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  • Can I use the same USB flash drive to create password reset disks for multiple computers?
    Tuesday, June 18, 2013 10:47 PM

Answers

  • Hi Ryan,

    When we create password reset disk for an account by using USB flash driver, a file named userkey.psw will be written to the root directory of the USB flash driver by design. When we are going to reset a password for an account from the USB flash driver, the system will pick up the “userkey.psw” from the root directory automatically. So by default one USB flash driver can be used to create one password reset disk.

    But, here is a workaround. Once the “userkey.psw” is saved to the USB flash driver, please move it to folder then the root directory. We can name the folder with the account name to different each other. Then we can save multiple userkey.psw files to the same USB flash driver.

    In case we are going to reset password for a special account, please copy the relevant userkey.psw to the root directory. Then please go ahead to the reset the password.

    For your information, please review the following article “Create a password reset disk”:

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/Windows7/Create-a-password-reset-disk

    Regards,

    Lany Zhang

    Thursday, June 20, 2013 1:24 PM

All replies

  • Hi Ryan,

    When we create password reset disk for an account by using USB flash driver, a file named userkey.psw will be written to the root directory of the USB flash driver by design. When we are going to reset a password for an account from the USB flash driver, the system will pick up the “userkey.psw” from the root directory automatically. So by default one USB flash driver can be used to create one password reset disk.

    But, here is a workaround. Once the “userkey.psw” is saved to the USB flash driver, please move it to folder then the root directory. We can name the folder with the account name to different each other. Then we can save multiple userkey.psw files to the same USB flash driver.

    In case we are going to reset password for a special account, please copy the relevant userkey.psw to the root directory. Then please go ahead to the reset the password.

    For your information, please review the following article “Create a password reset disk”:

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/Windows7/Create-a-password-reset-disk

    Regards,

    Lany Zhang

    Thursday, June 20, 2013 1:24 PM
  • Well, if you want to make Windows 7 passowrd reset disk, maybe you can use some Windows password recovery tool, these tools can help you make a disk automaticlly if you want, you will never forget password. You can search them on Google
    Friday, September 26, 2014 6:53 AM