Create a Password Reset Disk

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Microsoft has enhanced security features in XP including the the ability to create a floppy diskette to recover your password incase it is forgotten.

* Click Start
* Click Control Panel
* Click User Accounts
* Click on the account which you want to create a password disk
* Click Prevent a forgotten password which starts the Forgotten Password Wizard . This is found under Related Tasks
* Insert a blank, formatted disk into drive A, and click Next
* Enter the password in the Current user account password box

To use the recovery disk, at the Welcome screen

* Click the user name whose password is on the recovery disk
* Click the question mark button
* This causes the Did you forget your password message to appear.
* Click use your password reset disk
* This will start the Password Reset Wizard.

From this point, just follow the wizard's instructions and you will be able to set a new password. It is different if you are part of a domain, see next tip.
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