Reset Windows Password, Then Write It Down

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Reset Windows Password, Then Write It Down

Postby loralians » Wed Aug 29, 2012 8:06 am

Windows is one of the most popular operating system for computers. Its interface is user-friendly and its applications are very relevant to the needs of the modern man. When computers are purchased for personal use, it is a natural act to add passwords to user accounts to prevent unauthorized access of the whole system. However, on rare occasions when you forgot Windows 7 password, it may cause serious problems, especially if the files in it are very important. Since losing such files is not an option, reformatting the whole computer by re-installing the operating system is out of the choices.

Inability to enter your own computer is a terrible situation and losing files is never a good thing. However, you do not have to reluctantly erase everything just to reset the password because there are programs designed to recover or reset Windows 7 password. If you want to recover your password, you can opt for the free software available for download and follow the simple steps. You can also try making educated guesses if you think your password is manually retrievable. You can also try resetting it – this means the password will be permanently deleted – but such action will not harm your computer or your files.

One of the most common ways to reset Windows 7 password is to install programs capable of deleting user account encryptions. This procedure will require downloading of such programs on a computer you can use and copying it to a bootable disk. Bootable disk (CD or flash drive) is very important since this is the only type of disks read by computers even without accessing the operating system. If you have completed copying the program, usually in an ISO format, you can now insert this into your computer and if everything is done correctly, it will run automatically and will bring you to an option window. The window would list all the available user accounts, including the Administrator.

Then, choose which user account you want to reset the password; it is more practical to go for the Administrator account since most troubleshooting can be performed when the Administrator account is accessible. Once you have chosen the account, the program will ask you to confirm the resetting of the password and all you have to do is wait. Since the program is not required to identify your lost password, the process is completed instantly. You can now restart your computer and add a new password if you wish.

Other options to reset Windows password would need the access of the Administrator account. Since the default Administrator account is not protected by password (and if you are running Windows 7), you can open the 'Local Users and Groups' tab from the Start icon and typing 'lusrmgr.msc'. This will show a list of available user accounts and you can set new passwords for them. The other option requires running the command prompt and this might be an impractical option for beginners. To run the command prompt, simply click on the Start button and type 'cmd' on the search box.
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No Email Will Reset Forgotten Windows Password

Postby loralians » Wed Aug 29, 2012 8:25 am

It is quite embarrassing and terrifying if you forgot Windows password because everyone knows how important passwords are, but there is absolutely nothing to worry. The computer experts are well aware that people can sometimes be forgetful so they designed special programs in order to retrieve or delete passwords. Other practical options include guessing your password (manual recovery), which can be done if you have any idea what your password can possibly be. Another option is to reformat your PC, although this might be a drastic method for those who were not able to back up their files. If the above choices are not for you, you can rely on the recovery utilities and you will need another computer or user account you can use.

Unlike social media passwords that can be reset through email, Windows password recovery is a bit technical but before you venture into hacking your own computer, you can try simple methods for recovering forgotten passwords. The first strategy is called guessing and this is a serious and logical procedure. Most likely, your password is not just some jumbled letters, numbers and characters; if it is, it is no longer surprising you forgot Windows password. You probably went for relevant words like your favorite place or character, because it is something you will remember in an instant. Make an educated guess and think of the words that seem password-material.

Being the Boy Scout (or Girl Scout) you have always been, you have probably created a password recovery disk beforehand. Being prepared pays off and this will greatly help you because all you need to do is insert the recovery disk and set your new password. If you can access your computer through the Administrator user account, then you can also perform resetting of the forgotten password. Access the computer as the Administrator and run the 'Local Users and Groups' tab. This built-in windows utility program allows you to set new passwords for the other available user accounts.

If none of the following has made you remember or bypass Windows 7 password, you can try the password reset or recovery programs. Some are free to grab while others would ask for about $20. You don't have to purchase the more expensive premium items because the features are not that different from the standard copies and buy one only if none of the freeware worked for you. Most programs do not intend to recover your password but they are guaranteed to delete it and let you get into your account again. This is practically hacking so be sure that you use it for personal purposes only.

For the guessing option, you need nothing but your memory. For the recovery programs, you will need bootable disks for copying the resetting program and another computer as well. Keeping at least one user free from password may help you with this type of problem, especially if that user has administrative access. Most programs have been proven to work smoothly and quickly. After you have officially reset your user account password, create a new one to protect it from unapproved use but pick something memorable, unless you want to relive your forgot-Windows-password moment.
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