Top 4 Handy Methods to Reset Windows 7 Password
"I forgot my login Windows 7 password, Although I could log onto other accounts, I could not download anything without admin account," Mr. Obama complains, "My daughter downloaded too much things onto the computer, but now I forgot the password, and I haven't a password reset disk in hand yet. what can I do to reset password on Windows 7?" Ms. Micheal says.
Here, we gathered 4 methods on how to reset windows 7 password when forgotten.
- Solution 1: Reset Password with Windows Password Unlocker
- Solution 2: Take A Windows 7 Password Reset Disk
- Solution 3: Reset the password with Typing lusrmgr.msc
- Solution 4: Reset password on Windows 7 from Command Prompt
It is better to DIY a Windows password reset CD/DVD or USB to reset your lost Windows 7 password without reinstalling the system. Just follow next 4 steps, you can enable to handle this Windows Password Unlocker with ease.
- Step 1: Download and install Windows Password Unlocker Professional
- Step 2: Burn a bootable CD/DVD or USB. (A USB flash drive is well-recommended as its tiny size but large space.)
- Step 3: Set your target computer to boot from CDROM or USB flash drive
- Step 4: Reset your forgotten Windows 7 password.
Insert the burned CD/DVD or USB flash drive into the locked computer. When a window pops up with all your account names, select the target one to reset its forgotten password.
Reference: Youtube Guide for Resetting Windows 7 password
A Windows password reset disk can be used to reset Windows password if you have created in advance. Here are the steps to reset password with the disk.
- Step 1: If you enter the wrong password when you attempt to log on, Windows will display a message that the password is incorrect. Click OK to close the message box.
- Step 2: Click Reset Windows Password, and then insert Windows password reset disk (or other removable media if possible).
- Step 3: Follow the steps in the Password Reset Wizard to create a new password.
- Step 4: Log on with the new creative password.
Notes: 1. It cannot be used to reset Windows password on another computer. 2. Keep the password reset disk in a safe place in case of others' access your computer. 3. You can take it for the lost Windows password next time.
- Step 1: Log on to the account who owns the credential of an administrator account.
- Step 2: Click the Start button with typing lusrmgr.msc into the Search box, and press Enter .
Then Local Users and Groups opens. If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
- Step 3: Double-click Local Users and Groups, and then click Users.
- Step 4: Right-click the account that you need to reset the password for, and click Set Password.
- Step 5: Type and confirm the new password.
In the Command Prompt you can monitor all the user of the computer by typing some commands.
- Step 1: Press "Win Key+R" and type "cmd" in the "Run" command box and hit enter to open command prompt.
And then type "net user" in the command prompt and hit "Enter". The Command Prompt will show you all accounts on your Windows PC.
- Step 2: Type net user xyz
Reference: (xyz is the locked admin account's name and 123 is the new password) and press Enter. Now you have successfully created a new password on the locked admin account.
- Step 3: Type "shutdown -r -t 00" and press "Enter".
Your Windows 7 PC should be rebooted automatically and you can log in Windows 7 with the new password. It is a simple and easy way to reset window 7 password without disc or a Windows password reset tool yet.
Disadvantage: The drawback of this technique is that you can't solve Windows 7 password recovery troubles if you do not have the Administrator Privileges.
There are so many methods to solve your trouble of Windows 7 password lost, of which depends on your convenience. If you have another available Windows 7 admin account in hand, it will take less time to change the password in Control Panel. Go forward with Start button and follow its guide to remove or change the Windows 7 password instantly.
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