain (it's a standalone machine or member of a peer-
    to-peer network), you can ensure that forgetting a
    password doesn't result in your being locked out of your
    computer forever by making a password reset disk. Here's
    how:

    Click Start, Control Panel, User Accounts
    Select your account name and click Create a Password
    Reset Disk, Create Disk using a wizard.
    On the first page of the wizard, click Next.
    Insert a floppy disk or zip disk on which you want to
    create the reset disk. Click Next.
    Enter your password and click Next.
    Click Finish.
    An encrypted version of your password will be stored on
    the disk. Now if you forget your password, you will be
    able to use this disk to set a new password. Note that it
    will not work if you've changed your password since you
    made the reset disk. Each time you change your password,
    you need to make a new reset disk.

    Frank
     
    Frank, Nov 2, 2004
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