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How to reset Windows 7 password without reset disk

When you forgot or lost Windows 7 password, and there was no password reset disk available, could you discover any way to reset Windows 7 password instantly? Believe some people can do that. But not everyone could find an effective way so easily.

Naturally, the most direct way to reset win 7 password is reset password with win 7 password reset disk if you have such disk. So you could check whether you have a windows 7 password reset disk created previously. Or whether you have built-in administrator for windows 7 pasword reset in safe mode.

forgot Windows 7 password without disk

1. If you have a win 7 password reset disk, you can click "Reset Password" button on failed logon screen and follow wizard to reset windows 7 password with reset disk.

2. If you have another available admin account or built-in administrator, you can reset Windows 7 password in safe mode.

If the solutions above still cannot be carried out successfully, please take the software mentioned below to help solve the problem effectively.

Two kinds of software help to reset Windows 7 password without 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.


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 password reset disk.
  2. Step 2: Reset Windows 7 password.

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.

reset windows 7 password

You can see the above Windows 7 password reset process with Windows 7 Password Genius is similar to with Chntpw. But surely it has simplied the process and made it user-friendly. People just need to click some buttons and their windows 7 password can be reset in short time. So how do you think about Chntpw and Windows 7 Password Genius for win 7 password reset when no disk was created previously?

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