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How to Recover Windows 7 Password without CD

If you have catched information about Windows 7 password recovery methods, you would find CD/DVD or USB is necessary in most of those methods. So when you couldn't get a CD or have no CD available, how can you do to recover Windows 7 password? If this really happens, please let's make full use of bootable USB drive.

Methods for Recovering Windows 7 Password without CD:

Method 1: Recover Windows 7 password with bootable USB password disk

How to get bootable USB password reset disk?

As is known, there are two ways to create Windows password reset disk. One is creating one in Control Panel when Windows 7 is accessible, the other is burning one with Windows Password Genius when Windows 7 is locked.

How to recover Windows 7 password with USB password disk?

Step 1: Download, install and run Windows 7 password Genius on an accessible computer.

Step 2: Insert USB drive into computer, click "USb device" and choose inserted one as password burning disc.

Step 3: Click Begin burning and until the message Burning successfully pops up, it means you have created bootable USB password reset disk.

usb burning successfully

Step 4: Insert boot USB password reset disk into your your locked Windows 7 computer.

Step 5: Boot computer from USB password reset disk.

Step 6: Choose Windows system and user account, then click Reset Password buttonm and tap Yes.

Step 7: Reboot your computer and eject USB boot disk. Access computer without password to make Windows 7 password recovery without CD successful.

Method 2: Reset Windows 7 password with Chntpw USB disk

Reset password with Chntpw is also like with iSunshare Windows password Genius. Both of them can create password disk with CD or USB. But there are several differences in the password recovery process. Compared to Windows password Genius, Chntpw seems more complicated. About how to recover Windows 7 password with Chntpw, please read how to reset Windows 7 password without reset disk.

Method 3: Recover Windows 7 password with another administrator

Of course, if you want to reset Windows account password by this way, there should be another admin account for your computer you remember. If there is one, this way would be the most effective to reset lost or forgotten Windows password. If not, Method 1 is recommended for you.

1. Press Ctrl + Alt + Del to change login account on the Windows login screen. Choose another administrator and type correct password to access Windows 7.

2. Open Control Panel and go to User Accounts and Family Safety - User Accounts.

3. Click Manage another account. And choose the user account you want to recover password.

4. Choose Change the password or Remove the password option. Then set a new password for this account or click "Remove Password" to confirm Windows 7 user password remove.

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