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How to Unlock Your Netbook After Forgetting Windows Password

April 10th, 2013 by Admin

Forgot Windows password on your netbook? Get locked out of your netbook and can’t remember the login password? There are plenty of ways to reset forgotten Windows password with a CD/DVD. But this doesn’t work because most the netbooks don’t have the CD/DVD drive. So here I will show you how to use a USB flash drive to unlock any netbook when you lost or forgot your password.

How to Unlock Your Netbook After Forgetting Windows Password?

After forgetting netbook password, you’ll be locked out of your Windows account and unable to get past the Windows login screen. In such a situation, we have to make a bootable password cracking USB drive on another computer which we can access. Boot your netbook off the USB drive and it enables you remove/reset your forgotten Windows password easily! Let’s proceed.

  1. Download the Reset Windows Password utility on an alternate PC with internet access. Once the download completes Right-click the .zip file and Select “Extract All”. This will decompress the contents, which there should just be a single .iso file inside.
  2. Next you need to install this iso image file to your USB flash drive. The freeware ISO2Disc allows you to make a bootable USB flash drive easily. After starting ISO2Disc program, click on the “Browse” button to locate the iso file you’ve downloaded, then choose the USB drive you’ve plugged in, click on “Start Burn” button and the bootable USB drive will be prepared in minutes.

  3. Plug in your USB drive to the netbook that you need to unlock. Restart the computer and hold down F2 or whatever the setup key is shown as during the initial boot screen. This should bring up the BIOS. After getting into BIOS, look for a option similar to Boot order or Boot Device Priority. Set your USB flash drive as the first boot device. Once you’ve got it, save changes and reboot.
  4. If you set up the BIOS correctly your netbook should automatically boot from the USB flash drive. When it loads to the screen shown below, click on “Reset Local Admin/User Password” option. It will display a list of Windows local user accounts existing in your netbook.

  5. Choose the user account that you need to reset password for, then click on “Reset Password” button. The program will reset/blank your netbook login password immediately! Now you’re almost done. Unplug the USB flash drive and restart your netbook. Now you should be able to log into your netbook without typing a password!

By follow this step-by-step tutorial you can reset netbook password quickly and easily, no matter what version of Windows operating system are running on your netbook, including Windows 8, 7, Vista and XP.

How to Reset Windows 7 Password on A Netbook

June 28th, 2012 by Admin

Got a heck of a deal on a netbook the other day as someone forgot the admin password on Windows 7. I didn’t really thing about it till I went to change it and it dawned on me the thing don’t have a CD-ROM! I’ve used the NT offline password and registry editor before on a few different computers but I don’t see a way to use it on something that only has USB ports. Any ideas on how to make it work? Anyone know of a bootable USB flash drive with such software on it?

Forgot Windows login password and you are unable to log onto your netbook? You may have read through many password cracking tricks to no avail. As netbook doesn’t have CD-ROM, we can’t reset Windows 7 password with a CD or DVD. To unlock Windows password and regain access to your netbook, you need to create a bootable USB flash drive, then get your netbook to boot off it and reset Windows 7 password.

 Part 1: Create a Windows 7 Password Reset USB

You’ll need to create a Windows 7 password reset USB using another PC. If you don’t have another PC, you’ll have to bug one of your friends to use theirs. Download the ISO image of Reset Windows Password utility, then burn it to a USB flash drive with ISO2Disc.

 Part 2: Boot Netbook from USB Flash Drive

Plug your newly created USB flash drive into your netbook and power it up. In order to go into the BIOS settings, hit F2 as it is starting. Once you are in the BIOS settings, navigate to the Boot tab and move ‘USB-HDD’ to the top of boot priority order list. Hit F10 to save your settings.

Part 3: Reset Windows 7 Password

After booting your netbook from the USB flash drive, the bootdisk will launch the Reset Windows Password utility. On the main screen, you can see the Windows SAM registry file and a list of Windows user accounts.

Choose your desired user account, then click Reset Password button. The program will reset your forgotten Windows 7 password and unlock the account if it is already locked out.

Reboot your netbook and remove the USB drive. Now you can log in to your computer with an empty password. A password reset USB could really come in handy if you ever forget your account password. With it, you can easily reset Windows 7 password and get right in to your PC.