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How to Reset Windows 7 Administrator Password on My Laptop

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  • I have windows 7 Home Premium and i forgot the administrator password. whenever i start the windows 7, it asks for the password to log in. unfortunately, i forgot it. what to do?

    I forgot the administrator's password. I'm not able to log in to windows. It says, "did you forgot the password?" whenever i try to log in. How do i reset forgotten Windows 7 admin password without losing data?


    • Edited by faisojim Wednesday, September 11, 2013 1:14 AM
    Wednesday, September 11, 2013 1:13 AM

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  • Reset Windows 7 password by logining as another account with admin privileges.

    If you have another user account which has admin privileges, you can easily unlock Windows 7/XP/Vista password by using "lusrmgr.msc" or "Command".

    Let's see how to unlock Windows Vista password with "lusrmgr.msc" and draw inferences about other cases from one instance to unlock Windows 7/XP password.

    1. Login Windows 7 as administrator. Click on Start, type lusrmgr.msc in the Search Box or Run Box(press both Win+R keys to open Run Box), click OK button.
    2. Local Users and Groups dialog appears, open Users folder. Right-click an user account and select "Set Password".
    3. When a dialog pops up, type a new password twice, type a password hint or not, click OK.
    Note: This method will lead to lose access to all its encrypted files, stored passwords, and personal security certificates.

    Reset Windows 7 Password with CMD (Command or NetUser)

    This method won't lead to lose anything, it is safely.

    1. Logon Windows 7 as administrator.
    2. Click Start, type cmd in the Run box (press both Win+R keys to open Run Box) )or Search box and press Enter key, open CMD.EXE.

    3. When the CMD window appears, type in net user, it will show you all the user accounts of your Windows 7.
    4. Type net user "user name" "new password" (replace "user name" and "new password" with yours), press Enter.
    5. It will show you the command completed successfully, this means that you have successfully resrt the user's password. Restart your computer and login with new password.

    Reset Windows 7 password with recovery program.

    In this method you need to load a Windows password recovery program first, and burn it to a bootable CD/DVD or USB. Then boot your locked computer from it to reset user password offline. So that you can unlock Windows 7 without password.

    The detailed steps for this method: http://www.wimware.com/how-to/reset-windows-7-password.html

    Friday, September 13, 2013 8:14 AM
  • You can use a password reset disk.

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Create-a-password-reset-disk

    Also ask them over here.

    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-system?tab=QnA&status=all&mod=&modAge=&advFil=&postedAfter=&postedBefore=&tm=1378863452477

     

     

     


    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows]

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees , and confers no rights.

    Wednesday, September 11, 2013 1:37 AM

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  • You can use a password reset disk.

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Create-a-password-reset-disk

    Also ask them over here.

    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-system?tab=QnA&status=all&mod=&modAge=&advFil=&postedAfter=&postedBefore=&tm=1378863452477

     

     

     


    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows]

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees , and confers no rights.

    Wednesday, September 11, 2013 1:37 AM
  • Reset Windows 7 password by logining as another account with admin privileges.

    If you have another user account which has admin privileges, you can easily unlock Windows 7/XP/Vista password by using "lusrmgr.msc" or "Command".

    Let's see how to unlock Windows Vista password with "lusrmgr.msc" and draw inferences about other cases from one instance to unlock Windows 7/XP password.

    1. Login Windows 7 as administrator. Click on Start, type lusrmgr.msc in the Search Box or Run Box(press both Win+R keys to open Run Box), click OK button.
    2. Local Users and Groups dialog appears, open Users folder. Right-click an user account and select "Set Password".
    3. When a dialog pops up, type a new password twice, type a password hint or not, click OK.
    Note: This method will lead to lose access to all its encrypted files, stored passwords, and personal security certificates.

    Reset Windows 7 Password with CMD (Command or NetUser)

    This method won't lead to lose anything, it is safely.

    1. Logon Windows 7 as administrator.
    2. Click Start, type cmd in the Run box (press both Win+R keys to open Run Box) )or Search box and press Enter key, open CMD.EXE.

    3. When the CMD window appears, type in net user, it will show you all the user accounts of your Windows 7.
    4. Type net user "user name" "new password" (replace "user name" and "new password" with yours), press Enter.
    5. It will show you the command completed successfully, this means that you have successfully resrt the user's password. Restart your computer and login with new password.

    Reset Windows 7 password with recovery program.

    In this method you need to load a Windows password recovery program first, and burn it to a bootable CD/DVD or USB. Then boot your locked computer from it to reset user password offline. So that you can unlock Windows 7 without password.

    The detailed steps for this method: http://www.wimware.com/how-to/reset-windows-7-password.html

    Friday, September 13, 2013 8:14 AM
  • There are 3 workable ways for you:

    Way 1: Reset Password with Password Reset Disk

    Windows 7 features a built-in function letting you to create a free password recovery disk. However, you should create it before you lost your password.
    If you have locked your computer with a wrong password, you'll receive a message that says your user name or password is incorrect. When this message appears, click “OK”. Click “Reset password”.

    Way 2: Have another Windows 7 Administrator Account to Reset Your password.

    If you have multiple user accounts and at least one of those has administrator privilege. You can reset standard user account password.

    Way 3: Use Windows Password Key Standard to Crack Password on Windows 7.

    It seems that every method above is not so perfect. Is there an ultimate way to reset lost Windows password? Definitely yes. Windows Password Key is especially designed to help computer users reset forgotten password for administrator and other user accounts.

    Step 1: Download and install Windows Password Key Standard on any available computer.

    Step 2: Insert a boot-able CD/DVD or a USB flash drive on the computer. In the pop-up  windows, select “Reset Windows local account password”, choose your CD/DVD or USB flash drive, and click “Burn”.

    Step 3: Start you PC and insert the newly created CD/DVD or USB flash dive on the PC.

    Step 4: After the program initializing, choose the Windows installation, select administrator account, enter a password, click “Reset” and “OK” in the pop-up Windows and click “Reboot”.


    Thursday, October 30, 2014 9:53 AM
  • In your your situation,you can recover your password form Safe Mode.Windows 7 system has a built-in administrator account that is created during Windows installation and disable by default, which has no password in it. You need to enable that account before forgetting your other admin account password. Otherwise your built-in administrator account won’t appear in the screen in this tip.


    Step 1: Start your win 7 computer and press “F8″ while the computer boots up. Scroll down to “Safe Mode with Command Prompt” with the arrow keys on the keyboard and press “Enter.” Your computer starts in Safe Mode with Command Prompt.


    Step 2: Select the Administrator account that appear in the screen, then enter command prompt. Type: net user ****** 123456 and enter (****** is the account name and 123456 is the new password), it will show you a message that” the command completed successfully.


    Step 3: Restart your win 7 computer, then you can log in as ****** with the password 123456. You can go to control Panel to change your account password if necessary.

    If this way doesn't work you can try a tool named Windows Password Recovery Tool Ultimate

    Friday, December 05, 2014 10:20 AM