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How to Reset Windows 7 Password

Most of people set a login password on startup or lock-screen to prevent their computer from unauthorized access. However, it becomes one of the very frustrating things sometimes when you lost Windows 7 password and no reset disk. In case this happens, the first ideal for many people is to reinstall the system. But that is very risky as all your data will be deleted on system disk and you will end up losing a lot of data.Follow these steps to Reset Windows 7 Password without Reset Disk.

1.Download and Install Windows Password Recovery on a Normal Computer

Download and install the program onto a computer who can be accessed with admin permission. After installation, open the program as administrator.

2.Create a Bootable Password Recover Disk with USB Drive or CD/DVD

You need a USD flash drive or CD/DVD at hand before going to the next step. When you run the program, it asks you to choose a media type to make the recovery disk. Click on the USB Device button and you will be promoted to a screen like follows, then select the USB drive from the drop-down list. And click Begin Burning to start writing image files to the USB drive. When the burning is succeeded, a pop up messages says Burning Successfully. It means the password recovery disk is OK.

3.Insert the USB or CD/DVD to the Password-locked Computer and Boot Computer from USB

Insert the USB or CD/DVD reset disk to the computer which password is locked currently. Boot your computer and enter into BIOS settings by typing certain keyboard. This process is different from computer brands. Then choose the option of booting from USB or CD/DVD.

4.Start to Reset Your Password, then Reboot Your Computer

Reboot your computer when the boot ordered has changed. This time, Windows Password Recovery will startup during booting. The main screen is like this. Select the target user, which you want to reset the password. Then click Reset Password button below the user list. Click Yes when a confirmation message pops up.

After resetting the password, the password of target user will be blank. Then click Reboot to let the computer eject the recovery disk and click Yes to restart your computer. Now, the computer will be started up without login password. Feel free to set one when successfully enter into the system.

It guarantees a 100% recovery rate and supports FAT16, FAT 32, NTFS, and NTFS5 file systems. It is quite safe as it won’t damage your system and existing data on your computer.

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