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How to Recover Windows 7 Password without CD

How to recover Windows 7 password if you have no CD or software?

Undoubtedly, CD and third-party software help to recover Windows 7 password after forgot or lost.

1. Windows 7 install CD could reinstall system to remove forgotten Windows 7 password.

2. Password reset disk burned with CD could reset Windows 7 password without any data loss.

But whether it means you have no means to recover Windows 7 password without CD or software? Surely not. You would find other effective methods in this article.

Methods for Recovering Windows 7 Password without CD or software:

Method 1: Recover Windows 7 password with another administrator

While you just forgot Windows 7 login password, and there is another administrator you can use to access computer, please follow this method. It would be the best way to reset forgotten Windows password safely. If you cannot find available administrator, please follow method 2 or 3 to recover Windows 7 password.

1. Press Ctrl + Alt + Del to switch Windows 7 login user on login screen. Choose one administrator and type its correct password to access Windows 7. Or if there is an account called "Administrator", select it and probably you don't need password to sign in Windows 7 with administrative privileges.

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 for Windows 7.

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

recover windows 7 password with another administrator

Method 2: Recover Windows 7 password with Command Prompt

As we know, Command Prompt can be run as administrator and recover Windows 7 password with net user command on accessible computer. But do you know actually Command Prompt can be run on locked computer and reset Windows 7 password?

For example, you can run command prompt in safe mode with default administrator without password. Or run command prompt (cmd.exe) on locked computer instead of Sticky Keys application (sethc.exe). Then more details about resetting Windows 7 password, please refer to 3 ways to reset Windows 7 password with command prompt.

Method 3: Recover Windows 7 password with USB disk

USB flash drive is really magical existence, which not only could be used to burn password reset disk with Windows feature or third-party software, but also could be taken to create boot disk with several programs, such as Chntpw. All of them helps to recover Windows 7 password. Now we will give an example about how to recover Windows 7 password with USB 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 writable USB drive into computer, click USb device and choose it as burn disc.

Step 3: Click Begin burning and until the message Burning successfully pops up, finish creating a bootable USB password reset disk.

usb burning successfully

Step 4: Insert boot USB password reset disk into your locked Windows 7 computer and set compute boot from it.

Step 5: Choose Windows 7 system and user account, then click Reset Password and tap on Yes button.

Step 6: Reboot your computer and eject USB disk. Successfully access computer without password after Windows 7 password recovery without CD.

 

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