How to Remove Password from Windows 7 if forgotten

It’s common to forget password in daily life. Luckily, there are various ways to remove password Windows 7 forgotten even without logging in. This article covers three easy and effective ways to help remove your forgotten password from Windows 7.


By Hedy / Updated on May 12, 2023

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How to remove password from Windows 7 if forgotten?

"Hello. I forgot my Windows 7 password and I am now locked out. I've searched the web for how to reset the password, but they don't seem to work. I did try to boot in safe mode, but that did not work, either. W7 simply wants a password or nothing. Thanks for your help."

We'd like to set a strong password for our computer out of privacy protection, but sometimes we make them so complicated that we forget them easily. Once you forgot your Windows 7 password and didn't have other sign-in options, you will be incapable to access your device.

In such cases, it becomes essential to remove password Windows 7 that you have forgotten or reset password to log in to your system. The following content aims to give the answer to how to remove password Windows 7 forgotten.

3 ways to remove forgotten password from Windows 7

There are a lot of methods available to clear a forgotten password but finding a reliable and feasible method requires a long time of searching. But don’t worry, here we collected three most practical and efficient methods to remove the password that you forgot.

Method 1. Remove Windows 7 forgotten password with pre-made reset disk

The first method requires you to have created a password reset disk beforehand. It is the only way Microsoft offers us to remove password from Windows 7 without any data loss. If you have such a disk, you can follow the steps below.

Step 1. Enter a wrong password on the login screen and click "OK" when you are reminded of the password you have entered is incorrect.

Step 2. Then you can see a Reset password link appears below the password box. Click on the Reset password link.


Step 3. The Password Reset Wizard window will appear on the screen. Click "Next".


Step 5. It will ask you to choose the password reset disk for Windows 7. Choose your drive and click "Next".

Step 5.Then, leave all the password blanks empty to remove password from Windows 7 and click "Next".

Tip: If you plan to reset the forgotten password, just type the new password in the blank.


Now, you have cleared the password from Windows 7 successfully and you can log in to the system without typing any password.

Method 2. Remove Windows 7 forgotten password with AOMEI Partition Assistant (100% working)

If you never create a password reset disk, method 1 is totally not suitable for you. But keep calm, a third-party password remover called AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional will quickly help you remove the Windows 7 password in just a few steps.

This program is compatible with all versions of Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, and Windows 11. Since you forgot your Windows 7 password and are unable to log in to it, this powerful application allows you to make a password reset USB on any running Windows computer and then use it on your inaccessible Windows 7 computer.

Here are the detailed steps on how to remove password from Windows 7 if forgotten:

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Step 1. Install and open AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional on a Windows computer that can work normally and click the "Tools" and "Reset Windows Password" buttons in the main Tab.


Step 2. There will be a notice to guide you to create a WinPE bootable media. Click "Next" after reading.


Step 3. There are three ways to create a Windows PE bootable media. Here we select "USB Boot Device", choose your prepared USB, and click "Proceed".


Step 4. You will be noted that this step will format the USB flash drive, and all the data will be wiped. Make sure you have backed up your important data and click "Yes" if you have no doubts.


Step 5. Wait for the process of creating a password reset USB drive.

Step 6. Then, connect this USB to your Windows 7 computer, change the boot order to boot your PC from the USB. When you see the interface of AOMEI, click "Reset Password" again, then, choose the target system and click "Next".


Step 7. Select the target account, click "Remove Account Password" and then click "Next".

Tip: To reset Windows 7 password, replace "Remove Account Password" option with "Reset Account Password" and follow the prompts to finish.


Step 8. Then, you will be asked are you sure you want to delete the password of the selected account, click "Confirm" to operate the task.

Step 9. After that, you can log in to your Windows 7 without password next time.

Method 3. Remove Windows 7 forgotten password with net user command

The third method is to create an installation media, use it to enter Command Prompt, and then remove the forgotten password from Windows 7.

Step 1. Connect the installation tool to your PC, restart it, and boot from this media. Follow the instruction to move on.

Step 2. When you see the "Install Windows" screen, press "Shift+F10", and you will see the Command Prompt Window.


Step 3. Input the command below and hit "Enter":

move c:\windows\system32\sethc.exe c:\windows\system32\sethc.exe.bak

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

Step 4. Input "wpeutil reboot” to reboot the computer.

Step 5. Hit Shift key 5 times when the login screen shows, and you can see a Command Prompt window.

Step 6. Type this command: net user user name "". For example, if you want to delete the password of the user account "cocosenor", you can type: net user cocosenor "" to execute.

1. "" means to leave the password blank.
2. To reset the password, change "" into your new password, like net user cocosenor 123456.


Then, you will be able to log into the Windows 7 system without giving any password on the next login.


How to remove forgotten password from Windows 7? The three methods provided in this post may guide you to make it even without logging in. If you are successful in deleting the password of your Windows 7 account and are able to access your system without a login password, please note that there is a risk of data loss and information leaks.

To this end, it's still suggested to set a password as we mentioned above or make a backup of all your important data by cloning the hard drive in case you lost your data due to the password removal.

Hedy · Staff Editor
Hedy is an editor of AOMEI Technology. She is very good at solving problems of partition management, and she wants to share all the problems she had already solved to users who met the same questions.