What to do if I forgot password for Windows 7

By Lillian Lai  Others  passwordWindows 7   0 Comment

Sometimes you may have forgotten your password when logging into Windows 7 computer, and the password is on your tip of the tongue and you can type it out. This is normal as you may have to remember many passwords in various combinations.

But don’t panic if you forgot your Windows 7 password, as there are something you can do if you forgot the password for Windows 7 computer.

Try these fixes:

  1. Reset your Windows 7 password with the reset disk
  2. Reset your Windows 7 password via Command Prompt
  3. How can I never forget Windows 7 password again

 

Method 1: Reset your Windows 7 password with the reset disk

The password reset disk really comes in handy in case you forgot your password to log into Windows 7 computer. But you’ll need to create the password reset disk before your Windows 7 has been forgotten, and it only works with Windows 7 local account. Assuming that you’ve created the Windows 7 password reset disk (if you didn’t create the password reset disk, skip to the solutions below):

1) On the Windows 7 login screen, you’ll need to enter the wrong password for 5 times, then you’ll be presented with a Reset password link.

2) Insert the password reset disk into your Windows 7 computer or laptop.

3) Click the Reset password link.

4) When the Password Reset Wizard prompts, click Next.

5) Select the password reset disk from the drop-down list, and click Next.

6) Type a new password twice, then type a password hint for your new password, in case you forgot your new password again. Then click Next.

7) Follow the wizard to finish.

8) Once complete, you can log into your Windows 7 computer with the new password.

 

Method 2: Reset your Windows 7 password via Command Prompt

Many technicians prefer this method to reset the password for Windows 7 computer if they forgot Windows 7 password, this is a rather easy method.

1) Insert the Windows 7 installation media or Windows 7 installation disk. (If you don’t have the installation media, you can try to insert a flash drive.)

2) Once you see the first screen on startup, press repeatedly the specific key for go to BIOS setup. Then make your computer boot with the inserted installation disk or flash drive.

3) Then you should see the keyboard or language screen appear, click Repair your computer.

4) Wait for a while for Windows 7 to load. Pay attention to the drive letter in the Location column (in my case it’s in C drive). Then click Next.

5) Select Windows 7 from the Operating System list. (Ignore it if you don’t have this option.)

6) Choose Command Prompt from the System Recovery Options. And click Restart

7) Type the following commands, and press Enter on your keyboard after each command.

Note: you should replace the C drive with the drive where your Windows 7 is installed.⇓ ⇓ ⇓

C: 

Note: you should replace the C drive with the drive where your Windows 7 is installed.⇓ ⇓ ⇓

cd windows\system32
ren Utilman.exe Utilman.exe.bak
copy cmd.exe Utilman.exe

8) Click Yes if you’re prompted whether you want to overwrite, and exit Command Prompt.

9) Remove the installation media, and let Windows 7 boot normally.

10) At the login screen, click the little icon (Ease of access) at the bottom left corner to open Command Prompt.

11) Type the following command and press Enter on your keyboard to reset your password for Windows 7.

net user username newpassword

Replace the username with your username on your Windows 7 computer, and replace the newpassword with a new password that you want to use. For example, I’ll type net user Lillian 123456.

Once complete, close Command Prompt and log in your Windows 7 with the new password.

 

Method 3: How can I never forget Windows 7 password again

We all know that longer and more complicated the passwords are more secure.  But it’s hard to remember all these long and complicated passwords composed of different strings that have no meaning to you.

Guess what?! Now you can easily and automatically manage all your passwords with Dashlane.

With Dashlane, you’ll log into websites automatically and fill long web forms with a single click. You’ll only need to remember your Dashlane Master Password and Dashlane does the rest. You’ll never need to remember of type another password again. Best of all, Dashlane is completely secure and easy to use.

1) Download and install Dashlane on your device.

2) Run Dashlane in your device.

3) You can now store your passwords, change your passwords, and automatically generate strong passwords (you can do this and more with the FREE version).

You can also sync your passwords and data across all your devices (this requires Dashlane Premium) to save your time and patience.

Now say goodbye to forgetting your passwords and struggling with long and tedious password recovery processes.  

 

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