Forgetting Windows 7 password will bring you lots of troubles. Luckily, there always exits some ways to solve this problem. This article introduces 2 ways to bypass Windows 7 password and login screen.
You might have been told to use password reset disk or another administrator account to reset the forgotten password. But for most people, these are not available. The reset disk must be created before the password is forgotten while most users forgot the only administrator account's password. If you're one of those users, you can try to reset password with command prompt. If command doesn't work, you can also use Windows Password Buster to bypass Windows 7 password.
By using this method, all you need is a copy of the Windows 7 installation disk and Sticky Keys trick (an accessibility feature that allows a user to tap the Shift, Ctrl, Alt, or Windows key once to achieve the same effect as holding the key down).
Step 1. Boot your computer from the installation disk.
Step 2. After loading the setup files, select your language and click Next > click the "Repair your computer" link on the Install Windows screen > select the system to repair and click Next > click "Command Prompt" to open command prompt window.
Step 3. Now you can reset the password. Just type "net user UserName Password" (replace UserName and Password with the combination you want) and press Enter key.
Step 4. Close command prompt window, restart the computer, and then you can login with new password on login screen.
By taking this method, you will lose access to encrypted files, encrypted email messages, and the stored passwords in Internet Explorer and network resources. Remember to back up your important data regularly.
If you don't have an installation disk, you can use Windows Password Buster to bypass Windows 7 admin password. This software can help you reset administrator password with USB flash drive or CD/DVD.
Step 1. Download and install Windows Password Buster on an accessible computer.
Note: When you are trying to run some program, the computer will ask for the permission. So please install the software on a computer that has administrator privileges.
Step 2. Run the software to make a bootable USB flash drive.
Step 3. Boot the locked computer from the USB flash drive and reset admin password.
Even if you are a computer newbie, it's possible for you to reset the password in minutes. If you have question about using the software, you can refer to the step-by-step video below:
Though you can bypass Windows 7 password and login screen through Windows Password Buster, you had better create a password reset disk when you are able to login computer in case that you forget the password again.