Thursday, February 27, 2014

Lost Windows 7 Password? Here’s How to Bypass It

Losing Windows 7 password could be a nightmare that will leave you without access to your system. This could happen out of forgetfulness, the result of idiotic roommates with nothing better to do, or any number of other situations that could result in a total loss of access to your computer. But don't worry! Here we'll show you an easy way to bypass Windows password after you lost your password.
All you really need is a USB drive and another computer to create a PCUnlocker Live USB drive on. In many cases, you can bypass lost Windows 7 password in just a few minutes.

Lost Windows 7 Password? How to Bypass It?
  1. First, you are required to create a PCUnlocker Live USB drive from another computer that you have access to. This can be your work PC, or a friend or family member's PC (any PC within your reach). Download the ISO image of PCUnlocker and burn it to your USB drive using ISO2Disc program.
  2. Insert the PCUnlocker Live USB into your own machine and boot the computer from it. Before that ensure you have set your BIOS to boot from USB drive. After successfully booting from PCUnlocker Live USB, it will load the operating system that is installed on the USB drive.
  3. When the boot process is complete, it will start the PCUnlocker program. This program automatically searches your Windows installations and displays all user accounts existing in Windows SAM registry file. In the list box, you can also find out which user account is password protected, disabled or locked out.
  4. Choose one of your user accounts and click on "Reset Password" button. The program will bypass your lost Windows 7 password instantly.
  5. Restart the computer and disconnect the Live USB. The account that you're trying to regain access to will no longer require a password. Quickly get back into your system without data loss!

How to Gain Admin Access to Windows 7 from Standard User Account

Accidentally demoted your administrator account to a standard user and can't get admin rights on your computer? Forgot the administrator password after setting up Parental Controls for your child's account? With a standard user you are unable to install any programs. When you try the "net user" command to reset admin password, you'll get the "access denied" error.

In this article I would like to walk you through using a tool to gain admin access to your Windows 7 from standard user account. This method works on nearly all versions of Windows, including Windows 8, Vista and XP.

How to Gain Admin Access to Windows from Standard User Account?

Step 1: First, you need to use another computer to download the zipped ISO image of PCUnlocker. Extract the downloaded file locally and then burn the resulting .iso file to a CD-ROM (or USB flash drive) using ISO2Disc program.

Step 2: Insert the CD into the computer that you're trying to gain admin access to and boot from it. You may have to change the computer’s boot order in the BIOS in order to boot from the CD.

Step 3: If you boot from the CD successfully, the computer will load the contents of the CD drive, and eventually start the PCUnlocker program. This program automatically detects your Windows installation and displays all Windows user accounts which are stored in the SAM registry hive.

Step 4: Choose your standard user account and click on "Reset Password" button. You will get a confirmation dialog like the one shown below:

Step 5: Click Yes to continue. The program will remove your current password and promote your standard user account to administrator immediately.

Step 6: Now everything finish properly and you have to remove the CD and restart your machine. After logging into your standard user account, you'll find that your user account has already been joined into the administrators group. Now you've successfully gained admin access to your system and you can perform any administrative tasks on your computer.