Forgot or lost Windows 7 password and unable to login to Windows 7 computer? Could you have a Windows 7 password reset disk or another available admin account? And do you find an effective way to reset Windows 7 password without reset disk at last?
While you have a Windows 7 password reset disk, reset Windows 7 password with disk please.
While you have another available admin account, also you can choose it to sign in computer. Then reset Windows 7 password with command prompt, control panel etc.
But if you really have no Windows 7 password reset disk in hand and cannot find other methods, please follow the article to successfully reset Windows 7 password without disk in two effective ways. It will show you how to create a Windows 7 password reset disk with a third-party tool and reset Windows 7 forgotten password with them.
Step 1Free download Chntpw on a accessible computer.
Step 2Create a Windows 7 password reset disk with Chntpw.
Step 3Boot Windows 7 locked computer from Windows 7 password reset disk.
It is a CD password reset disk, so you just need to set your locked Windows 7 computer boot from CD-drive.
Step 4Reset Windows 7 password to be blank.
1. Select the partition where Windows 7 system is installed on after booting from CD drive successfully.
Eg. select 1 = show probable Windows (NTFS) partitions only
2. Confirm the registry directory and select Windows registry file.
If the default path Windows/system32/config is correct, just need to press Enter and go on.
3. Choose the partion of registry you need to load for win 7 password reset.
So you just have to choose the first one: Password reset [SAM system security]
4. Select the option you will do with the Windows 7 user and password.
1 - Edit user data and passwords
5. Select the user you want to reset password for locked Win 7 computer.
All users and their password status are listed there. Suppose you want to reset Windows 7 administrator password, just type Administrator and press Enter.
6. Reset Windows 7 user(administrator) password.
In order to easily finish Windows 7 password reset process, now we select 1 to clear Windows 7 password directly. Then message "Password cleared" will pop up if you have successfully reset windows 7 password to blank.
7. Write back changes to windows registry file and quit out.
Just follow wizard to save changes to windows registry file and quit out. Then reboot Windows 7 computer without password.
What about the Chntpw introduced above? Is it easy for you? No matter how, more easier and convenient software is available here - iSunshare Windows 7 Password Genius, which provides free trial version and full version.
Only two easy steps are required to reset Windows 7 password without disk:
Step 1Create a Windows 7 password reset disk with USB or CD/DVD.
Compared to Chntpw, it seems more intelligent to create password reset disk with Windows 7 Password Genius, because you just need one click on "Begin burning" and without any third-party disk burn tool.
Step 2 Reset Windows 7 password with USB/CD disk.
Perhaps you also have found another way to reset Windows 7 password while have no password reset disk, such as reset win 7 password with command prompt on login screen. It really worth trying if you feel it is easy for you. But Windows 7 Password Genius is still recommended especially for people who cares about computer safety and want to save time on such a trouble issue.