FREE: Reset Windows 7 Password with Chntpw Live USB - Offline NT Password & Registry Editor
Assuming that you have forgotten your Windows 7 password and want to know how to reset it using Chntpw, here are the steps you need to follow:First, you need to download the Chntpw tool from the internet. Once you have downloaded the tool, you need to burn it onto a USB drive.Now, you need to boot your computer from the USB drive. To do this, you need to change the boot order in your BIOS settings. Once your computer has booted from the USB drive, you will see a black screen with some white text.At the prompt, you need to type in the following command and hit Enter: chntpw -u Replace with the username of the account whose password you want to reset. Replace with the location of the SAM file. This file is usually located at C:\Windows\System32\config\SAM.Once the command has been executed, you will be presented with a list of options. To reset the password, you need to press the 1 key and hit Enter.You will then be asked to enter the new password. Once you have entered the new password, you need to press the Enter key.Your password has now been reset and you should be able to log into your account without any issues.If you want to avoid going through all these steps, then you can use a tool called Kon-Boot. Kon-Boot is a tool that allows you to bypass the login screen and log into your account without having to enter your password.Once you have downloaded and installed Kon-Boot, you need to boot your computer from the Kon-Boot CD/USB. At the Kon-Boot screen, you need to select the Windows 7 option and hit Enter.Kon-Boot will then bypass the login screen and log you into your account. You will then be able to change your password from the Control Panel.