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How to reset Windows password?

By Sarina.Lee Subscribe to RSS | January 11th 2012 | Views:

Being a common PC user, you should know not only how to set strong Windows password for better security, but also how to manage the password. For example, you should learn how to create a password reset disk in advance to in case that you forget the password in future, or how to remove the password for more convenient login, etc. In this article, it mainly shows you how to reset Windows password in different cases.

Case 1: When You Cannot Log into Computer

The problem that how to reset Windows password is related with a forgotten Windows password for most cases. Many users seek for a solution to this question is simply because they forgot Windows password and cannot log into the computer any longer. If you came across a similar problem, you can reset Windows password by using following methods.

Use Windows Password Unlocker

Most users finally reset forgotten Windows password through Windows password reset apps. Windows Password Unlocker is the most widely used Windows password reset tool. It can help you reset forgotten Windows password in minutes, no matter what your PC brand and Windows OS are. 100% recovery rate guaranteed.

Step 1. Download and install Windows Password Unlocker in any computer.

Step 2. Burn a bootable USB drive or CD/DVD in seconds.

Step 3. Start the computer that you want to reset password of from the bootable disk.

Step 4. Reset forgotten Windows password to blank within a few clicks.

More details, please visit its video on YouTube: How to reset Windows 7/Vista/XP password?

Use password reset disk

A password reset disk can be created in advance through the features of Windows 7/Vista/XP. If you have such a disk at hand, you can reset your forgotten Windows password using the steps below:

Step 1. Start your computer and insert the password reset disk in computer.

Step 2. Click your user account name and hit Enter.

Step 3. Click OK when an error message appears.

Step 4. Click the “Reset password” link under the password box.

Step 5. When Password Reset Wizard appears, follow its instructions to do your job.

Case 2. When You Can Log in As Administrator

Generally speaking, each user has several user accounts on his computer. If you forgot Windows password but still log into the computer through another admin account, the following methods will help you reset that forgotten password.

Use “lusrmgr.msc”

Step 1. Log into the admin account, type “lusrmgr.msc” in the Search box, click OK.

Step 2. Expand the folder titled users on the Local users and groups window.

Step 3. Right click the username for which you want to change the password and select Reset Password.

Use “Control Userpasswords2”

Step 1. Log into the admin account.

Step 2. Press Win +R to bring up the Run box, type “control userpasswords2” and click Ok.

Step 3. This will open the classic user accounts management window. Select any user and select reset password.

Case 3: When You Can Log in with the Correct Password

It’s an easy job to change or reset your Windows password if you still keep the password in mind. Just have a look at following steps.

1. Log into your target user account.

2. Open the User Accounts window by clicking Start – Control Panel – Family Safety and User Accounts – User Accounts.

3. Click the “Change your password” link.

4. Enter your current password, enter the new password, then enter it again, click Change password button.

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