For years, IT pros and end users have created Windows password reset disks using CDs, DVDs, and even old-school floppies. But, it's the 21st century and these days there's another option. During this week's TR Dojo episode, I show you how to make a password reset disk on a USB Flash Drive.
Check out the following TR Dojo episodes for more cool things to do with a USB drive:
- Video: Create your own bootable USB flash drive for Windows XP
- Video: Install Windows 7 from a USB flash drive
- Video: Five cool things you can do with a USB flash drive
- Video: Disable USB storage under OS X or Windows
For those who prefer text to video, click the View Transcript link below the video player windows or check out Greg Shultz's' article, "Use a USB Flash Drive to create Windows Password Reset Disk in Windows 7," on which this video is based.
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Bill Detwiler is Managing Editor Tech Pro Research and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. He was most recently Managing Editor for TechRepublic Pro. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop support specialist in the social research and energy industries. He has bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Louisville, where he has also lectured on computer crime and crime prevention.