How to Change Administrator Password in Windows 7

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"I forgot my Administrator password on my desktop. I am using Windows 7 really need to access my files. Help please."

Administrator password protects the most important profile on your computer, also, when you download app it will require you to enter Admin password. You can imagine how much inconvenience you may have when you forget your password. Now, we will introduce 4 wasy for changingAdministrator password in Windows 7. Keep reading to check it out.

  • Part 1. Top 3 Free Ways to Change Windows 7 Administrator Password
  • Part 2. Change Windows 7 Administrator Password Using PassFab 4WinKey
  • Part 1. Top 3 Free Ways to Change Windows 7 Administrator Password

    These 3 ways allows you to change Administrator password when you can access your computer. If you set Administrator account as login account you can check part 2. Now, let's get started.

    1. Change Windows 7 Admin Password from Control Panel

    In Windows 7, the control panel holds all the settings for the user account. You can change Administrator password Windows 7. Follow the below steps to learn how to change Administrator password in Windows 7 from control panel -

    Step 1: Open Start and then click on Control Panel.

    Step 2: In the control panel classic view, click on "User Accounts and Family Safety" and then go to "User Accounts".

    user accounts

    Step 3: Select "Make changes to your user account" and then click "Change your password".

    change your password

    Step 4: Enter the current admin password and then enter the new password twice. Give a password hint if you want.

    enter new password

    Step 5: Finally, click on Change password and it will change administrative password Windows 7.

    2. Change Windows 7 Administrator Password Using CMD

    Command prompt or cmd also allows you to change Windows 7 admin password for free. You can also use the cmd to change forgotten admin password if you have another admin account. Follow the steps to know how to change Administrator password in Windows 7 using cmd -

    Step 1: Open Start Menu and then search cmd.

    Step 2: Now, from the search results, right click on cmd and click "Run as Administrator".

    run cmd admin

    Step 3: Then, enter the "net user admin_username password" command to change the password.

    cmd change password

    Note: "admin_username" is the admin account whose password you want to change. "password" is the new password for the given admin account.

    3. Change Windows 7 Administrator Password Using Password Reset Disk

    You can also change Administrator password Windows 7 by resetting it using password reset disk. If you have made a password reset disk, follow the below steps to reset Windows 7 password using password reset disk -

    Step 1: At the Windows 7 login screen, click on "Reset password" link.

    Step 2: Once the Password Reset Wizard appears, click Next on it.

    Step 3: Now, insert the password reset disk into the computer and select the recovery disk in the Password Reset Wizard. Click Next.

    select reset disk

    Step 4: Then, you can enter a new password for the admin account. Type the new password twice and also give a password hint and click Next.

    type new password

    Step 5: Finally, click on Finish and login to the Admin account using the new password.

    Part 2. Change Windows 7 Administrator Password Using PassFab 4WinKey

    PassFab 4WinKey is one of the best third-party Windows password recovery tools. It allows you to reset or remove Windows Admin or local user account password, change Microsoft account password, add users accounts, change domain admin or standard user password and much more. Moreover, it is compatible with a range of Windows operating systems like Windows 10, 8.1,8, 7, Vista and XP. Follow the steps below to know how to change Administrator password in Windows 7 using PassFab 4WinKey -

    Step 1: First, launch PassFab 4WinKey on another computer and select Advanced Recovery wizard.

    run advanced recovery wizard

    Step 2: Select target OS as Windows 7 and create a password recovery disk by click on the "Burn" button.

    create recovery disk

    Step 3: Now, restart your computer and enter the boot menu by pressing ESC or F12.

    Step 4: Select Boot from the recovery disk and then select the OS on the target computer.

    boot from recovery disk

    Step 5: Select Reset your password option. Then choose the admin account and then enter the new password for it. Click Next.

    type new password

    Step 6: Click on Reboot button and restart the PC. Then, use the new password to login to the admin account.

    reboot pc

    Summary

    Nowadays it has become very easy to change the Windows 7 Administrator password with the help of third-party tools. Many tools are available in the market that allows you to change forgotten Windows admin password. But, it has been found that PassFab 4WinKey offers better and more recovery features than them, which makes it the best password recovery tool.

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