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How to Regain Access to Your Computer When Forgot Windows 7 Password

Forgot Windows 7 password? How can you regain access to your computer if you don't have a password reset disk and can't log on using other administrative account? This has always been a challenge for most of Windows 7 users, especially for the computer newbie.

After forgetting Windows 7 password, we might lose access to all files stored on the computer and can't install any password recovery software. In this case, the only option is to create a Windows password reset disk and boot your Windows 7 system from it to remove your forgotten password.

Follow this guide to know how can you reset forgotten Windows 7 password using Windows Password Resetter. The password recovery procedure is instant and quite easy!

Step 1: Create a Windows 7 Password Reset CD

Download the ZIP archive file of Windows Password Resetter and save it on any computer you have access to. Unzip it and there should be a bootable ISO image: WPR.iso. Burn the image onto a blank CD using any CD burning software such as BurnCDCC.

Set BIOS to boot from Windows Password Resetter CD

Step 2: Configure BIOS to Boot from CD/DVD

Boot your locked computer. When it is powered on, check the boot-screen for setup key (i.e. DELETE key, F8 key, F2 key, F12 key) to enter BIOS Setup Utility.

Choose the BOOT menu and set Boot Device Priority option: Set the 1st Boot Device to CD/DVD-ROM if what you created is a bootable CD/DVD. Press F10 to save your changes.

Step 3: Reset Windows 7 Password

Insert the burned CD/DVD or USB flash drive to your locked computer and reboot the computer. The boot loading screen should appear immediately.

Windows Password Resetter CD is initializing.

After completion of boot process, you see the main screen of Windows Password Resetter.

The main interface of Windows Password Resetter

Select your Windows 7 SAM registry hive (eg. C:\Windows\system32\config\SAM), the program will instantly display a list of user accounts available on your Windows 7 system. Select a user account and click the Reset button to reset the password to blank.

Click the Restart button to reboot the computer. Take out the password reset CD to let your computer to boot from your local hard drive. You'll be able to get into your Windows 7 system without entering a password!

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