4 Working Ways to Factory Reset Windows 7 without Password

author_icon William Wilson time_icon Last updated: Oct 15, 2019 03:08 pm tips_icon Windows 7

Recovering a computer when the password has been forgotten can be very tedious, especially when one does not know the right procedures to apply. It does not necessarily mean that an individual must be tech savvy before this can be done effectively. In fact, it is a normal survival skill for any PC user. The common types of PC (Personal Computer) make use of the Windows Operating System (OS), which is a product of the Microsoft Corp. The Windows series have involved very old versions such as the Windows 95, 98, XP etc. The most popular of the Windows NT family of operating systems is the Windows 7. In view of this, we have compiled these four working ways to factory reset Windows 7 without password for our readers.

Way 1: Using Recovery Partition to Factory Reset Windows 7 without Password

Most hard drives of a computer are divided into partitions. The essence of having them into partitions is to ensure that the performance of the computer is enhanced. The roles played by each of partition ensure that the hard drive is not overworked. A recovery partition is embedded in most computers in a preinstalled format. Sometimes, the recovery partitions are shipped with a separate recovery disc to the user. The reason for having a recovery partition is to help restore the computer to its factory setting in the event of any system failure.

The following steps stated below will serve as a guide on how to factory reset Windows 7 without password, using the recovery partition:

Step 1. Power up your computer or you can restart it. Depending on your manufacturer, there are corresponding keys that should be pressed while the computer is starting up. These keys are to be pressed repeatedly on the startup screen to ensure that the computer picks up the command. For the keys to press, different manufacturers may have different keys:

Acer: Alt+F10

Asus: F9

Dell: F8

HP/Lenovo: F11

Samsung: F4

Sony: F10

Toshiba: 0

Step 2. When the corresponding keys have been pressed, the next screen shows the recovery partition. On the screen, specific instructions on the next icons to click on for effective system restore would be clearly described. In the HP computers, choose System Recovery below I need help immediately option from the recovery manager. Here are common names for recovery partition from each major PC manufacturer.

Acer: Acer eRecovery or Acer Recovery Management

Asus: Asus Recovery Partition or AI Recovery

Dell: Dell Factory Image Restore, DataSafe, Dell Backup & Recovery, and a variety of other names

HP: HP System Recovery or Recovery Manager

Lenovo: Rescue and Recovery or ThinkVantage Recovery (on ThinkPads)


Step 3. You will see two options in the next screen: Back up your files first (recommended) and Recover without backing up your files. You can choose one option according to your situation. Click Next and it will start at once to format the entire hard drive and destroy all data.

recovery manager 2 options


This is your last chance, and all your data including documents and programs will lost after you click Next. Therefore, it is recommended to back up your data before make a factory reset.

Way 2: Using Command Prompt to Factory Reset Windows 7 without Password

The command prompts are often neglected by most computer users, except maybe programmers who are used to inserting codes and commands in the software they use for their works. Command prompts are instructions which can be given to any computer by pressing the corresponding keys. All keys have a command they give to the computer. The command prompt allows the user to use these keys and see how it gives instructions to the PC.

In a situation where the user gets locked out of the PC due to a forgotten password, the following procedures should be taken with the command prompt for a factory reset. This is exclusively for Windows 7 computers:

Step 1. Start up the PC and press the F8 key to activate the Advanced Boot Options. It is from this page that the command prompt will be use to start the computer.

Step 2. When Advanced Boot Options appear, navigate to the Safe Mode with Command Prompt and press Enter.

safe mode with command prompt

Step 3. When Command Prompt Mode loads, enter the following command: cd restore and press Enter.

Step 4. Next, type this command: rstrui.exe and press Enter. It will pop up a System Restore windows, click Next to continue. Follow the instructions on the screen and you can factory reset the Windows 7 easily.

system restore windows 7

Way 3: Using Installation Disk to Factory Reset Windows 7

The Windows 7 Installation disk is usually designed by the manufacturer to assist users in installing their desired settings in their PCs. These installations disks can be created by users from the scratch sometimes. In order to factory reset Windows 7 in a system that cannot be accessed without password, the following steps should be taken with the Installation disk:

Step 1. Get the Windows 7 Installation CD and insert into the CD-rom compartment of the PC. Make sure the CD-rom compartment is very functional. After this, the system can be restarted.

Step 2. Click Next in the Install Windows screen. And then select Repair your computer in the next page.

repair your computer windows 7

Step 3. In the System Recovery Options dialog, click Next to continue and then choose System Restore. Follow the On-Screen instruction to reset the Windows 7 OS. It will restore your computer to an earlier date.

system recovery options

Way 4: Remove Password to Factory Reset Windows 7 (100% Working)

A unique and effective way of factory reset a Windows 7 PC when password has been forgotten is by using the Passper WinSenior program. Passper WinSenior software provides varieties of solution to users on password reset, password removal, deleting user accounts and gaining access to a locked system.

What makes Passper WinSenior distinct?

It can let you easily access the computer when you are locked of it.

It can be used to remove Windows password when you lost or forgot the password to log in.

It can ensure 100% success rate based on the advanced technology.

It supports all Windows PCs, laptops and tablets including Microsoft Surface, Dell, HP, Lenovo, Toshiba, ThinkPad, IBM, Sony, Samsung, Acer, ASUS, etc.

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

To use this software in removing passwords, for easy factory reset in a Windows 7 PC, the following steps should be taken:

Step 1 Insert a bootable drive (CD or flash) inside the system. Select the Create option on the computer. A page will appear asking for permission to burn the file into the bootable drive. Select the affirmative response to burn the files. Burning takes few minutes. When burning is complete, eject the CD or flash drive.

choose usb or cd

Step 2 Insert the CD or flash to the target system. Select the brand of the computer on the home page and click for it to boot. Keep pressing for the boot menu to appear. Once the boot menu appears, click to bring out the interface of password recovery.

choose system

Step 3 Choose the Remove Windows Password option. Select the proper account for the password removal. Follow the prompts to remove the password for the selected account.

choose a task

Step 4 You will be notified when the password has been removed successfully. When this has been done, the CD/flash drive can be ejected. And now you can restart your computer and log in it without password.

successfully removed password

The Way 4 described above is highly effective because it resets password for Windows 7 PC without having to format and delete all information existing in the system. This process has been tested and reviewed by users, and is known to work with 100% efficiency. By knowing all these processes listed above, one can easily factory reset windows 7 with ease.


By William Wilson to Windows 7

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

William Wilson, a blogger who is interested in MS Office software. In the past three years, William has been trying to write articles to help people better understand MS Office software.