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Screenshots: Windows 8 Reset your password tool

Create a password reset disk option

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If you sign into Windows 8 using a Microsoft account, you may have noticed that the Create a password reset disk option doesn't appear in the User Accounts tool, as shown in Figure A and you may be wondering how you would be able to recover a lost password. Well the answer is that since you are using a Microsoft account to sign into Windows 8, you have to use the online version of the Reset your password tool.

Note: If you use a local account to sign into Windows 8, the Create a password reset disk option appears in the User Accounts tool and you can create a Password Reset Disk just like you did in Windows 7. If you're using Windows 8 in a domain, you'll have to have your Active Directory administrator reset your password.

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