How to Reset Password on Windows 7 (Top 3 Ways)

This tutorial will share 3 methods for you to reset password on Windows 7. With its help, you won’t be confused by forgotten the password.


By Tina / Updated on May 12, 2023

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Can I reset password in Windows 7?


I am trying to recover the Windows 7 password for my Dell Inspiron N5030 laptop. I found the way to the DOS prompt. But when I type the first command, it says something like "file not found". I have typed it over and over. So I know it was not a typo. Any other suggestions? Thanks in advance.

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What can you do when forgotten password on Windows 7? As the example seeing, it can be frustrating to forget the password. In addition, if some account thieves receive access permission and change the password, the important data on it will be leaked.

Therefore, it's of vital importance to retrieve or reset the password. In fact, there're some methods to do it. In the following content, we'll talk about on Windows 7 how to reset password.

Windows 7 Forget Password

How to reset password on Windows 7

In this section, we'll share some methods to reset password on Windows 7. Two types of conditions will be shown.

★ Scenario 1.  How to reset Windows 7 password after logging in

There's a default Windows account on the PC, which is called "Administrator". If you have logged into the Windows 7 OS with an administrator account, you can change the password with it, for it can provide you with the privilege to manage the Windows account, such as backup computer and reset the password.

Step 1. Press "Windows", then input "control panel" and press "Enter" to open it.

Step 2. In the new window, click "Add or remove user accounts".

Add Or Remove User Accounts

Step 3. Then choose the target account.

Choose Account

Step 4. Then click "Change Password" to change the password.

Change Password

★ Scenario 2. How to reset Windows 7 password without logging in

If you have forgotten your Windows 7 password, you can try the following methods to reset your password.

✿ Way 1. Create password reset disk on Windows 7

Password resetting disk is a Windows utility, if the users forget the password, they can reset it with password resetting disk. However, you need to created password reset disk on Windows 7 before forgetting the password. If there's not created password reset disk, please skip to the next method.

Step 1. When you enter the wrong password, the "Reset Password" option will pop up. Insert the password reset disk, then click the "Reset Password" button.

Reset Password

Step 2. The Password Reset Wizard will be opened, click "Next".

Password Reset Wizard

Step 3. Choose the drive stored "userkey.psw" file, then click "Next". In the new window, type a new password and click "Next".

Reset Password Disk

Step 4. When you see the following interface, click "Finish".


✿ Way 2. Reset the password with a powerful disk manager

If you never create the password resetting disk, how can you reset the password on Windows 7? Fortunately, you can ask help from AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional, it is a reliable disk manager. It can be used in Windows 11/10/8.1/8/7/Vista/XP.

In the bright interface, you can easily reset the password without reinstalling the Windows OS, even if you have no password resetting disk. Besides, during the remove/reset process, this tool won’t leak the data stored on your PC.

Moreover, you can enjoy kinds of advanced disk managing functions, including Migrate Windows 7 to SSD, Split Partition in Windows 7, Allocate free space, Move applications to another drive, etc.

Free Download Win 11/10/8.1/8/7/XP
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Step 1. Insert the USB into your PC, download and open this tool, then click "Tools"> "Reset Windows Password".

Reset Password

Step 2. You will create a WinPE bootable media, click "Next".

Create Reset Disk

Step 3. There are three ways to create bootable media, choose "General USB Flash Disk" and click "Proceed".

Select USB Drive

Step 4. The USB will be formatted, so please backup the important data on it, click "Yes".


Step 5. When the task is finished, click "Finish".


Step 6. Don't forget to change the boot drive in the BIOS interface, boot the PC from the USB, then select the target Windows system and click "Next".

Select Windows System

Step 7. Choose the target account, choose "Remove Account Password" or "Reset Account Password", then click "Next".

Select Account

Step 8. If select "Remove Account Password", you can set the new password and click "Yes".

Set New Password

Final word

In this tutorial, we have shared some methods to reset password on Windows 7 in different conditions. When you cannot log in and didn’t create the Password Resetting disk, you can try AOMEI Partition Assistant, it is the best choice to manage the PC.

By the way, if you forget the password on Windows Server and want to reset it, you can try the Server Edition.

Tina · Staff Editor
Tina is an English editor of AOMEI Technology. She has a positive attitude and full of energy. On her work, she always keeps thinking to figure out the solutions for users' problems, and writes the answers so that can help someone. In her daily life, she likes to sing, watch TV and sleep. She always being grateful and happy to all the things happened and all the people encountered.