How to Unlock Windows 7/Vista/XP Password Easily
Due to some people locked out of their computer and have no idea how to sovle this problem. This toturial describes some methods to help you unlock Windows password on Windows 7, Vista, XP. This is a good news that you don't need to reinstall your Windows system when you lost your Windows 7/vista/xp login password. Unlocking Windows 7/Vista/XP password is easy now!
Section One: How to unlock Windows 7/Vista/XP password via password reset Wizard?
If you lost Windows login password in Windows 7/Vista/XP, you may notice that there is a link, "Reset Password...", appears when you login with a incorrect password. It is said that you can use a password reset disk you have created to unlock Windows password. Take Windows 7 password reset disk for example. If you have created a password reset disk for your locked account, follow the steps ti unlock Windows 7 user account:
Step 1: In the login screen, login with a incorrect password, Windows 7 system will show you a link "Reset Password..".
Step 2: Insert your password reset disk you have prepared, click the link, system will show you a password reset wizard, click Next.
Step 3: Choose the disk which you inserted, click Next to continue.
Step 4: Type a new password twice. Click Next→Finish.
If you never use this free system tool, please refer to:
Section Two: How to unlock Windows 7 password by Command(also calls cmd/net user).
If you have another account with admin privileges or you have enable the built-in administrator account, you can easily unlock Windows 7 password with CMD. Here show you the steps to unlock Windows 7 password with CMD. Unlock Windows Vista, XP password is the same as this.
Step 1: Logon Windows 7 as administrator.
Step 2: Click Start, type cmd in the Run box or Search box and press Enter(You also can logon Safe Mode with Command Prompt).
Step 3: Type in net user, all user accounts will be displayed.
Step 4: Type "net user" "user name" "new password"(without quotes), press Enter. Then it will prompt you that the command completed succeddfully and you can restart your computer to login with new user's password.
Section Three: How to unlock Windows XP password in Safe Mode
We can not unlock Windows 7/Vista password via Safe Mode, but unlock Windows XP password in safe mode works perfectly. Now let's start! Press F8 as soon as you can when restart your computer, it will show you several options to login safe mode. Select safe mode and hit Enter. There is a built-in administrator account with blank password if you nerver change it. You can try to logon as administrator without password.
After successfully login, right-click My computer and choose Manage, open Users folder, right-click a user name(here take Dave for example) and select "set password", type in your new password twice and click OK. But note that you may lose some personal files of the account in this way.
Section Four: Unlock Windows 7/Vista/XP password with Windows Password Rescuer
Windows Password Rescuer Personal is an all-in-one Windows Password unlock tool which can unlock Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000 password without losing files or formatting your system. If you have been locked out of Windows server 2008/2003/2000, Windows Password Rescuer Advanced can help you unlock it instantly no matter what password you lost(domain or local password).
Step 1: Free download Windows Password Rescuer Personal and install it to a computer which you have access to. Start this software and use it to create a Windows password unlock disk with CD/DVD or USB.
1. Insert a writable CD or plug in an blank USB flash drive
2. Select the right burning option of burning and your Drive name
3. Click Burn button to start burning, this process will take about one minute
4. After successfully complete burning, move away your disk.
Step 2: Insert the Windows password unlock disk to your computer. Boot the computer from CD-ROM or USB.
Step 3: After boot from your password unlock disk, Windows Password Rescuer personal will start automatically. Then you can reset whichever user password.
1. Select an user name from the list and click Reset Password.
2. Click Yes when a confirm massage appears, and the password will be removed.
3. Now you have successfully removed the Windows 7 administrator password(show blank). You can redo 1 and 2 procedure to reset other user's password.
4. Now click Reboot > eject your CD/USB and click Yes when a dialog pops up. Then you can logon Windows 7 without password.