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How to Set, Reset and Disable Windows Password?

Do you plan to update to Windows 7 or buy a new Windows 7 computer in 2011? Here are some quick tips on how to set password for your Windows 7 machine, reset Windows password if you forgot Windows password, and disable Windows password if you want to skip the Windows logon screen in Windows 7.

How to set Windows password?

To create a Windows 7 password, it just as easy as you create a Windows XP or Vista password.

Step 1. Click "Start", "Control Panel", "User Accounts and Family Safety", "User Accounts".

Step 2. Click "Create a password" under Make changes to your user account in User Account Window.

Step 3. Input and enter your Windows password.

Step 4. Enter your password hint or leave it bank and click "Create password".

Please remember to create a Windows 7 password reset disk, which can help you reset Windows password when your password get forgotten.

How to reset Windows password?

When you forgot Windows password, you can use password reset disk to reset Windows password if you have one. Otherwise, you can resort to Windows Login Recovery, especially when you are locked out of computer.

Step 1. Download and install Windows Login Recovery.

Step 2. Burn a bootable CD/DVD or USB flash drive.

Step 3. BIOS settings.

Step 4. Reset Windows password under DOS.

Windows Login Recovery is a safe and reliable Windows password recovery tool which allows you to reset Windows password by burning a bootable CD/DVD or USB flash drive.

How to disable Windows password?

There are many ways for you to disable Windows password if you are in need. Here shows how to disable Windows password by control userpasswords2.

Step 1. Click Windows Key + R and enter "control userpasswords2" in the coming Run box.

Step 2. Press Enter to pop up the classic User Accounts window.

Step 3. Uncheck the box in front of users must enter a user name and password to use this computer, select the user name and click Apply to disable its password.

Step 4. Enter and confirm the password for the selected user name. Then click OK button to finish your operation.

Windows Password Tips

1. Set a strong Windows password composed of letters, numbers and symbols and it should be 8 characters long at least.

2. Don't contain personal information or a complete word in your Windows password to in case that others easily guess your password.

3. Avoid common password like "123456", "password", etc. as these passwords can be easily hacked.

4. Change or reset Windows password on a regular basis, like every month or every 3 months.

5. Don't use your Windows password everywhere. It should be different from other accounts.

6. Never write your Windows password down on notes plastered to the computer screen.

7. Create a password reset disk to in case you forgot Windows password.

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How to reset admin password

Reset Windows 7 admin password is not hard in fact, as long as you follow these methods to do.

Method 1: To Reset Admin Password with Administrator Account
On Win 7 logon screen, click user and "Switch user" to choose another administrator to sign into. Turn to Control Panel and navigate to User menu. Choose the account you want to reset its password, and remove its password. And then set a new password for it.

Method 2: Reset Admin Password with Password Reset Disk
You have two ways to get password reset disk. One is create it when you still have the administrator password. The other is to create it with third-party software, such as Windows 7 password genius.

Similarly, on Win 7 logon screen, after type wrong password, click link "Reset Password" to go on. Or insert password reset disk into Windows 7 computer and boot it from disk. Windows 7 Password Genius runs, at the same time, all accounts and password list for you. Choose the administrator account, and click "Reset Password" to finish Windows 7 admin password reset.

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I purchased a new Compaq laptop for my aunt and she has forgotten the password and cannot get into the computer. It has Windows 7 operating system.

I have been planning to update this topic as a tips, but since it's should only be authorized to System administrators and Network Engineers, it's not possible and not allowed to do so, but I would like to give you the link where the important tips and trick.. (click here), If you follow the instructions and use the file with the exact instructions, definitely you'll be able to reset the password, but please note that if you/he had encrypted files saved on his computer while he could access his account, those files will never be able to recover. I am really sorry for that, but I guess he/you haven't applied those settings with his account.

If you need further help, let me know.

Good luck.

Thanks for using FixYa.

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