Thursday, August 11, 2011

What Can I Do For Windows 7 Password Recovery?

Problem :I lost Windows 7 login password. What can I do to prevent my netbook from turning into a useless piece of junk?

“I have searched for the answer to this for an hour now and I keep finding the same non-answers. I'll spell it out very simply and hopefully someone will know what I'm talking about.

My girlfriend's little sister had a netbook and then gave it to my girlfriend once she got an iPhone. My girlfriend set a Windows 7 Starter login password for the netbook, but then didn't use it for months. She's now trying to use it and just simply cannot remember the password.”

Have you ever met with the similar trouble? Did it take you down and how did you to solve this Windows 7 password recovery issue?

Well, today we are going to discuss the solutions on how to reset forgotten Windows 7 password.

Solution 1: Reset Windows 7 Password with Windows Password Reset Disk
1. If you enter the wrong password when you attempt to log on, Windows will display a message that the password is incorrect. Click OK to close the message box.

2. Click Reset Windows Password, and then insert Windows password reset disk (or other removable media).

3. Follow the steps in the Password Reset Wizard to create a new password.

4. Log on with the new password. You can use the same password reset disk instead of making a new one when you lost it again.

Solution 2: Reset Windows 7 Password with Typing lusrmgr.msc
1. Log on to the account who owns the credential of an administrator account to reset the forgotten password.

2. Open Local Users and Groups by clicking the Start button , typing lusrmgr.msc into the Search box, and then pressing ENTER. If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

3. Double-click Local Users and Groups, and then click Users.

4. Right-click the account that you need to reset the password for, and then click Set Password.

5. Type and confirm the new password.

Solution 3: 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.

However, sometimes you may fail to reset the forgotten password on Windows 7. Then what you need is a popular Windows password recovery software – Windows Password Unlocker, which performs well to reset any popular Windows OS password for local and domain account.

How to Reset Vista Password as Soon as Possible?

Microsoft gives users two simple means of resetting a password in Windows Vista. We will cover these two options---changing the password via an administrator account and changing it through the Vista password reset disk. If you need assistance creating a Windows password reset disk, please see the "Tips" section below. If you have neither access to an alternate administrator account or to a password reset disk, please see the 4sysops article linked in the "Resources" section.

First, we are talking about how to reset Vista password with an available account with admin right.

Windows offers the option to have an administrator's password, also known as an admin password. This password, once set up, is needed to access information on the computer. You should be careful not to lose this password, particularly if you're the only one who knows it. Of course, if you lost Windows Vista user password, it is easy and fast to reset it with the admin account or an account with admin privilege. You can follow the steps to recover your lost password on Vista.

1. Log on to an alternate administrator account on the computer. Click on the "Start" button, and then choose "Control Panel" and then "User Accounts."

2. Choose "Manage another account." You should see the account for which you need to reset the password. Click on it.

3. Select "Change password." Type in the new password twice and add a password hint that will help you remember your password. Click on the "Change password" button. Well, you have reset forgotten Vista password successfully.

Next, it is about how to reset Windows Vista password with a Windows password reset disk. As is known, password reset disk is the most secure and easiest way to reset Windows password as soon as possible.

1. Type in any password at the logon screen. Windows will alert you that the password is incorrect. Click on OK. You should now see the "Reset password" option. Click it.

2. Insert your Windows reset disk or flash drive. The Password Reset wizard will appear. Click on "Next," then select the drive that contains the reset media.

3. Type in your new password twice and add a password hint that will help you
remember the password. Click on "Next," then "Finish." You have now reset your password.

But sometimes, you need to use a Windows password recovery tool for help when there is no another available admin account or a password reset disk in hand. Take Windows Password Unlocker for example, it is well-appreciated by Windows users with its great performance and easy-to-use guide. If you want to reset password with it, download this program from its official now.

How to Reset Administrator Password from a Reset or Recovery Disk?

A blocked administrator password on your computer can prevent you from logging into your PC, turning your expensive investment into a pile of plastic and silicone. Changing the administrator password on your system is possible by using a recovery disk with the option to crack the existing Windows password. Programs that are capable of accomplishing this include the EBCD boot CD and the Offline NT Password & Registry Editor.

Option 1: Recovery Disk with Ophcrack
Ophcrack is one of the best Windows password recovery freeware which allows to reset Windows password with a LiveCD. The software uses special rainbow tables to figure out your password and displays it on-screen.

1. Download Ophcrack from its official site and then burn the downloaded file to a CD using any CD burning program.

2. Insert the disk containing the password cracker into your computer.

3. Restart the PC and press any key as the computer is loading to boot from CD.

4. Select the option to "Crack Password."

5. Input your new desired password and press "Enter" to change the password.

6. Remove the CD from your computer and restart the PC

Option 2: Reset disk with Windows Password Unlocker
Windows Password Unlocker is well-known for Windows password recovery and taken as one of the most efficient and powerful toolkit to reset forgotten password on all popular Windows OS.

1. Download and install Windows Password Unlocker Professional

2. Burn a bootable CD/DVD or USB to remove lost Windows password.

3. Set your target computer to boot from CDROM or USB flash drive

4. Insert the burned CD/DVD or USB flash drive into the locked computer.

Windows XP market share drops below 50% for the first time

Microsoft's Windows XP has slipped under the 50% share mark for the first time according to Net Applications. At the same time, Windows 7 has steadily grabbed more customers since its official release in October 2009. It’s said Windows 7 will be the most likely to replace Windows XP as the mainstream operating system before the arrival of Windows 8.

Although Windows 8 has been confirmed to launch in 2012 and there are various leaks and rumors about it, Microsoft has yet provided any progress and update details about the forthcoming operating system. It’s said that Microsoft will cover more of the new features and improvements in Windows 8 at the BUILD developer conference, planned for September 13, 2011.

Even so, the users’ attentions haven’t transferred to the next version of Windows at present, and most of them are mainly in the use of Windows 7.

Net Applications statistics shows Windows 7 finished July with a 27.9% global usage share, an increase of seven-tenths of a percentage point over June. While on the other side, the decade-old XP closed July with 49.8%, a 1.3-percentage point drop from June.

If you are still sticking to the ten-year-old operating system, just hurry up and switch to Windows 7 right now. If you are hesitate about whether to update to Windows 7 now or wait for Windows 8, the suggestion is to update to Windows 7 as Windows 8 will run Windows 7 software just fine. After switching to Windows 7, please remember to create a password reset disk for your password-protected Windows 7 user account as there’re increasingly users troubled by a lost Windows 7 password.