How to Reset Windows 7 Admin Password If You Forgot It

August 17th, 2012 by Admin Leave a reply »

Forgot Windows 7 admin password and how to reset it? This problems happens more often than we would think! It could be for all sorts of reasons, including:

  • You reset a new password for your Administrator account but you don’t remember it.
  • You don’t use your computer for a long time and forget the password you had set.
  • Someone sneaks into your computer and change your administrator password.

With Microsoft’s improved security over the last few years, it became more difficult to reset Windows 7 administrator password. However, there are still several ways to get around it and I am bringing you one of the easiest ways to reset Windows 7 admin password if you forgot it.

Reset Windows Password is the powerful password recovery software which could help you reset Windows 7 admin password easily. The program runs from a boot CD or USB drive and allows you to reset forgotten administrator password instantly. Let’s get started!

Step 1: Create a Windows Password Reset CD

  1. To prepare for the password-resetting procedure, you need another computer to connect to the Internet, download the Reset Windows Password utility.
  2. Unzip the download file which contains an ISO image file: ResetWindowsPwd.iso.
  3. Next, burn the ISO image to a CD/DVD with any CD burning software such as BurnCDCC. A Windows password reset disk will be ready in one or two minutes.

Step 2: Boot Your Locked PC from the Password Reset CD

  1. Now that you’ve prepared the Windows password reset CD, go to the computer for which you have forgotten the password.
  2. Insert the Windows password reset CD and turn on the computer.
  3. When it is powered on, check the boot-screen for setup key (i.e. DELETE key, F8 key, F2 key) to enter BIOS Setup Utility.
  4. Change its BIOS settings to make it try to boot from the CD first.

Step 3: Reset Windows 7 Admin Password

  1. Once you have configured the BIOS correctly, your computer will boot from the Windows password reset CD.
  2. After a while, the boot CD will launch the Reset Windows Password program.
  3. Choose the SAM registry hive from the list, the program will display a list of Windows user accounts on the computer.
  4. Select the administrator account whose password you forgot, then click Reset Password button.
  5. It will reset your forgotten Windows 7 admin password in no time.

Now take out the password reset CD and reboot your computer. You can then log on Windows 7 as administrator account without be asking for a password.This method is very useful when you forgot Windows 7 admin password and the operating system is inaccessible.