Simple Methods to Unlock Windows 7 Password

Question:  I have an inherited Windows 7 machine which I have tried to reset the password on- without success. I have tried creating a CD, but when it boots, an alarm-ish type of bell-tone sounds until I hit the power button. Then it boots normally, but no luck. I tried the recovery cd, then command prompt but it returned "The system cannot find the path specified" when I tried to create the copy of "sethc.exe". Upon examining the directory, turns out there is no file name sethc.exe. I'm at an impasse and hoping someone can help- thanks loads! Fred.

Answer:  Method 1: Use Password Reset Disk

A password reset disk could really come in handy if you ever forgot Windows 7 password. The problem with this method is that you have to create the password reset disk before the password is lost. Assuming that you have created it in advance, then you can use this method to unlock Windows 7 password easily.
1.Once you've typed the wrong password, Windows 7 will show a Reset password link below the login box.
2. Click on the link. Make sure that password reset disk is plugged into the computer at this point.
3. When the Password Reset Wizard appears, click Next to continue.
4. Select the right password reset disk. Click Next.
5. Type in a new password and a hint for the password. Click Next.
6. Click Finish. Now you can log in to your PC with the new password.

Method 2: Using Other Available Administrative Account

But unlike Windows XP, the built-in Administrator account in Windows 7 is disabled or hidden by default. If you are able to log in your computer with other available administrative account, it's quite easy for you to how to unlock Windows 7 administrator password as follows:
1. Type lusrmgr.msc in the Start search box and hit Enter to pop up the Local Users and Groups window.
2. Expand Users folder to display all the user accounts in the Windows 7 machine.
3. Right-click the account whose password you forgot and select Set Password.
4. Click Proceed to go on your operation. Type and confirm your new password and click Ok.

Method 3: Reset Windows 7 Password by Windows 7 Password Unlocker
1. Download the self-extracting Zip file of SmartKey Windows Password Recovery package.
2. Uncompress the package, there is a ISO image. Burn it onto a CD/DVD or USB flash drive.
3. Boot your locked computer from the newly burned CD/DVD or USB flash drive.
4. Wait until the boot process is finished. When a window pops up with all your Windows accounts, select the target one to remove your forgotten password.
Re-installing Windows 7 is always an option, but we consider that a last resort. Installation will help you remove forgotten Windows password, but also erase your important data on computer. So don't try this method unless you don't have other solutions.

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