Monday, August 15, 2011

Missing Windows password? Reset it on your own!

“Moved computer, wrote down password incorrectly, and can’t get in Windows XP without password. Is there a way to find password or reset it?”

Method 1: Use the built-in administrator account

It's well known that the built-in administrator account is enabled and not password protected in Windows 7. If you never set a password to this account, then you can follow the steps listed below to reset Windows password.

1. Open the Log On to Windows" window by pressing Ctrl + Alt + Del twice on Windows XP logon screen.

2. Type "administrator" in the user name box and then click OK .

3. After logging into computer, click Start, click Run box, and then enter "control userpasswords2", click OK

4. On the classic user account window, select target user account and click "Reset Password" button.

Method 2: Use safe mode
1. Turn on computer, press F8 to enter the Advanced Boot Options.

2. Select Safe Mode and then log in as administrator.

3. In Safe Mode, click Start and then select Run box, type "control userpasswords2", click OK.

4. On the Users interface, pick the user account, and then click Reset Password.

Note: Administrator password is required to enter safe mode.

Method 3: Use Windows Password Unlocker
Windows Password Unlocker allows you to instantly reset missing Windows password in a few minutes by creating a bootable password reset disk with CD/DVD or USB flash drive in any computer that you can log in as administrator.

1. Download and install Windows Password Unlocker.

2. Create a bootable password reset disk with CD/DVD or USB flash drive.

3. Boot the computer from the CD/DVD or USB flash drive.

4. Remove lost Windows XP password within 3 clicks.

You can use Windows Password Unlocker to reset missing Windows 7/Vista/ 2008(R2)/ 2003(R2) /2000 password.

Can't get into my laptop?

Problem: I have a Compaq laptop with windows 7. I have one user account which is mine and I forgot the password to it. I can’t find the reset disk anyway. Is there anyway I can change the password without a disk? I tried to enter safe mode to fix it, but failed.

Solution 1:
The built-in Administrator account on Windows 7 is disabled or inactive by default so you can't access it even in safe mode. But you can try the following steps instead.

1. Turn on or restart the computer.

2. Tap the F10 key repeatedly once you see the Compaq logo until the recovery screen appears. On some models it may be the F11 key. This must be done before your operating system begins to load. If you see the Windows logo appear on screen, you'll have to restart and try again.

3. When the recovery screen appears, press "Next" and then "Yes" to perform a non-destructive recovery.

4. To perform a destructive recovery, click "Advanced" and then "Yes".

5. After the recovery is finished, the laptop will reboot.

Solution 2:
If the steps mentioned above doesn’t work, there also exits opportunity to bypass your lost Windows 7 password as long as you get Windows Password Unlocker. Through this powerful Windows password reset tool, you can instantly reset forgotten Windows 7 password by creating a bootable password reset disk with a USB flash drive in seconds.

Worth noting: The bootable password reset disk can be created in any computer. It means you can download and install Windows Password Unlocker in any other computer if you cannot download it in your locked laptop.

1. Download and install Windows Password Unocker.

2. Create a bootable password reset disk with USB flash drive.

3. Boot your locked PC from the bootable disk.

4. Reset lost Windows 7 password to empty.

The whole Windows 7 password recovery disk will cost you no more than 5 minutes. 100% secure without any data damage or loss.