[Updated] Locked Out of Windows 7? 3 Ways to Bypass Password on Windows 7 with Comamnd Prompt

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You computer is likely to contain crucial information, maybe it's personal or professional. It is necessary that you keep it safeguarded from third party interruptions and data leakage. Most of us tend to provide a screen login password through which the laptop remains safe from the hands of unknown people trying to access it. This piece of letters, number and special characters is of crucial importance. If in case by trying to keep it extra safe you end up forgetting the password yourself then it will be a mess of a situation to control because without access to the password you cannot open the laptop. Considering that a Windows 7 laptop at your disposal contains several important details, you need to provide it with a password to maintain protection and also not forget it yourself. But what if you forgot it? You will not have to worry about losing the access permission and data in it.

Two ways to help you bypass Windows 7 password without losing data.

You will be locked out of windows 7 once you type the incorrect password, however it often happens that you lose track of it because there are so many things on your mind. It would be a major headache if you forgot Windows 10 , 8 or Windows 7 Administrator password. Luckily, there are still always a few methods to bypass your Windows 7 or higher computer without system reinstallation and data loss, but Some of these are time consuming or boring as you must walk through the whole process, and some are a few simple.

In this artcile, we will show you two ways to demonstrate how to bypass Windows 7 password when you're locked out of Windows, it also works fine with local account in Windows 8/8.1 and Windows 10.

Part 1: Bypass Windows 7 Password with Command Prompt

Command Prompt is an easy yet free way to reset your forgot Windows 7 Administrator password, but it's difficult and risky to perform Command Prompt especially for those who lack of technical knowledge. If you're a computer expert then this method will be suitable for you. It's easy and totally free! What you need to prepare is a Windows installation CD that can be used to boot your Windows 7 computer, then bypass Windows 7 password by typing some commands.

Step 1. Insert your Windows installation CD to your Windows 7 computer then make your computer boot from CD. To do so, you need to make sure you've set CD as the first boot order in the BIOS.
Step 2. After you restarting your Windows and wait it to enter the installation interface, just just press SHIFT + F10 to open the command prompt.
Step 3. In the command box, you need to replace the Sticky Keys application (sethc.exe) with cmd.exe by typing the following command. But it's noted that you'd better have a copy for that in order to restore it later.

move d:\windows\system32\utilman.exe d:\windows\system32\utilman.exe.bak
copy d:\windows\system32\cmd.exe d:\windows\system32\utilman.exe


Step 4. Once the utilman.exe was replaced successfully, you need to type wpeutil command to reboot your Windows.

Step 5. After the Windows restarts, you should see a "Easy of Access" button in the login screen. Click it to open a command prompt with admin permission. Now, we can activate the super admin account by executing the following command.

net user Administrator /active:yes

net user Administrator /active:yes

Step 6. Once the administrator account is activated, then we can login Windows 7 without password. After you login your system then you can reset or re-create password of any other accounts in the control panel. You can also directly reset a new password in the command box by typing following command.

net user username new_password

net user username new_password
Step 7. After the password is reset successfully, you need to restore the Utility manager by executing the following command:

copy d:\ utilman.exe d:\ windows \ system32 \ utilman.exe”

When the command is completed successfully, the new password has been successfully reset. Then reboot your computer and login your Windows 7 with new password. Frankly speaking, when you're locked out of Windows 7, I don't suggest you perform this method if you're not a tech guy, if you persist in that, you may damage to your computer or lost system data, all at your own risk. You might take a look at the Part 2 and then determine which method is the best.

Part 2: Bypass Password on Windows 7 without Disk

To bypass Windows 7 password, you might be told to try pre-created password reset disk to remove your password, but in most case,  this is impossible because the password reset disk must created before your forgot the password. If you don't have a reset disk, maybe the Command Prompt works for you. Or try professional but safe program - iSeePassword Windows Password Recovery application to bypass Windows 7 password without system reinstallation. With it, you will be able to retrieve the lost or forgotten Administrator password and grant your access to your system, it provides two ways to create a booable reset disk with USB drive or DVD, then safely and easily reset administrator and other local user accounts for Widnows 7, 8/8.1 and Windows 10. The principle of this program is very simple, it just writes a new ISO image files to your flash drive or DVD to create a reset disk, never damage to your original data and system.

iSeePassword - Windows Password Recovery Pro
  • Just 3 simple steps to reset forgotten Windows local administrator, domain and other user account passwords.
  • Two ways to create bootable reset disk with CD/DVD or USB flash drive. No need to format or re-install Windows!
  • Support various brands of desktops, laptops and tablet PCs, like Dell, Hp, Sony, Toshiba, Acer, Samsung and ThinkPad, etc.
  • Support Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, XP, 2000, etc. and Windows server.

