3 Easy Ways for Resetting Windows 7 Password Without Disk

This post will share 3 easy-to-follow approaches for resetting Windows 7 password without disk. By using these methods, you can know how to reset the password on Windows 7.


By Irene / Updated on May 12, 2023

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How to achieve resetting Windows 7 password without disk?

Recently, we found a piece of Q&A that is worth discussing when we look through forums as usual. Here we attached that below:

Q: “Hello, I accidentally locked my computer, and now it’s asking for the username and password (Windows 7). Unfortunately, I have forgotten both. Is there any way to reset this? Most people said it can be reset by a reset disk, but I don’t know how to reset my Windows 7 password with that?”

A: “It is too late to make a password reset disk as this should be done before the time you forgot the password. If you have not prepared the disk, you cannot be accessible to your computer.” 

People who read this discussion may be frustrated or worried. But actually, a password reset disk is not the only key to solving this problem. If you meet the same situation as his, congrats you are lucky enough to click this post because we will share 3 practical methods to help you achieve resetting Windows 7 password without disk.

3 ways for Windows 7 password reset without disk

If you hope to achieve Windows 7 reset password without disk. Using Safe Mode with Command Prompt, removing settings via factory reset, and directly creating a bootable USB on the spot can all be useful approaches.

Way 1. Reset Windows 7 password without disk in Safe Mode

For the situation where you expect to reset Windows 7 password without disk, trying to use Safe Mode to enter CMD and execute specific commands, you can make it successful! But as we all know, you need to be careful about every command in detail, or it will not work out.

Step 1. Reboot your PC, and hit the “F8” key until entering the “Advanced Boot Options”. You can use the arrow “↑” or “” on the keyboard to choose the “Safe Mode with Command Prompt” option.

safe mode with command prompt

Step 2. Press the “Enter” key to open the CMD window.

Step 3. Input the command “net user username password”(eg. net user admin 123456) to reset the password.

net user password vista

Step 4. Wait until the screen shows“The command completed successfully”. Then you can log in with the new password on Windows 7.

Way 2. Use Factory reset to achieve Windows 7 reset password without disk

As its name shows, factory reset will reset the programs and settings and make your device back to the original set you bought it. That means the password can be wiped during the process, but it also implies that you need to shoulder the risk of important data loss. So, if your computer is not used often, this method can be a convenient one for you, but if not, please think twice before using this method.

Step 1. As the same as the method above. Continuously hit the “F8” key to enter the “Advanced Boot Options” menu.

Step 2. Choose the “Repair Your Computer” option with pressing the “Enter” key.

advanced boot options dell

Step 3. When the “System Recovery Options” shows up, follow the instructions and click “Next” for each step.

Step 4. At last, click “System Restore”. It will check the data and factory reset your computer without disk.

Way 3. Use a powerful tool for Windows 7 password reset without disk

Probably the command lines and factory reset can work out for some computers, but it is too difficult to understand for a green hand at the computer or a person hardly using a computer.

Therefore, we recommend a user-friendly tool, AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional. Compared with other software, this one has a cleaner interface, allowing computer beginners to easily understand every instruction and solve problems efficiently.

Most notably, its broad compatibility supports Windows 11/10/8/7/XP/Vista users to effectively reset passwords. With this powerful tool, you can create a reset USB on a working PC with quite simple steps and insert it into the target computer to fast reset your Windows 7 password.

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Note: Windows Server users can turn to the Server Edition to reset their computer passwords.

Part 1. Create a Windows password reset USB

Step 1. Launch AOMEI Partition Assistant.  At the top pane, select Tools > Reset Windows Password.

reset password

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

create password reset disk

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

• USB Boot Device: To create bootable USB Device.
• Burn to CD/DVD: To create bootable CD/DVD.
• Export ISO File: Use this method to make a bootable ISO file.

select usb device

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 to create 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.

change order

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

select windows system

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

select account

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” after confirmation.

set new password

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


After reading this post, resetting Windows 7 password without disk is quite easy, right? Actually, except for not making preparation of the password reset disk, the more important thing is that it has some requirements or limitations, just as the Safe Mode with Command Prompt and the factory reset. Using those methods means that you must first accept corresponding conditions or break the constraints.

So, AOMEI Partition Assistant is a worth-trying choice. Have you noticed the interface of this software? The function of Reset Password that we displayed just now is one of its advanced features. Functions like moving installed apps to release storage space, cloning disks, recovering lost files and missing partitions, etc., can also bring excellent experience for your daily computer management.

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.