It is sometimes difficult to remember the password of your computer … It also happens that we double our recorded clues or the answers to secret questions which help us to recover our identifiers.
This is a situation which can quickly prove problematic, especially if your PC is a working tool that you use a lot on a daily basis.
In this tutorial, we give you 3 tips to regain access to your PC without a password and without having to reset it completely.
Note that it only applies to Windows 7 because it requires the use of a local administrator account unlike Windows 10, which usually works with a Microsoft account.
If you have Windows 10 and want to delete the password at startup then see this tutorial, and to change it follow this one.
Also, before going any further, check all the same if the key Caps Lock on your keyboard is not active. This may be the reason why your password is incorrect.
As a reminder, it is strictly forbidden to use these tips to hack accounts that do not belong to you.
Finally, be aware that from January 14, 2020, Windows 7 draws its revival after more than 10 years of good and loyal services, no more updates will be available.
Use a hidden administrator account
To be able to use a hidden administrator account, it is important that it has been previously activated and configured.
To start your PC in diagnostic mode, restart your system and press the key several times F8. The window Advanced start options poster, select Safe Mode with the arrows on your keyboard.
In Username, Come in Administrator (Capitalized A) and leave the password field blank.
Now that you're in Safe Mode, go to Control panel User accounts. Select the account you want to reset and change its password.
Use a Windows repair disc
If the previous option does not work or does not suit you then you can help yourself from your Windows repair disc.
Insert the disc and force your PC to restart, once the W logo appears, press and hold the ignition button for 4 seconds.
The Install Windows window appears, choose Preferences then click on next. present, select option Repair the computer and in System recovery options, select Windows 7.
A Repair window appears, click on To cancel to stop the automatic diagnosis then on finish.
Back on System recovery options, go to Command Prompt.
In the new window, the rest of the command X: Sources>, type copy c: windows system32 sethc.exe c: . The message 1 copied file should then appear.
the line after X: Sources>, enter copy c: windows system32 cmd.exe c: windows system32 sethc.exe.
On the line below, the following two points, type the letter o.
Now throw the disk and restart your Windows.
When the administrator request is displayed, press the key 5 times Shift to revive theCommand Prompt.
Now you can reset your password, following C: Windows system32>, Come in net user followed by your user account name and new password.
For example, C: Windows system32>net user mathilde hello, mathilde is our username and hello our password.
Once done, close the window Command Prompt while typing exit after C: Windows system32>. Your Windows 7 password reset is complete.
Use a password reset utility
If after applying these two tips, no results were successful then download a utility that will allow you to bypass your Windows 7 password.
For example, among the Windows password recovery tool, you will find the NTpasswd software which can be very useful.
Even if Windows 7 is the most popular Windows version, Microsoft has decided to make it obsolete from 2020. If you already want to upgrade to Windows 10, here is how to install it for free.
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