How to Reset Windows 7 Password with/without Disk If Forgot

Just forgot Windows 7 password and now finding a way to do your Windows 7 password reset. Don’t worry! here, we will show you how you can reset your Windows 7 admin password with/without disk just by following some simple steps. All the methods and steps we will discuss here are tested properly and then elaborated here because we want our readers to reset the password very easily. 

Here, we have discussed six different methods, because if one method doesn’t work for a specific person, he/she can go for the next one. To reset your Windows 7 password, you will have two options available:

Option 1. Reset Windows 7 Password with Password Reset Disk

Follow below mentioned steps to reset your Windows 7 password with password reset disk, please note that the password reset disk need to be created before you forgot password, if you don’t have a password reset disk, please check the other methods of this article:

STEP 1: Insert the password reset disk into your Windows 7 computer.

STEP 2: At the screen of Windows 7 computer, click on the “Reset Password” link. The option will appear just below the password field after one failed log-in attempt.

reset password link in windows 7

STEP 3: Click on “Next” when the “Password Reset Wizard” appears.

password reset wizard in windows 7

STEP 4: Select the drive from your computer where the password reset disk is located.

insert the password reset disk in windows 7

STEP 5: Type your new password and password hint then click on “Next.”

enter new password in windows 7

STEP 6: If you have successfully completed the process, you will receive a confirmation window saying, “You’ve successfully reset the password for their user account.”

That’s all. Now you know how to use that password reset disk to recover the password of your Windows 7 computer. And, one thing you need to remember is that the password reset disk works only for local accounts, not for domain accounts. 

Option 2. Forgot Windows 7 Password No Reset Disk

If you forgot Windows 7 password and want to reset it without password disk, you can follow five different methods:

Method 1: Reset Windows 7 Password Using Command Prompt in Safe Mode

You can use Command Prompt Safe mode to reset the admin password of your Windows 7. Follow the below mentioned steps carefully and apply the same into your PC so that you can recover the password without any hassle.

STEP 1: Turn ON your computer and press the “F8” Key while the computer boots up.

STEP 2: When the “Advanced Boot Options” appears on your computer screen, click on “Safe Mode with Command Prompt” and press the ENTER key.

safe mode with command prompt in windows 7

After completing STEP 2, your computer will start in safe mode with command prompt.

STEP 3: Run Command Prompt with Default Administrator privileges.

The Administrator is disabled and it has no password protection by default. Hence, usually, you don’t need to choose Administrator and enter its password. But, when you see please select Administrator and command prompt on the login screen, then the command prompt will be run automatically as an Administrator.

default administrator account in windows 7

STEP 4: Enter net user command to reset your Windows 7 password. Type command net user firstly to view all the user accounts, then type “net user username newpassword” to set a new password for the use account you select.

net username new password in windows 7

Method 2: Reset Windows 7 with Other Administrator Account

Follow below-given steps carefully to reset your Windows 7 password with another administrator account:

STEP 1: First, you need to login in Windows 7 with other Administrator account. Then go to Control Panel and click on the “User Accounts and Family Safety” option, then click on “User Accounts”.

user accounts in windows 7

STEP 2: In step two, click on the “Manage Other Account” link and you will see a list of Windows accounts.

a list of windows 7 account

STEP 3: Select the administrator account that you want to remove the password for.

STEP 4: Click on “Remove the Password” link, doing this will blank your forgotten administrator password immediately.

remove administrator password in windows 7

Note: To use this method on your computer, your Windows 7 PC must have access to another administrator account, if you don’t have access to another administrator account, this method will not work for you. But, don’t worry, there are other methods available that you can use to reset your Windows 7 admin password.

Method 3: Reset Windows 7 Password with Passper WinSenior

Follow the below given steps to reset your PC through Passper WinSenior. Passper WinSenior is one of the best Windows password recovery tool to reset/remove forgotten password for Windows 7/8/8.1/10:

STEP 1: Download PassPer WinSenior software on a working computer and run it. Select from the “CD/DVD” or “USB Flash Drive” on the interface and insert the bootable disc to the computer that you are accessing. And, then click on the “Create” button.

