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How to Reset Windows 7 Password with a Linux Live CD

By Poulheuly Subscribe to RSS | February 24th 2012 | Views:
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When you forgot Windows 7 password, you can easily reset it by using Windows Password Breaker in 5 minutes. If you don't want to pay for the easy solution, a good alternative is to burn a Linux Live CD, though it is not easy-to-use for newbie. Here's a look at how to reset Windows 7 password with a Linux Live CD.

What's a Linux live CD?

A live CD allows you to boot and use an operating system without using hard drive space. Live CDs are a great way to take your favorite operating system with you wherever you go. And through a Live CD, you can test and use an operating system without changing any settings on your computer. Linux is the most popular platform for live CDs.

Linux Live CD comes with many versions based on different distributions. Through a Linux CD, usually, you can change or reset your forgotten password, clone your hard drive, recover deleted files, scan your Windows PC for viruses, securely wipe your PC's hard drive, repair damaged backup CDs, etc.

How to bypass Windows 7 password with a Linux Live CD

Perhaps the easiest ways to use Linux to fix Windows is when you're trying to recover a forgotten password. At first, all you need to do is to download the live .iso file for any Linux distribution (like the ever-popular Ubuntu) and burn it to CD. After that, insert it in the computer you want to reset password of and boot from that CD.

Pick "Try Ubuntu" when it comes up with the first menu, and you'll get into into a desktop environment. Now go to the Places menu and chose the target Windows drive. Please note root access might be required depending on the permission of some files. Have difficulty in viewing or copying some files, open up a terminal window by going to Applications > Accessories > Terminal and type in gksudo nautilus, leaving the password blank when prompted. You should now have access to everything.

The fast way to reset Windows 7 password with Windows Password Breaker

Following are the overall steps. Please have a look at it if you are interested in it:

Step 1. Download and install Windows Password Breaker. (You can do this job in another computer if yours is not accessible.)

Step 2. Burn a bootable password reset disk with CD/DVD or USB drive. (This will cost you a few seconds.)

Step 3. Insert the burned disk in the computer that you intend to reset password of, start the computer form this disk (Press F2, Del or other keys to access BIOS and then set CD ROM or USB as the first device).

Step 4. When your computer boot from the disk successfully, you will see the Windows Password Breaker under DOS. Here you can remove the forgotten administrator password.

Step 5. After password reset, boot your computer and you'll be access the computer again without entering password. Please remember to remove the bootable disk while restarting.

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