Hi there, so you forgot Windows 7 password, and now you are wondering how to unlock your computer? You are in the right place, and to comfort you up a little bit, you are not unique on this matter. There are a lot of people that for some reason forget the login password on their computers, and most of the time the answer they find all over the Internet is to reformat the hard drive, and reinstall Windows. This is not the answer you will get here, I will share my own 3 ways to help you unlock the computer when you forgot Windows 7 password. let’s proceed.

Method 1: Use Password Reset Disk

A password reset disk could really come in handy if you ever forgot Windows 7 password. The problem with this method is that you have to create the password reset disk before the password is lost. Assuming that you have created it in advance, then you can use this method to reset Windows 7 password easily.

  1. Once you’ve typed the wrong password, Windows 7 will show a Reset passwordlink below the login box.Forgot Windows 7 Password
  2. Click on the link. Make sure that password reset disk is plugged into the computer at this point.
  3. When the Password Reset Wizard appears, click Next to continue.
  4. Select the right password reset disk. Click Next.
  5. Type in a new password and a hint for the password. Click Next.
  6. Click Finish. Now you can log in to your PC with the new password.

Method 2: Using Other Available Administrative Account

But unlike Windows XP, the built-in Administrator account in Windows 7 is disabled or hidden by default. If you are able to log in your computer with other available administrative account, it’s quite easy for you to reset forgotten Windows 7 password as follows:

  1. Type lusrmgr.msc in the Start search box and hit Enter to pop up the Local Users and Groups window.
  2. Expand Users folder to display all the user accounts in the Windows 7 machine.
  3. Right-click the account whose password you forgot and select Set Password.Reset Administrator Password
  4. Click Proceed to go on your operation.
  5. Type and confirm your new password and click Ok.

Method 3: Reset Windows 7 Password by Third-party Software

  1. Download the self-extracting Zip file of Reset Windows Password package.
  2. Uncompress the package, there is a ISO image: ResetWindowsPwd.iso. Burn it onto a CD/DVD or USB flash drive.
  3. Boot your locked computer from the newly burned CD/DVD or USB flash drive.
  4. Wait until the boot process is finished. When a window pops up with all your Windows accounts, select the target one to remove your forgotten password.Reset Windows Password

Re-installing Windows 7 is always an option, but we consider that a last resort. Installation will help you remove forgotten Windows password, but also erase your important data on computer. So don’t try this method unless you don’t have other solutions.

Tags: ,

admin on August 2, 2012

Microsoft Outlook is a software that not only lets the user send, receive, and manage e-mail, but also lets him/her manage calendar and contacts, such as friends and business associates. Here we’ll show you how to change Outlook password in Microsoft Outlook 2007/20003.

For Microsoft Outlook 2003

To change Microsoft Outlook password, follow these instructions:

  • Open Microsoft Outlook
  • Click the Tools menu
  • Click the E-mail Accounts menu item
  • Check View or change existing e-mail accounts
  • Click the Next button
  • Double-click the e-mail account for which the password should be changed
  • Under Logon Information, type the new password in the Password box.
  • Click the Next button
  • Click the Finish button

For Microsoft Outlook 2007

To change Microsoft Outlook 2007 password, follow these instructions:

  • Click on the Tools drop down menu
  • Choose Account Settings
  • Select the e-mail account then click Change
  • Type a new password in the Password field and click Test Account Settings
  • Click Close, Next, and Finish

Note that changing Microsoft Outlook password will only change the password in the mail client. It will not change the password in the mail server. To receive e-mails, the passwords in the mail client and mail server must match.

Tags: ,

Hotmail’s days are numbered with Microsoft’s announcement of an all-new cloud-based email service at Outlook.com Tuesday. It ties into SkyDrive, so you have 7GB of free space, and it can open attachments right inside new Web apps for Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Its built-in Outlook chat connects to Facebook messages, and it will integrate Skype calls later this year.

Outlook.com mail was designed to snag Gmail users first and foremost, according to Dharmesh Mehta, Microsoft’s director for Windows Live product management.

Unlike Google’s email service, Outlook.com doesn’t personalize its ads by looking at your email content. More generic Bing ads are displayed in the right-hand sidebar of the inbox, but not in a conversation view. When you’re viewing an email thread, the sidebar shows the sender’s photo and recent Facebook and Twitter activity, which you can respond to right in line.

Outlook’s address book connects to Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, LinkedIn and other services, so contact info will update automatically when friends change their profiles.

Outlook.com mail does some handy tricks with attachments. Attached photos appear in recipients’ inbox as nicely formatted Web-based previews instead of a deluge of large files. Click on them and they open in the browser. And email messages can show SkyDrive and Flickr album slideshows.

Word documents, Excel spreadsheets and PowerPoint presentations, which people constantly email back and forth, upload to SkyDrive and can be edited in the browser – just like Google Docs, but without the need to convert the files.

