Here's how to launch the Forgotten Password Wizard to create your very own password recovery disk.
- Click Start menu, Control Panel, and User Accounts.
- Click your user account name.
- Under Related Tasks on the left, click "Prevent forgotten password" to launch the wizard.
Now that you've launched the wizard, let it walk you through
creating the recovery disk. Make sure the disk you use is formatted and
in the drive. After it's finished creating the disk, label it and stash
it away for an emergency.
If you happen to forget your password, all you need to do is click
your user icon at the logon screen. Even though you don't have your
password, go ahead and click the green arrow just like you would to
finish logging on to your computer. This will launch a little yellow
dialog box directing you to use your password recovery disk.
Don't lose the disk, however, or you're out of luck.