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When you turn your computer on and it comes up with the message about pressing Esc to see the boot options (it sounds like you have done this bit already) then press the Esc key and it will give you a list of choices. By default your computer boots the first in the list which you now cannot log in to.
You need to boot the first recovery option (as I think you have in the past) by moving the cursor over it with the arrow keys and then pressing enter.
Part way through the boot process a message will come up saying something about dropping to a root shell for maintenance. From here you can run a command to reset your password. Type in (exactly as shown, changing <username> for the user name you log in with)
passwd <username>
Press enter and it should ask you to type in a new unix password. Type one in (nothing will appear on screen) and then press enter. It will ask you to confirm it so do the same again. If it tells you it hasn't changed the password then find out why, If it mentions anything about your password being a dictionary word then thats ok - it will still be changed and it should say so.
Once you have successfully changed your password press Ctrl+D to exit the root shell and it should finish booting as normal (if not you may need to reboot if the computer doesn't do this for you).
When you get to the login screen login using the username you changed the password for and your password that you set for it and all should be hunky dory.
Let me know if you have any problems - I think everything I wrote is correct but I was working from memory .

regards JAN_yuanjia

Posted on Dec 18, 2008

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Forgot Windows 7 Password - What Should You Do to Log on Your Computer?


Just as Tom Hanks said in the famous movie Forrest Gump, "Life was like a box of chocolates, you never know what you gonna get." As a Microsoft Windows version launched for only 9 months, Windows 7 has overtaken Windows vista in global market share according to California-based Net Applications. It moves up to the second place in the Microsoft's OS, with 14.46 percent of the global market last month compared to Vista's 14.43 percent.

As a common PC user, I don't know whether Windows 7 will surpass Windows XP, which still has a lion's share of users worldwide after released for 9 years. I also don't know when Windows 7 will pass Windows XP if it is able to overtake. But as a common PC user often forgetting Windows password, I do know some ways to log on computer again if one forgot Windows 7 password.

The most well-known method is to create a password reset disk in advance. And when you forgot Windows 7 password, you can reset Windows 7 password with the disk and log on your computer again. The steps to create a password reset disk and how to use the disk to reset forgotten Windows password are available on Microsoft official website and various PC forums. Here I introduce you another effective way to regain access to computer if you forgot Windows 7 password. That is to reset lost password with Windows password recovery software, which can help you to reset Windows password with a bootable CD/DVD or USB flash drive. Following are steps to recover Windows 7 password by burning a USB flash drive.

Step 1: Download Windows Login Recovery and install in a computer.

Download Windows Login Recovery from official website, and then install it.

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Step 2: Burn a USB drive to reset forgotten Windows password.

Follow the step-by-step guide to burn a USB drive to reset lost Windows 7 password after running Windows Login Recovery (the detailed user guide). After burning, insert the burned USB flash drive in the computer that you forgot Windows 7 password.

Step 3: Set BIOS to boot from USB.

1. Start computer and press F2 or Delete to enter BISO setup during the initial startup screen.

2. Use the arrow keys to select the Boot tab, and then select Hard Disk Drivers and press Enter.

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3. Adjust USB to 1st Drive, and then press F10 to save.

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The computer will restart automatically, and then you can start to remove the forgotten Windows 7 password under DOS.

Note: What key is pressed to enter BIOS depends on the manufacturers, but in most cases it is F2 or Delete.

Step 4: Remove the forgotten Windows password.

1. Choose the installation path of Windows, and enter the ID of the path. All user names will be displayed for you.

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2. Select the user name you want to remove its password by entering the ID of the User Name. And then enter y to confirm and continue.

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3. After removing the password for the selected user name, you can enter y to continue to reset passwords of other user names, or enter n to restart computer. And now you can log on computer without password.

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Important: After selecting n to restart computer, please remember to press any press, and then take the burned USB flash drive out of computer.

After the above simple steps, your forgotten Windows password is removed so that you can log on your computer without password. This method can not only help you reset forgotten Windows 7 password, but also help you regain access to computer again when you forgot Windows password on Windows Vista, Windows XP and son. And there are 2 different editions of Windows Login Recovery for your choice according to your actual password.

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