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Top 5 Free Windows 7 Password Recovery/Reset Tool

Are you looking for a Windows 7 password reset/recovery tool? Here 5 tools are available for you to reset windows 7 password free after forgot or lost.

Top 5 free Windows 7 password reset/recovery tools:

  1. Admin account
  2. Windows 7 password reset disk
  3. Ophcrack
  4. Chntpw
  5. Install CD/setup disk

Top 1: Admin Account

Forgot Windows 7 password and need to reset forgotten password? Please try whether you can log into Windows 7 with another admin account.

If you can switch login user from password-forgotten one to another admin account for Windows 7 on login screen, resetting Windows 7 password in Control Panel or with Command Prompt will be allowed after computer access.

reset windows 7 password with admin account

Or if built-in administrator is enabled, you can boot Windows 7 in safe mode with Command Prompt to change Windows 7 password.

Note: How to reset Windows 7 password using command prompt

 

Top 2: Windows 7 password reset disk

Forgot Windows 7 password but have created a password reset disk for it? Then you can reset Windows 7 forgotten password directly on login screen after you find Windows 7 login password is incorrect.

Insert password reset disk into Windows 7 computer, click the link Reset password and follow Password Reset Wizard to do. With such a password reset disk in hand, you can create a new password for a Windows 7 user without computer access.

reset windows 7 password with windows 7 password reset disk

 

Top 3: Ophcrack

Ophcrack is a free and fast windows password recovery tool. In order to reset Windows 7 password, you can download Ophcrack Vista free live CD on another computer, and plug it into locked Windows 7 computer.

Boot locked computer from live CD and Ophcrack LiveCD would run successfully on Windows 7 computer, and recover Windows 7 passwords automatically at the same time.

recover windows 7 password with ophcrack

About more details, you can follow the third method in article forgot Windows 7 password have no reset disk – how to get in.

Tips:

Probably forgotten Windows 7 password cannot be recovered after computer boots from Ophcrack if password is too long, or tables cannot be found because Ophcrack works based on Rainbow Tables.

 

Top 4: Chntpw

Chntpw is another free utility that can remove Windows 7 user password from locked computer.

First, decide to use CD or USB for Windows 7 password removal and then download the appropriate image file of Chntpw.

http://www.chntpw.com/download/

Second, burn the image file into CD or USB via burning program or command prompt.

http://www.chntpw.com/burn-to-cd-usb/

Third, connect the Chntpw Live CD or USB disk into locked computer and start computer from it.

At last, remove Windows 7 password with Chntpw.

https://www.isunshare.com/ophcrack-chntpw/reset-windows-password-with-chntpw-disk.html

reset windows 7 password with chntpw

 

Top 5: Windows 7 install CD

Believe you have learned Windows install CD could reinstall or repair Windows system. But do you know it could also reset Windows password? Compared with above free Windows 7 password reset tools, Windows 7 install CD is worth recommended if you want to free reset Windows 7 forgotten password safely and effectively, though it seems a little hard for someone to use.

There are 3 important steps you cannot ignore while you decide to use install CD to reset Windows 7 password.

Step 1: Run command prompt after booting computer from install CD.

After booting Windows 7 computer from install CD, choose Repair your computer and then Command Prompt on following System Recovery Options. Instantly Command Prompt will be run.

run command prompt from windows 7 install cd

Step 2: Replace sethc.exe with cmd.exe.

Enter following command in Command Prompt window, restart computer after exiting install CD and you can replace sethc.exe with cmd.exe.

copy c:\windows\system32\sethc.exe c:\
copy /y c:\windows\system32\cmd.exe c:\windows\system32\sethc.exe

replace sethc with cmd

Step 3: Reset Windows 7 password and restore sethc.exe.

While you go to Windows 7 login screen, press Shift key five times to bring Command Prompt. Type “net user <username> <userpassword>” and press Enter to reset Windows 7 password.

After that, you can continue restoring sethc.exe with command line.

c:\sethc.exe back to c:\windows\system32\sethc.exe

reset windows 7 password with command run from install cd

About more, you can follow the second method in article forgot Windows 7 password have no reset disk – how to get in.

If you feel all of above Windows 7 password reset tools cannot help you, or if you want to find one tool more effective and easy-to-use, try iSunshare Windows 7 Password Genius please. It has simplified the way to burn Windows password recovery program into USB or CD, and make Windows 7 password reset easy with only one click on a button.

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