“How to change my Windows 7 password” , this is question frequently asked by Windows 7 users. When users forget the administrator password, they may take their computer to repair or restore system themselves. In fact, there are many free methods to reset Windows 7 password. This article will show you some easy way to remove or change the password on Windows 7.
1. Use Windows 7 Password Reset disk
Using password reset disk to reset Windows 7 password is the easiest way for users who forget administrator password. The built-in feature in Windows 7 allows users to create a password reset disk free. Given that you have created a Windows 7 password reset disk before, and now you forget the password, you can follow the steps below to change windows 7 password yourself.
Step 1. Enter a wrong password, then you will see the a messages tells you the password is incorrect. Hit OK to close the window.
Step 2. After the “Reset password” message appear, hit it and then insert the Windows password reset disk (USB flash drive or CD/DVD is OK) you created before.
Step 3. Follow the steps in the Password Reset Wizard to create a new password.
Step 4. Log on with the new creative password.
2. Type lusrmgr.msc to reset Windows 7 password
Typing lusrmgr.msc is another simple way to reset password in Windows 7 in case you did not create password reset disk before, however, this method requires administrator access, which means, you need another admin account to reset the lost windows 7 password.
Step 1. Logon the computer using the accessible admin account who owns the credential
Step 2. Click the Start button then type lusrmgr.msc into the Search box, and press Enter to open the Local Users and Groups window. If the administrator password or confirmation is needed, provide that to continue.
Step 3. Double-click Local Users and Groups, and then click Users.
Step 4. Right-click the account that you want to change the password, and click Set Password.
Step 5. Type the new password and confirm it when you finish..
3. Change Windows 7 password from the Command Prompt
As long as you can login to your computer using an admin account, you can also free reset Windows 7 password from the command prompt without any recovery tool.
Step 1. After you logon your PC, press Win key and R simultaneously and type cmd in the Run command box and hit enter to open command prompt. Type “net user” in the command prompt and hit “Enter”, you will see all users in your PC.
Step 2. Type the locked user and set the password, then press Enter to save the settings. Now, you have set a new password for the locked user.
Step 3. Reboot your computer. Type “shutdown -r -t 00” and press “Enter”, your computer will reboot automatically. And then, you can use the new account to login to your Windows 7 computer.