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How to Recover Windows 7 Password on DellConclusion

David James
Updated on Aug 29, 2023

If you're trying to unlock a Dell computer (desktop & laptop)—whether you've forgotten the login password or can no longer access your Windows 7 account—you have quite a few options. Here we'll going to illustrate how to recover a password on Dell computer running Windows 7, and how to keep proactive to prevent the forgotten-password conundrum from happening to you.

Recover Dell Windows 7 Password , Method One: Reset the Password with Dell Password Reset disk

This is the Windows-approved way to recover a Windows 7 password to regain access to Dell laptop or desktop. Windows grants you to create a password reset disk that can be used to reset the forgotten password in the event that the login credential is lost. If a Dell password reset disc is there, follow these steps:

1. On the logon screen of your Dell machine, click Reset Password link.

2. Insert the password reset disc you've created to computer, and Password Reset Wizard window will pop up.

3 Follow the instructions on the screen to create a new password. When everything is done, log onto Dell Windows 7 account using the new password.

Note: A password reset disk can only be created for resetting local account password no matter how many times you have changed the password. If you Dell machine with Windows 7 is on a domain, a system administrator can help solving the issue. This is what will be explained in Method Two.

Recover Dell Windows 7 Password, Method Two: Change the Password with Administrator Account

Now that your Dell computer is joined with domain and at least one account is served as administrator, this can come in handy for recovering the forgotten password to other user account on Windows 7 by changing to a new password.

1. Start or restart your locked Dell computer, hit F8 instantly and repeatedly while it's turning on to enter Advanced Boot Options window.

2. Navigate to Safe Mode and press Enter, which will direct you to log into Windows 7 system with Admin account.

3. Now you're in the desktop. Click Start, choose Control Panel to open its options.

4. Click User Accounts, then click Manage Another Account to display all user account on the Dell machine.

5. Click the user account of which you need to recover the password on Dell. Then click Change the Password.

6. Enter new password twice and hint and click Change Password to save the password change.

7. Log out off the admin account or reboot the computer, then have your account logged in with the new password you created in Step 6.

Done! The lost Windows 7 password on Dell has been recovered safely with a few points and clicks.

Recover Dell Windows 7 Password, Method Three: Crack the Password on Dell with Windows Password Reset Program

While the other two methods mentioned above aren't work for most users—since a password reset disk is not available and an administrator account is not activated after all, this method will give you full access to everything on Dell the user can access as usual. Tipard Windows Password Reset, a third-party password recovery tool, is a nice option for solving password issue in Windows 7 on Dell desktop & laptop.

The tool is works by cracking the password you've forgotten or lost, so you can recover access to Windows 7-based Dell computer without password at all. It will first help burning a password reset disc or drive, saving you a lot of trouble and efforts. It works on all Windows systems, so even the user with password -forgotten problem on Windows 10, 8, 8.1, Vista has way in.

Follow the step-by-step guide and try the tool on your Dell—you'll be shocked at how easy it is to recover the Windows 7 password and get into Dell computer again.

Step: Burn password reset disk

Get the program installed on an workable computer, then launch it. On the startup screen, select Burn USB to continue. (CD/DVD is okay, depending where you would like to burn the password recovery disc.)

Then insert a USB device to the computer, choose it from the drop-down menu and click Begin burning button to burn ISO files to it. This will take a little bit time to burn.

burn disc

Step 2: Change boot order on Dell to boot it from the USB device (or CD/DVD)

Now that you've created password reset disc, insert the USB to the locked Dell and start it up. When it's powering on, repeatedly press [Key] to enter BIOS setup—it will be F2 key on Dell (you'd better watch the screen carefully to get the key you need).

You should do it as fast as possible, and the [Key] is defined on the bottom of the screen, shown as the screenshot below. Turn to the article to check of the key and change boot order on Dell.

Next, you need to change the boot sequence on BIOS of your Dell in order to boot from USB drive (or CD/DVD if you created a password reset CD/DVD disc in step 1). When you get the similar BIOS SETUP UTILITY screen like the following screen, go to Boot option and then set the USB drive (password reset disc) as the first boot device.

Remember, the BIOS SETUP UTILITY may be different from your over the different BIOS vendors.

When things are set fine, save the changes and exit the BIOS by pressing Exit on the menu bar.

Step 3: Recover Dell Windows 7 password

At this stage, the Dell machine along with the password recovery application will reboot automatically. You should be presented with the program screen with instructions on:

Select Windows 7 system, choose the username that you tend to clear the password for, and click Reset Password button and this will crack the original password in a few seconds.

Next, click Reboot button to restart Dell, and you should be able to enter Windows 7 password-free. That's it, enjoy!

Losing or forgetting a login password on Dell running with Windows 7 may be technical-sounding, but it's really not bad and hard. Mostly, you just need to know the right methods as well as the reliable tool. By going through the ways demonstrated in the article, you should recover the password on Dell machine and regain access to data stored on Windows 7 effectively and efficiently.

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