What You Need:

1) Prepare a blank DVD/CD or a USB flash drive with no less then 1G capacity.

2) An accessible Windows or Mac computer. You can borrow from your friend's if you haven't.

3) Password reset tool, directly download it below.

Step 1Download and Install Windows Password Recovery on Your Another Working Computer

First of all, you need to download the corresponding version (Windows version and Mac version) on your other working Windows or Mac computer to create a Windows password reset disk. The installation is easy to operate, then open the program. You will see the main Window below.


use windows password recovery to bypass  your windows password

Step 2Start to Make a Bootable Recovery Disk ( Here we take USB for example)

This program provides two ways to create a recovery disk (USB or DVD/CD), here we take USB flash for example. After the installation, insert your USB flash to a normal Windows computer, then you'll be asked to select a Media type to create a recovery disk.

Here you should click the USB Device button and select your USB drive from the drop-down list. Then click "Burn USB" to let the program burn the ISO images files to your USB drive. It will take some time to finish the burning process. Please be patient! Don't disconnect your USB to your computer before the burning finishes.

create a bootable USB or DVD disk

Step 3Insert the USB Drive to Your Locked Computer and Boot Computer from USB

After created a recovery disk with your USB drive, then insert it to your locked computer. Here it's also noteworthy that you must  change BIOS boot sequence to make it boot from USB. Restart your locked computer and press "Del" or "F2" button while the computer is initializing, then Go to the bios setting and change the BIOS options. After all, press F10 to save your changes.

Boot Computer from USB Drive

Step 4Start to Reset Your Password, then Reboot Your Computer

Keep the USB dive plugged to your computer and reboot your computer after the boot order has been changed into USB. Then Windows Password Recovery program will be startup during the booting, you will see the main screen. It will automatically detect all the current account and list to you. Just select the target user that you want to reset. Then click the "Reset Password" button.

bypass your windows 7

After the password reset, the password of the target user you select will be blank. "Congratulation" message will pop up once the password has been reset successfully. Then Click "Reboot" to restart computer without login password.

Also read: 8 Ways to Reset Windows 10 Login & Administrator Password If Forgot

Part 3: Bypass Windows 7 Password from Safe Mode

Most users may not know that there is a built-in hidden administrator account in Windows 7. If you don't have a Windows installation CD then this method also can be able to activate administrator account. Windows safe mode has the ability to help user solve most software issue as well as password reset. Here let's learn how to bypass Windows 7 password from safe mode.

Step 1. When starting your Windows 7 computer, you have to press down the F8 key repeatedly until the Advanced Boot Options screen appears. Then select the Safe mode with command prompt by using arrow keys.

safe mode

Step 2. Restart your computer and this time you computer will start from Safe mode. And your hidden administrator account will be displayed on the login screen, just login it with this account and you will enter a command prompt.

Step 3. To bypass Windows 7 password, you should type the command: net user user_name new_password" and enter. Username is your own user name and new_password is your new password you want to reset.

net user

Step 4. Then restart your computer and login your Windows 7 with the new password.

There is one thing you can guarantee yourself of and that is security. No amount of crucial data is going to be lost while the software does its work. You can be sure that safety is the number one priority here and you can absolutely rely on its system functions to provide you the best of password recovery services. If you're locked out of Windows 7 you can use iSeePassword tool to suit your needs. It is flexible with several application ranges that can be used successfully to gain the best recovery benefits. Therefore you no longer will have to worry if you forgot the Windows password and need to get it fixed urgently without having to resort to monetary services.

There is no doubt that password protection on your Windows 7 is very important to your files, without password, anyone who can get physical access to your Windows and stole your files, photos or emails. If you forgot it, you still have the chance to bypass Windows 7 password. There are many free or paid tool including WinGeeker, Ntpassword that also guide you through the process that will be responsible in giving you back your password. Just do it by yourself.


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