Your user account password is the password that you use to Log On to Windows Vista™ when your system fully boots or when your computer wakes up from various power saving states. A good habit includes changing your password regularly and also creating a password reset disk described below.
To Create A Password Reset Disk
- Click the Start button located in the lower-left corner of the Windows Vista desktop.
- Then click on Control Panel.
- In the Control Panel, click on User Accounts and Family Safety.
- Then click on User Accounts.
- In the left pane, click on Create a password reset disk.
- When the Forgotten Password Wizard window appears, click on Next.
- Portable media for the password reset disk is required such as a flash drive or a floppy disk.
- Locate the I want to create a password key disk in the following drive: drop down box.
- Then choose the portable media drive you will be using and click on Next to continue.
- With your chosen media still in the drive, enter your current password in the text box.
- Then click on Next, where Windows Vista will then create the password reset disk for you.
- When the progress indicator shows 100% complete, click on Next and then Finish.
- You can now remove the flash drive or floppy disk from your computer.
- Now label the media and store it safely in case you ever need to retrieve your password.
Note: A password reset disk can only be created for local user accounts. If your computer is on a domain, a network administrator is required to modify and/or reset your domain logon password.