Help LOST Windows 7 Log On Password


Prominent Member
Hi, ive changed my windows 7 password (home edition)and for the life of me i cant remember what ive changed it too. I have tried everything i can imagine but no way can i access my laptop.
I have no bootable usb disk, to reset the laptop (packard bell) i need to be logged in and do it from the start menu.
I have booted in safe mode but the admin account doesnt come up, only my main account which is the account i havent got the password for.
Is my only option to purchase and reinstall windows 7?
Any help would be much appreciated


Prominent Member
You won't need to purchase windows if you already have it installed. If you don't care about the data on the account then get hold of a disc and reinstall. If you want the data you could put the HDD in another machine.

Member 79251

Ex Member
How about entering a new user name and just no password. Sometimes you can bypass the login by just creating a new account. Once in you may be able to recover the account that you once had.


Established Member
You could also try Hiren's. If you create yourself a hirens boot CD (if you can access another machine) and then boot into that when you start up the machine.

It has a few different apps that can change or remove logon passwords. i've used Hiren's 10.2 and that worked fine when i had to do the same thing on a friends laptop.


Established Member
You could always go into safe mode and revert back to a safe point, can't remember what its called but you can kinda get the jist of what I'm saying

Phil Scott

Prominent Member
I have a tool at home that would help you but I can't remember the name at the moment. I will check this evening.

Anyway, you boot in to this tool (via either a burnt CD or a USB drive) and it will allow you to remove, reset/change your Windows password.

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