How to Reset Administrator Password in Windows 7

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Every computer has an Administrator account. This account provides an access to the Windows user to alter the security settings of Window. While installing the Window on the computer, the Administrator account is automatically created as "Administrator". By default, this account is not enabled in Windows 7. There is actually no need to activate the account until you face any troubleshooting problem on your computer. If you ever face that problem and you do not remember the password, then here we are providing the best ways to how to reset administrator password in Windows 7.

Part 1. How to Reset Administrator Password with Reset Disk

To reset the Administrator password with reset disk, then you need to create a reset disk before your computer is locked. You cannot create a reset disk after the computer is locked. It is because reset disk is created as a backup. If in the future, your computer gets locked then you can use reset disk to reset Administrator password.

Step 1: Tap on Reset Password

In the password filed, enter the wrong password five times to show a "Reset Password" option. When you see it, click on it to start thereset admin password Windows 7 process.

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Step 2: Password Reset Wizard

Tap on the "Next" button of Password Reset Wizard for further process.

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Step 3: Insert Reset Disk

From a drop-down list, select your recovery option which means insert burned reset disk that you have created before the locked computer and Click on the "Next".

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Step 4: Reset Password

Finally, you need to enter a new password to reset administrator password Windows 7. Enter the password and click on"Next" to complete the reset process.

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Step 5: Close the Password Reset Wizard

Tap on "Finish" button to close the wizard and finally, your administration password is reset.

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Part 2. How to Reset Administrator Password in Safe Mode via Administrator

This method to reset Administrator password is very simple. With simple boot option on your computer, you can reset the password within a few minutes.

Step 1: Opening Boot Option

While turning on the computer, press down the F8 shift key to open the "Advanced Boot Options" screen. Once the screen is open, choose the "Safe Mode". Finally, press "Enter".


Step 2: Hidden Account

Now, hidden Administration account will be shown on your computer login screen. When you see the hidden account login screen, log-in into the account.

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Step 3: Reset Password

Now, Tap on "Start", then "Control Panel". After that, open the "User Accounts". Here, you will see the locked Administrator account. So, select the locked account to reset the password.

You can also reset the Administrator password through command prompt. As an administration, run the command prompt and type the command: "net user username password" as shown in the figure.

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Part 3. How to Reset Administrator Password by PassFab 4WinKey

You can also reset Windows 7 password through the password recovery software or tool. PassFab 4WinKey is one of the reliable Windows password recovery Tool. The tool is downloaded by a wide range of users, you can reset Admin password on Windows 7 easily, you can also recover Windows 7 Administrator password by using it.

Note: Recover Administrator password only supported by third-party tool.

Below are the steps on how to reset administrator password in Windows 7 with the help of PassFab 4WinKey.

Step 1: Go to the PassFab official website and search for the download option. Once you find the download option, click on that to install the software on the computer. After its installation, launch the software. Now, Select either a USB Flash drive or CD/DVD and click on the "Burn" to starting boot disk.

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Step 2: Waiting for the process, generally it will take a few minute.

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Step 3: Once your CD/DVD or USB Flash Drive was burned successful, simply click "OK" to move on.

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Step 4: Now, you need to insert the burned-USB flash drive to your locked computer. Restart the computer and press "F12" or "ESC" on the keyboard to enter Boot Menu interface.

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Step 5: After entered Boot Menu, you will find out your inserted disk from the USB/DVD/CD name. Using arrow key to choose it and press "Enter" keyboard to boot it.

Step 6: When you see PassFab 4WinKey main interface, select "Reset your password" option and click on "Next".

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Step 7: Now, all your Windows account will be displayed. Select a user account, you will see the default password. If you don't want it, just chnage it by your own. Then, click on "Next".

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Step 8: Now, you will go to another interface, simply click "Reboot" to restart your computer. Then you can use your new password to log into Windows system.

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Here is the video guide about how to reset Windows 7 administrator with Windows 7 password reset tool:


There are multiple ways to reset the Administrator password on Windows 7. You can use any method according to your specifications, if you also want to reset Windows 10 password or other version, PassFab 4WinKey can handle them all too.


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