Jan 12, 2013

I forgot my laptop password to windows 7, what do I do?

  laptop password reset guide


I forgot my laptop password to windows 7, how can I get my windows password back and login my laptop? Many people lost laptop password and asked. This article describes how to reset a laptop login password by 4 effective ways.

If we forget laptop login password, what should I do?

1th. Check whether you can reset the forgotten password with other administrator account?

              If you have a loginable account which has administrator privilege, you can login that account and reset the lost password for other accounts. Follow the instructions below:
  1. Open command prompt: Start -> Run -> type in: cmd.exe
  2. Type in: net user username password to reset password for username.

2th. Check whether you have a password reset disk which can be used to reset laptop login password.

              If you have created a windows 7 password reset disk before forgetting laptop login password, you can follow the steps below to reset the lost password easily.
  1. Boot you laptop to log on screen.
  2. Insert windows 7 password reset disk.
  3. If you enter a wrong password and attempt to login, a message will prompt that the user name or password is incorrect. Click OK.
  4. Click Reset Password…
  5. Follow the step by step wizard to create a new password for current account.

3th. Reset or recover forgotten laptop password with password software.

              If the 1th and 2th methods are not available for you, carry out this method immediately for saving your time.Spower Windows Password Reset Professional and Offline NT Password and Registry Editor (chntpw) are effective password programs for resetting windows 7, vista, xp and 2000 password.
Steps to reset laptop password with Spower Windows Password Reset Professional.

  1. Download Spower Windows Password Reset Professional (trial version).
  2. Make a bootable password reset disk with Windows Password Reset Professional. Insert USB flash drive or blank CD/DVD disc, and then choose a media type:
    To create USB password reset disk: 
    To Create CD/DVD password reset disk: 
  3. Press BIOS Access Key to access BIOS Setup Utility and set laptop to boot from USB flash drive or CD/DVD-ROM. To find BIOS Access Key for your laptop, see appendix: BIOS Access Key. Tips: For more detail about setting your computer to boot from USB or CD/DVD drive, see How to set computer to boot from USB drive or How to set computer to boot from CD/DVD-ROM.
  4. Plug in password reset disk to laptop, and restart laptop.
  5. Reset (remove) laptop password with password program. Select an account from list and click "Reset" to remove it password.
  6. Click Reboot to restart laptop and then login without password.
Steps to reset laptop login password with Offline NT Password and Registry Editor.
  1. Download Offline NT Password and Registry Editor  CD image or Offline NT Password and Registry Editor for USB.
  2. Burn Offline NT Password and Registry Editor CD image to a black CD disc. You cannot copy the CD image file to CD disc directly, instead you need to burn it to CD disc with CD burning software, such as Nero.
  3. Set laptop to boot from CD-ROM.
  4. Insert chntpw boot disk to laptop and boot computer from chntpw boot disk.
  5. Reset lost password with chntpw. This step is complicated. Key instructions as follow:
    Windows 7 password reset linux screenshot
    • 5.1 Choose the partition where you windows was installed on.
    • 5.2 Select an account which you want change password for.
    • 5.3 Select operation (remove it password) for the user.
    • 5.4 Make sure you want to remove the selected account’s password.
    • 5.5 Quit chntpw.
    • 5.6 Reboot laptop and log on with empty password.
Appendix: BIOS Access Keys
ManufacturerModelBIOS Entry key
HPHP and Compaq Desktop PCs (Built in 2006 or later (came with Vista or Windows 7))F10
HPHP and Compaq Desktop PCs (Built before 2006 (XP or earlier) )F1
HPHP Notebook PCsF10
DELLDell Inspiron, Dell Dimension, Dell Precision, Dell Optiplex, Dell Vostro
Dell XPS
DELLDell LatitudeFn+F1
AccerAspire, Power, Veriton, Extensa, Ferrari, TravelMate, AltosDEL or F2
GatewayDX, FX, One, GM, GT, GX, Profile, AstroF1
GatewayOlder modelF2
Fujitsu,NEC, SharpFujitsu,NEC, SharpF2
ToshibaPortégé, Satellite, Tecra, EquiumF1 or ESC
ToshibaToshiba EquiumF12

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