How to Reset Lost Password to Windows 7 Dell Laptop

May 30th, 2013 by Admin Leave a reply »

I have a Dell Inspiron n5010 with a Windows 7 Home Premium os. I have gotten myself locked out of it and the hint I put makes no sense. I have also tried the program Ophcrack but it failed to recover the password. Is there any way out to reset or clear the password on my Windows 7 Dell laptop?

Forgot your password on a Dell laptop with Windows 7? Can’t log into Windows 7 after losing the password for the only administrator account on your Dell computer? It’s a nightmare, but there are several ways to get back in.

We’re going to show you the easiest method to reset lost Windows 7 password on any Dell laptop computers. It’s straightforward and create a password reset Live CD or USB drive, which contains a WinPE operating system and tools you need to unlock your Dell laptop password.

How to Reset Lost Password to Windows 7 Dell Laptop?

Step #1: First, downloaded the Zip archive of Reset Windows Password utility on to an alternative PC with internet access. Right-click on the download file and then choose “Extract All” from the context menu. After extracting, you’ll find the ResetWindowsPwd.iso file. Just burn it to a CD or USB flash drive with ISO2Disc or BurnCDCC program.

Step #2: After the Live CD/USB drive is created, insert it into your locked Dell laptop. Turn on or restart the laptop and press F12 when the Dell logo is on screen to access the Boot Menu. Choose the CD/DVD-ROM drive or Removable Device from the bootable device list and press Enter. If you’re unable to access the Boot Menu, you can also press F2 to get into BIOS and then change the boot order.

Step #3: After booting from the Live CD/USB drive, you’ll see the Reset Windows Password program and it shows you a list of local user accounts for your Windows 7 installation.

Step #4: Choose the user account that you need to reset the password for and then click on “Reset Password” button. It will unlock and reset your lost Windows 7 password in no time. Remove the CD/USB drive and reboot the system. You can then log back into your Windows 7 Dell laptop without a password.

Conclusion

So that is how can you reset lost password of a Windows 7 Dell laptop. It’s just a breeze to unlock Dell administrator password, even if you’re completely locked out of your laptop. If you need to reset forgotten Windows 8 password on Dell computers, please refer to this article: Forgot Admin Password for Your Dell PC with Windows 8 Pre-installed in UEFI Boot Mode.