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3 Ways to Reset Windows 7 Password

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Date: Wed, 22 Dec 2010 Time: 2:57 AM

Have you ever commented on the Gawker Media's sites, including Lifehacker, Gizmodo, Gawker, Jezebel, io9, Jalopnik, Kotaku, Deadspin, and Fleshbot? If so, you should change your password right now. It is reported Gawker Media's servers were hacked, with 1.25 million accounts posted to the Pirate Bay. The company has warned users to reset their passwords, including on other sites, if they use the same passwords everywhere.

One big lesson to be learned from the Gawker incident is that don't use the same password everywhere. Do you have the habit to use a same or similar password for several important accounts, even including your accounts in Windows 7 machine? If so, please reset Windows 7 password immediately to in case of the hidden security risk. You can see 3 ways listed below and learn how to reset Windows 7 password in different situations.

Way 1: Ctrl + Alt + Del

It is an easy and effective way to reset Windows 7 password with its old password remembered in seconds.

1. Press Ctrl + Alt + Del to enter the following screen, then click Change a password

2. Type your old password, enter and confirm new password, and then hit Enter.

3. Click Ok when the message that the password has been changed appears.

Way 2: Netplwiz

This approach works well if you need to reset Windows password with its original password forgotten or unknown. But it requires you to log on Windows 7 with another administrator account.

1. Input netplwiz in the Start search box and press Enter.

2. Choose a user account and click Reset password button to reset its password.

3. Enter and confirm a new password for the selected account, and click OK to finish.

Way 3: Windows Password Breaker

You may restore to this method when your computer is locked with forgotten or unknown passwords, and you are unable to access it again.

Windows Password Breaker is a safe and reliable Windows password reset tool which can help users to reset a forgotten Windows 7 password, even if the computer is locked. With this tool, the first thing is to burn a bootable CD/DVD or USB flash drive in any accessible computer. Then you can use the burned CD/DVD or USB flash drive to reset the password.

1. Download and install Windows Password Breaker.

2. Burn a bootable CD/DVD or USB flash drive.

3. Boot your locked computer form CD/DVD or USB.

4. Reset Windows 7 password to be empty.

So, if you have forgot your Windows 7 password or want to change it for a new one, you can follow the above steps, its an easy and efficient way to reset Windows 7 password.

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Forgot Windows password? This article lists 3 ways to reset Windows 7 password in different situations. So you can take it for reference whatever caused you feel the need to perform Windows 7 password recovery.

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