I have a Windows 7 Starter netbook laptop, and I have forgotten the administrator password for it. I only have ONE account on it and that is the one where I forgot my password. How can I get in?
Forgot your Windows 7 Starter password? Can’t log into your computer at all after losing the administrator password? In many occasion because of your stress there you have a chance to forget the password. Sometimes it may occur due to the security consciousness of the user as you frequently change the password.
Fortunately there is a safe and quick recovery disk to reset lost or forgotten Windows 8/7/Vista/XP password. With PCUnlocker you can unlock and reset passwords for local system accounts easily. In this tutorial we’re going to walk you through how to reset Windows 7 Starter password using PCUnlocker Recovery USB drive. Quickly get back into your computer in case your administrator password is lost or forgotten.
How to Reset the Administrator Password on Windows 7 Starter?
Download the zipped ISO image of PCUnlocker and save it to any computer that you have access to. Unzip the download file and burn the ISO image to your USB flash drive using ISO2Disc program. PCUnlocker can also load from a bootable CD but USB drive should be more useful when your computer doesn’t come with a CD/DVD burner.
After creating a PCUnlocker Recovery USB drive, plug it into your Windows 7 Starter computer. Power on the machine and press the key indicated during the power-on self-test (POST) to enter BIOS, then change the boot priority in BIOS to boot from removable device. Save your changes and exit.
This time your computer should boot from the PCUnlocker Recovery USB drive. After a while you’ll see the PCUnlocker program which displays a list of local user accounts existing in your Windows 7 Starter system. Choose the administrator account and click on Reset Password button, it will remove/unlock your Windows 7 Starter administrator password instantly.
Now you’ve successfully reset the administrator password, unplug the USB drive and restart the computer. You can then log back into your Windows 7 Starter administrator account without a password!
Besides resetting Windows 7 Starter password, you can also use the PCUnlocker Recovery USB drive to reset lost administrator password on other editions of Windows 7, such as Windows 7 Home / Professional / Ultimate.