Outlook.com mail reduces clicks in small ways, displaying convenient delete and mark-as-read buttons alongside as you mouse over each message, so you can execute these actions instantly without having to click a check box first. It lets you choose your preferred keyboard shortcuts; if you’re not used to Outlook shortcuts, you can switch to Gmail or Yahoo! Mail shortcuts.

Outlook mail also has easy tools for cleaning up so-called “graymail”, the coupons and newsletters we’re constantly getting but may not always want. You can schedule regular cleanups of old robo-emails while keeping the latest one in your inbox.

So what will happen to Hotmail, Microsoft’s long-lived webmail service? It will remain as it is for now, but not forever. “This is a preview”, Mehta says of Outlook.com mail. Microsoft will merge its two webmail services “at some point,” but for now, it will run the two in tandem.

Go to Outlook.com to join the preview. You can upgrade your existing Windows Live or Hotmail account, or you can create a new Outlook.com user name.

Tags: , ,

Forgot the passwords to your email accounts set up in MS Outlook? Need to unlock a password-protected Outlook PST file? This usually happens when you rarely use the password or just let MS Outlook to remember the password for your convenience, or for security purposes of Outlook email items in Outlook PST file you keep very complicated password. You may don’t realize that you’ve forgotten the password until you’re going to use your email account on another computer or prepare to make a backup of Outlook emails before reinstalling OS.

If you are facing such situations then you can recover Outlook email account passwords and unlock Outlook PST file using Outlook Password Recovery utility.

How to Recover Outlook Email Account Password

  1. Download and install Outlook Password Recovery tool.
  2. Run Outlook Password Recovery, then click the Start Recoverybutton.Outlook Password Recovery
  3. The program will automatically search Microsoft Outlook profiles. Instantly recover Outlook password and display all the login details: email account, username, password, account type (IMAP, POP3, SMTP,LDAP, HTTP) and server name.

How to Unlock Outlook PST File Password

  1. Download and install Outlook Password Recovery tool.
  2. Run Outlook Password Recovery, then click the Unlock PST File button.
  3. The File Open dialog will appear. Choose the .pst file of MS Outlook, then click Open.
  4. The program will start to decrypt the PST file and provide 3 different passwords. You can then use any of them to unlock and open your password-protected PST file.Please note: the recovered passwords may differ from your original password, but you can also use them to unlock your PST file. That’s due to Outlook encryption algorithm.

Outlook Password Recovery is a simple yet useful software which not only recovers passwords for Outlook email accounts and PST files but also supports Outlook Express and most of the popular email clients including Windows Live Mail, Eudora, Incredimail, etc.

Tags: , , , ,

admin on July 22, 2012

Change Windows 7 password and now can’t remember the password? You are given a spare computer but don’t know the login password? The administrator account is locked out after too many failed password attempts? Is there a way to get around these password problems?

Windows encrypts user account passwords on your hard drive to provide better security. It even prevents any external tampering while Windows is running so that the only way to reset / recover Windows password would be through a boot CD. With the right boot CD you can circumvent Windows security restrictions and reset the password directly.

If you’d like to learn how to recover Windows password, there are multiple methods of doing so – some are easy and some are painstakingly difficult – but each of them comes with their own advantages and disadvantages. Here are 2 best Windows password recovery tools for you to recover or reset forgotten Windows 7/Vista/XP passwords.

Method 1: Reset Windows Password (Recommendation)

We’re going to start off with the easiest method of cracking Windows password and access a Windows PC, which is using a Windows password reset CD. All you need to do is download the ISO image of Reset Windows Password utility. Next, you will have to burn the ISO image file you just downloaded onto a CD. Boot the computer from the CD and The boot CD allows you to safely reset any pre-existing admin or user account password. You will then be able to reboot and quickly log back into Windows with an empty password.

This method is quite easy, which can help you instantly reset local admin/user passwords on Windows 7/Vista/XP. It can also reset domain administrator passwords on Windows Server 2008/2003/2000. One main flaw is that you can’t access EFS encrypted files after resetting Windows password. But EFS is rarely used so this isn’t a big concern.

Method 2: Recover Windows Password

If you’re facing the challenge of an EFS-encrypted PC, the only option you have left is to use a brute force attack to crack Windows password. Now, this can take from a few hours to days, depending on the speed of your PC and the complexity of the password, so patience is a must. You will need to download and burn the Ophcrack Live CD and boot the computer from the CD. After it loads up all the files, you will be brought to a GUI, where you can start to crack your password.

Although this method works on EFS encrypted files and operating systems, there is still a big problem as it can’t recover every Windows password, especially complicated passwords as that requires a few weeks or even months to crack a password. So you do have a small chance to recover the original password. Another problem is that Ophcrack Live CD doesn’t support domain controller.

Conclusion

Method 1 should be able to solve all major problems of forgetting Windows password. It’s also much easier to use and more effective than Method 2. But each of them has its own strengths and weaknesses. Which password recovery tool is better for you to unlock your computer? It all depends on your situation.

Tags: , , , , ,