How to Change Password on Windows 7 without Knowing It

Need to change password on Windows 7? This article gives you seven methods to change your Windows 7 password easily and safely even without knowing the password.

If you have forgotten your Windows 7 password, there are several ways to retrieve or change it without knowing the password.

Method 1: Use a pre-created password reset disk to change forgotten Windows 7 password.

Method 2: Change Windows 7 password in Safe Mode with Command Prompt.

Method 3: Change administrator and user password with Windows Password Rescuer.

If you still remember your Windows 7 password and you need to change the password, just to use the following methods.

Method 4: Use CTRL-ALT-DEL keys to change Windows 7 password.

Method 5: Change your password in Control Panel.

Method 6: Use “lusrmgr.msc” to Change your password in Windows 7.

Method 7: Use a simple command to change Windows 7 password.

Method 1: Use a pre-created password reset disk to change forgotten Windows 7 password.

This is an easy and safe way to change forgotten password in Windows 7 from Microsoft. If you want to change your Windows 7 password but you have forgotten the password, you can use your pre-created password reset disk to open Windows 7 password reset wizard and the wizard will instruct you to easily change your password without knowing it.

1. Start Windows 7 on your computer, once you entered a wrong password to sign in your user account, system will show you a link to open password reset wizard. Insert your pre-created password reset disk to the computer and then click the link.

2. When “Password Reset Wizard” pops up, you can follow the instructions to easily reset your Windows 7 password. Confirm that you disk is connected to your computer, then click “Next” to continue.

3. In next step, the drive you inserted where your password key disk is in will be shown in drive list. Select your password reset disk from the pull-down list. Then click “Next”.

4. Type a new password in the new password box and type it again to confirm. Then click “Next”.

5. You have successfully changed the password to new one. Now click “Finish to complete the wizard and then you can log on Windows 7 with the new password.

 

Method 2: Change Windows 7 password in Safe Mode with Command Prompt.

Another available way to change a forgotten Windows 7 password is using Command Prompt in Safe Mode. How to open the Command Prompt in Windows 7 Safe Mode? You just need to boot Windows 7 in Safe Mode with Command Prompt and then login the built-in administrator account without password.

Here are the steps to change Windows 7 password in Safe Mode.

1. Power on your computer and press F8 immediately to get into Advanced Boot Options screen. Then press arrow key to highlight Safe Mode with Command Prompt and press Enter to continue boot.

2. The computer will located required system files to run Windows 7 in safe mode. Once Windows 7 login screen appears, click “Administrator” to sign in without password.

3. Command Prompt will run automatically in administrator mode. In the CMD window, type “net user [username] [new password]” and then press Enter. (Replace the “username” and “new password” with yours.) The old password will be replaced with new one.

4. Close the Command Prompt window and then restart your computer. After that, you can log on Windows 7 with the new password.

 

Method 3: Change administrator and user password with Windows Password Rescuer.

If you are using the built-in administrator on Windows 7 and unfortunately forgot the password, or you forgot your admin password no reset disk, you will need to use a third-party program to help change your password. In this guide, I will show you how to use the best Windows password recovery tool, Windows Password Rescuer, to easily change Windows 7 administrator password without knowing it. It also works for any other Windows systems such as Windows 10, 8.1, 8, Vista, XP and Windows server 2019, 2016, 2012, 2011, 2008 and 2003.

To accomplish this task, you will need to prepare an available computer with internet access and a bootable CD/DVD or USB flash drive. Then follow the instructions bellow to change administrator password in Windows 7 easily.

1. Create a Windows password recovery disk on another computer.

1) Log on another computer and then purchase Windows Password Rescuer Personal full version (Free download trial version from the link bellow). Then download the software and install it on the computer.

2) Launch the software, insert a bootable CD/DVD or USB to the computer and then choose a media type to create a Windows password recovery disk. Take a USB flash drive for example, now choose “USB device”.

3) Select your USB drive name from pull-down list and then click on “Begin Burning” button. Once burning completed, take out your USB and transfer it to your locked Windows 7 computer.

2. Change Windows 7 administrator password on your locked computer.

1) Insert the Windows password recovery disk to you locked computer.

2) Set the computer to boot from USB. Read more about how to boot from USB. If you use a CD/DVD to create a Windows password recovery disk, read more about how to boot from CD/DVD.

3) Once your locked computer boots from the Windows password recovery disk, Windows Password Rescuer will run automatically and locate all Windows 7 user accounts on screen. Simply click “Administrator”.

4) Click “Reset Password”, when the program asks you to confirm it, click “Yes”.

5) Administrator password will be removed and shown “blank” in passwords list. You can change any other user account password as well.

6) After that, click “Reboot”. When a confirm message pops up, remove your Windows password recovery disk and then click “Yes”.

7) Machine restarts, when Windows 7 login screen appears, click “Administrator” to sign in without any password.

This is an easy and safe way to change a forgotten administrator/user password in Windows 7 from Wimware. It allows you to change any Windows password without touching any of your files. Please feel free to try it.

 

Method 4: Use CTRL-ALT-DEL keys to change Windows 7 password.

When you need to change your Windows 7 password for that the password is expired, this is the easiest way to change the password.

1. Start Windows 7 and login your user account which your need to change its password. Then press CTRL-ALT-DELETE keys.

2. In the next screen, select “change a password”.

3. Type your old password and then type a new password twice. Then click the arrow button to submit and back into your user account. You will need to enter the new password in next sign-in.

 

Method 5: Change your password in Control Panel.

This is another easy and safe way to change your Windows 7 password without losing data.

1. Start Windows 7 and then sign in your user account which you would like to change its password.

2. Click “Start” and then select “Control Panel”.

3. In “Control Panel” dialog, open “User Accounts”.

4. Click “Change your password”

5. Type your current password. Then type a new password and type it again to confirm. Next click “Change password” button. The old password will be replaced with the new one.

 

Method 6: Use “lusrmgr.msc” to Change your password in Windows 7.

In Windows 7 Home Premium and beyond versions, users can change user account password in “lusrmgr.msc”. If you want to change other user accounts password in this way, encrypted files of the user account will be lost after you change the user account password.

1. Log on Windows 7 with your admin account. Press “Win+R” keys to open “Run” box. Type “lusrmgr.msc” in the box and then press Enter.

2. When “lusrmgr.msc” dialog pops up, open Users folder. Right-click your user account and then select “set password”.

3. Type a new password and type it again to confirm it. Click “OK”.

 

Method 7: Use a simple command to change Windows 7 password.

This is an easy way to change user account in Windows 7 that it you only need to run a simple command.

1. Log on your Windows 7 with an admin account. Open “Start” menu and type “cmd” in the search box. Then select “cmd.exe” from search result.

2. In the CMD window, type “net user [username] [new password]” and then press Enter. The new password will replace the old one. You will need to enter the new password in next sign-in.

 

Conclusion: When you still remember your Windows 7 password, you can follow Method 4, 5, 6 and 7 to easily change your password. If you have forgotten your Windows 7 password and lost access to your computer, you can use Method 1, 2 and 3 to change your forgotten password in Windows 7 without knowing it.

 

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