How to Reset Windows 7 Password on PC & Laptop Quickly
Lost your Admin login password on Windows 7 (64 & 32 bit) and there is no other administrative account on the computer? In this article, a quick and safe way could bring you back from the edge of disaster.
How can I reset or recover a lost windows 7 password without losing all data on my Dell computer? I have lost account password, there is an Administrator, Guest, and one detailed user. I looked throw net and found out that I can crack the password through USB Memory stick or CD/DVD, does anyone have any applications that would do that ? it means a lot to me.
Uh-oh, you're locked out of your Windows 7 computer. Maybe it is the reason that you've chosen a strong password with a mix of letters, numbers and special symbols and coincidentally difficult to remember exactly, or maybe you haven't used the machine for a long time or anything else.
Whatever the reason, forgetting the Windows 7 administrator or user password is such a bad thing. Aside from using a password reset disk you've made previously to bypass the locked screen and create a new password, there is no other Windows-provided ways to help you log onto the Windows 7 PC & laptop.
Luckily, before you decide to perform re-installing Windows which will erase all the data (files, apps, settings) on your computer, you still have a chance to regain access to Windows. Resetting a Windows 7 password is possible and easy than you might think, Here's what you have to do.
- A 3rd party Windows 7 password reset utility - Spower Windows Password Reset
- A blank USB flash drive or CD/DVD disc
- A accessible computer, either a PC or laptop is OK.
Now, go and click the button above to download the program and install on any other accessible Windows computer. It's a lightweight tool that help you create a Windows 7 password reset disk, and quickly override and unlock the forgotten Windows 7 Admin password in minutes. Even better, it's special version enables you to create a new Administrator account. Let's begin.
Step 1: Create a Windows 7 password reset disk
Open it, you'll be greeted with a wizard that gives you basic information about how it works.
Simply insert a blank CD/DVD or USB flash drive into optical drive, then click the CD/DVD or USB Device button to create a password reset disc to Windows 7. The burning process could take about one minute to complete. When the burning is complete, pop this system password reset disc into the locked computer.
Generally, your locked computer starts and boots from the hard drive (C:) where has Windows installation, so we have to change the 1st boot order in BIOS so that the machine will boot from the password reset disk first.
Step 2: Configure BIOS Setup to boot from the password reset disc you just made
Simply power on your locked computer, keep your eyes open for the screen, as soon as you see a message like "Press [key] to ...enter SETUP", quickly press the key required to get into Bios screen. If you don't catch the message the first time, simply try again.
Generally, the F2, F10 or Delete are the most widely used keys among computers to enter Bios setup screen but, some computers may use other keys instead. Please follow the on-screen prompt to see which key you need to press to enter the Bios, and you can also check out the key or keys combination used to enter Bios.
The message for entering BIOS varies greatly from computer to computer, here are some common ways you might see this BIOS access message:
- Press [key] to enter setup
- Press [key] to enter BIOS setup
- Press [key] to access BIOS
- Press [key] to access system configuration
- Enter Bios by pressing [key]
Once you're in the BIOS Setup screen, you can see the menu options are listed horizontally at the top of the screen, the instructions given for navigating around your BIOS are listed at the bottom.
Now, use the arrow keys to switch to Boot tab, and then select Boot Device Priority and press Enter. After that, set 1st Boot Device to "CDROM" or "Hard Drive", depending on the media type of Windows 7 password reset disc you created in the step 1.
Be sure to know that the BIOS on some computers may list the USB boot option as USB or Removable Devices, or Hard Drive option.
Some PC manufacturers may have different BIOS setup interfaces. Anyway, find the boot order option (it might be called "Boot Device Priority", "Advanced BIOS Features", "First Boot Device", "Boot Sequence") and set the boot order. Read more: How to set BIOS to boot from CD ROM or USB flash drive on different of PCs.
Next, saving the changes by going to Exit tab, or by pressing the F10 key (see grey area at the bottom of the screen), and your computer will restart automatically, and attempt to boot from the USB or CD device you specify ealier.
Step 3: Start resetting a Windows 7 Password
After it automatically boots your locked computer from the disc, then you should eventually see the screen below.
Now, simply choose target user account(s) you want to reset password for, and click Reset button to start resetting password on Windows 7. A few seconds later, the password will be set to be blank (empty password).
Once the password reset successfully, restart the computer by clicking Reboot button and remove the CD/DVD disc or USB flash drive from the computer (important!). That's all there is to it. Now you can login to Windows 7 user profile without a password at all.
Since you previously configured CD/DVD or USB drive as the first boot device in boot order in Bios, your computer will check it for boot information each time your PC starts, rather than starting "normally" with your Windows 7 OS installed on hard drive. So here you will need to remove the disc.
The Bottom Line
Not having a Windows 7 password is a big security concern, so we recommend you configure a new password right away. Also, please take good care of the password reset disk created previously so you'll never need to worry about forgetting the password to Windows 7 on your PC & Laptop again.
How to Delete a password or create a new account (Special version only)
After Step 2 operation, restart your computer and boot from the disc, you will be facing with a screen as shown below. Just choose any admin or user account and click the "Delete" button to delete that account, or hit the "Add User" to add a new Administrator or common user account with password.
- Support creating a Windows password reset CD/DVD disc and USB drive
- Reset local Administrator and user account password
- Compatible with Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP, 2000, etc.
- Support creating a Windows password reset CD/DVD disk or USB drive
- Reset local Administrator and other user account password
- Reset domain administrator passwords at easy
- Support Windows 10/ 8/ 7/ Vista/ XP, Sever 2012, 2011, 2008 (R2), 2003 (R2), etc.
- Create a new local & domain Administrator account
- Reset local & domain Windows Admin and ordinary user password
- Add or delete local & domain user account
- Create Windows password reset CD/DVD disc or USB drive
- Support Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP, 2012, 2011, 2008 (R2), 2003 (R2), etc.
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