How To Recover a Lost Windows 7 Login Password

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It’s not uncommon to forget or lose a Windows 7 login password. We have to deal with so many passwords for different social media, email and bank accounts that sometimes it just slips our minds. Otherwise, we may have written the password down but lost it somewhere.

Not to worry though, there’s a way of getting access to your computer again.

Here’s how:

Step 1.
Make sure your computer is completely off and not in sleep mode

Step 2.
Turn on your computer and immediately tap the F8 button until a list pops up

Step 3.
Choose “safe mode with command prompt”

Step 4.
At the first screen that pops up, click SHIFT + F10 and the command prompt should pop up

Step 5.
When you get to the login screen, log into the account named “Administrator”

Step 6.
Click on the start menu and type “cmd” to open the command prompt

Step 7.
Type “net user ‘______’ *”

Step 8.
Type in your desired password and again for verification

Step 9.
Log in using the new password you just set

Your password should be changed and you should be able to log in now. If you found this article useful, check out our other How-To tutorials.

Hey! I'm Stephen (aka Steebo) and my life revolves around Tech. I'll be providing tips, reviews, and other updates on this blog.

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