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How to Reset Windows 7 Password If You Forgot It

Forgot Windows 7 password? Couldn't log on your computer as administrator? You may still login using a standard user but it has many restrictions and you can't backup any file to a CD or USB drive. How to reset Windows 7 password so you can regain access to your computer with administrator account?

forgot windows 7 password

It's quite easy to unlock your Windows 7 password if you have a excellent Windows password recovery software. Here I'll show you how to reset lost Windows 7 password with AD Password Reset.

Step 1: Create a Windows 7 Password Reset CD/DVD

Download the AD Password Reset and save it on any computer you have access to. Unzip the downloaded file, there should be an ISO image file: apr.iso. You can use the freeware BurnCDCC to burn the ISO image to a blank CD/DVD.

Step 2: Boot from Windows 7 Password Reset CD/DVD

To force your computer to boot from the Windows 7 Password Reset CD/DVD, you need to change the boot order in BIOS: Set CD/DVD as the 1st boot device.

Insert the Windows 7 Password Reset CD/DVD on your locked computer and restart the computer. The boot loading screen should appear immediately.

Loading Windows Password Reset Disk

After completion of boot process, you see the main interface of AD Password Reset.

AD Password Reset

Step 3: Reset Windows 7 password

Click the Reset Windows Local Password button. Select your Windows 7 SAM registry hive, the program will automatically list all Windows 7 user accounts.

Reset Windows Password

Select a user account whose password you forgot, then click the Reset button to remove the password.

Click the Exit button to reboot the computer. You will be able to get into Windows 7 system using a blank password.

Sounds good?Go ahead and try AD Password Reset today!