How to Make a Password Reset Disk for Windows 8

Have you ever found yourself locked out of your Windows 8 system? It can be a frustrating experience, but luckily, Microsoft has a utility that can save the day. By turning a USB stick or any other media into a password reset disk, you can get back into your computer easily. However, it’s important to note that this must be done ahead of time. If you don’t create the password reset disk before you’re locked out, you’ll have to reload the operating system or bring it into the store for assistance.

So, let’s get started with creating a password reset disk for Windows 8. First, go to the lower left-hand corner of your screen and click on the little technical start menu to pop up. From there, right click and go to Control Panel. Once in Control Panel, click on User Accounts. On the left-hand side, click on Create a Password Reset Disk.

Next, click on Next and select the device you want to save the information in. For this example, we’ll use a USB stick. After selecting the device, it will ask you to enter the current password. If you have already created a password reset disk with this USB stick, it may ask you if you want to erase what’s on there. Click yes and allow it to write to the disk. Once it hits 100%, click Next.

Finally, the process is finished and you can hit Finish. It’s important to remember that this process has to be set up ahead of time in Windows. If you have any questions or need further assistance, visit us at