Create A Password Reset Floppy Diskette in a Domain

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If you want to create a password backup floppy diskette that can be used to recover your password incase you may have forgotten it, just following these instructions if you are part of a Domain:

  1. Press CTRL + ALT + DELETE. The Windows Scurity dialog box appears.
  2. Click the Change Password button.
  3. After the Change Password dialog box appears, in the Log on to box, click the local computer. For example, click Computer (this computer).
  4. Click Backup. The Forgotten Password Wizard Starts.
  5. On the "Welcome to the Forgotten Password Wizard" page, click Next.
  6. Insert a blank, formatted floppy diskette into Drive A, and click Next.
  7. In the current user account password box, type your password, and then click Next. The Forgotten Password Wizard creats the diskette.
  8. When the progress bar reaches 100% complete, click Next, and then click on the Finish button. The Forgotten Password Wizard quits and you return to the Change Password dialog box.
  9. Remove, and then label the password reset diskette. Then store the diskette in a safe place.
  10. In the Change Password dialog box, click Cancel.
  11. In the Windows Security dialog box, click Cancel.

If you forgot your password, follow these instructions:

  1. Log on to the computer with a new password that you create by using the Password Reset Wizard and your password reset diskette.
  2. To gain access to your local user account on a computer that is a member of a domain, or has been disconnected from a domain:
  3. In the Welcome to Windows dialog box, press CTRL+ALT+DELETE.
  4. In the Log On to Windows dialog box, type an incorrect password in the Password box, and then click OK.
  5. In the Log On Failed dialog box that appears, click Reset. The Password Reset Wizard starts. The Password Reset Wizard lets you create a new password for your local user account.
  6. On the Welcome to the Password Reset Wizard page, click Next.
  7. Insert the password reset diskette in drive A, and then click Next.
  8. On the Reset the User Account Password page, type a new password in the Type a new password box.
  9. Type the same password in the Type the password again to confirm box.
  10. In the Type a new Password hint box, type a hint that will help you remember the password if you forget it. NOTE: This hint is visible to anyone who attempts to log on to the computer by using your user account.
  11. Click Next, and then click Finish. The Password Reset Wizard quits and you return to the Log On to Windows dialog box. The password reset diskette is automatically updated with the new password information. You do not have to create a new password reset disk.
  12. In the Log On to Windows dialog box, type your new password in the Password box.
  13. In the Log On to box, click the local computer. For example, click Computer (this computer), and then click OK. You are logged on to the local computer with your local account information.

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