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How to Crack a Windows 7 password [Laptop & Desktop]

Alex Griffith Updated on Apr 14, 2022 6:11 PM

You start your Windows 7 computer, type in password on welcome screen... and an error message pops up saying the password is incorrect. Mmm... you forgotten the login password. Fortunately, you're able to regain access to the system. The instructions I've put together here will walk you through a number of troubleshooting options to crack the password on Windows 7 computer.

Crack Password: Use a Password Reset Disk

When you set up a computer, Microsoft provides a guide to help you create a Windows 7 password reset disk in case you have come across the need to bypass the lost password and login to your computer. So if you've already done so and have the disc in hand, resetting (cracking) Windows 7 password right on the lock screen is fairly simple and all you really need is just a few clicks.

Before you start, make sure you have the password reset disk inserted into your PC.

  • On Windows 7 lock screen, click Reset password option under password field. Click Next.
  • Click the drop-down menu, and select the drive your reset disk is located in. Click Next.
  • Type in a new password and password hint.
  • Click Finish and restart your computer.

The forgotten password to your Windows 7 account has been cracked! Now you can log into the Windows with new password you just created.

Crack Password: Use Windows 7 Password Cracker

Aside from using a password reset disk you've made previously to bypass the lock screen, there're other ways to crack the password for Windows 7. And one of the most efficient ways is utilize a Windows 7 password cracker tool, which is specifically designed to reset or unlock lost user and administrator passwords used to log onto Windows operating systems.

While the web is full of paid and free Windows 7 password cracking programs available, we prefer using a utility named Spower Windows Password Reset. It's simple and straightforward, letting you create a password reset disc and crack a forgotten password for Windows in a fast way. It works with both 32-bit 64-bit versions of Windows, including XP, Vista, 7, 8, and Windows 10. Editions comparison here.

    The following I'm going to explain how to use it.

  • Download and install the program on an accessible computer.
  • Run it and insert a blank CD/DVD disc or USB drive to computer.
  • Click the "USB device" or "CD/DVD" button on the interface to create a password reset disk.
  • When it's done, take it out and insert into your Windows 7 machine which you try to crack the password on.
  • Start the locked computer and boot from it to get the process started. If you're new to it or have issues, you can follow this article about how to set BIOS to boot from USB drive or boot from CD/DVD-ROM.
  • Once this Windows 7 password cracker program starts, you should be presented with its screen like the image below.
  • Choose Windows 7 from the list, and then select the account you want to unlock lost password.
  • Click the Reset button, wait until the tool resets the password to blank (no password).

Bypass Windows 7 password

Done! Just remove the disc from the computer and click the Reboot button. Now you're able to access the system without password.

Crack Password: Use Windows 7 installation Disc

Another way to crack a forgotten password to Windows 7 laptop or desktop is making use of a Windows 7 installation DVD.

  • Insert your Windows 7 installation DVD into your computer and restart the machine.
  • Wait until your computer boot from it, click Next on the screen with your language and keyboard choices.
  • Click on the Repair your computer link.
  • Select Windows 7 from the list and then click the Next button.
  • From System Recovery Options, choose Command Prompt.
  • When a Command Prompt opens, type in the following two commands.
  • copy c:\windows\system32\utilman.exe c:\

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

  • When comes to Overwrite question, answer with Yes.
  • Remove the disc and then restart your computer.
  • Once the Windows 7 login screen appears, click the little icon that looks like a pie on the bottom-left of the screen.
  • In opening Command Prompt window, execute the net user command as shown, replacing exampleusername and examplepassword with whatever you want in account:
  • net user exampleusername examplepassword

  • Close the Command Prompt window.
  • Log in with your new password!

This method may be a little bit complicated for regular users who are not familiar with command line, but it's a really helpful approach to unlock your Windows 7 login password.

Crack Password: Reinstall the Windows 7 system

So what if all methods provided above are not working? how can you get into your computer? In this case, a clean install may be the only option. Although this removes the current operating system and user files during the installation process, it at least get you back to computer and return everything to normal.

These two articles may help you finish a clean install.

Lifewire: How to Clean Install Windows 7

Microsoft: Clean Reinstall Windows 7


Forgetting a password can be one of the more frustrating things to deal with, the good news is you can bypass Windows 7 password that you lost by trying a number of effective options.

To avoid the disaster happened again in the future, creating a password reset disk would be a wise choice. The best part about the password reset disk is that you only have to create it once, and it will work forever without the need to update it.

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