Question: I've locked myself out of my Windows 7 account with Administrator privileges. Everything I try needs me to provide an administrator password, which I used to lock myself out. Is there anything I can do?
Answer: Reset your Windows 7 administrator password to regain administrator privileges of your computer.
Taking your Windows 7 computer to a computer repair shop or calling for an IT professional can be your choice if you don’t intend to fix this problem on your own. But this will cost you a large sum of money while time-consuming. So this is not suggested. The best solution here is to reset Windows 7 admin password on your own. No special technical skill required. Everyone can do it by following the methods listed below.
The easiest and fastest solution – use Windows Password Unlocker
Windows Password Unlocker is an easy yet efficient Windows password reset app designed for personal and business users. With this simple utility, you can burn a bootable Windows password reset disk with CD/DVD or USB drive in seconds to reset the lost Windows password on locked PC. And you will be access the locked PC without password. If your PC is locked and not accessible, you can burn the bootable password reset disk in any other PC.
This program can reset any type of Windows password, such as Windows administrator password, standard user password and guest password. It support all popular Windows platforms like Windows 7/Vista/XP and Windows servers. And Windows 8 password reset feature will be soon available. 100% password reset rate and 100% safe are guaranteed. The whole Windows password reset process will cost you no more than 5 minutes, regardless of your computing level and password strength. Overall steps:
1. Download and install Windows Password Unlocker in any PC.
2. Burn a bootable Windows password reset disk with CD/DVD/USB drive.
3. Start your locked PC from the bootable password reset disk.
4. Reset lost Windows 7 administrator password within a few clicks.
Completely free solution – use Ophcrack or Linux Live CD
If you want to solve your problem without any charge, the best solution is to use Opchrack or create a Linux Live CD.
Ophcrack is a complete free Windows password recovery that runs on Windows 7/Vista/XP, Mac, linux. Based on rainbow tables, this free Windows password cracker allows you to recover your forgotten Windows password, not reset the password. But this freeware is complicated and time-consuming compared with Windows Password Unlocker. Most of important, the password recovery rate is not guaranteed.
Creating a Linux Live CD is another choice when you forgot Windows 7 password or other Windows passwords. But if you are newbie, this method is not suggested as it requires a little technique skills.
The last solution – Reinstall Windows
Reinstalling Windows is always regarded as the last solution when it comes to bypass Windows password. This will not only erase some of your important data, but also take you much time.
One more tip: In reality, the best solution for resetting a forgotten Windows password is to use the password reset disk created through the Windows 7 built-in feature. But the presupposition is that you remember to create that disk before forgetting your computer password.