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How to 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 best of us, but if you create a Windows password reset disk, you won't ever have to worry about it again. This article guides you through the steps of creating a Windows 8 password reset disk. So next time you are locked out of Windows 8 at the login screen, you can plug in this password reset disk in your computer and reset Windows 8 password.

Note: You can only create a Windows 8 password reset disk before you forgot Windows 8 password. If you already forgot your password, you need to use the PCUnlocker utility to reset your password.

How to Create a Windows 8 Password Reset Disk

  1. Press the Win+F key combination to bring up the Search page, type "password reset" in the search box, you'll find the "Create a password reset disk" option.

  2. Click on the "Create a password reset disk", you'll be greeted with a wizard. Insert your USB drive and then click Next.

  3. Now you can select the USB drive that you want to create 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 actually look at the USB drive, you'll see a file named userkey.psw that contains your reset key. Remember to keep your USB drive in a safe place to avoid being misused by anyone.

Even though you have changed your password after creating a Windows 8 password reset disk, you can always use the same disk to reset Windows 8 password. A password reset disk can only be used to reset the password of a specific user account, it doesn't work on other accounts available on your computer.

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