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Monday, 24 July 2017

Using a Password Reset Flash Disk

If you ever forget and type in an incorrect password, the login screen will change and an error message will appear like the one shown in Figure 1. To continue, you will have to click OK.
At this point, the only thing you can do is click OK.
You'll then return to the login screen and will see a message appear below the Password box, as shown in Figure 2. At this point, you'll insert your USB Flash Drive and wait for it to be initialized and assigned a drive letter. Then, to launch the Password Reset Wizard, you'll click the Reset Password message.

To launch the Password Reset Wizard, you'll click the Reset Password message.
When you see the Password Reset Wizard's Welcome screen, take a look at the information and click Next. In the next screen, you'll be prompted to choose your USB Flash Drive's drive letter, as shown in Figure 3. To continue, just click Next.

Figure 3

Choose the drive letter assigned to your USB Flash Drive.
Once you select the drive, the Password Reset Wizard will open the saved file, read your saved password, and perform a few operations in the background. The wizard will then prompt you to create a new password, confirm it, as well as create a new hint, as shown in Figure 4.

Figure 4


You'll need to create a new password, confirm it, and create a new hint.
Once you've filled in the text boxes, click Next. You'll then see the success screen and will need to click Finish to complete the operation. You can now use the new password to log on to your Windows 7 system.

Note

As soon as you use the Password Reset Wizard to change your password, the information in the password reset file on the USB Flash Drive will be outdated. Therefore, as soon as you log back in to Windows, you should run the Forgotten Password Wizard again and create a new password reset file.

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