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How to Recover Windows 7 Password on Lenovo Laptop

Ella Garcia Updated on Apr 15, 2022 5:59 PM

My ThinkPad laptop is locked with a password that I forgot and I can't log into it at all. I'm the administrator of the laptop. Now I'm trying to find a solution to recover the admin password so that I can log back into my Windows 7 account.

Did you try to sign into your Windows 7 account on a Lenovo laptop, only to discover you were denied access because of an incorrect password? Luckily, with the right tools and know-how though, this doesn't have to be a chore—here's how to recover Windows 7 password for Lenovo laptop quickly and easily—whether it's a user account password, an admin password or a guest account password.

Recover Lenovo Laptop Password with Windows Installation Disc

If you have a Windows recovery CD/DVD installation disk prepared (How to create one or order one?), you can use it along with a command line trick to recover Lenovo laptop password in Windows 7 to bypass the lock-screen.

  • Boot up your Lenovo laptop that you need to recover password for, and insert the recovery disk.
  • Press any key on the keyboard to boot from CD or DVD when prompts.
  • On Windows screen, hit Shift + F10 and the command prompt window opens.
  • Input the commands and press Enter after each:
  • copy d:\windows\system32\utilman.exe d:\

    copy d:\windows\system32\cmd.exe d:\windows\system32\utilman.exe

  • Close the windows, take out the disk and then restart the laptop.
  • When Lenovo logo appears, press the Shift key five times.
  • Once again go to a command prompt and carry out this command: net user username newpassword, then press Enter to create a new password. The username in the command should be the name of your locked account.
  • That's done. You can now access Lenovo laptop with ease.

Using a Windows 7 Password Recovery Tool

You do have other options—if you'll probably want the recovery done as quickly and as automatically as possible. Various tools can help.

Spower Windows Password Reset is now the impressive application for resetting/ recovering password on Lenovo laptop with Windows 7 operating system. And it's a breeze to use for its intuitive interface.

The simple Lenovo password recovery tool enables you to reset or recover login password in Lenovo Windows 7 laptop and regain access to the system. No files or information is deleted from the machine. The program will eventually find a list of all user accounts on the laptop, and allows you recover each account by resetting the password that you forgot or lost.

The utility wizard takes you through the process of burning a password reset disk, with which you can /reset/ recover Windows 7 admin password to get back into Lenovo laptop. Before you get started, make sure that program is installed on another computer that you can log into.

  • Open the software after installing it on the accessible computer.
  • Plug either a USB or CD/DVD, and then click USB device button or CD/DVD button to make a password recovery disk.
  • When it's done, take out the recovery disk and insert it to your locked Lenovo laptop.
  • Power on Lenovo laptop. If it doesn't boot from the disk, you need to enter BIOS Setup or Boot Menu to arrange boot order. Instructions link: https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/ht104668
  • When the laptop successfully boots from the disk, it will restart with the password-reset window opens.
  • Select Windows 7, and then the user account for which you try to recover the logon password.
  • Next click Reset button to reset the password for Lenovo laptop to recover Windows 7 account.
  • Hit Reboot button and you can now get onto the desktop. Easy job!

Password recovery in Lenovo laptop Windows 7

Using Password Reset Disk

You should create the password reset disk before using the Forgotten Password Wizard when you create your password for Lenovo laptop. Assuming you are, you could just use the disk resetting or recovering the password associated with Windows 7 account. It's simple and effective.

  • At the Windows 7 login screen, type what you think is your password. If it's wrong, you will be displayed a link for Reset beneath the password field. Click that link to move on.
  • Insert the earlier created password reset disk to Lenovo laptop, and then follow the wizard.
  • In the "Type a new password" field, and again in the "Type the password again to confirm" field, enter the new password you'd like to use for your Windows 7 account to unlock Lenovo laptop.
  • Click Next to exit.
  • Sign in the lock screen with your newly created password!

How Do I Recover Lenovo ThinkPad Laptop Password on Windows 7

Just Restore Windows 7 Lenovo Laptop to Factory Defaults Using OneKey Recovery

Lenovo OneKey Recovery software comes with Lenovo laptops of ThinkPad, IdeaPad and Yoga, which enables you do a system recovery when the laptop fails to boot normally. After the process, the forgotten Windows 7 password should be removed and Lenovo laptop should be unlocked. The process will erase all current data on the hard drive, however.

Proceed with the steps to restore Lenovo laptop to factory default condition to recover Windows 7 user account using OneKey Recovery.

  • Turn on the Lenovo laptop which is locked with a password. (If it's already on, power it off and turn it on again.)
  • Press the Novo button for a few seconds until Novo Button Menu appears. See where to find the Novo button?
  • On the menu, choose System Recovery option with arrow keys, and press Enter.
  • Now you will get the OneKey Recovery window.
  • Check "Restore from initial backup" option, and click Next button.
  • On the next screen, click Start button and then Yes button to begin restoring Windows 7 to original status.
  • Wait until system restoration completes.
  • Then follow the on-screen hints to configure Windows 7 settings on the Lenovo laptop. You will be guided to create a user account and set up a password for it.
  • Once done, reboot the laptop. Log onto Windows 7 with the username and password created.

Lenovo laptop password recovery for Windows 7


Support List for Lenovo Laptops & Notebooks:

ThinkPad T series (T60, T61, T400, T410, T410s, T420, T420s, T430, T430s, T431s, T440, T440p, T440s, T450, T450s, T460, T460s, T470s, T500, T530, T540p, etc.), ThinkPad X series (X61, X100e, X130e, X131e, X200, X200s, X201, X201T, X220, X220i, X230, X240, X250, X270, X1 Carbon, etc.), ThinkPad L series (L412, L430, L470, L540, L560, etc.), ThinkPad W series (W510, W520, W530, W540, W541, W701, etc.), ThinkPad E series (E420, E470, E530, E555, E570, etc.), ThinkPad P series (P50, P51, etc.), ThinkPad G series (G570, etc.), ThinkPad R series (R61, R400, etc.), ThinkPad Yoga series (Yoga 11e, Yoga 13, Yoga 700, Yoga 900, etc.), Lenovo V series (V560, V570, etc.), Lenovo B550, Lenovo G series (G560, G570, G575, etc.), Lenovo B575-1450, IdeaPad U450p, IdeaPad U series (U160, U260, U310, U350, etc.) IdeaPad 320, IdeaPad S10-3, IdeaPad S10-3s, IdeaPad S10-3t, IdeaPad S10-2, IdeaPad S series (S9e, S10e, S12, S300, etc.), IdeaPad 110, IdeaPad Z series (Z370, Z560, Z565, Z570, Z580, Z585, etc.), IdeaPad Y series (Y510, Y530,Y560, etc.), IdeaPad V570, IdeaPad 2570, IdeaPad 310, Lenovo miix 320, etc.

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