So I saw the option to create a password reset disk, and did a trial run of creating one on a USB stick. It turned out the file wasn't even making it even to 50kb in size, and this is a 8GB USB stick.
I tried to create the disk using a CD, but Windows only allows USB sticks. Because people no longer stock 128MB USB disks, and not sure whether using the same USB stick as two password reset disks (my user accounts on my laptop, and the PCs - both having different passwords) would cause problems if I do require the need to use it, plus also not wanting to store other files on the USB stick while it has the reset file on it in case problems arise again, when I do require the need to use it - and it won't work.
I would rather not waste two USB sticks that are 4GB in size (or 2GB, if that is the minimum you can get), if the files required barely use the space up?
Could I possibly create a password reset disk on one USB, backup the particular file* created onto my online backup (without renaming the file, just placing it in a clearly marked folder so I know which PC it refers to), delete the file off the USB, and then create a reset disk for my other PC, and do the same? So if the need arises that I require to use the reset disk, I use a blank USB stick (could be a different USB stick as the one I originally used to create the reset disk) and download from online the appropriate file onto it. If I did that, when I plug the USB in, will I be able to reset my password for that user account?
* or when a password reset disk is created, are there hidden files and/or folders created too, that I need to backup too?