Windows 7 system is so popular that more and more people install it on their computer. As other Windows versions, Windows 7 also offers password protection for preventing unauthorized access. But, what can I do when I forgot my Windows 7 password? This article list four efficient ways to help you regain access to your computer when you forgot Windows 7 password.
No. 1: Reset Windows 7 password via password reset disk.
In Windows 7/vista/XP, people can create a password reset disk with USB Flash Drive to prevent password lost. But note that a reset disk is available for only one user account. You need to create new reset disk when you create a new user account or change a password. When you lost Windows 7 password, this is the first way we can do. Follow the steps below if you have created a password reset disk.
Step 1: Start or restart your computer, in the welcome screen, Choose your user account then type in the user name and a wrong password, press ENTER or click OK. it will show you logon failed and show you a hint - Reset password....
Step 2: Insert your reset disk (USB Drive). Click Reset password……
Step 3: Then the Password Reset Wizard pops up, click Next.
Step 4: Choose the disk which you inserted, click Next. Type a new password in the new password box, and type it again to confirm it. In the Type a new password hint box, type a hint for the password or not, and then click Next→Finish. Then you can login Windows 7 again with the new password you just reset.
So it’s better to create Windows 7 password reset disk if you are a forgetful person.
No. 2 Reset Windows 7 password in Safe Mode
If you have not created a reset disk, login safe mode then you can reset all user passwrods in control panel because there is an buit-in administrator which was disabled by default. If you never enable it, this is a common and safe way to reset lost password in Whindows 7. Just two steps.
Step 1: Press F8 immediately when you start or restart your computer. When the system shows the start list, select Safe Mode and press Enter.
Step 2: After you login Safe Mode, open the control panel - users accounts, and reset whichever user password.
No. 3: Reset Windows 7 password with Professional Windows 7 Password Recovery Tool
If you haven't created a password reset disk for your account and can not login Safe Mode, but unfortunately you lost or forgot windows 7 password, see bellow. All you need is a computer you have access to and a blank CD/USB Drive.
A well-know Windows password recovery tool, Windows 7 Password Recovery Tolls and Windows 7 Rescuer, is a highly appreciated password recovery software which is more and more popular on the internet. Just four simple steps help you reset/remove Windows 7 password, this is the simplest way to help you regain access to your locked Windows 7 system. As most people said, Windows Password Rescuer is worth a try when I forgot my Windows 7 password.
Step 1: Download Windows 7 Password Recovery Tool or Windows Password Rescuer and install it to a computer which you can access. Run the software and burn it to a blank CD/USB Drive (Just insert your CD/USB, select the right option of burning and your disk name, then click the Burn button).
Step 2: Insert the CD/USB which you burned to the locked computer. Boot your computer from CD-ROM or USB.
Step 3: Click your target user account in the user list and click Reset Password. Click Yes when a confirm massage pops up, and your user password will be removed.
Step 4: Click Reboot > eject your CD/USB and click Yes when a dialog appears. After reboting, you can logon your computer without password.