The forgotten Windows 7 password reset solutions from Microsoft don’t work in most cases simply because users often forgot their only administrator password without a password reset disk. After forgetting Windows password, though you couldn’t a password reset disk using the built-in Windows feature, you are able to burn a boot Windows password reset disk instead to reset your forgotten Windows 7 password.

How Do You Know About A Boot Disk?

Before getting started, you should learn about what a boot disk is. According to Wiki, A boot disk is a removable digital data storage medium from which a computer can load and run (boot) an operating system or utility program. The computer must have a built-in program which will load and execute a program from a boot disk meeting certain standards. Boot disks are used for: Operating system installation, Data recovery, Data purging, Hardware or software troubleshooting and BIOS flashing. Well, when you forgot Windows 7 password, you can also turn to a boot disk.

What Needs to Create A Boot Windows Password Reset Disk?

There’s a great number of Windows password reset or recovery tools out here to help you create a boot Windows password reset disk. These tools usually fall into two categories. One comes as a built-in burner that allows you to directly create a bootable password reset disk with CD/DVD or USB drive. The other comes in the form of ISO image file and you need to burn it to CD using a CD burner. Apparently, the former is more convenient than the latter.

Windows Password Unlocker and Windows Password Breaker are typical tools of the first category. Both of these two applications allow you to directly and instantly burn a bootable password reset CD/DVD/USB drive to reset your forgotten Windows password. What differs is that the former tool enables you to create a Windows PE-based boot disk, while the latter enables you to burn a DOS command boot disk. The former is easier to use, but the latter is better in compatibility and performance.

In addition to the two programs listed above, software like Ophcrack and Offline NT Password & Registry Editor can also do you a favor, but they come in ISO image. Moreover, you can also use a Linux LiveCD to reset Windows 7 password after forgetting it.