Tutorial to Create a Windows XP Password Reset Disk
Creating a Windows XP password reset disk is a great way to protect yourself from the possibility of forgetting your account password. With it, you can easily reset Windows XP password and get right in to Windows XP.
It's true that there are ways to recover lost Windows passwords without a password reset disk but they are often complicated and time consuming.
Be proactive by creating a password reset disk right now. With a password reset disk, you don't ever have to worry about forgetting your password again.
Follow these easy steps to create a password reset disk for your Windows XP account:
Click on Start and then Control Panel.
Click on the User Accounts link.
Note: If you're viewing the Classic View of Control Panel, double-click on the User Accounts icon.
In the pick an account to change area of the User Accounts window, click on your Windows XP user name.
In the Related Tasks area on the left, click the Prevent a forgotten password link.
When the Forgotten Password Wizard window appears, click Next
Note: You will need a floppy disk drive and a blank floppy disk.
On the next screen, verify that a blank floppy disk is inserted in your floppy disk drive.
Click Next to continue.
With the disk still in the drive, enter your current account password in the text box and click Next.
Windows XP will now create the password reset disk.
When the progress indicator shows 100% complete, click Next and then click Finish in the next window.
You can now remove the floppy disk from your computer.
Label the disk Password Reset and store it in a safe place.