Keep your word

This month we show you how to easily create a handy password reset disk in Windows Vista. Get on your machine and let's get started folks.

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By  Cleona Godinho Published  June 2, 2008

Step 4

Your password reset disk will be created within a few seconds. When the progress indicator shows 100% complete, click Next. You'll now be taken to the final Wizard screen. If the progress bar is stuck for any reason, simply hit 'Back' and try again.

Step 5

Now disconnect the flash drive from your machine, label it 'Reset Disk' or whatever you wish and store it in a secure location, as
anyone can use the disk to reset the password and gain access to your computer.

Forgotten your password?

1. Connect the flash drive you used to create the reset disk, and boot Windows Vista as usual

2. At the login prompt, hit 'Reset Password' and click Next in the Reset Password Wizard window

3. On the next screen, select the drive letter next to 'The password key disk is in the following drive list' and hit Next

4. At the next screen type a new password, and type it again in the confirm field. Also, type a hint that will remind you of the password

5. Click 'Next' then 'Finish' to close the Wizard

6. Logon to Vista with the new password. That's all folks!

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