I Forgot My Laptop Password Windows 7 How to Unlock

“I forgot my laptop password Windows 7, how to unlock my laptop and back into my user account if it is the only admin account in my laptop?”

It is not so hard to unlock laptop password Windows 7, this article will show you four practical methods to unlock Windows 7 admin account on any brand of laptop such as Dell, HP, Acer, Asus, Lenovo, HUAWEI, Samsung and Toshiba etc.

Method 1: Unlock Laptop Password Windows 7 with USB Flash drive.

Method 2: Unlock Laptop Password Windows 7 with Password Key.

Method 3: Unlock Laptop Windows 7 Admin Account in Safe Mode.

Method 4: Use an Install Disk to Unlock Your Laptop Password Windows 7 via CMD.

If you are looking for an easy and fast way to unlock Windows 7 admin password on your laptop without CD or reset disk, the method 1 may be the best solution for you. It works perfectly for all Windows versions on any laptop and desktop computer.

Method 1: Unlock Laptop Password Windows 7 with USB Flash drive.

When you forgot laptop password Windows 7 and have no idea to unlock your laptop, Password Rescuer will help you resolve the problem easily. This is an all-in-one password unlocker which can help unlock Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, XP and Windows server 2019, 2016, 2012, 2008 and 2003 local/domain admin account password via DVD or USB. This is currently the best way to unlock laptop password Windows 7 without losing data, without reset disk or admin privileges.

Step 1: Use Windows Password Rescuer to make a small boot USB on another computer.

1. Log on to another computer. Download Password Rescuer Personal and then install it.

2. Once finish installation, launch the software. Select “Remove Windows administrator or user passwords”.

3. In the next screen, plug a blank USB flash drive to the computer and select “Windows Password Rescuer”.

4. Choose “burn to USB”, pull down the drive list and select your USB flash drive. Then click “Burn” to start burning.

5. Burning process will be completed fast under a minute. Once a message pops up, unplug your USB flash drive and close the software.

Step 2: Unlock Windows 7 admin account password on your locked laptop.

1. Connect the USB flash drive to your locked laptop.

2. Start the laptop and press F12 OR Fn+F12 to open “Boot Menu”, select USB device and press Enter. Then the laptop will boot from your USB flash drive. You also can set your laptop to boot from USB via BIOS SETUP.

3. Once your laptop boot from USB, Windows Password Rescuer Personal will run automatically and show you a friendly interface. All Windows 7 user accounts will be displayed in table. Just to click your admin account from list.

4. Click “Reset password”, when a confirm message pops up, select “Yes”.

5. You admin account will be removed and shown “blank” in list.

6. Now click “Reboot”, when a confirm message pops up, unplug your USB first and the select “Yes”.

7. The laptop will restart and then you can log on Windows 7 without password. Password Rescuer Personal not only can help reset Windows password, but also can help recover lost password for Office documents and files. It is very useful.

 

Method 2: Unlock Laptop Password Windows 7 with Password Key.

When you lost admin password to your laptop Windows 7, the fastest way to unlock the laptop is using the password key disk. If you have created the password key, just to follow the steps bellow to unlock Windows 7 admin password on your laptop.

1. Start your Windows 7 laptop. Once you enter a wrong password and sign in failed, it will give you a link to reset forgotten password for the user account. Insert your password key disk to the laptop and then select “Reset password”.

2. “Password Reset Wizard” appears, click “Next” to continue.

3. Your password key disk will be shown in drive list, drop down the list and select it.

4. Choose a new password for your admin account without old password, click “Next”.

5. You have successfully reset the password for your user account. You will now be able to log on with the new password. Note that you can use the same password key to reset the password in future, so you don’t need to update it. Now click “Finish” to close the wizard and then log on Windows 7 with the new password.

 

Method 3: Unlock Laptop Windows 7 Admin Account in Safe Mode.

When you locked out of your laptop, please try to boot Windows 7 in safe mode. If there is an administrator account is displayed beside your admin account, you can sign in it without password. This is the built-in administrator which was created during you install Windows 7 and it was disabled at that time. When users need to solve computer problem, it can be used in safe mode. Let’s see how to use the administrator to unlock your laptop password Windows 7.

1. Power on your laptop and hit F8 or Fn+F8 as soon as possible to open “Advanced boot options”. Press arrow key to highlight “Safe Mode” and then hit Enter to boot Windows 7 in safe mode.

2. Once Windows 7 login screen comes out, click administrator to sign in without password.

3. Now you can change any other user account password in control panel without old password. Click “Start” and then select “Control Panel”.

4. Go to User Accounts – Manage Accounts, choose your admin account which you would like to unlock.

5. Select “Change the password”.

6. Choose a new password for the user account and then click “Change password”.

 

Method 4: Use an Install Disk to Unlock Your Laptop Password Windows 7 via CMD.

If you have a Windows 7 install disk, you can use it to move and copy CMD program from your laptop and then you can run command to reset forgotten Windows 7 password. Let’s see how it works.

1. Start your locked laptop, put your Windows 7 install CD/DVD into the CD-ROM and the set the laptop to boot from CD/DVD-ROM.

2. Once your laptop boot from CD/DVD, it will ask you to press any key to boot from CD or DVD. Hit a key immediately to continue.

3. When Windows 7 install screen appears, select right language and then click “Next”.

4. In the next screen, select “Repair your computer” link.

5. It will show you where the Windows 7 installation is (in D drive).

6. Select “Command Prompt” from “System Recovery Options”.

7. Command window appears, you will need to run the following command to move and copy CMD program. (Press Enter after each command. If you Windows 7 installation is in C drive, replace D with C in following command)

1) copy d:\windows\system32\sethc.exe d:\

2) copy d:\windows\system32\cmd.exe d:\

3) copy d:\cmd.exe d:\windows\system32\sethc.exe

4) yes

5) wpeutil reboot (This command line will restart your laptop)

8. When Windows 7 login screen appears, hit “Shift” key five times to run CMD.

9. Now you are able to unlock laptop password Windows 7 by resetting your admin password with command line. Type: net user [username] [new password] and then press Enter to reset your user account password.

10. After that, close the CMD program and then you can log on your Windows 7 laptop with the new password.

 

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