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Top 4 Windows 7 Password Recovery Methods

Many Windows 7 users are familiar at how to add a password to stop others from accessing their confidential computer data. But few users will know what to do when it comes to a forgotten Windows password. Here are 4 efficient Windows 7 password recovery methods you can use if you forgot Windows 7 password and cannot access your computer.

Method 1: Password Reset Disk

Creating password reset disk is a built-in feature of Windows 7, which allows users to create a password reset disk by using an USB flash drive to in case of a lost or forgotten Windows 7 password. It is a precautionary measure as most Windows 7 users forgot the login password without a password reset disk at hand.

Step 1. Enter a wrong password when you attempt to log on Windows.

Step 2. Click OK, and then click "Reset password" on the logon screen.

Step 3. Insert the password reset disk into your computer.

Step 4. Follow the instructions to create a new password.

More details please refer to How to Create and Use Windows 7 Password Reset Disk

Method 2: Safe Mode

Safe mode which starts Windows with a limited set of files and drivers helps you to diagnose and troubleshoot various computer problems. When you forgot Windows 7 password, you can also prefer safe mode to fix this problem.

Step 1. Repeatedly press F8 as the computer is booting.

Step 2. Select Safe Mode on Windows Advanced Options Menu.

Step 3. Enter safe mode with your administrator account.

Step 4. Go to Control Panel to change or remove your password.

Method 3: Rekeysoft Windows Password Recovery

Rekesoft Windows Password Recovery is an easy-to-use, safe and reliable Windows password recovery tool. It enables you to create a bootable CD or USB flash drive to reset the forgotten Windows 7 password to blank. So you can regain access to your computer without password.

Step 1. Download Rekeysoft Windows Password Recovery.

Step 2. Easily create a password reset disk with the software.

Step 3. Reset Windows password with the password reset disk.

Rekeysoft Windows Password Recovery is a professional Windows password recovery tool. You can also reset Windows Vista/XP/2000 password with this software. There is no need to reinstall system when you forget Windows password.

Method 4: Ophcrack

Ophcrack is the most popular free Windows password recovery software based on rainbow tables. It is a very efficient implementation of rainbow tables done by the inventors of the method.

Step 1. Visit the website, download the ISO image file.

Step 2. Burn the ISO image file into a CD/DVD.

Step 3. Boot the locked computer from the CD/DVD.

Step 4. The Ophcrack program will start and recover the password.

These methods can help you get back to the computer when you forget your Windows 7 password. Of course, there are other Windows 7 password recovery solutions, like using system store, Windows 7 setup CD, etc. Just choose a proper method based on your actual needs.


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