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How to recover Windows 7 password
for a secondhand PC? If you ever purchased a used PC, you may meet this
problem, it's password protected, and you cannot log in. Then how to
Problem: How can you recover a Windows 7 password for a used PC?
"I purchased a used pc from a yard sale, but it has a password lock on Windows. Since I don't know the password and apparently neither does the lady who sold it to me, how can I bypass it and get Windows to open so I can recover it. It is dell notebook with Windows 7".
Well, for the problem how to recover password for Windows 7, what will come into your mind if you are the current owner of this used PC? It seems that many effective Windows 7 password recovery methods don't work in this case, like using a password reset disk, Safe Mode, etc. But there still have solutions are supposed to be effective.
How to recover Windows 7 password in Safe Mode?
Provided that your Windows 7 built-in administrator account has been active, and is not password protected, then you can choose to reset Windows 7 password unknown or forgotten to a new one in safe mode.
Step 1. Press F8 to enter the Advanced Boot Options when your Windows 7 is booting.
Step 2. Select Safe Mode and log on Windows with Administrator account.
Step 3. In safe mode, click Start to select Run box, and then type control userpasswords2, click OK.
Step 4. On the coming up Users Accounts screen, click the name of user account that you want to reset the password for, and then click Reset Password to reset password.
This solution cannot help if the built-in administrator account has not been active or has a password also. But you can try it first then go ahead to effective solutions below.
Recover Windows 7 password with Windows Setup CD
For most users, reinstalling this used Windows computer with a setup CD seems to be the only method they can think of. And in fact, it is indeed a good way to recover password for this problem as the data on this used PC isn't important for you. After reformatting Windows, you will never fear that the computer may run slowly and other problems. But the problem is that you need to spend hundreds of dollars to buy a Windows setup CD if you don't have one. Apparently, it is not a cost-effective method though it can actually resolve this problem. So it's highly suggested you should try the following solution.
Recover Windows 7 password with Windows Password Breaker
Windows Password Breaker is powerful Windows Password recovery software used to recover Windows password, which can help you instantly recover Windows 7 password by burning a bootable CD/DVD/USB flash drive.
Step 1. Download and install Windows Password Breaker.
Step 2. Burn a bootable CD/DVD/USB flash drive.
Step 3. Reset password with the burned CD/DVD/USB.
Step 4. Log on your Windows without password.
The whole Windows 7 password reset process will cost you less than 5 minutes and the application will cost you no more than 30 dollars. And it is 100% safe to recover Windows 7 password without any damage to your computer data and settings, it saves your time.
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