4 Ways to Bypass Windows 7 Admin Password

author_icon Ronnie Barnes time_icon Last updated: Oct 15, 2019 03:08 pm tips_icon Windows 7

An administrator account allows you to control almost all aspects of your PC. It gives you full control over the settings of the PC, such as controlling what can be accessed and which software can be installed. This article will show you how to bypass the admin password on Windows 7.

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Methods Success rate Complexity Recovery time Need installation disk or not
Using a Password Reset Tool 100% Easy Short Doesn't need
Use a Reset Disk You Created Before 100% Complicated Medium Need
Use Windows 7 Safe Mode to Bypass Password 50% Complicated Long Need
Use System Repair Disk to Bypass Admin Password 100% Complicated Medium Need

Method 1: Using a Password Reset Tool – Passper WinSenior (Recommended)

The Passper WinSenior password reset tool can be used by you to reset a Windows 7 administrator password. It is recommended by us for many reasons. Not only is the tool very easy to use when you would like to reset your password, but it will also do this for you quickly because most of the process is completed by the software rather than you having to type in commands for the software. Often, one of the main concerns when resetting a password is the question that will it work? Passper WinSenior has an incredibly high success rate so you do not need to worry about that question. Some other features of WinSenior are:

  • Remove Windows Password from a user account

  • Delete a Windows user account

  • Create a new Windows user account

  • 100% success rate

  • Create a reset disk quickly

  • Supports CD/DVD/USB flash drive

It does not matter if you only use Windows for basic operations and you do not have much knowledge of Windows. Anyone regardless of their knowledge and skills regarding Windows 7 can use the Passper tool. One other amazing feature of this reset tool is that it is simple and engaging to use.

You just need download and install the program on an accessible computer and then create a reset disk with a CD/DVD/USB.

Free DownloadFor Win 10/8/7/XP/Vista

choose usb cd

Then insert the CD/DVD/USB to the locked computer and boot the computer from the CD/DVD/USB. Then you will see the options below. If you are interested, you can check more detailed guide here.

choose a task

Method 2: Use a Reset Disk You Created Before

Windows has the option to allow you to create a reset disk using an external drive, such as a CD or USB. If you have a reset disk created for the admin account, you can use this to change the password without having access to the old password. To do this:

  • Insert the reset disk into your computer.

  • Below the password field for the user, you will see an option that says: "Reset password". If it does not say this, attempt a password that is wrong. Click on this option.

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  • Click "next" when the Wizard appears.

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  • Choose where the reset disk is located and type in your new password.

  • Click "next" and you will see a message saying that your password has been reset.

Method 3: Use Windows 7 Safe Mode to Bypass Password

If you only have one Windows 7 administrator account that you can use to reset a password, you can still use command prompt. However, you will need to use Safe Mode on your Windows laptop to do this because safe mode prevents third-party applications (such as Google Chrome) from loading on your device. This is useful when you need to make changes to system settings.

  • Power off your PC (either by using CTRL, ALT and DELETE or choosing it in the start menu) and then turn on your Windows 7 PC.

  • Repeatedly press the key that will give your PC options regarding the bootup process. For most devices, this is F8.

  • You will see a list of options. Use the arrow keys to navigate to the option that says: "Safe Mode with Command Prompt" and press Enter once you have highlighted this option.

  • Your next step will be to booting into Command Prompt with Administrator privileges because this will allow you to make changes to the system.

  • As soon as a black dialog with white writing appears, type "net user" and then press the Enter key on your keyboard.

  • A list of all the user accounts on your PC will appear in white writing. Find the user that you wish to reset the password of and note down the name.

  • To reset the password, type "net user youraccount yournewpassword", for example, "net user Administrator 123456".

  • Click Enter, and then your password will be changed. Restart your Windows 7 PC and now attempt to log back in after the PC has been started normally.

Note: After testing recently, we found this method doesn't work on our computer. You may have a try on your end.

 use Command Prompt in safe mode

Method 4: Use System Repair Disk to Bypass Admin Password

When you purchased your PC, you may have received a repair disk with the PC. Alternatively, you may have purchased one previously in order to set up Windows on your PC. If you have a system repair disk, you can use this to bypass the administrator password on Windows 7. This is a difficult method so we would recommend you to use the Passper WinSenior reset tool.

  • Insert the reset disk (either CD/DVD or USB) and restart your PC.

  • Press the key to boot your PC from the repair disk. You need google to know which key you should press, because it is different for different computer.

  • Pick the recovery tools option from the options available.

  • Continue with the process and when possible, click on "Repair your computer".

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  • From the System recovery options, choose Command Prompt.

  • Copy copy c:\windows\system32\utilman.exe c:\ and then press enter. The letter c:\ refers to your Windows location. Change the letter if your Windows 7 install location was different.

  • Then type copy c:\windows\system32\cmd.exe c:\windows\system32\utilman.exe. Also, you may need to change the letter c with a letter that corresponds with your Windows installation location.

  • Type Y and then hit Enter once the process has completed.

  • Now you can restart the Windows PC and click the Ease of Access button at the bottom left of the login screen.

Choose Command Prompt if it doesn't come up and then reset your password using the same net user commands as the ones in Method 3.


These methods should hopefully allow you to bypass the administrator password on your Windows 7 PC. If you know any other methods, please leave a comment below.


By Ronnie Barnes to Windows 7

Posted on Apr 29, 2019 ( Updated: Oct 15, 2019 )

Ronnie Barnes, a blogger with more than 5-year experience in writing tips about password recovery for Windows and office files.