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How to Create A Password-Protected User Account in Windows 7?

It’s well known that many user accounts can be created on a same Windows 7 machine with different privileges for different purpose. Here the problem is that how to create a new user account in your Windows 7 machine? And how to add a strong password to protect the data on this account from unauthorized users? If you have no idea about it, please have a look at the following instructions.

How to create a new user account in Windows 7?

Turn on your Windows 7 computer and log on to it with a user account which owns administrative permission and then create a new account as below. Please note that only administrator account have rights to manage other user accounts.

1. Go to the following screen by clicking Start -> Control Panel -> User Accounts and Family Safety -> User Accounts and then click Mange another account.

2. Click Create a new account on the coming up screen.

3. Set a name for this user account, and choose the account type: standard user or Administrator based on your actual needs. And then click Create Account to complete.

Now a new user account has been created on your Windows 7 machine. But don’t stop your operation as the user account is not password protected at present.

How to add a password to the new Window 7 user account?

Now, switch users and log on to this new user account without password. After logged into successfully, it just takes 2 simple steps.

1. PressCTRL+ALT+DELETE, and then click Change a password.

2. Leave your old password box blank, type your new password and confirm, and then press Enter.

Windows 7 Password Tips:

1. The password should be more than 8 characters in length and composed of letters, symbols and numbers.

2. Please avoid common passwords like “123456”,”password”, “12345” etc.

3. Create a Windows password reset disk of this account to in case that you forgot Windows 7 password one day.

4. If you forgot Windows 7 password without a password reset disk, please try to do password recovery for Windows 7 with Windows Password Unlocker.

Thursday, 28-Jun-2012 09:12 Email | Share | | Bookmark
5 Simple Steps to Reset Forgotten Windows Password

As a common PC user, have you ever come across the one of the following problems?

1. Forgot Windows administrator password?
2. Forgot login password to you Dell/HP/Acer/Toshiba laptop?
3. Lost Windows 7/Vista login password?
4. You or Someone changed your Windows password and now cannot remember what it changed to?
5. Bought a secondhand password, but you cannot access it as it is password protected?

Will you feel crazy if you are in urgent need of your computer on that condition? Well, keep calm and do as follows when you forgot Windows password, and you’ll be able to get in the computer in a few minutes.

Step 1: Make sure if you forgot Windows password permanently, rather than temporarily. Try to recall your Windows password. Is it composed of Dates, names, places, foods, birthdays, etc?
Check if there is anything can offer some clues to the lost password, like a password hint? No? Ok, please go to step 2.

Step 2: If you are a Widows XP user, try to log on to computer via the default administrator account. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del twice on the logon screen to pop up the classic logon screen. Input “administrator” in the username box and leave the password box blank, and then press Enter. If you are a Windows Vista/7 user, please skip this step.

Step 3: Check if you ever created a password reset disk in advance or there is an accessible user account with administrator privileges available. Please note the standard user and guest accounts don’t have permission to reset password of another user account. No? Please continue.

Step 4: Prepare a blank CD/DVD or USB flash drive, and then get Windows Password Unlocker Professional. Burn a bootable password reset CD/DVD or USB flash drive with Windows Password Unlocker in any accessible computer. Then boot the locked PC from the password reset CD/DVD or USB to reset lost Windows password.
Note: Windows Password Unlocker is one of the most popular Windows password recovery tools on market. Featuring 100% recovery rate, it allows to instantly reset forgotten Windows password in 5 minutes.

Step 5: Reinstall Windows if you don’t want to use Windows Password Unlocker or it doesn’t work for you. It is the last choice. Of course, you can do system restore through the setup CD or a system repair disc.

Don’t think it is easy to complete the steps above? Don’t feel panic any longer when you forgot Windows password.

Tuesday, 26-Jun-2012 09:31 Email | Share | | Bookmark
3 Ways to Enable the Built-in Windows 7 Administrator Account

Like Windows XP, Windows 7 also has an Administrator account in its factory configuration. You can use the administrator account to ensure that only the person logged in as an administrator can make certain changes, including changes that affect other users. But what unlike its Windows XP, Windows 7’s built-in administrator account is disabled as a security measure. And to enjoy the function of this account, you need to enable the administrator account at first. Here shows you 3 ways to turn on Windows 7 default administrator account which will prevent from Windows 7 password recovery trouble.

Option 1: Through Command Prompt.

