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If it is the XP login password then you will have to reinstall windows...
Posted on May 09, 2008
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Firstly, use password prompt function on password locked computer
If you have set the prompt option when you set account password, it may help you remember something about your forgotten computer password!
Secondly, reset computer password with default administrator account Once we install Windows OS, there will be automatically generated an "Administrator" account with blank password. Therefore, if we forgot password on computer, we can have a try:
a. Boot system, and press Ctrl + Alt + Del keys twice when the Windows login screen comes up.
b. At the Classic Login window, input: Administrator and keep Password box null. Then press Enter key to login.
c. Recover computer password by: Control Panel - User Accounts.
Thirdly, find computer password with computer password reset disk If we created this computer password reset disk before we forgot password, we can opt for the disk to help us unlock password efficiently.
a. Click OK and close the message box on the password incorrect prompt window.
b. Click "Reset Windows Password" and insert the password reset disk.
c. Do as the "Password Reset Wizard" to create a new password.
Fourthly, change computer password with Windows Installation Disc Take computer Windows XP as example:
a. Start computer using Windows XP Setup CD.
b. When it asks to repair our current Windows installation, choose "Accept" it and press "R" to run the repair. Then computer will begin to repair our Windows and copy files to hard drive.
c. Setup will reboot system. Please don't press any key when there is "Press any key to continue..."
d. Now computer will do other tasks and there will be a progress bar displayed. Please notice carefully the details shown at the bottom of screen.
e. Once "Installing Devices" comes up, press keys: Shift+F10. Input: nusrmgr.cpl and press Enter key at the Command Prompt window.
f. The same "User Accounts" window will display as it is in Control Panel. Choose "Administrator account" and select any account listed to change or remove your computer password.
Fifth, break computer password by DIY a password recovery disk If the above four methods still can't help us reset lost computer password, we can refer to this way now. DIY a password reset disk after forgotten computer password means that we burn an .iso image file from Windows password recovery software into a bootable CD/DVD/USB disk. Now, take one of the top-rated Ainorsoft Windows Password Recovery Corporation as example:
a. Download and install Ainorsoft Windows Password Recovery Corporation in any accessible computer (not from computer you want to unlock)
b. Burn an ISO image file to CD/DVD/USB Flash Drive
c. Set locked computer to boot from CD/DVD/USB Flash Drive and set the BIOS Setting for CD/DVD/USB Flash Drive.
d. Reset forgotten computer password to default Re123456.
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Step 1: Enter Safe Mode
Start or re-start your computer.
Before the Windows 7 loading screen appears, Press 'F8? to enter
Advanced Boot Options.
Use arrows to choose 'Safe Mode' when you can see the Advanced Boot
Press 'Enter' and wait for Windows 7 files to load.
Log on with an administrator account when you can see the log on screen
Note: Well, when you are presented with the
Advanced Boot Options screen, there are 3 types of Safe Mode. They are the Safe
Mode, Safe Mode with Networking and Safe Mode with Command Prompt, and the 3
options are all available for you. Here above we take Safe Mode as an example,
but if you choose Safe Mode with Command Prompt, you'll need to input related
to command prompt to reset the password.
Step 2: Reset the forgotten Windows login
password in Windows 7
Now you could diagnose and solve some serious
computer problems in the safe mode and reset the forgotten Windows login
password in Windows 7 as follows:
Click 'Start' button, input 'lusrmgr.msc' into the Search box and press
In the 'Local Users and Groups screen', click 'Users'.
Right-click the account that you need to reset the password for, and
then click 'Set Password'.
Type and confirm the new password, click 'OK'. (You can go to 'Local
Users and Groups' screen by right-clicking 'Computer' to select 'Manage' on
Step 3: Log on your password protected PC again with the new password since you have successfully performed Windows password reset for Windows 7.
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