Windows® 7 Password Recovery
Discuss the various methods to recover password in Windows 7.
A password is a sequence of letters, numbers, etc. which is mainly used for authentication purpose. The password is used for authenticating the identity of automated data processing of system user and for denying the shared or private data access. The password is a basic security criterion for personal identity authentication and data access authorization. The password for personal authentication is called personal password and password for data access authorization is called access password. If password is lost for Windows 7, then the user cannot log into the system and cannot do any actions like accessing important files, etc. If the user wants to install any drivers or new software in the system, it usually asks for the administrator password. So, if the password is lost then the user cannot do any of these actions. If the system has some problem and prompts for system reboot, then also it will ask for administrator password. So the user cannot do anything without the password in the system.
Following are the important points related to Windows® 7 Password Recovery:
- Using Ophcrack
- Password reset disk
- Windows password reset software
Ophcrack is a free Windows password recovery tool available in the market. It is also known as Ophcrack Windows password cracker. Ophcrack is very easy to use for the users with a basic knowledge of Windows. There is no need of accessing the Windows for recovering the password using Ophcrack. First, visit the Ophcrack’s site and download the ISO image. Burn it into a CD. Insert the CD into the drive and reboot the system. The program will start and find the Windows user accounts in the system and will recover or crack the password automatically.
Password reset disk
The users can use the password reset disk for changing the password and recover the lost password. For changing the password using reset disk, the user need not have to know the old password. The reset disk can be used only for the local user accounts. The file named Userkey.psw in the reset disk is an encrypted backup version of user's password. By using this, you can recover the lost password. Make a password guess on the logon screen in password box when using the reset disk. If the entered passowrd works, you can log in. If the entered password is incorrect, a message "password is incorrect" will be displayed. Then click 'ok'. Now the logon screen will appear with an additional text. The first bit in that text will be your password hint. You can try to jog your memory and enter the password. If it doesn’t work, then open password reset wizard by clicking on reset password. Then wizard ask for the location of password reset disk and the encrypted key is read. Further it will prompt you to set a new password.
Windows password recovery software named Windows password reset software allow the user to recover the lost Windows 7 administrator password, domain administrator password, etc. For recovering the lost password, download and install Windows password reset program in available system. Burn a bootable CD/DVD with this software. Now boot the locked computer using thing this CD/DVD. Then remove the Windows 7 password with burned CD, log onto your system and set new password for administrator.
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