Windows XP Password Recovery Disk Creation

To add some safety in case you forget your password in Windows XP, you need to create a password recovery disk. Learn how to create Password Recovery Disk in this article.

Creating a password recovery disk in Windows XP

There is always a possibility that you may forget your password for logging into a Windows XP operating system. A Password Recovery Disk is needed to be created if you want some added safety in case you forget your password. Here is the procedure to create a password recovery disk in Windows XP.

  • Open User Accounts from the Control Panel.

  • Select the account for which you want to create a password recovery disk. This will put you in the change 'mode'. Now from the related tasks at the left side, you have to choose Prevent a forgotten password and follow the wizard to create a Password Recovery Disk.

  • If you upgrade from Windows NT or 2000, you have to create new disks. The old disks which you created on previous operating system will not work.

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    If you forget your password, you can press the and you will see a link to use your Password Recovery Disk. This will verify your access rights, and will prompt you to create a new password, which you can use to access your account. The new password is written to your recovery disk at the same time you create it.

    Note: You can also use a USB Flash Drive to store the password recovery data on it, in case your system doesn't have a floppy drive.

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