Create a Windows 8 Password Reset Disk

Passwords for domain users and local users are managed in different ways. In domains, passwords for domain user accounts are managed by administrators. Administrators can reset forgotten passwords using the Active Directory Users And Computers console.

In workgroup password for local machine accounts can be stored in a secure, encrypted file on a password reset disk, which is a USB flash drive that contains the information needed to reset your password.

1. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del, and then click the Change A Password option.

2. Click Create A Password Reset Disk to start the Forgotten Password Wizard.

3. In the Forgotten Password Wizard, read the introductory message. Insert the USB flash drive you want to use and then tap or click Next.

4. Select the USB flash drive you want to use in the drive list, click Next

5. Type the current password for the logged on user in the text box provided, and then tap click Next.

6. After the wizard creates the password reset disk, remove the disk, and then click Finish.

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