Microsoft Windows 7 is the latest version of Microsoft Windows operating OS though it is said Windows 8 will be released the late of 2012. Compared to its predecessor Windows XP and Vista, Windows 7 is much more powerful and a lot more secure. Unlike Windows XP, Windows 7 adopted a new password protection method that we can’t use the hidden administrator account by default. The issue is that when Windows 7 administrator password lost, we can no longer recover our lost password by making use of the hidden administrator account. As this happens, what should you do to reset the lost Windows 7 password? As reference, there are some tips on how to reset Windows 7 password without great effort.
Option 1: Reset Windows 7 Password from the Command Prompt
In the Command Prompt you can monitor all the user of the computer by typing some commands.
1: Press Win Key+R and type cmd in the Run command box and hit enter to open command prompt. And then type net user in the command prompt and hit Enter. The Command Prompt will show you all accounts on the Windows 7 PC.
2: Type net user xyz (xyz is the locked admin account's name and 123 is the new password) and press Enter. Now you have successfully created a new password on the locked admin account.
3: Type shutdown -r -t 00 and press Enter.
Your Windows7 PC should be rebooted automatically and then you can log in Windows7 with the new password. It is a simple and easy way to change the password of any users from the Command Prompt. But the shortcoming is that you can’t do Windows 7 password recovery issues if you do not have the Administrator Privilege to log on the computer.
Option 2: Reset the password with an efficient third party software
There are many kinds of Windows password recovery tools in the market which you can download the suitable toolkit and bypass Windows 7 password. Windows Password Unlocker is a professional Windows password recovery tool to reset lost Windows domain password, administrator or user password with ease. It provides a fast and secure solution to remove forgotten password of Windows 7/ XP/ Vista/2000/2003/2008.
Option 3: Reinstalling Your Computer
This is the last choice to bypass Windows 7 password if you did not own a password reset disk or an available administative level account or the software program can not work well on your laptop. But before reinstall your pc, make sure you have done backup for your important files or data, which can decrease the risk of data loss or damage.