Recovering from a Lost Password

It's bound to happen: someday when you try to log on to your computer and are faced with the password prompt, you will draw a blank.

Windows offers two tools that help you to deal with this dilemma:

• Password hint Your hint (if you've created one) appears below the password entry box after you make an incorrect entry and then click OK. You can create a hint when you set a password with User Accounts.

• Password reset disk A password reset disk allows you (or anyone with your password reset disk) to change your password—without needing to know your old password. As standard practice, each user should create a password reset disk and keep it in a secure location . Then, if a user forgets the password, he or she can reset it using the password reset disk.

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