Windows 7 Password Reset Disks

Posted on 2011-10-24
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I want to create win 7 password disks for a couple of desktop pc's and I would like to use a flash drive.

Do I need a seperate drive for each pc or can I put multiple reset disks on a thumb drive. I have never created them before so I am not sure how that part works.
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Download CIA Commander (free) and reset passwords on any computer

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Not looking to crack the password. I want to make the reset disks in case I ever need them.

But does it take over the usb stick or is it a file? Can I have multiple reset disks on one usb stick?

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You would create a single reset disk on your USB drive. One will reset all NTFS SAM accounts.
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I doubt it, never tried however, I've found similar questions being asked, one person says yes, more people say no.... It's worth a shot nonetheless.
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Because you can't specify a partition or file location to create or recover the password from you can only use one physically distinct unit of media per password account.  The creation process will overwrite any existing password recovery data found on the inserted media.  So one USB stick per machine.
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Your question seems to assume you can still boot the PC and that you want to change the password.
You don't really need a reset disk, but go ahead and create one.
This procedure will allow you to reset the password without a disk.
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