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Best 8 Windows 7 Password Recovery Tools Review in 2019

author_icon Ronnie Barnes time_icon Last updated: May 31, 2019 05:06 pm tips_icon Windows 7

Losing or forgetting your Windows 7 password is one of the most problematic mishaps you can ever encounter, you will fear that the data on your Windows 7 computer will get lost. Yet, it happens so much that Windows 7 password recovery programs have permeated the market. Each one claims to be the best and able to recover your Windows 7 password successfully and quickly.

Having tested most of them, we've come up with a list of the best 8 Windows 7 password recovery tools. The following is a compilation of this list as well as all the advantages and disadvantages of each program.

Top 8 Windows 7 Password Recovery Tools 

1. Passper WinSenior

One of the most compelling things about Passper WinSenior is that it has a 100% recovery rate. Yes, you read that right, the program works to remove or reset a Windows password every time it is used. It also has a simple to understand interface and process, making it one of the easiest Windows 7 password recovery programs we've ever used. It guarantees that the password will be recovered without affecting the data on your device. Everyone who has ever lost a Windows password would love to use the tool.

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

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Pros:

  • You don't have to reinstall or reformat the Windows operating system to recover the password using WinSenior.

  • It is very easy to use. In a few simple steps, you can easily remove or reset Windows password without disc.

  • It has a super intuitive and very easy to use interface, making it the ideal program even if you are a beginner.

  • It has a 100% recovery rate which is the highest we could find.

  • It works for Windows 10, Windows 8/8.1, Windows 7, Windows XS and Windows Vista.

Cons:

  • The free trial version is not fully featured.

2. Kon-Boot

Kon-Boot is a Windows 7 password recovery program that can be useful when you've lost your Windows password. It works by allowing you to burn a bootable disk and then boot your computer from that disk. One of the bestselling points of Kon-Boot is that it is very easy to use with a user interface that is friendly and easily navigable.

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Pros:

  • It offers one of the easiest ways to rest a password.

  • You don't need to install the program on your computer since you can use it online.

Cons

  • It doesn't work for Windows 8 and Windows 10.

  • It doesn't support 64-bit OS.

3. Reset Password Disk

If you are looking for a Windows 7 password recovery tool that is sanctioned by Microsoft, then you should consider Reset Password Disk. This tool will help you recovery any password for a Windows 7 system and it is easy to use, making it one of the most ideal tool to use.

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Pros:

  • It is provided by Microsoft, which makes it as reliable as most of other Microsoft tools.

  • You only need to create the password reset disk with this tool once. Even if you change the password, the disk will work to recover it.

Cons:

  • It will not work unless you can access your Windows. And most of the time when you've lost your password, you won't have access to Windows.

  • Anyone with the disk can access the Windows 7 account even if you change the password.

4. John the Ripper

John the Ripper is a free Windows 7 password recovery tool that may also be helpful to you if you have lost or forgotten your Windows 7 password. While the program itself is free to download, the wordlists that it uses to try and determine the password are not free and you may need to purchase some of them to use them. Unlike some of the others we have seen on these lists, it utilizes the command line prompt to work and as such supports all versions of Windows.

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Pros:

  • It is free to download and the download file is smaller in size as compared to other similar programs.

  • It runs quickly on Windows and supports most versions of Windows.

Cons:

  • The last time it was updated was in 2013.

  • The word lists required to run the program are not free.

  • It may not be ideal for you if you don't know how to use command line.

5. Offline NT Password & Registry Editor

This is a more advanced tool that will help you reset the password. It is particularly not ideal for beginners since it is a registry editor, making use of utilities that work under Linux/Unix to work. When it works, the program can help you recover any password on any computer. it works offline, meaning you have to shut down the computer and boot off a disk to complete the reset process.

offline nt password registry editor

Pros

  • It deletes the password, allowing you to access the system.

  • You don't have to install the program on your computer to use it.

  • It works on all versions of Windows including Windows 10 and Windows 7.

Cons

  • You will need a bootable disk or flash drive to run Offline NT Password & Registry Editor.

  • It works with the command line which may make it complicated for most uses.

  • It is also fairly advanced and any mistake using this program could lead to data loss.

6. Mimikatz

Mimikatz is another free tool that you can use to recover your Windows 7 password. Unlike most of the other tools on this list, this one can't remove or reset the password but it can recover it. This may mean that it has a lower success rate when compared to the others on this list. It also uses the command line to help you recover your Windows password which may make it out of reach for those who don't know how to use command line.

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Pros:

  • It is free to use.

  • It is an open-source program and is therefore updated constantly.

  • You don't have to install the program to use it.

Cons:

  • It uses command line which can be restrictive and difficult.

  • It doesn't reset or remove the password.

  • It has a lower success rate.

7. Ophcrack

Ophcrack is a great tool for those who've lost their Windows 7 passwords. It is based on rainbow tables which is very different from what we have seen. It also has an easy to understand interface although it doesn't reset or remove passwords, but only recovers them. It also uses a brute force module to recover the password which means that the process of recovering the password may take longer.

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Pros:

  • You don't have to install the program on your computer to use it.

  • It is also available for Mac and Linux.

Cons:

  • You will need to burn a bootable CD to use it.

  • You may be required to turn off your anti-virus to use this program.

  • It doesn't reset or remove the password.

8. Trinity Rescue Kit

Trinity Rescue Kit doesn't need to be installed on your computer to work and it has a lot of different tools to help you recover the forgotten Windows 7 password. You can use it to remove the password from the computer, reset the password or recover a missing password. One of the main problems with this tool is that it utilizes the command line prompt to work, meaning that there is no user interface and as such it may be confusing for beginner users.

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Pros:

  • It can be used to remove a Windows password and create a new password for that user account.

  • You will not need to have access to the user account to use this program to reset the password.

Cons

  • You may need to boot before Windows starts.

  • It uses command line prompt which is not the easiest for most users.

Conclusion

So, there you have it! The top 8 Windows 7 password recovery tools we could find. Each one has its own advantages and disadvantages as we have laid out for you. Let us know which tool works best for you and why.

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By Ronnie Barnes to Windows 7

Posted on May 31, 2019 ( Updated: May 31, 2019 )

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