Friday, August 8, 2008

Windows XP Password Reset Disk Creation

The amount of cases, when customer complains on inability to login to the computer is growing fast. Sometimes, it is caused by the main login changes by employee, who was laid off or left a job. Sometimes, computer is left for sometime unemployed, and when it comes to use it again, nobody remembers the login particulars. Anyway, ho we are shipping computers with one spare administrative account, as used as a backdoor entrance if needed.

But what can you do, if you do not have backdoor entrance? There are multiple ways to recover or reset administrative account particulars, but none of them are easy to apply for the average user, or they require special utilities, which are not free for users.

In this publication, I want to show you the way how to preventively secure you entrance to the computer, no matter what. Using these recommendations, you will always have a tool to reset your password: fast and simple. But, you have to be proactive by creating a password reset disk, before problems happen. It is like having a spare key from you house, hidden in the secure place “in case…”

The method is easy, suitable for everyone, and takes no more than 5 minutes of your time.

  1. Click on Start and choose Control Panel.
  2. Click on the link to User Accounts.
  3. Click on your Windows XP user name.
  4. In the Related Tasks area on the left, click the Prevent a forgotten password link.
  5. When the Forgotten Password Wizard window appears, click Next
  6. Insert an empty Floppy in the Floppy Disk Drive.
  7. Verify that a blank Floppy disk is inserted properly and click Next to continue.
  8. Enter your current account password in the text box and click Next.
  9. Windows XP will now create the password reset disk.
  10. When the progress indicator shows 100% complete, click Next and then click Finish in the next window.
  11. You can now remove the Floppy disk from your computer.
  12. Label the disk "Password Reset" and store it in a secure place.

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