How to Recover Windows 7 Admin Password

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Users can perform various different types of task on their computer since Windows is flexible and portable. Sometimes, changing the settings require admin level access for which you have entered the password of the admin account. What if you don't have? Well, in such situations, you have to reset the password if you forget the admin password. Want to know how to recover admin password windows 7? In this post, we will talk about the solution to this problem. So, without further delay, let's get started.

Part 1. How to Recover Windows 7 Admin Password for Free

Have you created the password reset disk? If yes, then you can recover the password by simply inserting the disk on the computer. It will help you in recovering the recover windows admin password.

How to reset the Windows 7 password using the reset disk?

Step 1: Firstly, enter the wrong password 5 times continuously to see the reset password link.

Step 2: You have to hit on the "Reset Password Link" to open the Password Reset Wizard.

reset windows 7 password

Step 3: Password Reset Wizard interface will appear, click on the "Next" button and enter the new password and a hint for the password.

type new password

Step 4: Click on the "Next" button to apply changes.

If you don't have created the Windows 7 password reset disk then, you can follow the below method. In the second method, you just need a Windows 7 on bootable USB drive or DVD.

How to reset the Windows 7 admin password using Repair Windows?

Step 1: At the first, you have to insert the Windows 7 disk and reboot your computer to open Windows installation wizard.

Step 2: On the Windows installation wizard, click on the "repair your computer" link to repair the Windows.

repair your computer

Step 3: System Recovery Options will appear, click on the "First radio button" and choose the Windows. Click on the "next" button and choose "Command Prompt" from the recovery options.

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Step 4: Command prompt interface will appear, simply enter the following commands and hit on the "Enter".

copy c:\windows\system32\sethc.exe c:\

copy c:\windows\system32\cmd.exe c:\windows\system32\sethc.exe

copy files

Step 5: Now, reboot your computer and go to the lock screen and press Shift key 5 times to open a command prompt. On the command prompt enter the following commands

net user "User Name" newpassword

That's it. By following the above commands, you can easily recover admin password on Windows 7.

shift key reset password

Part 2. How to Recover Windows 7 Admin Password Using PassFab 4WinKey

There are lots of limitations on the above method. First, these free methods only work a few times and have limited features. It is not possible to reset the password of Microsoft account, local domain, and others. Moreover, free methods are not effective all the time.

PassFab 4WinKey is the sophisticated Window tool specially coded for resetting the Windows password. It has lots of amazing unique features that makes password recovery easier like never before. Engaging with PassFab 4Winkey, the user can recover many different types of the password such as Microsoft account password, recover administrator password, and much more.

How to recover Windows 7 Admin password using PassFab 4Winkey?

Step 1: Initially, open a web /powser like Google Chrome and download the PassFab 4Winkey from the official website of PassFab on another unlocked computer.

Step 2: Once the download and installation process completed, launch the PassFab 4Winkey and choose the boot media device that you would like to create a password reset disk.

choose cd

Step 3: Now, you have to hit on the "Burn" button and accept the warning message "The drive will be erased and all data in the drive will be lost" by clicking on the "Yes" button.

burn cd erase data

Step 4: The process of burning the bootable disk will start and take a couple of minutes.

Step 5: Once the bootable windows password disk completed, eject the windows password disk.

Boot Windows from CD/DVD:

Step 1: Connect the password recovery disk to the computer and restart your computer.

Step 2: At the time of startup press the "F12" or "Esc" button to enter into the boot menu interface.

boot from usb

Step 3: Boot menu interface will appear, simply select the password reset disk UEFI: [CD/DVD/ UDB flash drive name] by hitting on the "Enter" button.

boot from usb uefi

Step 4: Now Windows password recovery tool interface will appear, simply choose the Windows version and click on the "Next" button.

Step 5: After that, select the account from the given list and click on the "Next" button again.

Step 6: Once the password recovery is successfully completed, click on the "Reboot" button to restart the computer.


In this post, we have talked about the best tool that will enable you to recover administrator password windows 7. Using PassFab 4WinKey, you can recover any type of password on Windows computer in very few steps without any problem. You can let us know in the comments below if you have any doubt regarding the above post. We will try to give you the best solution to the problem.


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