Windows 7 forgot/recover login password

May 17th, 2012

In windows 7 ,we can set a password to  protect your computer from hackers and other unwelcome users.If you just forgot your windows 7 login password,don’t worry,below steps will show you how to recover your login password using your windows 7 installation DVD(Of course if you don’t have a DVD drive ,you also can using the windows 7 bootable usb disk to do it)


1.Boot from your windows 7 installation DVD,press any key to continue if you are prompted “Press any key to boot from cd or dvd”

(Note:You may need to setup your bios to boot your PC from DVD)

2.Select your language and keyboard then click Next

3.Click “Repair your computer”

4.The the system will search the installed OS,just click Next

5.Click Command Prompt

6.In the command prompt window,type in below commands ,then click Restart to reboot your computer

cd windows\system32
copy narrator.exe narratorbk.exe
copy cmd.exe narrator.exe

7.Remove your windows 7 DVD installation from your DVD-ROM

8.In the login screen,click “Ease of Access” then select Narrator ,then click  OK

9.Then in the command prompt window,use below command to change your login password

net user loginname newpassword

10.Done.Now you can login with your new password.

11.After login,open a command prompt window,go to directory “C:\windows\system32”,then use below commands to restore narrator.exe

del narrator.exe
xcopy /h narratorbk.exe narrator.exe

Good luck,please leave a comment if you still have any questions.

3 Responses to “Windows 7 forgot/recover login password”

  1. Jeff says:

    Works great but I use this

    copy Utilman.exe Utilmanbk.exe

    copy cmd.exe copy cmd.exe

    then clicking ease of access icon opens command prompt

    fix it by

    del Utilman.exe
    xcopy /h Utilmanbk.exe Utilman.exe

  2. Jeff says:

    copy cmd.exe copy cmd.exe

    should be

    copy cmd.exe Utilman.exe


  3. Eric says:

    thanks. it worked for me

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