KEYWORDS: Reset Win 7 Password, Reset Windows 7 Password
There are many reasons that we make password for our computer. But we always forgot some things, especially Windows password. We may haven't written down the password and kept it well. The "password hint" we set on the logon interface is not helping our brain to recall the password. What to do if we forgot Windows password?
I was helping a friend out with his computer, he said he'd forgotten his Windows 7 password and as he's the only admin. This presented a problem with getting access to certain things. After multiple different solutions were tried from within a guest account (cmd prompt solutions etc.) tried Offline Editor and managed to delete the password on the account. However, afterwards he had changed the password and restarted to check it and same issue appeared again.
Originally I had thought that perhaps I had incorrectly written down the password so I restarted the process and changed the password again, this time being very careful about inputting it correctly and taking it down correctly. Again the same issue, so a third time cleared the password. This time I created an entirely new user admin account with a new password. Exactly the same issue occurred. Can anyone help?
Resetting Windows 7 password is not as difficult as we imagined. A Windows 7 installation DVD will help us.
Follow the steps below:
Step 1: Insert Windows 7 DVD, and boot from it > click Next
Step 2: click Repair your computer
Step 3: Select "Use recovery tools that can help fix problems starting Windows. Select an operating system to repair." > and then click Next
Step 4: Click "Command Prompt" to open a command prompt window
Step 5: type this
copy c:\windows\system32\sethc.exe c:\
and hit Enter
Step 6: type this
copy c:\windows\system32\cmd.exe c:\windows\system32\sethc.exe
and hit Enter
Step 7: Close command prompt window > click Restart (boot from hard disk as usual)
Step 8: on the login screen, hit Shift key 5 times > a command prompt will open > then type this:
net user username newpassword
and the hit Enter > close command prompt window
Now you can login with your new password.
Step 9: You can restore the original sethc.exe file back by rebooting into Windows 7 installation DVD > Repair > open command prompt > and type this
copy c:\sethc.exe file to c:\windows\system32\sethc.exe
and then hit Enter
Will the above helps reset Windows 7 password at ease? If no,
Now take professional tool – Windows 7 Password Recovery Tool to create a Windows 7 password reset disk.
Read step by step guides:
Step 1. Download Tool online
Get "Windows Password Recovery Tool" (we could easily look for a qualified edition for many individuals to download). And set it up on an accessible computer.
Step 2. Run the app to make a Win 7 user password reset disk
Run the setup software; insert a CD/DVD/USB (different edition suits for various disk) inside unlocked pc. Do considering that the software prompts, a Windows 7 user password reset disk will likely be set quickly.
Step 3. Set BIOS for locked pc.
After Win 7 password reset disk created, insert it to pc that need reset Windows 7 password. Then do BIOS setting.
Step 4. Reset Windows 7 password
Restart your locked pc, your forgotten Win 7 password is reset now.
Get detailed steps from Youtube video: http://youtu.be/MLrkJjZO1r8