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Forgotten the long-time unused or complicated Windows 7 administrator password? No problem! Methods below can help you reset administrator password in Windows 7 without damaging data inside! Follow us now!

Have you ever forgotten your Windows 7 administrator password? Hey, it really happens. We believe that making complicated password which are difficult to guess would be much more safety for our privacy. But sometimes we make them so complicated that we forget them. Luckily there are several ways to reset administrator password for Windows 7. In this article, we will go through about how to reset lost administrator password for Windows 7.

Use the Password Reset Disk for the Windows 7 Administrator

It is time to use your Windows 7 password reset disk which you created when you can login your administrator. For more about how to create the reset disk, please click:
However, most of us may not realize to make a password reset disk beforehand. Even we do not have the password reset disk, we can still reset the administrator password in Windows 7 with method 2.

Reset Administrator Password in Windows 7 with Other Account

If there are other people that have accounts on your computer, one of them may be enabled with administrator privilege. Accounts with administrator privileges in Windows 7 can manage passwords of all users. So you can use these kind of account to reset administrator password for yourself.
If the administrator account is the only one account in your Windows, you can reset it with professional password reset software – Renee Passnow in method 3.

Reset Administrator Password in Windows 7 with Password Reset Tool

  • With Renee Passnow, you can reset the administrator password with 3 simple steps.
  • No matter how complicated the password you set for the administrator, Renee Passnow will reset it back to blank in minutes.
  • Whole admin password reset process will not damage data inside the account.
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How to Reset Administrator Password in Windows 7 with Renee Passnow

Please make the 2 tasks to reset admin password in Windows 7:

Task 1: Create Password Reset Disk with Renee Passnow
You need:
  • Renee Passnow (Download it now!)
  • Windows computer which can login and work normally (The Windows system of the computer which you used to create bootable media does not matter.).
  • USB stick (Please backup data inside the USB disk in advanced. All data will be erased when creating the bootable media) or CD/DVD(Need 200MB at least)
Password reset disk create process:

1. Choose creation method: USB or CD/DVD in Renee Passnow

(You do not need to provide any possible password combination or account information.)

2. Connect the USB/CD/DVD to your computer and then please click “Create USB” or “Create CD” to process the creation.

create bootable usb flash drive
Task 2: Reset admin password in target Windows 7 computer with the created password reset disk
You need:

The bootable media you created in Step 2.

Target PC.

Step 1: Boot the target PC from the created password reset disk you make before. 

1. Connect the created password reset disk to the locked Windows 7 computer which you want to reset admin password for.
insert a cd to computer
boot computer from USB disk
2. Enter BIOS setting. 
Please hold a Hot key to enter the BIOS menu.Please click here to find how to change the boot order of your computer brand. (Can not find your brand? Please refer to your PC manual to find out the method.)
hotkey combination
Change the boot order of the locked Windows 7 computer in BIOS. If the created password reset disk is not the first in the boot order, your PC will start “normally” (i.e. boot from your hard drive) and will not check your password reset disk.
If your computer is UEFI environment, check boot from USB under UEFI environment.
change boot order in BIOS
After successfully changing the boot order in BIOS, please save the settings and reboot your PC.

Step 2: Select “PassNow!” function after booting from the bootable media you created. 

After loading into main interface, please select the “PassNow!” function.
main menu of Renee Passnow

Step 3: Select target Windows 10 system in the list. 

select target system in Passnow

Step 4: Choose the target administrator account then click “Clear Password” to remove its login password.

After reset successful, please restart your PC. Before restarting the computer, please disconnect the bootable USB/CD from your computer. Then your computer will boot normally. Then you will find that you can login Windows 7 with administrator.
If Windows still shows the login page which requires password, please press “Enter” directly.
reset the password for selected account
Also, you can click “Create new account” to make a new administrator with Renee Passnow and then reset the password with this new created administrator.
The new account named “Reneelab” you created with Renee Passnow is enabled with administrator privilege. And the default password is 123456789.
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No matter how complicated your administrator password is, you can reset it with methods provide here. If you do not have password reset disk or the administrator  is the only one account in your Windows PC, you can reset the admin password with Windows 7 password reset tool – Renee Passnow! Now download the trial version and reset administrator password for Windows 7!
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