"I have an old laptop that operating system is Windows 7, I forgot the login password, is there have any way to save my data? I don't want to factory reset it."
In addition to resetting windows 7, you can also choose to use windows 7 password reset software when you forget your password. For most users, resetting their computer and losing data is the most painful thing. But now, you are here. We gonna show you 3 practical methods for Windows 7 password reset.
- Part 1. How to Reset Windows 7 Password Using Command Prompt
- Part 2. How to Reset Windows 7 Password Using Password Reset Disk
- Part 3. How to Create Windows 7 Password Reset Disk on Other Computer
Part 1. How to Reset Windows 7 Password Using Command Prompt
Command Prompt is the way to enter safe mode, because you can reset log-on password by using the default Administrator account in safe mode. This way is the usual free way to reset Windows 7 password. But, if you've changed the Admin account then this way won't work for you.
Step 1: When you start your laptop, hold the F8 key to open the "Advanced Boot Options" screen. Now, choose the "Safe Mode With Command Prompt" from the Boot screen and then, press Enter.
Step 2: Now, the hidden administrator account will be available on your laptop or PC screen. Click on it to open the command prompt automatically. Finally, type the command "net user username new_password" as shown below.
Part 2. How to Reset Windows 7 Password Using Password Reset Disk
Except using safe mode, you can also use Windows 7 password reset disk to reset the lost password. But, you have to own a bootable disk which has been created before you locked out of the computer. Otherwise, you can only create one on other accessable computer.
Note: This way is a bit complicated, please follow the steps clearly.
Step 1: Take a Flash drive and insert it into your laptop or computer. After inserting, right-click on the drive and tap on "Format".
Step 2: Thereafter, go to the "Control Panel" and search for the "User Accounts". After finding the "User Accounts", open it and open the link "Create a password reset disk" as shown below.
Step 3: Follow all the instructions of "Forgotten Password Wizard".
Step 4: Now, a drop-down list will be shown. Choose the Flash drive from the list.
Step 5: Once the reset disk process is finished. Tap on "Next" to exit from the Forgotten Password Wizard.
Step 6: Type the wrong password in the password filed of Administrator for 5 times. After entering the multiple wrong passwords, "Reset Password" will appear on your desktop screen. Tap on it for Windows password reset 7.
Step 7: Now, the Password Reset Wizard will be shown and click on the "Next".
Step 8: Now, insert the password reset disk that you have created in recovery option as shown below. Again, click on the "Next" button.
Step 9: Now, type the new password and again, click on the "Next".
Step 10: Eventually, click on the "Finish" button and your Windows 7password will be reset.
Part 3. How to Create Windows 7 Password Reset Disk on Other Computer
Didn't create password reset disk in advance? Well, you still have chance to get one. But, you have to burn the reset disk on an accessable computer. The steps are very easy by using PassFab 4WinKey. Let's see how it help you create bootable disk and reset Windows 7 password.
Step 1: Download PassFab 4WinKey on an accessable computer. The inser the CD or USB.
Step 2: Waiting for the process, generally it will take a few minute. Once your CD/DVD or USB Flash Drive was burned successful, simply click "OK" to move on
Step 3: 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. 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 4: When you see the main interface of this tool, select "Reset your password" option and click on "Next".
Step 5: 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".
Step 6: 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.
In this article, we provide you the best ways for Windows 7 password reset, you can also use PassFab 4WinKey to bypass Windows 7 password . If you are having an old laptop but do not remember the password, you can you any above method to enter into your system. Moreover, you do not need to go to any service shop to reset the password. At home, you can do yourself with having an access to the internet on your computer.