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How to Reset Windows Password with An Installation Disc?

Jerry Leo

Apr 07,2012 07:09 / Posted by to Windows Tips
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Refer to a Windows installation disc, what will you think of? I bet that many common PC users take it as for reinstalling Windows. Is that right? Well, aside from that, an installation disc can help you do many jobs. One of these jobs is to reset the forgotten Windows password. If you are locked of your laptop with its login password incorrect, here you can take out of that disc and reset your password. If your machine runs on Windows 7, you can take the following steps:

Step 1: Insert the Windows 7 installation disc in your computer.

Step 2: Boot your computer from the installation disc.

Step 3: Select your language and click Next after loading the setup files.

Step 4: Click the Repair your computer link on the Install Windows screen, and then select the target operating system.

Step 5: Select Command Prompt when you see a list of recovery tools.

Step 6: On the coming command prompt, type following command lines and press Enter.

copy c:\windows\system32\sethc.exe c:\

Step 7: Type following command lines and press Enter.
copy /y c:\windows\system32\cmd.exe c:\windows\system32\sethc.exe

Step 8: Exit the command prompt and reboot the computer.

Step 9: Tap Shift five times when you see the login screen. It will bring up the Command Prompt.

Step 10: Type net user username password and press Enter.
Note: Please replace username with your username and password with a new password.

Step 11: Exit the Command Prompt, and log in using your new password.
Note: By using this method to reset your password, you will lose access to encrypted files, encrypted email messages, and stored passwords for Internet Explorer and network resources.

What if I Do not Have An Installation Disc?

Considering that many users don’t have an installation disc, here also introduces you another easy Windows password reset approach. That’s to use WindowsPassword Unlocker, the most popular Windows password reset app at present.

By using this Windows Password Reset tool, you can instantly create a bootable password reset CD/DVD or USB drive to reset your forgotten admin and other passwords on Windows 7, Vista and all other popular Windows platforms. 100% security is guaranteed and no any computer skill required.

As to reset the forgotten password with this software, firstly make sure you can download it from an available Windows PC. Then, you need to prepare a usable CD/DVD or USB flash drive for burning a password reset disk. After that, make sure to boot the computer from that disk. Now, here you can reset Windows password into blank with the disk. Please remember to remove the bootable disk while rebooting. When you see the login screen, log into your target user account without password.

Windows Password Unlocker comes in 3 editions. For Windows 7, Vista and XP users, it’s highly suggested to use Windows Password Unlocker Professional. If you’d like to reset domain admin and user password on Widnows server 2008(R2)/2003(R2)/2000, you can have a try of the Enterprise edition.

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