Forgot Password in Lenovo Laptop Windows 7 – How to Unlock Your Laptop

“Hello, I forgot my old Lenovo laptop login password, it's Windows 7 system, I can't recall the password at all. How to reset my password on my Lenovo laptop Windows 7?”

If you have forgotten your Windows 7 password, here are four ways to reset the password on your Lenovo laptop Windows 7. Quickly unlock your Lenovo laptop Windows 7 without data loss. Tricks in this article will work for all Lenovo serial laptops including ThinkPad with Windows 7 system.

Trick 1: Reset Lenovo Laptop Password Windows 7 with Your Pre-created Password Reset Disk.

Trick 2: Reset Lenovo Laptop Login Password in Windows 7 Safe Mode.

Trick 3: Reset Windows 7 Admin Password on Lenovo Laptop by Using Windows Password Rescuer.

Trick 4: Use Offline NT Password Editor to Reset Password on Lenovo Laptop Windows 7.

Note: The Windows 7 password reset tricks from Microsoft only works if you're using a local account. If your computer works on a domain, you will need to ask the system administrator to help you reset the password or use Windows Password Rescuer to reset domain administrator/user password on domain controller computer.

Trick 1: Reset Lenovo Laptop Password Windows 7 with Your Pre-created Password Reset Disk.

When you forgot your Windows 7 password and cannot log on your Lenovo laptop, the fastest way to get back into your laptop is resetting Windows 7 login password. If you have a pre-created Windows 7 password reset disk, just use it to quickly reset password on Lenovo laptop Windows 7 in under a minute.

1. In Windows 7 login screen, once you sign in your user account failed, Windows will show you a link to reset your user account password with your pre-created password reset disk. Just to open the link.

2. When “Password Reset Wizard” pops up, insert your password reset disk to the computer and then click “Next” to continue.

3. Drive you inserted will be shown in drive list. Click the small arrow to pull down the drive list and then select your drive where password key disk is in. Click “Next” to go on.

4. Now you are able to set a new password for your user account without knowing the old password. Type a new password and type it again to confirm. Then click “Next”. The new password will replace the old one and you will now be able to close the Wizard and then sign in to your user account with the new password.

 

Trick 2: Reset Lenovo Laptop Login Password in Windows 7 Safe Mode.

If you haven’t created a password reset disk, you can try to boot Windows 7 in Safe Mode and then sign in to the built-in administrator account without password. After that, you can reset any other user account password on your Lenovo laptop Windows 7 just in Control Panel or CMD.

Here are the steps to boot Windows 7 in Safe Mode and reset your login password with CMD.

1. Power on your Lenovo laptop and press F8 or Fn+F8 immediately to open “Advanced Boot Options”.

2. Press arrow key to highlight “Safe Mode” and then press “Enter” to boot Windows 7 in Safe Mode.

3. The laptop will load required files for safe mode. When Windows 7 login screen appears, click “Administrator” to log on without password.

4. Now click “Start” and type “cmd” in the search box. Click “cmd.exe” from search result.

5. Command Prompt is opened in Administrator mode. In the CMD window, type “net user [your username] [new password]” and then press Enter to run the command. You Windows 7 password will be replaced with the new one.

6. Close Command Prompt and restart Windows 7. Then you can log on your Lenovo laptop Windows 7 with the new password.

 

Trick 3: Reset Windows 7 Admin Password on Lenovo Laptop by Using Windows Password Rescuer.

Windows Password Rescuer is an all-in-one Windows password recovery tool which can help you reset local/domain administrator and user password for any Windows system such as Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, XP and Windows server 2019, 2016, 2012, SBS 2011, 2008, 2003, 2000 etc. It not only works on Lenovo laptop, but also Lenovo desktop and any other brand of computers such as Dell, HP, Acer, Toshiba, Samsung, Asus etc.

If you forgot Lenovo laptop password Windows 7 and lost access to your laptop, Windows Password Rescuer will help you quickly solve the problem. Here is the guide to reset Windows 7 administrator password on a Lenovo laptop without losing data.

1. Use Windows Password Rescuer to create a Windows password recovery disk on another computer.

1) Log on another computer with internet access. Download and install “Windows Password Rescuer Personal” full version on the computer.

2) Launch the software. Insert a bootable CD/DVD or USB flash drive to the computer and choose a media type to create a Windows password recovery disk.

3) If you are using a USB flash drive, select your USB drive name from pull down list and then click “Begin Burning”. To create a Windows password recovery disk with CD/DVD is similar to using USB. Once burning completed, take out your USB or CD/DVD and then transfer it to your locked Lenovo laptop.

2. Use the Windows password recovery disk to reset Windows 7 admin password on your Lenovo laptop.

1) Insert the Windows password recovery disk to your Lenovo laptop and then set the laptop to boot from CD/DVD or USB.

If you created a Windows password recovery disk with CD/DVD, read more about how to boot from CD/DVD.

If you created a Windows password recovery disk with USB, read more about how to boot from USB.

2) Once your Lenovo laptop boots from the Windows password recovery disk, Windows Password Rescuer Personal will run and locate all Windows 7 user accounts. Click “Administrator” from list.

3) Click “Reset Password” button, when it asks you if reset the password to blank, click “Yes” to confirm.

4) Administrator password will be removed and shown “blank” in list. You can reset any other user account password as well.

5) Click “Reboot”, when a confirm message pops up, remove your Windows password recovery disk and then click “Yes”.

6) PC restarts and then you can unlock your Lenovo laptop Windows 7 without password. Once Windows 7 login screen appears, click “administrator” to sign in without password.

Note: If your administrator was disabled before, it will be enabled when you reset the password. So you also can use Windows Password Rescuer to enable any disabled user account in Windows 7 easily.

 

Trick 4: Use Offline NT Password Editor to Reset Password on Lenovo Laptop Windows 7.

If you are familiar with command and Windows system files, you can try to use Offline NT Password Editor to reset forgotten Windows 7 password on your Lenovo laptop. It is a little hard to operate, but available for unlocking Lenovo laptop Windows 7.

1. Search for Offline NT Password Editor and then download the NT ISO image file on an available computer.

2. You will need to burn the ISO image file on to a bootable CD/DVD. Once you complete burning, take out your CD/DVD and then insert it to your locked Lenovo laptop.

3. Set the laptop to boot from CD/DVD. When you see the following screen, hit a key immediately to continue.

4. When Offline NT Password Editor setup screen appears, follow the instructions bellow to reset Windows 7 password for your Lenovo laptop.

1) Type 1 and hit Enter to select disk where your Windows 7 installation is.

2) Type 1 and hit Enter to load user data registry file.

3) Type 1 and hit Enter to edit user data and passwords from the registry file.

4) Choose a user account which you would like to reset its password. Type “Administrator” and hit Enter.

5) Type 1 and hit Enter to clear administrator password on your Lenovo laptop Windows 7.

6) You have successfully cleared the password, now type “!” and hit Enter.

7) Type “q” and hit Enter to quit.

8) Type “y” and hit Enter to save changes in the registry file.

9) The program will ask you if try again, type “n” and hit Enter to exit the program.

10) Now remove your CD/DVD and then press CTRL-ALT-DELETE to restart your Lenovo laptop.

5. Machine restarts and then you can login administrator in Windows 7 without entering any password.

 

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