4 free to download password reset utilities for Windows® 7
So, you set a password for logging in to your Windows 7 computer for security and to prevent unauthorized use. Nothing wrong with it as that’s what is recommended. But if you forget your Windows 7 password, it spells trouble. Well, if you had created a Windows 7 password reset disk before you forgot your password, that was smart and you can use it right away. Don’t worry, even if you don’t have a password reset disk. Thankfully, there are some password reset and recovery tools that you can use on your Windows 7 PC. A word of caution though; the use of password recovery tools to crack other users’ passwords in an unauthorized manner is an offense. These programs can be used to recover or reset one’s own password.
When you just can’t login to your Windows 7 computer because you lost your password, Ophcrack can help you. It’s fast and simple to use. Download the free ISO image of Ophcrack from their website and burn it to a disk. Now boot your PC through this disk and Ophcrack is ready to go. Ophcrack will check all the user accounts on your PC and displays the passwords. So, now you can login to the comp with your password.
Offline NT Password & Registry Editor
The process of using the free and open source program, Offline NT Password & Registry Editor, is similar to that of Ophcrack. While Ophcrack recovers your password, Offline NT Password & Registry Editor resets (deletes) your password. What this means is that after this program has reset the password, you don’t need to enter anything in the password field to log in. The ISO file of the utility can be downloaded from here. Burn it to a CD and boot your PC from it. Offline NT Password & Registry Editor will reset your password.
PC Login Now
PC Login Now is a free to download password reset tool that can be used with computers having Windows 7 operating system. This program also resets the password so that you can login to the system without entering a password. You just need to boot your system through a CD with an ISO image of PC Login Now. Select the username for which the password has to be reset and the program works instantly.
It’s another password reset program that deletes the password of your Windows computer. After booting your PC with Kon-Boot, you can remove the system password. This enables you to login to your computer with a blank password. The free edition of this program is not compatible with 64-bit versions of Windows. For that, the paid version will have to be downloaded.