Forgetting Windows 8 password and Reinstalling Windows in not an affordable thing. Because that way you have to lose all your documents that were stored on “C” drive. But if you could do something to reset your lost password, that would have saved your precious data and time. There are two ways to handle such situation – Reset your Windows lost password or Use a Password Reset Disk if you have created it already. This tutorial shows how to create a password reset disk for Windows 8 or 8.1.
What We Need?
- Just one USB Pendrive of any size.
How to make password reset disk for Windows 8 or 8.1?
First click on Start button and then click on Control Panel.
In Control Panel search box type “password reset disk“. In search result, you will see a link under User Accounts, “Create a password reset disk“, click on it.
Forgotten Password Wizard will start, click Next to start the process.
Remember you have to insert a USB drive to save password reset file. Without inserting USB drive, this wizard will not run. And it will show you an error about inserting USB Drive.
If you see this error, eject and reinsert USB into your PC.
Select your USB drive from drop-down list and click Next.
You will be prompted to enter your current password. Enter your current password and click Next.
After the process is finished, the progress bar will show 100%. Now click on Next.
You have successfully created Password Reset Disk for Windows 8. Click on Finish to exit the wizard.
Now you can use this USB drive to reset your Windows 8 password. Whenever you forget your password, insert this USB Drive into your PC and reset the password. Comment your suggestions and problems below.