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How to Change Computer Password Windows 7 If Forgotten

While you still remember Windows 7 computer password, it would be easy to change Windows 7 computer password without any software.

1. If you want to change the user password the computer is signed with, just press Ctrl + Alt + Del and click Change a password. Then type the user old password and new password twice. Press Enter and at last you will be prompted "Your password has been changed."

change computer windows 7 password with ctrl alt del

2. If you want to change another user’s password in Windows 7 computer, please follow the article about changing another user’s password in Windows 7/8/10.

However, if forgot computer password Windows 7, is there any way that you can use to change Windows 7 computer password? Surely there is. Here 3 options are available for you to choose in three cases.

  1. Option 1: Windows 7 password reset disk
  2. Option 2: built-in or default administrator
  3. Option 3: Windows 7 password recovery tool

Option 1: Windows 7 password reset disk

Password reset disk is one disk that is usually created previously on accessible computer for the user you are signing with. So if you just forgot the user password in Windows 7, you can use the password reset disk you have created for this user to change its forgotten password.

1. On Windows 7 login screen, click the lick Reset password after Windows 7 password forgot.

2. Plug the password reset disk into Windows 7 computer and click Next on Password Reset Wizard.

click next on password reset wizard

3. Follow the wizard to successfully change Windows 7 user password. Lastly, click Finish to complete Windows 7 password change.

change computer windows 7 password with password reset disk

If no password reset disk is available, don’t be worried about whether you can reset Windows 7 password without disk. Other options below will also help you to change Windows 7 password if forgotten.

Option 2: built-in or default administrator

Built-in or default administrator is an admin account that is generally disabled and has no password protection in all Windows computer, including Windows 7. But while you run Windows 7 in Safe Mode with Command Prompt, you will be able to use it to run Command Prompt. So you can change Windows 7 password with command prompt.

1. Run Windows 7 in Safe Mode with Command Prompt

Start Windows 7 computer and press F8 while computer boots up. And when you see Advanced Boot Options, use arrow key to select "Safe Mode with Command Prompt". Then press Enter to boot Windows 7 in safe mode that you can run command prompt automatically with built-in administrator.

Note: run command prompt as administrator in windows 7

run windows 7 in safe mode with command prompt

2. Change Windows 7 password using command in computer safe mode.

Now execute command "net user <username> <userpassword>" in open Command Prompt window, to change Windows 7 user password.

change windows 7 password using command prompt

This is one of effective ways that you can use command prompt to reset Windows 7 password. Actually, if you are interesting in changing Windows 7 password command line, you could learn more about it in another article.

Note: How to reset windows 7 password using command prompt

Option 3: Windows 7 password recovery tool

Windows 7 password recovery tool is designed for forgotten Windows 7 password reset/remove. So undoubtedly you can take the recovery tool at any time if you forgot Windows 7 password in computer. For example, you could use one of them, iSunshare Windows 7 Password Genius to change Windows 7 user password and add new admin account.

Step 1: Run Windows 7 Password Genius and burn it as a boot disc.

Run Windows 7 Password Genius on an accessible Windows computer and you will be able to burn it as a boot disc.

burn windows 7 password recovery tool as boot disk

1. Insert the bootable USB drive into the accessible computer.

2. Select USB device option on Windows 7 Password Genius.

3. Choose inserted USB drive from drop-down list under "Insert USB device".

4. Click on Begin burning button and Yes later to format USB drive, then burn Windows 7 password recovery program into USB drive.

5. While message Burning Successfully appears, you have gotten the bootable USB disk.

 

Step 2: Change Windows 7 password with bootable USB disk.

Connect the USB disk to Windows 7 computer and boot computer from USB drive.

change windows 7 password with bootable disk

1. Select user account on Windows 7 Password Genius, and tap on Reset Password. Then Windows 7 user password would be changed to blank.

2. Click Reboot button and exit USB drive to restart Windows 7 now, so that you could successfully make Windows 7 password changed.

Tips:

Besides Windows 7 Password Genius, you could also take USB drive to change Windows 7 password with other disk or password recovery tools, such as password reset disk or Chntpw etc.

How to reset Windows 7 password with USB disk

 

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