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Windows 7 Forgot Password – How to reset

Forgetting your windows 7 password might cause you to panic about loosing your precious data. There is nothing to worry about since we can reset windows 7 password easily. Lets go through a few simple ways to get you logged in.


You are going to need a Windows 7 Recovery Disk or windows 7 installation disk. If you dont have one, it can be created on another computer running Windows 7. Follow microsoft’s guide to create system repair disk.

Boot into the recovery disk or flash drive.

Now there are two methods we can use to reset the windows 7 password

Method 1 to reset windows 7 password

  1. Click the Next Button
  2. Choose system recovery options and select Command Prompt (the next step assumes you windows is installed on c:, change the letter if it is on another drive)
  3. Execute the command
    copy c:\windows\system32\utilman.exe c:\ 
  4. Execute the command
  5. copy c:\windows\system32\cmd.exe c:\windows\system32\utilman.exe
  6. Choose Yes to the overwrite command
  7. Eject the Windows recovery disk or flash drive
  8. Restart the computer
  9. Click the icon in the lower left corner of the screen (sometimes it appears next to the shutdown button on lower right side of screen)
  10. This should open the Command prompt
  11. Execute the command while replacing username with your username and password with password you want to set
    net user username password
  12. Close the window
  13. Login to windows 7 with the new password
  14. Delete the ultiman.exe file in c: drive or copy it to c:\windows\system32

Method 2 if you forgot windows 7 password

Use this only if other options fail.

Download Ophcrack from sourceforge on another computer. Burn the file to a disc and boot from it. Run the software and let it show you the the existing user account and passwords stored on the computer.

Windows 7 Forgot Password – How to reset
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