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    User Account - Reset Password in Windows 7

    User Account - Reset Password in Windows 7

    How to Reset the Password of a User Account in Windows 7
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    How to Reset the Password of a User Account in Windows 7

       Information
    This tutorial will help show you how to reset the password of a user account in Windows 7. This can be handy if the password was lost or forgotten to be able to regain access.

       Note

    • Password are case sensitive in Windows. Double check to make sure that you do not have the Caps Lock key on by mistake when typing it in.
    • If you did not create a password for the user account, then you can just click on the next arrow or pressing Enter with a blank password field to log on to that user account.
    • If you are using BitLocker Drive Encryption on your Windows 7 drive, then this will most likely not work.
    • If all options below fail to reset the password, then you may need to reinstall Windows 7.
       Warning
    To avoid not being able to log on due to a forgotton or lost password, be sure to write down you user account's user name and password, then store it in a safe place for when needed. Another great option is to create a Password Reset Disk.





    OPTION ONE

    To Reset Password Using an Administrator Account


    NOTE: This option will allow you to change or remove the password of a user account while logged in an administrator account.



    OPTION TWO

    To Reset your Password Using your Password Reset Disk


    NOTE: This option will allow you to reset your password and create a new password using a Password Reset Disk that you previously created for your user account.



    OPTION THREE

    To Reset Password Using System Restore


    NOTE: This option will allow you to go back to a restore point to reset all user accounts passwords back to what they were at the date of the selected restore point.



    OPTION FOUR

    To Reset Password Using Registry Editor at Boot


    NOTE: This option will allow you to reset and create a new password for a user account in Registry Editor at boot.



    OPTION FIVE

    To Reset Password Using "Offline NT Password and Registry Editor"


    1. For how, see this site: Offline NT Password and Registry Editor
    NOTE: If you do not have access to your computer, then you can create the boot CD/DVD or USB key drive on another computer and use it on your computer.

    2. At that site, click the Bootdisk button at the top of that website. (see screenshot below)
    User Account - Reset Password in Windows 7-bootdisk_button.jpg
    3. Scroll down to the Download section, and download the lastest ZIP file version for a bootable CD/DVD or USB image. (see screenshot below)
    User Account - Reset Password in Windows 7-cd-usb_download.jpg
    4. Extract (drag and drop) the .iso file from the downloaded ZIP file to your desktop, then use something like the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool to create a bootable CD/DVD or USB flash drive with the ISO file.
    NOTE: You can also use any ISO burner program you like. For example, ISO Recorder or ImgBurn.

    5. Next, you would just need to follow the instructions from their website on how to use the bootable CD/DVD or USB flash drive to reset the user account's password at boot.
    That's it,
    Shawn














  1. Posts : 6
    Windows 7 Ultimate x32
       #1

    When you said "using BitLocker Drive Encryption on your Windows 7 drive", that means only the drive where I installed Windows Files, or it will also not work if I have other BitLocker-encrypted drive? I mean, if my Drive E is encrypted, can I still access it? Help.
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  2. Posts : 70,219
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #2

    Hello hakibam,

    That would only be for the Windows 7 drive that Windows 7 is installed on. Any other encrypted drive wouldn't matter. :)
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  3. Posts : 5
    windows home premium 64bit
       #3

    i am not able to download anything in my guest account, i am fairly knowledgeable of DOS..but i am scared of dos lol I'm just a granny who had a brain fart and lost my logon password...i have been searching for a 'fix' for 2 days. i find it nerve wrecking and frustrating that there are answers that would would help if i was more 'code savvy' lol please help
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  4. Posts : 70,219
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Hello quietsnature, and welcome to Seven Forums. :)

    If you like, you could download and create the password reset disk from Option Five on another computer (ex: friends) to use on yours.
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  5. Posts : 23
    windows 7 64bit, windows 7 ultimate 64bit
       #5

    hey Brink, it is possible to use the password reset disk to another laptop??? but same OS windows 7. im just confused if i make password reset disk to my laptop and do it to my another laptop? for password reset. i forgot my password to another laptop. thanks for you quick reply..
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  6. Posts : 70,219
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #6

    Hello Arvin,

    Sorry, but no. The password reset disk will only work for the specific user account that it was created in on that specific computer.

    You could use OPTION FIVE on any PC though.
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  7. Posts : 23
    windows 7 64bit, windows 7 ultimate 64bit
       #7

    ah ok i thought it was work hehe by the way thanks for your quick reply brink. now i know what to do.
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  8. Posts : 70,219
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #8

    It's the Option Five in this tutorial. The links in it will give you more details about it. :)
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  9. Posts : 23
    windows 7 64bit, windows 7 ultimate 64bit
       #9

    Great! I see the instructions. Thank you.
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