If you have a Windows 7 computer and now facing the trouble of being locked out of the computer, you should fully read this article to know how to change password on Windows 7. Due to it is a lot different between Windows 10 and 7, sometimes, you may need a professional way. Now, let's explore more.

Part 1. Change Windows 7 Password When You Forgot Password

As we talked before, the old system such as Windows 7 or XP should be more careful during change password. Besides, for most of us we don't know how to enter the inside system to get some changes. Luckily, here is a tool you can try which called PassFab 4WinKey, a Windows password recovery tool. Using this tool, you will be able to change password on Windows 7 in a minutes.

Why You Choose PassFab 4WinKey?

No matter which Windows version you are using or what computer model your are using, PassFab 4WinKey enables you to solve Windows password problems quickly. It also allows you create reset disk on Mac.

Step 1: Firstly, launch the PassFab 4WinKey program on a computer and go to Advanced Recovery Wizard.

advanced recovery wizard

Step 2: Now, select the Windows version on your locked computer and click "Burn" to create a bootable password recovery disk on a USB or CD.

burn recovery disk

Note: If you select USB to create a recovery disk, it will be formatted first and you will lose all data on it. So, choose an empty USB drive or backup the data on another computer.

Step 3: Insert the bootable password recovery disk to the locked computer, and enter the boot menu by pressing F12 or ESC when it boots.

Step 4: In the boot menu, select boot from the recovery disk and it will start the Recovery program.

select recovery disk

Step 5: In the PassFab 4WinKey program interface, select the Windows installation on your locked computer and check the "Reset your password" radio button.

select windows

Step 6: Select the username whose password you want to change and enter the new password in the corresponding text box.

reset password

Finally, click Next and wait for the program to change the password. Now, you can log in to your computer with the new password.

Part 2. Change Windows 7 Password on Activated Windows 7

Besides resetting the forgotten password, you will also need to reset Windows 7 password when someone cracks or sees you entering it. If you know the password, then you can freely change it on your computer. You could have both local or administrator account on your PC. Since administrator account has the most privileges, you can only change it a password if you know the account password, while the administrator can change other user's password from an administrative account. Below we will discuss both, how to change password on Windows 7 for the administrative and local user account.

1. Change Administrat account password on Windows 7

Step 1: First, you need to be log into the administrative account and then open Control panel.

control panel windows 7

Step 2: Now, go to "Users Account and Family Safety" in Control panel and then click on "User Accounts".

user accounts

Step 3: Click on "Make changes to your user account".

Step 4: At the next screen, click on "Change your password" and then enter your current password.

change your password

Step 5: Next, you will have to enter the new password, first in the "New password" field and then in the "Confirm new password" field.

enter new password

Step 6: Enter a password hint in the next field if you want and finally click "Change password".

This will change your administrative account password on Windows 7.

2. Change Local user account password on Windows 7

To change the local user account password, you will need to login to the local user account and then follow the same steps given above to change the password. Though, you can also change other user's password from the administrative account. To do this, follow the below steps -

Step 1: Go to User Account window following the above steps i.e. Start > Control Panel > User Accounts and Family Safety > User Accounts.

Step 2: Next, click on "Manage another account" link and select the local user account whose password you want to change.

manage another account

Step 3: Click on "Change the password" option and then enter the new password twice.

Step 4: Give a password hint if you want and click on "Change password" button to save the changes.


In this article, we've introduced many ways to change Windows 7 password. But, only PassFab 4WinKey also works for change Windows 10 password and so on. Simply put, with this tool, you will not worry about Windows password issue anymore.