1. Type “cmd” in Start menu Search box, then open a command prompt in administrator mode by right-clicking and choosing Run as administrator
2. Now provide following command in command prompt:
net user administrator /active:yes
3. Press Enter. The Administrator account will be enabled. If you want to disable it again, simply replace “yes” with “no” in above command.

Option 2: Through Local Users and Groups.

1. Press Windows +R to pop up the Run command, and then type lusrmgr.msc in it and clicking OK to open “Computer Management” window
2. Expand Users folder in the left pane, and then right-click on “Administrator” account to select Properties in right-side pane. Uncheck the Account is disabled box on the properties window.

Option 3: Local Security Policy

1. Open Local Security Policy windows by typing “secpol.msc” in RUN dialog box or Start menu search box.
2. Expand the Local Policies folder in the left pane, and expand Security Options in the right pane.
3. Double-click on first option “Accounts: Administrator account status” and select “Enabled” and apply it.

Now the Windows 7 administrator account is enabled and don’t forget to add a password to this account. Of course, a Windows 7 password reset disk should also be created after adding a password. It will be helpful if you forgot Windows 7 administrator password.

Monday, 25-Jun-2012 08:00 Email | Share | | Bookmark
Lost Windows Password: Recover It with System Recovery Options

When you need to restore your computer configuration or when you need to perform Windows 7 error recovery such as fix master boot record and boot sector, you can use the System Repair to access the system recovery options to fix these errors. And when you lost Windows 7 password, you can also take advantage of this feature to get back in your computer.

Honest speaking, the system recovery options can be also available on a Windows 7 installation disc or the recovery options provided by your computer manufacturer. If you don’t have either of those choices, you can access it by the system repair disc which you can create through the Windows 7 built-in features. Following is a simple guide on how to use a Windows 7 system repair disc.

To use the system repair disc
1.Insert the system repair disc into your computer, and then turn on or restart your computer using.

3. If prompted, press any key to start the computer from the system repair disc.

If your computer isn’t configured to start from a CD or DVD, check the information that came with your computer. You might need to set the BIOS to have the CD or DVD drive listed first in the boot order.

4. Select your language preferences and click on Next.

5. Select a recovery option listed below, and then click Next. And then follow its instructions to bypass your lost Windows password.
* Startup Repair
* System Restore
* System Image Recovery
* Windows Memory Diagnostic
* Command Prompt

Actually, the best way to reset Windows password is to use a third-party software, like Windows Password Unlocker. It will allow you to burn a bootable password reset disk with a blank CD/DVD or USB flash drive in any PC in a few seconds. When you boot your locked PC from the bootable disk, you’ll be able to reset the lost Windows password to blank within 3 simple clicks. No any data loss or damage after Windows password recovery.

Wednesday, 20-Jun-2012 08:04 Email | Share | | Bookmark
Forgot Administrator Password in Windows Vista?

Problem: Forgot administrator password in Windows Vista?
I must have messed something up because now I can’t sign the administrator account with the right password. I changed the administrator password last night. But I’m sure that I log on to the administrator account with what I changed to. It said that it is incorrect password. And it said no drive when i try to rest it by clicking the Reset Password link under the password box. Can someone walk me through how to recover or reset the forgotten Windows administrator password? It’s a windows vista home premuim dell computer.

Things you need to understand before Windows password recovery:
1. Please make sure the Caps Lock is off as the Windows password is case-sensitive.
2. Please make user that you are trying the right user account if there are many users displayed on the Windows Vista logon screen.
3. If you want to reset Windows password by clicking the Reset Password link appearing after enter a wrong password, it’s required to create a password reset disk before the password is forgotten by using the Windows built-in tools.

Solution: Use Windows Password Unlocker
The best solution to getting rid of a lost Windows Vista password that I find is to use Windows Password Unlocker tool, on the condition that you neither have a password reset disk nor another accessible administrator account. It enables you to create a bootable Windows password recovery disk with a blank CD/DVD or USB flash drive in seconds. When you forgot Vista password, you can insert the bootable disk in the locked computer and start it from the disk. Then you’ll access Windows Password Unlocker with all your user accounts listed. Select your target user account and reset its password.

It’s estimated the whole Windows password recovery will cost you no more than 5 minutes, irrespective of the length and complexity of your lost Windows password. If you want more details, there are image and video step-by-step user guide on its official website. No any loss or damage to your computer data or settings. And its recovery rate is 100%。

Please note that it’s required to install and run this Windows Password Unlocker tool in a computer that you can run as administrator. If you cannot log in your computer as administrator, you can find any third computer to download and run this utility.

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