Change Your Forgotten Windows Password Easily
Forgot Windows logon password or my Windows password is unavailable suddenly. It possibly happens in our life frequently. As a layman of computer, you may ask for help from computer exporter or reinstall your computer with a Windows setup CD. However, it’s expensive to change your Windows password with the help of exporter and you’ll lost most of your data if you reinstall your computer. Factually, there are easier and safer ways to change your forgotten Windows password.
As a special diagnostic operating mode of Windows, safe mode which starts Windows with a limited set of files and drivers helps you to diagnose and troubleshoot various computer problems. Once Windows is in Safe Mode, you can actually perform whatever problem solving steps that might need to be done. anyou can change your forgotten Windows password in safe mode. The detailed steps are below:
If your Windows version is Windows XP:
Step1: Press F8 to enter the Advanced Boot Options when your computer is booting.
Step2: Select Safe Mode and access your computer with the Administrator account
Step3: Click “Start” to select” Run box”, and then input control userpasswords2, click "OK".
Step4: On the coming up Users screen, click user name that you want to reset the password for, and then click “Reset Password “to reset.
If your Windows version is Windws 7:
Step1. Repeatedly press F8 key as the computer is booting. It will list the "Windows Advanced Options Menu".
Step2. Select Safe Mode with Command Prompt and enter your computer with administrator account and password.
Step3. Enter net user on the command prompt, and click “Enter”. It will list all the user names of your Windows accounts. Here I take “Jack” as a user account for example
Step4. Enter net user”jane 123” on command prompt and click “Enter”. This command line means that you want to reset the lost “Jack” account password to “123”. When it takes effect, you’ll be able to logon the Jack account with the new password of “123”.
Step5. Now all the operations finished and you can restart your computer.
Of course, In case of that you can’t access safe mode for some reasons, you can also change your Windows logon password with Windows password recovery software. If it’s necessary for you, please refer to: How to recover your forgotten/lost Windows password?
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