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How to Regain Access to Your Computer When You Forgot Windows 7 Password

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.

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I found my old U3 flash drive that is password protected but when I plug it into my pc it won't boot. I can see some basic files but none of my data. I can't get in to remove password protection. It ver.

http://majorgeeks.com/Dr._Freeware_System_Utilities_d6416.html Dr.Freeware System Utilities which includes data recovery software, data backup, password reset tools for Windows helps you to maintain your system. Dr.Freeware is freeware, you can download and use it for free.
Data Recovery/Data Backup: Supports Logical scan and Raw scan, Supports NTFS, FAT, UFS 1, UFS 2, EXT2FS, EXT3FS, and ISO 9660 file sytem, Supports IDE/SATA/USB Hard Drives.

Data Recovery - Recover your lost data
Available in Live CD to run offline
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Recover data from RAW Drive(partition table or file system is damaged)
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Support IDE/SATA/USB Hard Drives, memory cards,
USB Memory Drives

Drive Dumper - Backup your hard drive
Available in Live CD to run offline
Available to run on Windows
Support Windows 2K / XP / 2003 / Vista / 7 (Windows Editition)
For data rescue, backup, migration, or computer forensics etc.
Transfer important important data from damaged Drive(partition table or file system is damaged, has lots of bad data blocks)
Support NTFS, FAT, UFS 1, UFS 2, EXT2FS, EXT3FS, and ISO 9660
Support IDE/SATA/USB Hard Drives, memory cards, USB Memory Drives

Windows Password Cleaner
Available in Live CD to run offline
This is a utility to blank the password of any user that has a valid (local) account on your Windows system.
You do not need to know the old password to blank the password.
Support Windows NT/2k/XP/Vista
Support IDE/SATA/USB Hard Drives

Hope this helps

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Power up your 'puter and press f8 to enter windows in safe mode.When it boots into safe mode go to your start button... select control panel.. and find user accounts . Enter and make yourself a new user account.. select administrator account . Close and and reboot the computer. Select your new user account and it should boot into windows. Go back to user accounts and you should see your account.. a guest account.. and the account of whoever owned the computer before you . That account will say password protected. select delete user account and click on the old users account . Windows will say it will delete the account and all files of the user. if it asks select ok and be patient . It will be a few minutes as windows deletes the account. Do a final reboot and the old account and password should be gone.
Good luck.

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