Forgot my Windows 7 password at Welcome screen!? I thought for sure I knew it, but each time I enter it, it doesn't work. I didn't burn a password recovery disk. Is there anyway I can find my password or reset it easily? I tried looking at some tutorials but I need it explained a little more simply I think Thanks so much!
Forgot Windows 7 password? It's truly that computer users have a tendency to forget the administrator password. If you can't recall the original password, you'll be stuck at the login screen. The worst scenario is you did not enable the default but hidden admin account in Windows 7 or you don't have another account with administrator permission.
To prevent from losing your Windows 7 password again, take advantage of the password reset disk in Windows. The Forgotten Password Wizard will create a userkey.psw file in any removable drive of your choice so you can use to reset a forgotten Windows 7 password in any event. This will save you time and trouble in case you've forgotten your Windows 7 password.
What if there's no avialable password reset disk for your Windows 7 account to reset password?
Don't worry, because you can try another method to reset when you lose your Windows 7 password by using a third-party Windows password reset utility software. In this article I'll show you how to reset Windows 7 password with a USB drive. In the event that you forget your password, you can easily use the USB drive to crack the password and log onto your computer. The easiest and most straightforward way to reset password in Windows 7 is to use a password reset disk. The problem with this option is that you have to create the reset disk before the password is lost. Thus if you don't have a password reset disk, this option is not for you.
With the third-party software - Rekeysoft Windows Password Recovery, you are allowed to create a Live CD which can be used to boot your locked computer and hack Windows 7 password in no time. Before we begin, you need to prepare an CD / USB and make a password hacking Live CD on another computer you have full access to. Later set your locked computer to boot from the Live CD and hack the forgotten/unknown password. Then you will be able to get back into your computer without a password.