How can I reset my Windows 7 Administrator password?
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I have forgotten my Windows 7 admin password. I need ways to reset or unlock it.

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  • olanda

    Forogt Windows 7 password? In fact, to reset a Windows 7 password is not so troublesome now. You can reset a forgotten Windows 7 password by using a installation disk, a user account with admin privileges.
    Tip one: Reset Windows 7 password with CMD
    1. Logon you laptop with another user account which has admin privileges.
    2. Click Start, type in “CMD.EXE” in the search box, press Enter.
    3. Cammand screen apears, type in “net user” “user name” ” new password”, press Enter.
    The user account password will be replace as the new one.
    Tip two: Recover Windows 7 password with a Windows password recovery tool.
    This method requires you to load a Windows 7 password recovery program.
    1. Install the program on another computer and create a password recovery disk with USB
    2. Insert the disk to your laptop and set your laptop to boot from it.
    3. All user accounts will be loaded, then you can reset any user password.
    If you want to read more details:
    http://www.ms-windowspasswordreset.com/how-to/reset-windows-7-vista-xp-2008-2003-2000-password.html

  • nirav

    if all this is not work then try to boot from alternate os (from live cd)
    http://tipstrickshack.blogspot.com/2012/10/how-to-recover-windows-7-password.html

  • Mylysa

    Tip one: Reset Laptop Windows 7 Password with Windows 7 Installation CD

    1. Insert the installation disk to your locked computer, restart. When following interface appears. Cllick“Repair your computer”.
    2. A dialog with several options pops up, click Command Prompt.
    3. When a Command Prompt black screen appears, type “copy c:\windows\system32\sethc.exe” and press Enter. Then type “copy c:\windows\system32\cmd.exe c:\windows\system32\sethc.exe” afterwards press Enter key.
    4. Restart your computer. On the login screen, tap Shift key five times and you’ll see a command prompt screen in administrator mode. OK, type “net user UserName NewPassword” (replace the UserName and UserPassword with which you wanna) and press Enter key. The user password will be replaced with new one. Close the window and then you can login your laptop Windows 7 with new password.

    Tip two: Reset Windows 7 password with CMD

    1. Logon you laptop with another user account which has admin privileges.

    2. Click Start, type in “CMD.EXE” in the search box, press Enter.

    3. Cammand screen apears, type in “net user” “user name” ” new password”, press Enter.

    The user account password will be replace as the new one.

    Tip three: Recover Windows 7 password with a Windows password recovery tool.

    This method requires you to load a Windows 7 password recovery program.

    1. Install the program on another computer and create a password recovery disk with USB

    2. Insert the disk to your laptop and set your laptop to boot from it.

    3. All user accounts will be loaded, then you can reset any user password.

    If you want to read more details: How to Recover Windows 7 Passowrd.

  • Elliott Pitalot

    I forgot my windows 7 administrators password so I need your help.

  • brusestudery

    When i see this problem, i think the common password reset ways do not work for you, such as a password reset disk, or another valid account with the admin rights. Is that right? If so, the password reset tool will be a good choice for you, Such as Ophcrack. Here is an article shows some possible solutions. http://goo.gl/YQY6F

  • Amily

    The best way for you is to reset your windows password.

    The Windows Password Reset Deluxe can solve your problem within a few minutes. Importantly,No need to call a technician, no need to re-install anything, and you certainly don’t need to reformat.
    It also allows you to reset windows password with USB Flash Drive or CD/DVD Disk now!

  • Amily

    The easiest way to reset a forgotten Windows password I ever use is to use Windows Password Reset Deluxe,just a few steps:
    Step 1: Download and install Windows Password Reset
    Step 2: Burn Windows Password Reset Std ISO file to CD/DVD
    Step 3: Put in your newly created CD and remove your Windows Password.

    For more details,go to: http://lnkd.in/H8ayZg

  • Palw

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    Hack Windows 7 Password

    Believe u will get good suggestions!

  • Mike

    The built-in administrator account doesn’t have a password [since the account is deactivated by default]. You can activate it using the following guide.
    http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/enable-the-hidden-administrator-account-on-windows-vista/

    If you changed and forgotten the password for this user or any other account your best option is Offline NT Password as Bruce already suggested.

    • Richard Carpenter

      Just to add, the Offline NT password utility will active a disabled account, and since the admin account doesn’t have a password set by default it is a quick way to get in and reset a password. I have done it several times with Win7, but it does have its risks.

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