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?
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.
Insert the Windows 7 DVD, and then restart the computer.
When you receive the following message, press any key: Press any key to boot from CD or DVD
Set the following preferences, and then click Next:
Language to install
Time and currency format
Keyboard or input method
Click Repair your computer, select the operating system that you want to repair, and then click Next.
Click System Restore, and then click Next.
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.
Confirm the disks that you want to restore, and then click Next.
Click Finish, and then click Yes when you are prompted.
When the System Restore process is complete, click Restart to restart the computer.
After the computer restarts, click Close to confirm that the System Restore process has finished successfully.
Use an appropriate method to log on. For example, log on by using an older password, or log on by using another computer account.