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Forgot Your Windows 7 Password on Lenovo? Learn How to Reset it

Lucas Seltzer Updated on Apr 15, 2022 4:58 PM

Did you forget the Windows 7 password to your Lenovo computer? It's happened to best of us, and it's hard to recall the password, though. These simple tips and tools will help you get started if you forgot the Lenovo password in Windows 7.

First thing's first, see how to use password reset disk—assuming, you're already creating one, to get you out of the "forgot Windows 7 password on Lenovo PC" predicament. Obviously, this doesn't do you any good if you don't have the disk prepared. The good news is that there are several easy methods that you can go with to reset forgotten password on Lenovo computer and regain access to Windows 7 system.

1. Have an Administrator Reset lost Lenovo Password on Windows 7

One way to solve "forgotten Lenovo computer password" issue is to use an account with Administrator level access, to change or reset the password.

  • Start Lenovo computer that is locked with forgotten password.
  • During startup, keep pressing F8 until the Advanced Boot Options window opens.
  • Select Safe Mode and press Enter to continue.
  • Now login to Administrator account and access Lenovo desktop.
  • Open Control Panel, choose User Accounts, then click the link for "Manage another account".
  • On the next screen, click on the account that you forgot the password, and then click Change Password.
  • Enter a new password, and then re-enter it to confirm.
  • Close the window.
  • Restart the PC and access it with the new password.

That's pretty much of it. You can follow the same steps as above to get into Lenovo computer if you can't remember admin password for Windows 7.

2. With a Lenovo Password Resetting Tool

Another fix to password forgotten in Lenovo with Windows 7 is installing a third-party software program, and then use it to quickly recover or reset the lost password to get back onto desktop.

We found success with Spower Windows Password Reset among the parallel tools. It works well for all versions of Windows 7 (Home, Pro, Premium, etc.). There're three editions you can choose from: Standard, Platinum, Ultimate. Read the differences in detail.

The application should help automate the task with an exceptionally user-friendly interface. It takes you step-by-step to create a password reset disk, with which to reset the Lenovo computer password if forgotten on Windows 7. In addition, you could use it (Ultimate edition only) to add administrator account on the computer.

Step 1: Burn password reset disk (USB or CD/DVD)

To get started, you need to download the software and install it on a computer that is accessible.

Run the tool, insert a CD/DVD or USB to that computer, then create a password reset disk first for resetting lost or forgotten password in Lenovo Windows 7 PC.

Forgot Old Password for Lenovo Computer

Step 2: Boot Lenovo PC from password reset USB (or CD/DVD)

When done, plug the disk to the Lenovo computer locked with forgotten password.

Start the computer, press [key] when prompted to enter BIOS Setup or Boot Menu, then set Lenovo boot from the reset disk created in Step 1. See more:

Step 3: Reset forgotten Windows 7 password on Lenovo

Once your Lenovo PC successfully boots from the reset disk, password reset wizard should start.

On the screen, choose the account with forgotten password, and then click the Reset button. The password should be reset to blank in seconds.

Now go ahead and press Reboot button so the password change take effect.

3. Recover Password Forgotten on Lenovo PC from Command Prompt

If you forget login password on Lenovo PC running Windows 7, and have no reset disk, you can try resetting it quickly and safely by executing proper command in the command prompt.

Here are the steps you can take to unlock Lenovo desktop computer when forgotten Windows 7 login password.

  • Power on your password-locked Lenovo PC, when Lenovo logo appears, press F8.
  • In the Advanced Boot Options window, choose Safe Mode with Command Prompt option, and press Enter.
  • A command prompt window should open.
  • Now reset forgotten password of Lenovo computer by typing this command: net user youraccountname newpassword. Replace the phrase of youraccountname to your Windows 7 account that you forgot the password to, and the phrase of newpassword to specific password combination that is secure and easy to remember.
  • Close command prompt window to exit.
  • Reboot Lenovo and you can now access Windows 7 desktop using the new password instead of the old one. Enjoy!

4. Use Free Windows 7 Password Cracking Tool

Ophcrack is available as well that can help fixing "lost password in Lenovo Windows 7 computer" issue and even recovering logon password you've forgotten. It just works well in cracking the simplest password, though. Step-by-step guide below:

  • Visit Ophcrack's website, and click Download ophcrack LiveCD button.
  • On the next screen, click ophcrack Vista/7 LiveCD button to download the ISO file.
  • After downloading, burn the ISO file to USB drive or CD.
  • Restart Lenovo PC with the inserted Ophcrack LiveCD USB or CD.
  • Ophcrack LiveCD menu will open.
  • Press Enter, and wait for the program to load.
  • Once the booting process is completed, it will locate all Windows 7 user accounts that it can find on Lenovo computer and begin cracking passwords.
  • Wait for the recovery process until it's finished.
  • When everything is done, use the recovered password to log on Lenovo desktop.

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