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How to create password reset disk for Windows 8/8.1 remember or forgot password

When your forgot Windows 8/8.1 password, and locked out of the tablet/laptop/desktop computer, the easiest way to unlock the PC device is using the password reset disk created from your Windows 8/8.1 device. So, it is highly recommended to create a password reset disk when you create a strong password on your Windows.

To create a Windows 8/8.1 password reset disk:

1. Get into your Windows 8/8.1 computer, press "Windows + X" (or right-click on Start button), select Control Panel.

open control panel

2. On Control Panel, click on User Accounts and Family Safety → User Accounts, click on Create a password reset disk on the left panel.

create a password reset disk

3. When the Forgotten Password Wizard pops up, click on Next. Insert a USB or CD into your computer.
Select your USB or CD drive, and click on Next.
Enter current user account password, and click on Next to create a Windows 8 password reset disk.

forgotten password wizard

To unlock Windows 8/8.1 computer with this password reset disk:

Insert the password reset disk into your Windows 8/8.1 computer. Go to the logon screen, type in a wrong password and press Enter. You will be prompted that the password is incorrect, click on OK, and follow the instructions to reset Windows 8 password.

How to create a password reset disk for Windows 8/8.1 when forgot password?

If you have forgotten your Windows 8 password, you can't create a password reset disk from your Windows 8 computer directly. You can first reset the forgotten password, more detail see: Windows 8 forgot password reset without disk. If you are locked out of your Windows 8 computer, create a password reset disk for Windows 8 with third party utility.

1. Get Windows Password Tuner Standard - a professional Windows password recovery tool, install in an accessible PC device.

2. Run Cocosenor Windows Password Tuner from the desktop or program list.

3. Insert a USB or CD, and follow the instructions to create a password reset disk.

choose media to create a password reset disk

With this password reset disk, you can unlock your Windows 8 locked PC device without any trouble.

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