Help logging into my Windows 7 machine

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I cannot log in to my Windows 7 machine. Is there a method to undo my last registry settings without logging into the machine as I cannot in regular mode or safe mode. I have other machines on my network and can burn a disk to boot to.

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Usually, we can recover Windows admin password in two traditional ways.
A.) The first is to change Windows password with another admin account; the second is to recover the previous password with the windows password reset disk that had been created before you forgot the password. Take Windows XP for example,

1.) At the Windows XP login prompt when the password is entered incorrectly click the reset button in the login failed window.

2.) Insert the password reset diskette into the computer and click Next.

3.) If the correct diskette Windows XP will open a window prompting for the new password you wish to use.

If u forgot to create Password Reset Disk, then there is still the last way that can unlock your computer without reinstalling – erase Windows password with Windows password reset CD, which can recover admin password for Windows 7/XP/Vista/NT/2000/2003…. Take Windows Password unlocker for example, followings are the steps to create the reset CD

1.Download Windows Password Unlocker from Password Unlocker Official site (it’s free)

2.Decompress the Windows password unlocker and note that there is an .ISO image file. Burn the image file onto an blank CD with the burner freely supported by Password Unlocker.

3.Insert the newly created CD into the locked computer and re-boot it from the CD drive.

4.After launched the CD, a window pop up with all your account names(if you have several accounts) select one of the accounts that you have forgotten its password to reset it. Just one press, this software can remove screen password instantly.

Hope it will work for u….

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  • Technochic
    When you say you cannot "log on" do you mean it will not boot to the OS and you cannot get to the log on screen or is it not accepting your password? Please provide more details. Thanks.
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  • Darkstar911
    You can try to use a registry editing tool from a bootable Bart's PE. disc. Here is the link. I have not try this on windows 7 but it should work. Good Luck. http://windowsxp.mvps.org/peboot.htm
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  • Aguacer0
    If this computer is able to get to the "logon" prompt, then you should be able to modify the registry from a machine that's part of the same domain. If it's not able to get to the logon prompt at all (not booting per say) than you would need a tool like ERD Commander or Bart PE
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  • ITKE
    The top easy and safe methods for you reset your lost Windows 7 password. All you need to do is selecting an appropriate method recover your Windows 7 Password now: Method one: Logging in Windows 7 with an available admin account to recover Win 7 password Methods two: Creating a password recovery disk to recover the Win 7 password, by this methods, you need create a Windows password reset disk before you have lost or forgotten your Windows admin password. Method three: Using Windows Password Recovery software to recover Windows 7 password As an easy method to recover the forgot Win 7 password, there are only four steps as follow: Step1: Download Windows Password Recovery Tool and install it. Step2: Burn the ISO image file onto a blank CD/DVD. Step3: Boot up your Windows 7 PC by the bootable burned CD/DVD in minutes. Step4: Remove the forgot Windows 7 password on the operation interface and logon PC without password.
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  • Maryburan
    Make sure that you do the following on your computer or another computer with the owners permission only. If you don't want to change the password: 1 > Get a program called Ophcrack(very large. 496Mb) 2 >> Download the liveCD (ISO) 3 >> Burn the ISO to a CD using an ISO burner 4 >> The Live CD's come with the free rainbow tables, so you might need to download other tables (cost money) 4 >> Bootup from the CD 5 >> Crack the SAM and System file If you want to remove Windows password(the fastest way): freeware:Offline NT Password & Registry Editor commercial option: Windows Password Reset Standard
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  • Allisonsaleet2011
    Here are something that mihgt help you! If you forget your user password. 1. Log into safe mode 2. Log in as the computer Administrator, “Administrator” for the username 3. Leave the password blank 4.Control panel and change the password for your account But if you forget your Administrator password.You can only do this: 1.find a program called Windows password seeker and Download the password seeker 2. Burn the file to a CD 3.Boot the locked computer from CD/DVD and remove Windows password More Windows password recover tools: http://www.passwordseeker.com
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  • Chippy088
    The question is in reference to the registry, undoing previous changes, if you can't log in. Short answer no. To make or undo registry changes, you have to be logged in with the necessary admin permissions. As to Rachil;s FREE password resetting software, this is what happens when you do take the time to download and burn the ISO image to disc.. THEY TELL YOU ITS FREE BUT AFTER YOU DOWNLOAD IT AND BURN YOUR CD AND BOOT THE COMPUTER WITH THE LOCKED PASSWORD, IT SAYS YOU HAVE TO BUY THE FULL VERSION TO ACTUALLY RESET THE PASSWORD!!!
      So the download is free but the software isn't.
    @Rachil, please research your answers, as a professional should, before making recommendations. You gave answers for XP when only Win 7 was the target OS. @cindypcdoctor, your method needs to be done BEFORE it is needed. so, not an answer that helps. ophcrack does work, try it.
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