Home » All » Security » Vista » Windows | All Categories

Published on 04.04.07 by Brent Trahan

Create a Password Reset Disk

Create a Password Reset Disk in Windows Vista to reset a user account you forgot the password for.


Windows Vista is by far the most secure version of Windows yet. That makes gaining access to an account you forgot the password for a lot harder. An easy way to prevent being locked out of you user account is to create a Password Reset Disk.

Create a Password Reset Disk

  1. While logged in to the account you want to create the password reset disk for open the Control panel.
  2. Open User Accounts.
  3. Insert a floppy disk (I don’t recommend using a floppy disk. They go bad too easy.) or a USB drive.
  4. Click Create a password reset disk in the top left of the tasks pane.
  5. The Forgotten Password Wizard will open. Click Next.


  6. Select where you want to save the password reset key.


  7. Type the current password and then click Next.


  8. When it’s finished creating the key click next.


  9. And you’re done!


Note: If you change your password you need to create a new password reset disk.

Still need help? Ask your computer question now.

Related Guides:

4 Responses to “Create a Password Reset Disk”

Subscribe to this guide's comments RSS feed.

  1. linky1124 says:

    it is much easier to reset password with http://www.resetwindowspassword.com/

  2. Chris says:

    At one time I forgot windows password. I created a windows password reset disk with a program named windows login recovery and I successfully reset the forgotten password with the disk.

  3. Rylai says:

    You can create a Windows password reset disk to reset your lost or forgotten Windows password, i have created one with the tool Windows Password Breaker and reset my administrator password successfully.

  4. Anddy_2011 says:

    Here are something that mihgt help you! If you forget your user

    1. Log into safe mode
    2. Log in as the computer Administrator, “Administrator” for

    the username
    3. Leave the password blank
    4.Control panel and change the password for your account
    But if you forget your Administrator password.You can only do

    1.find a program called Windows password seeker and Download

    the password seeker
    2. Burn the file to a CD
    3.Boot the locked computer from CD/DVD and remove Windows

    More Windows password recover tools:


Leave a Reply to Chris

Subscribe to this guide's comments RSS feed.

Microsoft Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation. Microsoft Corporation in no way endorses or is affiliated with MAXIMUMpcguides.com. All other products mentioned are registered trademarks of their respective companies. MAXIMUMpcguides IS NOT RESPONSIBLE for any damage or data loss to your computer from using this web site. All information on MAXIMUMpcguides is provided on an AS IS basis with NO WARRANTIES.

Copyright 2006-2019 Brent Trahan. All rights reserved.