As a Windows 7 user, you have to know Microsoft provides the means to create a USB and to use the USB to reset the user's password in case you will forget your Windows 7 login password in the future. Or if you forgot the password and have no created reset USB before, create and use Windows 7 password recovery USB to unlock the forgotten Windows 7 password with Windows Password Recovery tool.
Here is the detailed info for creating and using Windows 7 password recovery USB free no matter you remember or forget your login password.
Part I: How to Create and Use a Windows 7 Password Recovery USB after Logged in?
Before creating this free Windows 7 password recovery USB, you must login to each user account for which you wish to create a reset USB.
Note: A password recovery USB can only be created for local user accounts. If your computer is on a domain, a network administrator can reset your domain logon password.
Step 1. Insert a USB flash drive into your computer.
Step 2. Type "reset" in the Windows search box and select "Create a password reset disk".
Step 3. When the Forgotten Password Wizard appears, click "Next".
Step 4. Select your USB flash drive and click "Next".
Step 5. Type the "Current password" for your user account and click "Next".
Step 6. Once the wizard finishes creating the reset disk, click "Next" then "Finish".
Next learn how to unlock Windows 7 password with this created Windows 7 password recovery USB once if you forget the password afterwards.
Step 1. Insert the password reset USB into your locked Windows 8.1 computer.
Step 2. When you input the incorrect password in Windows logon screen, the "Reset Password" option will pop up, click it.
Step 3. Follow steps in "Password Reset Wizard" to reset Windows 8.1 forgotten password.
Part II: How to Burn and Use Windows 7 Password Recovery USB when Forgot the Password?
Even you have forgotten Windows 7 login password, you still have a way to create a Windows 7 starter recovery USB with Windows Password Recovery tool.
Before creating it, get all the things prepared as following.
A formatted USB flash drive
An accessible Windows PC
Windows Password Recovery downloaded and installed