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How to Regain Windows 7 Password if Forget It

“I lost my windows 7 login password and i was locked out of my computer. What do i do to regain my windows 7 password and get it in my computer. Help please! I need to use my computer immediately” This is a usual voice filled with worry and anxiety from computer user. If the same thing happens to you, how can you do? While it really happens, please don't be upset. It is not a big problem. You can solve it easily with the following solutions.

Solutions for Regaining Windows 7 Password:

Solution 1: Regain Windows 7 Password with Admin Account

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If you just have forgotten standard users’ password, and at the same time you still remember an account with admin privilege, Windows 7 could be accessed to with them and change or remove other Windows 7 users’ password.

1. Open Control Panel
2. Select User Accounts and Family Safety
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 password.
5. Change the password or Remove the password
Input new password for the account or click "Remove Password".

Related Tips: Windows 7 password reset in safe mode via administrator

Solution 2: iSunshare Windows 7 Password Genius Reset Login Password

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  1. Download and install iSunshare Windows 7 Password Genius on another accessible computer.
  2. Create a password reset disk through USB device or CD/DVD.
    Insert writable USB device or CD/DVD into accessible computer and click Begin burning. Wait for few minutes until burning successfully.
  3. Set the locked computer boot from USB device or CD/DVD.
  4. Locked computer boots from USB device or CD/DVD.
  5. Recover Windows 7 password or create new account for Windows 7, and restart computer after password recovery successfully.

More details turn to user guide of Windows 7 Password Genius.

Solution 3: Regain Windows 7 Password with Ophcrack Live CD

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The Ophcrack Windows password cracker is by far the best free Windows password recovery tool. It’s fast and easy enough for a computer newbie just with a basic knowledge of Windows. Be able to recover forgotten Windows password without access to Windows. But there are still some limitations in it, not like iSunshare Password Genius, easy-to-use and powerful.

1. Download the free ISO image from website.
2. Burn the ISO image to a CD.
3. Boot your computer from the CD.
4. Ophcrack starts, and Windows user accounts are located and passwords are recovered automatically.

Solution 4: Regain Windows 7 Login Password via Kon-Boot

Kon-Boot is another password reset program. It's very easy to use and fast password reset and password recovery tool. The usage of Kon-Boot is similar to Ophcrack live cd, and more easier and fast. Burn the program to a disc and boot to it. And it will works automatically. But it is not free now.

Solution 5: Reinstall Windows 7 with System CD

This method is probably not so good, but when you forgot all accounts password and you don’t want to create password reset disk. To reinstall computer is still a feasible method. A clean install of Windows is a complete erasure of your hard drive followed by a reinstallation of the Windows operating system. In this way, data created after Windows installation in your computer will lose.

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