We usually lost Windows 7 password due to the following reasons:
1. The password you set is quite complex, rather difficult to remember;
2. Frequently changing Windows 7 password can also cause losing it easily;
3. Have too many other passwords, you may mix your Windows 7 password with others;
4. After a long time you don’t use your computer, you may forget it etc.
We all know that Windows 7 password lost is a serious problem because with the password being lost, what we really lose is not just the data on the computer, but some data in the cloud, like your Facebook, G-mail, Yahoo login information stored on your computer. Speaking of this, you may ask how to fix the problem then. Below are the solutions to reset the lost Windows 7 password and rescue the locked computer.
Way 1: Perform Windows 7 password reset with Windows built-in Administrator.
The built-in non-password protected account is created in Windows is not enabled by default, so you cannot use it. But if you forgot Windows 7 password, you can enable this built-in Admin to help you reset the forgotten password. Below are the steps:
Step1: Start your computer and press “Ctrl+Alt+Delete” twice when you see Windows Login screen.
Step2: Type Administrator in username box and leave the password column blank.
Step3: Now you have successfully reset Windows 7 password and you can freely access to Windows 7 system. If you want to change your forgotten Windows 7 password, you can do it from: “Start->Control Panel->User Accounts”.
Way 2: Resort to a professional Windows password recovery software.
Considering the actual needs of Windows 7 password recovery when one failed to log on computer, some software providers also offer various commercial and professional Windows password recovery tools fully compatible with Windows 7. Here I highly recommend you try Windows Password Reset if you forgot Windows 7 password and needed a password recovery tool, which can help you create a bootable password recovery CD/DVD or USB flash drive to reset lost Windows 7 password in a few minutes.
Here’s how Windows Password Reset works:
Step1: Download, install and run Windows Password Reset on any accessible computer.
Step2: Burn a bootable password recovery CD/DVD/USB with this software.
Step3: Set the target computer boot from the burned CD/DVD/USB.
Step4: Start to reset lost Windows 7 password with the CD/DVD/USB.
If you lost password for Windows 7, you can also use some freeware to fix the problem.
Way3: Use Ophcrack to reset the lost password for Windows 7.
Ophcrack is one of the most popular free Windows password cracker based on rainbow tables. It can help you reset Windows password less than 14 characters. Once you forgot Windows 7 password, it is a good choice to download the version compatible with Window 7. However, many Windows users failed to recover Windows password as its large ISO file which is more than 496MB.And usually using this freeware is not that efficient as professional password software.
Compared with the above 3 ways, which way do you think most suitable for you? If efficiency, time and easy, simple operation are your consideration, then I highly suggest you to use 2nd Way——Windows Password Reset to meet your needs.