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Question

 

I changed my password last time I was on my computer, and now I forgot what I changed it to.  Is there any way for me to log in?

Answer

 

In most cases, if you’ve forgotten your password, and you never created a password reset disk, and you don’t have another administrator account you can log into, then there is no way to log onto your administrator account without reinstalling Windows.

 

However, if you can still remember your old password, you can try using System Restore to log in.

Note: To use this procedure, there must be point on a computer that was taken at a time when you successfully logged on.

  1. Insert the Windows 7 DVD, and then restart the computer.
  2. When you receive the following message, press any key:  Press any key to boot from CD or DVD
  3. Set the following preferences, and then click Next:
  • Language to install
  • Time and currency format
  • Keyboard or input method
  1. Click Repair your computer, select the operating system that you want to repair, and then click Next.
  2. Click System Restore, and then click Next.
  3. Click the restore point that you want to use, and then click Next.

    Note: Click a restore point that will return the computer to a state where the logon is successful. After you use the System Restore feature, reinstall any programs or updates that may be removed. You will not lose any personal documents. However, you might have to reinstall programs. You might also have to reset some personal settings.
  4. Confirm the disks that you want to restore, and then click Next.
  5. Click Finish, and then click Yes when you are prompted.
  6. When the System Restore process is complete, click Restart to restart the computer.
  7. After the computer restarts, click Close to confirm that the System Restore process has finished successfully.
  8. Use an appropriate method to log on. For example, log on by using an older password, or log on by using another computer account.

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Comments
mcrouch

A friend just purchased a Z370 laptop and someone helped her "set it up."  Now she can't logon.  I was able to get into the bios and removed the master and user password but this did not solve the problem.  She has no disks with her system and she had not created a password recovery or back up disks.  I tried booting without the battery but that didn't work.  I read somewhere that I should remove the HD, boot up and then reinstall the HD, but I haven't tried that yet.  She just bought the machine yesterday and I don't want to destroy the warrenty unless we have to.  It appears she now has a shiny black brick.  Any ideas?  I am pretty good with computers but am not a real hacker so I'm not sure how to help.

merlyngalleta

I purchased a z370 laptop few weeks ago. yesterday i created a password for my z370 and i did not created a password recovery or back up disks. now i can't open my laptop with the password i have created,.what should i do?  please help me.

thank you so much...

maureenschoen

I forgot my password on my Thinkpad laptop! I don't care if I lose data in a reset...

Jacklly

I also need to reset my windows 7 password, any help?

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Uamskker

You can install a NT password reset program on your the locked pc ,which can deleted any login password on computer , in this way , you are allow to set a new login password on Windows 7 , 

By the way , you need to make a USB flash drive since the locked computer booting from password reset disk,

Follow this link to get more : https://www.recoverywindowspassword.com/reset-windows-7-login-password-in-3-ways.html

zassmasy

I find some free ways can do the job good before, these are my previous collections of courses : https://www.lifewire.com/free-windows-password-recovery-tools-2626179

https://www.passfolk.com/

Zouery

No backups? i don't think you need to recover the password for your Win 7 computer,it is impossible to restore it,why not think about cracking it,then set a new password to replace it.

Let's do that: 

https://www.openwall.com/john/

https://www.winpwd.com/

http://trinityhome.org/Home/index.php?content=TRINITY_RESCUE_KIT____CPR_FOR_YOUR_COMPUTER&front_id=1...