Question: My father made an administrator account on my HP laptop and he forgot the login password. Now I cannot install or uninstall anything from my account (standard user). I tried lots of ways to crack Windows 7 password, but failed. I need some sort of program that allows me to recover the password.
Solution: There're lots of Windows 7 password crackers. We recommend Ophcrack and Windows Password Buster to you. In this article we will show you how to use these 2 programs.
Ophcrack is a free Windows password cracker based on rainbow tables. It comes with a Graphical User Interface and runs on multiple platforms. You can use this software to crack password on Windows 7, Vista, XP, etc.
By default, Ophcrack is bundled with tables that can crack password no longer than 14 characters using only alphanumeric characters. You can follow the steps below to crack Windows 7 password.
Step 1. Go to The Ophcrack Website and download the ophcrack live cd iso.
Step 2. Burn the iso file to a blank CD using an image burning software.
Step 3. Insert the CD into the computer you want to crack the passwords of, then boot the computer with the CD.
Step 4. Ophcrack will initiate by itself. The logo screen should appear, at which you should hit enter. Then text should scroll down the screen, and eventually you will have a graphical interface pop up.
Step 5. Select the user account you wish to crack the password for, and click launch.
Ophcrack will locate users on your Windows systems and begin cracking their password. The password recovery process is automatic. When the passwords are displayed on screen, write them down.
Windows Password Buster is a powerful Windows password reset tool that works well on Windows 8/7/Vista/XP/2000 and Server 2003(R2)/2008(R2). This software enables you to create a bootable password reset CD or USB flash drive. With the CD/USB you can reset any Windows password, such as Administrator, Standard User and Guest passwords.
Step 1. Download and install Windows Password Buster in an accessible computer, and then launch the software.
Step 2. Insert a blank CD/DVD or USB flash drive, and start to create a password reset disk by clicking Next button.
Step 3. Insert the reset disk into your locked Windows 7 computer, and boot the computer from the disk.
Step 4. Windows Password Buster will initiate by itself and you'll access the password reset screen. The software should display all user accounts in Windows 7 system.
Step 5. Select the account you want to reset the password for, click Change password, and then follow the instructions.
Step 6. Click Reboot button to reboot the computer, and then log on to Windows 7 with the new password.
The whole process will only cost you no more than 5 minutes. No any data loss or damage will occur during or after you reset Windows 7 password. Although Ophcrack is not as efficient as Windows Password Buster, in my regard, if you are good at computer technology you can try to use it to crack Windows 7 password as it's completely free of charge.