What Is Password Reset Disk and How to Use

What is a password reset disk Windows 10? Or what is a password reset disk for Windows 7? Or exactly what is a password reset disk?

These questions are very common among people and it can be answered by simply explaining what a reset disk is. If you understand the concept of reset disk then you'll know what is it used for and how it is useful.

So, in the article, we will discuss what the meaning of a password reset disk is and how it can be created and used.

Section 1. What's Password Reset Disk?

The Password reset disk is external bootable software that runs from a hard drive. This type of software doesn't need to be installed on the system but it works similarly to the installed application software. The main purpose of the password reset disk is to completely reset the old password and put a new password in the user system. This method is used when a person can't remember his/her login password and are logged out of their device. So, now you know what is a password reset disk for Windows 7/8/10. You must also know in what situation it will be helpful for you.

password reset disk

Forgetting the password of a system happens a lot and hence many companies have developed tools that can help them to reset the password and regain access to their system. Even the companies Microsoft Windows also allow the users to create a password reset disk from the system with a few simple steps.

Now, a question arises here, why the password reset disk and why not without password reset disk. This is done so that whenever you face the same situation, only you will be able to use the software to gain access to your system. If the reset disk is burned without a password, then anyone can have access to the software and they can access all the personal data stored in the system.

Section 2. How to Create Password Reset Disk?

To create a password reset disk for free on your Windows, you don't need to go anywhere. Here is the link from where you will find all the necessary information to create a password disk on Windows 10.

Link: https://support.hp.com/in-en/document/c05508720

The link is extracted from the official HP website but the method is applicable for all the system. It is just the boot key access that is different. Otherwise, the rest of the process is similar to the entire computer system.

Now as you know what a password reset disk for Windows 10 is and know how to create a password reset disk. But what if you never made a reset disk and you forget your password. Then don't worry, we also have an alternate for that too. You can use the PassFab 4WinKey to do it. This is a tool that makes it easy to reset and remove any password from your system if you forget and you don't have any other method to retrieve it.

The PassFab 4WinKey is the tool which will help you to use the password reset software to get the access of your system irrespective of your Windows version. Follow the guide below to use this tool to get access to your system from a password reset disk.

Step 1. Download the PassFab 4WinKey software in any computer and install it. Insert a blank drive into the computer like USB flash drive and launch the software. In the software menu, select the drive on which you want to create a password reset disk and then click on Burn option. When the process is complete eject the drive from the system.

create a bootable password reset disk

Step 2. Now, insert the drive on the system whose password you need to reset.  Enter the boot menu by pressing the Function key.

enter the boot menu
Note: most of the system uses the F12 key for Boot menu. You can have a lookup how your system enters the Boot menu first.

Step 3. In the boot menu, select the drive and then hit the enter key. You will be navigated to the software's interface. In the interface, you first will be asked to select the Windows version. The PassFab 4WinKey toolkit supports the entire old and new Windows version list.

select your windows version and task

You will also have to select the task among the three options. Select the "Reset your Password" option and then click on Next button.

Step 4. In the next screen, you will see the Manage account tab in which you have to select the account whose password you want to reset and also enter a new password in the box. Then tap on Next button once again.

enter the account and new password

Step 5. Wait for the process to complete. You will be able to see the process and as it finishes, reboot your system.

reboot your system

When your system will restart, you will be able to log in to your account using the new password. The password reset disk is created by account linking, so, you can only create a single password reset disk from your account. If you try to create a new password reset disk then it will overwrite the last one.

Summary

We have described what a password reset disk is for Windows 7/8 or for any other Windows. Now, you will be able to create a password reset disk in your system irrespective of which version of Windows you are using. And if you forget your Windows password before you created a password reset disk, then you can use the PassFab 4WinKey to reset your password. It can also be used to reset the admin password or remove the password entirely.

/ Posted by Shirley Howard to Windows Tips / Follow @Shirley Howard

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