How can I reset my forgotten password and access Windows 7?

Mallesh August 13, 2011
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I forgot my password. How I can get my Windows 7 password back without formatting?

  1. Article
    November 26, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    1. If you have an live CD you can reset it using chntpw application
    http://ubuntu.com/Ubuntu 2. You can use Bart's PE + Password Renew to reset the password
    http://www.kood.org/windows-password-renew3. You can use Offline NT Password Editor to reset the password.
    http://pogostick.net/~pnh/ntpasswd/4. You can use Windows Password Rescuer tool to reset/remove the password
     http://www.daossoft.com/download.html5. Detailed instructions on using any of the 3 are available over
    http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/3-ways-to-reset-the-forgotten-windows-administrator-password/
    http://www.squidoo.com/windows-password-recovery2

  2. Cocoshen86
    August 31, 2011 at 7:15 am

    Hi, you can try Windows Login Recovery Professional. this tool is professional in recovering windows password.

  3. Yozman
    August 16, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    any password reset tool will delete all encrypted data, so if you know the password is something easy for a computer to crack, if might be a safer bet to try Ophcrack first, it can usually get the password within 15 min (from the time you insert the CD/DVD/USB-drive).

  4. Jeffery Fabish
    August 13, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    If there is another administrator available, log into his/her account and go to the terminal (start -> run: cmd.exe)

    Once the terminal opens, type net user username*
    Replace "username" with whom's password is "forgotten". Leave the asterisk. Other than that, either use OPHCrack or PCLogMeIn. Both of which require than you burn to a CD/DVD or pen drive and boot from it.