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How to Reset Windows 7 Password without Reset Disk

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.

2 effective ways to reset Windows 7 password without reset disk:

  1. Reset Windows 7 Password with Chntpw
  2. Windows 7 Password Reset with Windows 7 Password Genius

Option 1: Reset Windows 7 Password with Chntpw

reset win 7 password with chntpw

Step 1: Free download Chntpw on a accessible computer.

http://www.pogostick.net/~pnh/ ntpasswd/cd110511.zip

Step 2: Create a Windows 7 password reset disk with Chntpw.

Step 3: Boot 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 4: Reset 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

show windows 7 partition

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]

select password reset sam system security part of registry file

4. Select the option you will do with the Windows 7 user and password.
1 - Edit user data and passwords

choose to edit win 7 user and password

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.

select win 7 user to edit password

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.

choose to clear win 7 user password

successfully reset windows 7 user password with chntpw

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.

save windows 7 password reset changes to registry file

 

Option 2: Reset Windows 7 password with Windows Password Genius

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:

  1. Step 1: Create a Windows 7 password reset disk.
  2. Step 2: Reset Windows 7 password with disk.

Step 1: Create 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.

create password reset disk

Step 2: Reset Windows 7 password with USB/CD disk.

reset windows 7 password

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.

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