Problem: Reset a forgotten administrator password and recover data from a Windows XP or 7 computer.

If you forget the administrator password for your Windows 10/8.1/7/Vista/XP computer, and now you are worried that you have to reinstall the system in order to regain access to your computer,

There are many ways to recover an Administrator password. Reinstalling the system isn’t a wise choice as it will lose your data. Now here is the efficient way of recovering the administrator password.

  • The following methods can be used to reset forgotten administrator passwords and recover computer data on Windows XP and 7 computers.

–There are many ways to recover an administrator’s password. Here we are going to use Win Internals ERD Commander to recover the Administrator’s password and backup data.

–Note: ERD Commander is a comprehensive tool that allows you to reduce the cost of servicing all PCs in large companies. Using this utility, administrators can diagnose problems and optimize computer performance remotely.

–The Locksmith Wizard of DaRT 7.0 allows you to change the password of any account on the local operating system, Windows 7. You can get it from the Microsoft website. This is very helpful if you don’t have a password reset disk. Try to follow these steps…

  • Using E.R.D. Commander

–Download and install DaRT 7.0 (download links are given below), then create a recovery CD/DVD with it.

–Use Rufus software to make a bootable disk.

  • Booting with the help of ERD CD/DVD.
  • Restart your computer and press F2 to enter Bios Setup. Change.
  • Set your boot preferences to boot from CD or DVD.
  • Insert the DaRT 7.0 CD/DVD drive into the computer.

  • The computer starts from this disk. When you see the dialogue box System Recovery Options, select Microsoft @Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset.

  • In the next, choose Locksmith.

  • In the Locksmith Wizard, click next to continue.

  • Then select the account you want to change the password for, enter the new password, and confirm. Click Finish to close the wizard.

  • Restart the computer and log in with a new password.
  • In the window Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset, click the Close dialogue box and the System Recovery Options, then click Restart.
  • Remove the CD/DVD and then wait for Windows to load and log on with the administrator account using the new password set.
  • Now we can access the file explorer and backup the files on an external drive.


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