I forgot my Win 7 login Password. I hope to get access to my pc ASAP. I have not used my old PC for such a long time. Now I can only login as a standard account, so can't change to administrator. Is there any way I can bypass the password? I don’t have a reset floppy.
It won’t let me logged in as admin to change password. When I log out, only my standard users come up. When I put it in safe mode, the admin and my standard user appears. It is pity that I have forgotten the admin password. I now can’t download any programs or tools to help me recover password! I have to solve this problem. Please help me!
Three methods are supported here for recovering Windows 7 password:
One, Windows 7 password reset with Windows system repair disc
1. Insert the System Repair disc in the DVD drive and restart the computer.
2. For just a few seconds, the screen displays Press any key to boot from CD or DVD. Press any key. Click Next.
3. When System Recover is finished searching for Windows installations, click Next.
4. Choose Use Recovery Tools That Can Help Fix Problems Starting Windows. Click Next.
5. Choose a Recovery Tool - Command Prompt: Open a command prompt window. Use this if you’re familiar with typing commands at a prompt.
6. After using any of these tools, click Restart. Click Shut Down if you've had enough for the time being.
Two: With your Windows 7 installation DVD to help remove Win 7 user password
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
Three: Try the last but not the least method on password recovery for Windows 7 - with the help of Windows Password Recovery Tool to save your time and energy.
Step1. Get a Windows computer that may download something. Then download "Windows Password Recovery Tool" via its official site. Run the installation and launch it for the accessible pc.
Stpe2. Connect a prepared blank USB floppy disk when working with unlocked computer. Then click "Burn" to make your passwords reset disk.
Step3. After disk created, please insert the created password reset disk into the locked Windows 7 computer and set it booting from USB in BIOS setting.
Step4. Reset the locked Windows 7 password by typing "y" to ensure that unlocking the locked password quickly.
Which way of the above three will you choose to reset your Windows 7 password?
For special instructions on how to reset Windows 7 password with Windows Password Recovery Tool, please watch video: http://youtu.be/QyGptsC3VLg
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