How to Bypass Password Windows 7 in 3 Methods

What can you do to bypass password Windows 7 if you forgot that? If you have no idea about it, you can refer to this post to learn how to bypass Windows 7 password in 3 ways.


By Irene / Updated on May 12, 2023

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Since Windows 10 and Windows 11 prevailed in public, Windows 7 computers are gradually being replaced. But sometimes, you may still need it. For daily scenarios, if your family members need a device just for basic use, an old Win 7 PC is an ideal choice. Or you need the important files stored in a Windows 7 computer.

For professional use, if your SSD performance slows down, a cost-effective approach is that you can back up the original data on the SSD and do an erase. As you may know, the regular format cannot thoroughly clean your SSD, and may even hurt that and shorten the SSD lifespan. So, it is better to choose SSD Secure Erase running on a Windows 7 device, which can work as you expect most.

Whatever, when you click this passage, you may be the same as other help-seekers—you cannot recall the old Win 7 computer password that you set many years ago! So today, we will bring 3 effective methods to help you bypass password Windows 7.

How to bypass password Windows 7

Usually, to bypass password Windows 7, Windows Installation Media, creating a password reset disk, or using AOMEI Partition Assistant are the recommended methods. Let’s continue to read this passage and learn how to bypass password in Windows 7.

1. Bypass Windows 7 password via Windows Installation Media

When you forget or lose Windows 7 password, you will be rejected from accessing your computer and be obstructed at the login interface. At this time, you can reset the password if you can find a Windows 7 installation media.

Step 1. Put a CD in your computer, and then boot it from this installation disk after the notice shows “Press any key to boot from CD or DVD”.

Step 2. When the Windows Setup window notice “Install Windows”, hit the “Shift+F10” key.

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Step 3. A Command Prompt window will be performed, and then input “move c:\windows\system32\sethc.exe c:\windows\system32\sethc.exe.bak” with hitting “Enter” Key.

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Step 4. Input "c:\windows\system32\cmd.exe c:\windows\system32\sethc.exe" and press the “Enter” Key.

Step 5. Then, type “wpeutil reboot” to restart your Windows 7 PC.

Step 6. When the user password interface shows up, constantly hit the “Shift” key to open the Command Prompt window.

Step 7. Type “net user username password” with pressing “Enter” key to reset the Windows 10 local account password.

Note: If your username is ABC and the password is 112233, you should input “net user ABC 112233”.

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Now, you can log in with the new password.

2. Reset the password on Windows 7 with a password reset disk

A password reset disk is a common tool for bypassing password in Windows 7, but before we begin, a password reset disk should be prepared in advance. And you can only use the disk for the same computer that you created the disk before. If you can meet these demands, please follow the below steps.

Step 1. Plug the disk into your PC and click “Reset password” below the blank.

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Step 2. Click the “Next” button in the pop-up window and choose the target password reset disk. Click “Next”.

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Step 3. Type the new password with the relevant hint and click “Next”.

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Step 4. Click “Finish” to complete the process. Now, you can try to log in with the new password.

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3. Use AOMEI Partition Assistant to easily bypass password Windows 7

To troubleshoot lost Windows 7 password, you need a prepared password disk or create one instantly. That isn’t a simple task for a computer green hand. And use installation media requires an understanding of command lines.

Is there the easiest method? Of course, there is! Creating a bootable USB via AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional can be the most energy-saving way. Just with a few times mouse-clicking, you can easily bypass password Windows 7. By the way, not only can it be suitable for Windows 7 but it also can be compatible with all versions of Windows 11/10/8/XP/Vista.

Different from creating a password disk, the software can boot a WinPE bootable USB to reset or remove the Windows 7 password and allows users to instantly make a reset USB on any running Windows computer and use that on their inaccessible Windows 7 PC.

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Here we display the complete operations about how to bypass password on Windows 7 by using AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional.

Part 1. Create a Windows password reset USB

Step 1. Launch AOMEI Partition Assistant. On the top navigation bar, click the Tools button and then choose Reset Windows Password.

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Step 2. Select “Next” after reading to create a bootabale USB.

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Step 3. Choose one of the three available choices according to your needs and click “Proceed”.

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Step 4. The USB flash drive requires to be formatted in this step, and all the data will be erased. Please make a backup on all your important files.


Step 5. Wait for creating WinPE bootable USB drive. Then plug the USB into the computer that you hope to reset or remove the password.


Part 2. Reset the Password

Step 1. Change the boot order to make the PC boot from the USB after inserting the created reset USB.

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Step 2. Choose “Reset Password” and select the OS with clicking "Next".

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Step 3. Select the target account and the feature you need. Click “Next”.

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Notice: You can choose Remove Account Password or Reset Account Password from the two options under the window.

Step 4. Input the new password in the window and click “Yes”.

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Step 5. Click “Reboot Computer” to restart your PC after the operations.


In short, to bypass password Windows 7, you can try to use the Installation media or a password reset disk. These two are convenient for people who are familiar with computers. But for most people, we still recommend using AOMEI Partition Assistant to reset or remove your Windows 7 password.

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Irene · Staff Editor
Irene is an Editor of AOMEI Technology. She devotes herself in giving insightful thoughts on common computer problems with simple and clear guidance. Irene loves to help people solve problems and explore more solutions on relevant issues. She loves reading, singing and travelling.