Tip & How-To about Computers & Internet
Just as the old saying goes, every coin has two sides. Windows
password can help PC users protect the valuable data on computer.
Meanwhile it can be annoying if one forgot Windows password. Although
there are many available tips for lost Windows password, but many of
them are not effective when you forgot Windows 7 password. So what
should you to regain access to computer when you forgot Windows 7 password?
Option 1: Reset Windows 7 Password with Windows 7 Password Reset Disk In view of the fact that Windows password can be easily forgotten or lost, creating a password reset disk is necessary. If you forget Windows 7 password, you can use your Windows 7 password reset disk to create a new one. With it, you can easily reset your Windows 7 password and get right in to your PC in a few seconds.
Although it is helpful to create a password reset disk when one forgot Windows password, there are still many PC users forget to create one. So it is highly recommend that you create a password reset disk when you create your Windows 7 password.
Option 2: Crack Forgotten Windows 7 Password with Password Recovery Software If you forget windows 7 password and don't have a password reset disk, you still can regain access to your computer. That's to crack your forgotten Windows 7 password with Windows password recovery software. And the recommended one is Ophcrack as it is said to be the best Windows password recovery tool and it is also free.
Ophcrack is an open source (GPL licensed) program that cracks Windows passwords by using LM hashes through rainbow tables. The program includes the ability to import the hashes from a variety of formats, including dumping directly from the SAM files of Windows. It is claimed that these tables can crack 99.9% of alphanumeric passwords of up to 14 characters in usually a few minutes.
Option 3: Remove Forgotten Windows 7 Password with Password Reset Software In addition to crack your forgotten Windows 7 password, you can also remove the forgotten password if you forgot Windows 7 password with Windows password reset software. Windows password reset software allows you to remove forgotten Windows 7 password by burning a bootable CD/DVD or USB flash drive. Personally I recommend you to try Windows Password Unlcoker.
Windows Password Unlocker is professional Windows password recovery tool for you to reset lost Windows domain password, administrator password or user password with ease. It provides you fast and secure solution to remove forgotten password of Windows 7/ XP/ Vista/NT/2000/2003/2008 and allows you to log in the locked system easily by burning a bootable CD/DVD or USB flash drive.
Option 4: Bypass Windows 7 Password by Reinstalling Your Computer If you cannot log on your computer with the above options, you can reinstall your computer. It is the last choice for most PC users as it will overwrite much of the information on your computer. Insert the Windows 7 boot disk into your computer's CD-ROM drive and restart it. Once the computer is running, follow the onscreen instructions to boot from disk and to reinstall Windows 7.
The above options are effective when you forgot windows 7 password. And they can be also useful when you forgot Windows password for Windows Vista and XP. You can try one of them when you find your Windows password lost or forgotten.
Posted by yee lau on
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