How to Reset Windows 7 Admin Password
Windows 7 is the latest release of Microsoft Windows. Unlike Windows Vista, and XP, Windows 7 introduces a large number of new features, such as improved performance on multi-core processors, improved boot performance and kernel improvements etc. Also different from XP, window 7 asks its users to create a password for the built-in super administrator account and to set up a login user account or administrator account. Once you create the login account, window 7 will automatically disable the built-in super administrator account. This is for the sake of computer users’ security. However, it can also cause Windows login problems because people including me always forgot Windows 7 password. Usually we just create one login user account for our computer, except the default super administrator account. If that really happens, how would you recover Windows 7 password?
How to reset the forgotten Windows 7 login password at present has been a hot topic among all the Windows 7 issues. I personally as a computer amateur, of course have collected some effective ways to solve that problem. For me, any computer problem if I’ve ever realized, is no longer tolerable. So here I am quite happy to share with my little tricks in Windows 7 password reset with you all.
Option1: Let other Windows 7 local user account help you re-login to your PC and reset the forgotten password of another account.
Log into your Windows 7 system with another account and then right click “My computer -> Manage -> Local Users and Groups”. You will soon see all your Windows 7 accounts will be listed there. And you are allowed to quickly set a new password for the account with a forgotten password protected without typing its original password.
This is only based on if you have created more than 1 user account before. If not, please move to the next option.
Option2: Windows 7 password recovery with Freeware.
Taking the freeware to reset your forgotten Windows 7 password could be a risky solution. This is because in most cases those so called freeware or shareware are with virus. When using a third party application, you need to be 100% conscious. Here I know there is a clean and also effective free Windows 7 password reset tool-Ophcrack. It is claimed that 99.9% of alphanumeric Windows 7 passwords have been successfully cracked by it. For more information of Ophcrack, please Google it. However, it is a free application after all. A long and complicated Windows 7 password couldn’t be cracked by it. If you take more safety into consideration, then option3 wouldn’t disappoint you.
Option3: Take use of Windows Password Recovery Ultimate
Windows Password Recovery Ultimate is one of the best Windows password reset tools used for Windows domain or local password recovery. Just burning the Windows password recovery ISO image file into CD/DVD, you can recover your lost Windows password instantly and get access to your PC in minutes!
Specific steps of Windows Password Recovery Ultimate to reset Windows 7 administrator password or user account password are as follows:
Step1: Download Windows Password Recovery Ultimate and install it to another available computer properly.
Step2: Prepare for a blank CD/DVD.
Step3: Insert the CD/DVD to computer, and then click “Burn” button to start burning an ISO image file to the CD or DVD.
Step4: After finishing the burning, remove the CD or DVD from the computer and then insert this CD or DVD to the locked computer.
Step5: Set the locked computer to boot from CD or DVD in BIOS.
Step6: Recover the forgotten Windows 7 password with burned CD/DVD.
In this step, an interface of Windows Password Recovery Ultimate will pop up and all user names of your computer accounts will be displayed there. Choose one of them, and click “Reset”, its password will be removed quickly.
Above are the methods which I have summarized for Windows 7 password reset, sincerely hope that could be helpful to people who are needed.