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Notes on Windows 7 Password Reset with Third-Party Software

Nowadays, more and more third-party software support Windows 7 password reset. Undoubtedly it brings us convenience when we need to get into locked Windows 7 computer after password forgot. But a problem has ever appeared. The software is so much that ordinary computer users cannot choose one effective from them.

Now the passage will choose two or three common Windows 7 password recovery tools and compare their disadvantages and advantages. And notes about how to use it are referred.

1. Ophcrack:

How it works for Windows 7 password reset?

Ophcrack is a free Windows password cracker, working based on rainbow tables. It comes with a Graphical User Interface and runs on multiple platforms.

Applicable OS: Windows (Windows 7/Vista/XP), Linux/Unix, …

What need to use it: CD or USB disc, accessible computer


It’s free and open source software. Provide Brute-force module for simple Windows password recovery.


Notes: When you can choose it?

When your computer is installed with Windows 7/Vista/XP and forgotten password is simple, Ophcrack will help you. More details about how to use it, see video guide to get in Windows 7 with Ophcrack.


2. Windows Password Genius

How it works?

Windows Password Genius recovers password by cracking registry on your locked computer. Remove password and add new accounts by modifying registry. Surely all the difficult process are hidden and just show you the necessary and easy step for you to do.

Applicable OS: Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP, Windows Server 2000/2003/2008/2012/2016

What need to use it: Available computer, blank and bootable USB or CD/DVD


Provides two versions, trial version for try and full version.

Notes: When we can choose Windows Password Genius?

As long as your computer is installed with Windows operational systems, Windows Password Genius must be able to recover Windows password for you.

Above two third party password recovery tools are just chosen by me based on my judgment. The two effective software has been used by myself. Besides the third-party software, you also can find more ways to reset Windows password.

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