Re: How do I create a password reset "disk"
"Suzie Q-Novice" <Suzie Q-Novice@discussions.microsoft.com
> wrote in message
>I am a beginner at this. I am trying to input my log-on password to have
> PC set up, but I can't remember what the password is and I need to reset
> the password "hint" does not help me remember the password. I don't
> putting the hint in originally. HELP! Gateway computer using Windows
> Home Premium
I believe you are required to have created the password reset disk while you
still remembered the password. It asks for the password before it creates
the password reset disk for the current logged on account. If you didn't
have to know the password to make the disk, then anyone could create one and
get into your account.
On my Compaq desktop and a Compaq laptop I helped to set up, both with
preinstalled Vista Home Basic, there was no prompt to make this password
reset disk. I only found out about it by reading this newsgroup.