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Creating a password reset disk is a precautionary measure that allows you to reset your Windows local account password in case you forget it. The password reset disk is a USB flash drive that acts as a recovery tool, providing you with a way to regain access to your files and settings in case you forget your password.

It’s particularly useful because it can save you from the hassle of losing access to your account and data, especially if you do not use a Microsoft account that can reset passwords online.

Here are the steps to create a password reset disk.

  1. Make sure you're signed in with your local account. This option isn't available for Microsoft accounts

  2. Plug a USB flash drive into your device

  3. In the search box on the taskbar, type Control Panel, and then choose it from the list of results

  4. In the Control Panel search box, type create password reset

  5. Select Create a password reset disk, and follow the remaining instructions

  6. When you're finished, remove the USB flash drive and keep it in a safe place

Note: you don't have to create a new disk when you change your password.

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