How to create windows 8 password reset disk on Linux
This guide helps you create a windows 8 password reset disk on linux. You can use this password reset disk to boot your windows 8 computer and reset the forgotten password when you locked out of your computer.
Tips: You should make sure that you computer has been installed CD/DVD writer and cdrecord program. You can find cdrecord in linux setup cd and install it.
The following steps show how to create windows 8 password reset disk on Linux:
Step 1: Download Windows 8 password reset disk iso to linux computer.
Step 2: CD to the direcotry where spower_windows_password_reset_special.iso on.
Step 3: On command line windows, type in: cdrecord -v -eject speed=8 dev=/dev/cdwriter driveropts=burnfree spower_windows_password_reset_special.iso.
If step 3 fail to find the cd writer device, you can use cdrecord -scanbus to find the cd wirter. Example as follow:
root@wt450:~# cdrecord -scanbus
1,0,0 100) 'HL-DT-ST' 'RW/DVD GCC-T20N ' '1.07' Removable CD-ROM
1,1,0 101) *
1,2,0 102) *
1,3,0 103) *
1,4,0 104) *
1,5,0 105) *
1,6,0 106) *
1,7,0 107) *
From the device information above, we can see the device 1,0,0 is the cd/dvd writeer. And then we can use command: cdrecord -v -eject speed=8 dev=1,0,0 driveropts=burnfree spower_windows_password_reset_special.iso to brun the iso image to cd disc.