Best 6 Ways to Change User/Login Password on Windows 7

"My computer running Windows 7, I haven't used it in awhile and forgot login password on the locked screen how can I get in and change it?"

Adding the password on your Windows computer obviously increases the security of personal data stored on it. But, there is no doubt behind forgetting a Windows user/login password is really a headache thing especially when you have urgent work. Changing the password once you forget the current password very easy. Here in this article, we will talk about such tools on how to change user password Windows 7. So, let's proceed with the rest of the post without wasting more time.

Part 1. How to Change User/Login Password For Free

Change Windows password using Microsoft's official way is one of the easiest and fastest ways. But, there are many other ways which you can use if any of ways, not works. In this part, we will provide 3 different ways to change user password in Windows 7 for free.

Way 1. Using Official Way

Step 1: First of all, you have to click on the "Start" button and choose "Control Panel" from the list.

Step 2: Control Panel Window interface will appear on your computer screen, click on the "User Accounts and Family Safety".

Step 3: User accounts interface will appear; you have to click on the "Change your password".

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Step 4: Change your password window will appear, enter the current password and new password in the text field.

Step 5: Click on the "Change Password" button to change user password Windows 7.

Way 2. Using Command Prompt

Step 1: Click on the "Start" button and search for Command prompt and run it as administrator.

Step 2: Command prompt window will appear, enter net user [username] [password] without square brackets and hit on the "Enter" button.

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Step 3: Now, enter net user username * and hit the "Enter" button again.

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Step 4: After the above step, type net user username "" and press "Enter" button.

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Step 5: After that, enter net user username /Random and press the "Enter" button.

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By performing the above steps, it will create an 8-character random password for your computer.

Way 3. Using Safe Mode

Step 1: Initially, you have to turn on your computer and press F8 repeatedly until you'll see the Advanced boot options.

Step 2: On the Advanced boot options, choose "Safe mode" from the list.

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Step 3: Now, login to the admin account by entering the password.

Step 4: Go to the control panel by clicking on Start > Control Panel.

Step 5: Choose user accounts and select the locked administrator to reset the password. Open the command prompt and run the new user command.

Part 2. How to Change User/Login Password with Third-Party Tool

If you can 't change the password bt following above ways or you need more help such as reset Administrator password, then PassFab 4WinKey is the best chioce for you. Using this tool, you can easily change the password of any locked computer by following some simple steps.

Guide for Using PassFab 4WinKey

Step 1: Visit PassFab official website and download PassFab 4Winkey on another computer.

Step 2: Now, open it and choose the disk which you want to create a password recovery disk.

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Step 3: Once you choose the disk, click on the "burn" button and click on "Yes" when prompted.

Step 4: Burning successfully message will appear when it completes.

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Step 5: Insert the password recovery disk to your locked computer.

Step 6: Now, boot your PC and press F12 or Esc as per your manufacturer to boot into the boot menu.

Step 7: After that, you have to select the password recovery disk from the boot menu. Simply select UEFI: [Password recovery disk name] by pressing enter.

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Step 8: This will open the Windows Password Recovery Tool. Choose your Windows version followed by a click on "Reset your password" radio button.

Step 9: Hit on the "Next" button and select the user account whose password you want to reset.

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Step 10: Enter the new password and click on "Next" button.

Step 11: Finally, the password has changed, click on the "Reboot" to made changes.

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Changing the password on a locked computer is potentially more complicated as compared to an unlocked computer. But with PassFab 4WinKey you can solve all Windows password problems. Such as reset Windows Administrator password, Microsoft password. All in all, select the way that works best for you is the most important thing.

/ Posted by Shirley Howard to Windows 7 / Follow @Shirley Howard

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