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If you’ve forgotten your Windows 7 administrator password and want to access your really important data, this tutorial is for you. Forgetting the account password is very common and you don’t need to panic, there are many ways to reset forgotten password for windows, the one I will show you guys is using a bootable Windows 7 USB and try to access system32 files. So let’s get started.

Reset Here Forgotten Windows 7 Password

The Windows 7 login password is incorrect

Reset Windows Password
  • BOOT MENU
  • Turn off your computer.
  • Plugin the  Windows 7 bootable USB.
  • Go to the boot menu by pressing the F12 key (Lenovo laptop).
  • Select  USB  in the boot menu list and press the Enter key (you can also use the Windows 7 DVD).

Lenovo boot menu

  • The Windows installation process begins, click  “Next”.

Windows 7 click Next

  • Click on  “Repair your computer”.
  • Windows 7 Repair your computer

Repair your computer

  • Under System Recovery Options select  “Restore your computer using a previously created system image”.
  • Click  “Next”.

Restore Your Computer – System Image

  • A pop-up menu will appear, click  “Cancel”.
    Undo Re-image Windows 7
  • Click  “Cancel” again.
  • Cancel the backup of the Windows 7 system image
  • Command Prompt Under System Recovery Options select  “Command Prompt”.

System recovery options

Type the following command in CMD:

  • C:  (press the Enter key).
  • WINDOWS CD  (press the Enter key).
  • SYSTEM32 CD  (press the Enter key).
REN SETHC.EXE SETHC.EXE.BAK
  • (press the Enter key).
  • COPY CMD.EXE SETHC.EXE  (press the Enter key).

Now close the Windows Prompt command by simply clicking on the cross sign at the top right.

Command Prompt Sethc.exe cmd.exe
  • Click  “Restart”.
  • Restart the Windows 7 password reset in cmd

The Windows 7 login screen will appear after reboot.

  • Then press  SHIFT KEY  on the keyboard five  (5)  times.
    Windows CMD will appear.

Press the SHIFT key 5 times

  • Type the following command in your  CMD.
  • USERNAME USERNAME NEW PASSWORD  . eg. “Apple Store” network
user  12345
  • Press the  Enter key
  • The message “The command completed successfully” will be displayed.

Also, note that instead of  “username”  you need to correct the login name as mine is  “Infotech APB”. If you don’t have space in your login name, don’t use double quotes around your username. Password is your new password, it could be anything you want as if you use “12345”.

Close the  Command Prompt menu.

  • Type in your new password,  e.g. My password is 12345.
  • Press the  Enter key.
  • Net username password

Successful mission. My administrator account is now accessible and my data is safe.

Log into Windows 7 successfully after resetting the password


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