“What can I do to get into my Windows 7 computer if I have forgotten Windows 7 password and no password reset disk has been created in advance.” This is a usual voice filled with worry and anxiety. But things have not gone so badly. Now we will introduce some ways that can help you access to Windows 7 successfully.
If you just have forgotten some standard users’ password, and at the same time you still remember an account with admin privilege, you can login Windows with it and then change or remove other users’ password on Control Panel.
1. Click Start and open Control Panel
2. Select User Accounts and Family Safety - User Accounts
3. Press Add or remove user account under User Accounts
Then you will see all enabled accounts listed.
4. Choose the account you would like to change
5. Click Change the password or Remove the password
Input new password for the account to change forgotten password or click "Remove password" again to make sure let it be blank.
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Preparation: a Windows installation CD or DVD. Or any Windows 7, Vista or XP CD or DVD.
Step 1: Boot from Installation CD
As soon as you turn on PC, press DEL or F2 to enter BIOS setting screen. Move CD-ROM option to the first place of boot disk. Save and restart your PC, it will boot from CD instantly.
Step 2: Select Repair Windows and Get into Command Prompt
When your computer boots from the CD, you should click repair your computer option, then choose Command Prompt from various options.
Step 3: Recover Windows 7 Password with Commands
3-1 Type: copy c:\windows\system32\sethc.exe c:\
3-2 Type: copy /y c:\windows\system32\cmd.exe c:\windows\system32\sethc.exe
3-3 Exit installation CD, and reboot your PC.
Step 4: Reset Windows 7 Password
While Windows login screen appears, press the Shift key 5 times to bring up the command line interface. Now type net user your name your new password.
For example, net user isunshare 12345. That means that password of account isunshare is set as 12345.
Password Reset work has finished so far. But sethc.exe has been covered. Now use the command c:\sethc.exe file back to c:\windows\system32\sethc.exe to restore the original sethc.exe file.
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>> Boot your computer from the CD from Ophcrack live cd
Insert Ophcrack live cd into your computer; Restart computer and Click DEL or F2 or other keys Windows system setup into BIOS setting option. Select CD-ROM as the first boot disk. And then save the changes and restart your computer again.
>> Recover Windows 7 password
You will see Ophcrack runs and find Windows 7 password automatically for you. Then the password will be found and in a list. But if your password contains any characters, the Windows 7 password would not be found.
Now you can get into Windows 7 with found password.
If you cannot login with another administrator account to reset windows 7 password and have no reset disk, don't be disappointed. You still have chance to get into your computer without losing any data and reinstalling system. This method shows you how to use password software to create a third party password reset disk which can help you reset lost password for windows 7 on any computer.
1. Download and install iSunshare Windows Password Genius tool on another accessible computer.
2. Create a password reset disk through USB device or CD/DVD.
Insert writable USB device or CD/DVD to accessible computer and click Begin burning, wait few minutes until burning successfully.
3. Set the locked computer boot from USB device or CD/DVD.
4. Boot the locked computer from USB device or CD/DVD
5. Reset Windows 7 password or create new account for Windows 7. You can choose a user account, and click "Reset Password" to remove password for selected account. Or, you can click "Add User" to add a new user account to your windows 7 system.
6. Restart computer after recovering successfully, and login without password.
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