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Reset Forgotten Windows 7 Password With 3 Efficient and Safe Ways


Reset Forgotten Windows 7 Password With 3 Efficient and Safe Ways

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Tom Thomson
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I would create a bootable pen drive that would boot some form of Linux, change bios settings to boot from pen drive, use Linux to access system drive, then boot to Linux. Then mount the system drive as a linux drive, and change something on that drive that I can invoke by typing a lot of shifts ofr whatever into the login prompt instead of logging in to be a (privileged) command prompt (carefully saving the original), then boot again from the original drive and invoke that, then use a net user user_name * /domain command to change the relevant password, then login and restore the original of the thing I overwrote with command prompt. Of course to do that you need a machine with internet access to download something to create a boot drive if you don't already have something suitable on a machine to which you have access.

Google "windows 7 password recovery" and you should find detailed instructions for doing this (plus a pointer to a a boot disc generator for a suitable linus distribution, which you will of course need) amongst the fiirst half dozen results. Don't ask me for detail - I don't remember it, because it doesn't happen often enough to be worth remembering the detail as opposed to the rough outline so that I know what I'm looking for (I have done it, for a windows 7 machine, exactly once).

Have to admit I was somewhat surprised that Windows 7 was that insecure.

edit: and of course even more surprised at insecurity implied by method 2 above! ANd maybe method 3 implies total absence of any security at all?

Tom

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You may try some free software to recover the password, for example, try Ophcrack, a professional software to recover windows 7 password, if it does not help, try this windows password unlocker, which can help you create a password reset disk and reset the password, see details here:how to reset windows 7 password
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Why not using Linux live cd for password reset? It seems much easier. If you found too difficult for you, then you can go for a GUI program like UUkeys. It is very easy to reset forgotten password with the help of the program.
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Without any software , we can still solve this problem of Windows password forgotten , as the Microsoft user , we can reset the Microsoft account to recover forgot Windows 7 password on computer ,
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