Administrator Password Recovery in Windows® 7
What is the usage for administrator password and the ways to recover the administrator password in Windows 7?
Windows 7 is the latest Operating System from Microsoft. This OS has got very new and improved features when compared to earlier versions of Windows Operating Systems. Windows 7 is available in different editions. Password for the administrator is meant for the security purposes. The administrator account has got full control over the system. Without the administrator rights, you could not perform any actions like installing and uninstalling of software, file managements, creating of user accounts etc. So, in order to keep all these tasks to be more secure you need to provide the administrator password.
Below given points are the various methods to recover the Windows 7 administrator password:
- Use available Windows 7 administrator accounts
- Using password reset disk
- By using tools
Use available Windows 7 administrator accounts
If the user has created more than one administrator account in the Windows 7, by using those available administrator accounts, you could reset the forgotten password. You need to click Start and then Control Panel. You have to choose Add or Remove User Accounts. After that, select locked administrator account and need to click the option called Change the password or Remove the password. But, if you do the above method, you might lose all the personal certificates, EFS-encrypted files and the stored password for any other network resources.
Using password reset disk
It is seen that Windows 7 and Windows Vista would allow you to create the password reset disk. By making use of this disk, you could recover the lost Administrator password. You need to create this disk before password is lost. You have to start the system and then click the option called Reset password when you receive message 'Incorrect password' error while try to login. You have to insert the USB password and then click Next in Reset Password Wizard. You have to then choose the drive as USB. You would then type the new password and the hint also. Then click Next and Finish. You could then login with the password that you created now.
There are different tools are also available to recover the lost Windows 7 Administrator password. You need to download them and try to use them for recovering the lost administrator password. Ophcrack, PC Login Now and Offline NT Password & Registry Editor are some tools available now. You need to use the tool which is compatible with Windows 7 and also try to use the genuine websites for downloading them.
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