HOW TO: Create a Windows 8 Password Reset Disk
Description: This article will show how to create a password reset disk using a USB stick for Windows 8. This procedure can help you if you find yourself locked out of your own PC, however it must be done proactively meaning you must do it ahead of time for use when you are locked out.
You may have noticed at the Windows login screen there is a button entitled Reset Password as shown below.
You cannot, however, just click on this button and reset your password. You have to have a few things in place ahead of time. We will go through those steps in this article.
- From the Windows 8 Desktop move the cursor directly to the lower left hand corner of the screen. You will see a miniature version of your user interface. Right-click to access the technical start menu as shown below.
- Click on Control Panel.