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How to Reset Windows 7 Password When You Forgot It

How to reset Windows 7 password when you forgot it? This is a common question for Windows 7 users. Usually you set a strong Windows password to prevent unauthorized access. But unfortunately you might forgot the password after some days, then how can you recover or reset lost Windows 7 password?


Just take it easy! This password recovery guide will help you reset lost administrator and user passwords when you forgot Windows 7 password and can't log on your computer. To reset Windows 7 password, we need to take advantage of Windows Password Resetter.

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!

Sounds good?Go ahead and try Windows Password Resetter today!