In case of loss of password or the password is not recognized, it is possible in Windows 7 and Vista to reset the password, if you took the precaution of course create the password reset disk. Follow our previous tutorial on how to create a password reset disk.
This part was pretty tough to make you understand due to lack of setup to take screenshots from login screen. Thankfully, I found some sreenshots from windows7passwords.net.
Note: You can click the screenshots to zoom after the page load is complete and a border appears around them
This what happens: By specifying the password, an error message appears :
The username or password is incorrect
Try to get the password hint and enter, if you can not remember the password by any means, click Reset password:
The Reset password wizard opens.
Connect the USB flash drive (hard reset of password) created and click Next. Just similar wizards will open like we described in our previous tutorial on how to create a password reset disk.
Finally, you will get an option to enter new password and login to the user account in Windows 7.
Note: Do not forget to delete the file named userkey.psw in your USB drive. Follow our previous tutorial on how to create a password reset disk and create a password reset disk for this new password.