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How to Recover or Reset Windows 7 Administrator Password without Reinstallation

Realizing you’ve lost the administrator password to your Windows 7 setup can be a very unpleasant surprise. It means you have lost access to all your data and applications on your computer. Luckily, there are still a few methods to recover or reset lost Windows 7 administrator password without system reinstallation and data loss.

Method 1: Using Password Reset Disk

Windows comes with a built-in feature that allows you to create a password reset disk from Control Panel. If you’ve created one previously, you can take it to reset Windows 7 password when you forgot it:

1. Insert the password reset disk into your Windows 7 computer.
2. When you get to the login screen, just hit Enter and you’ll get a logon failure message “The user name or password is incorrect“.

3. Click OK and you’ll back at the login screen, but this time you can see a link “Reset password” under the password filed. You have to click that link.

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Crypto Stick Replaces Passwords With a Flash Drive

Crypto Stick

 

Writing down passwords to folders filled with confidential files or stuff that you’d want to keep a secret is a bad idea. But at the same, most people feel like they have no choice because memorizing passwords for hundreds different folders is no easy task. Cue the Crypto Stick, which is essentially the next-generation flash drives that come with added security.

The device is currently being beta tested. It takes security to a higher level, with decryption being done on the device itself. Hidden volumes are also accepted. To access your data, you’ll have to key in a pin and you’ll be able to access the files within.

The beta version of the Crypto Stick is available online for about $205.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ Geek ]