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Windows 2000 - Tips & Tricks

How To Back Up Default Recovery Keys To A Floppy Disk

  1. Click Start, click Run, type mmc /a, and then click OK.
  2. On the Console menu, click Add/Remove Snap-in, and then click Add.
  3. Under Snap-in, click Certificates, and then click Add.
  4. Click My user account, and then click Finish.
  5. Click Close, and then click OK.
  6. Double-click Certificates - User (Administrator), double-click Personal, and then double-click Certificates.
  7. Click the certificate that displays the words File Recovery in the Intended Purposes column.
  8. Right-click the certificate, point to All Tasks, and then click Export.

Follow the instructions in the Certificate Manager Export wizard to export the certificate and associated private key to a .pfx file format. When the wizard asks for a file name, you can click the Browse button to point to a location on a floppy disk where you want to save the file. Be sure to store the floppy disk in a secure location.


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