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STEP 2: After completing the STEP 1, a message will pop up requiring you to confirm the process. Click on “Continue” and the program will burn in one click.

passper winsenior create reset disk

STEP 3: Next, go to the BIOS boot option and follow the instructions carefully on the interface to put the computer into the boot menu.

passper winsenior boot from reset disk

STEP 4: In the main window of the program, click on “Reset Windows Password” from the list and then click on “Next.”

passper winsenior choose a task

STEP 5: Choose the Windows 7 computer account which you want to reset a password for and then click on “Next.” Enter a new password you would like to use and then click on “Reset”

choose a windows user

passper winsenior enter new password

STEP 6: That’s it! You will see a notification that the password has been reset successfully. Click on “Reboot Computer” and then eject the bootable disk. At last, click on “Reboot Now” and now you can use the new password to unlock your computer.

passper winsenior reset windows password successfully

You are all set now. If you have successfully completed all the steps, you will be able to reset the Windows 7 admin password of your PC.

Method 4: Reset Windows 7 Password with Offline NT Password & Registry Editor

Follow below-given steps to reset Windows 7 password through offline NT password and registry editor:

STEP 1: Visit the website of Offline NT Password & Registry Editor

STEP 2: Download and Extract the Offline NT Password & Registry Editor Zipped ISO File

STEP 3: Burn the Offline NT Password & Registry Editor ISO file to a Disc

reset windows 7 password with offline nt password and registry editor

STEP 4: Restart with the NT Password & Registry Editor Disc in the Disc Drive

STEP 5: Click on Enter at the Boot: Command Prompt

STEP 6: Wait for Offline NT Password & Registry Editor to load properly

STEP 7: Choose the right hard drive partition

STEP 8: Choose the password reset option

STEP 9: Choose the Edit User Data and Passwords Option

STEP 10: Enter username to edit

STEP 11: Choose the blank/clear password

STEP 12: Type ‘!’ to Quit the User Edit Tool

STEP 13: Type ‘q’ to quit Offline NT Password & Registry Editor

STEP 14: Confirm Password reset changes

STEP 15: Confirm that you are finished using Offline NT Password & Registry Editor

STEP 16: Remove the Offline NT Password & Registry Editor disc and restart your computer. 

That’s all, you are done with removing your Windows password. The password of your PC is being removed and if you want to add a new password for your admin account, you can do that. Now, you are ready to set a new password.

Method 5: Reset Windows 7 Password with Install Disk

STEP 1: Click “Repair Computer” to open the recovery options.

reset windows 7 password with install disk repair computer
Img Alt = Reset Windows 7 Password with Install Disk Repair Computer

STEP 2: Next, on the choose option, click on “Troubleshooting”

STEP 3: In the “Advanced Options”, click on “Command Prompt”

STEP 4: Type these command codes: 

cd Windows
cd System32

Then, we will save the Ultiman.exe file by copy it to the Ultiman.exe.old

copy Utilman.exe Utilman.exe.old

Replace the Ultiman.exe file with the one from the command prompt (cmd.exe):

copy cmd.exe Utilman.exe

STEP 5: Confirm the overwriting of the file with “O” or “Yes”. Now, you can exit the command prompt by clicking on cross sign. Finally, back on the options, click on “Continue” to restart your computer.

STEP 6: Once the computer restarts, you can click on the Utility Manager icon, this will open a command prompt. 

To change the password of the current user, use the following syntax:

net userI


So, if you forgot admin password Windows 7, you can try out above given methods for password resetting. We have elaborated in both ways, you can reset the password with disk and without disk as well. If you don’t have the disk, don’t worry, we have explained how you can reset your Windows 7 password through five different methods. All of the above methods are being tested properly and then elaborated here.

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