Tip & How-To about Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

How to login to other people accounts using protected account

Go start

go run

type cmd

type net users

you will see the user account on the command prompt

To change password
type net users "user name" *
type new password
type new password again

note when you change the password for the user you will not be able to see the password when you typing in the new password.

To add a new user
type net users "user name" /add

To delete user
type net users "user name" /delete


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how do i get my password


If you want to change a computer's sing-on password without actually knowing the original password, then today's your lucky day.

You don't need to be computer savvy to do this.
This is considering you know the ethics of privacy.

Please do not use this against anyone.
Okay, now that that's over with, here's how to change the sign-on password to a computer without knowing the original password...

Go to the start menu, then click on "run" (the command program).
Type in "cmd" (without the quotes).
Once the command window comes up type in: "net user"


After you type in "net user" it will list the user names of the computer.
You want to type in "net user" and the user name after it.

So if the username was Maya you would type in: net user maya.
After this it should say on the command window "you may change your password".

To change the password type in what you typed in the previous step but this time add the password to the end.
So if my password were abcd I would type in : net user maya abcd.
Change Administrator password using DOS Command
Use dos comand
The administrator account on a Windows machine is the main, root user name that gives full access to the machine.

Administrators should change this password frequently to avoid unauthorized access to the domain or desktop machine.

This can be done in the Windows Control Panel, or use the "net user" command in the Windows DOS prompt.

Log in to the machine using the administrator username and password.
You can also use an account that has administrator privileges on the domain or desktop computer.


Click the Windows "Start" button and select "Run" or "Start Search" (depending on your version of Windows).

In the text box displayed, enter "cmd" and press the "OK" button.
This opens the command prompt window.

Type "net user administrator <new password>" into the command prompt.
Replace "<new password>" with the password you want to set.

Enter the password again for confirmation.
Once you enter it again, the administrator password has been changed.

Test the new password by rebooting the machine and logging in with the new administrator password.

Apr 10, 2014 | Computers & Internet

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i cant log on because i forgot my password


If you have any other user account with admin rights then only you can change the password..else you have to reinstall the operating system.
If you have a different account with admin accounts.
go to start then in run type in cmd\
you will see a black window.

Then follow the below steps:

To change a user's password at the command prompt, log on as an administrator and type:
net user user_name * /domain When you are prompted to type a password for the user, type the new password, not the existing password. After you type the new password, the system prompts you to retype the password to confirm. The password is now changed.

Alternatively, you can type the following command:
net user user_name new_password
When you do so, the password changes without prompting you again. This command also enables you to change passwords in a batch file.

Non-administrators receive a "System error 5 has occurred. Access is denied" error message when they attempt to change the password.

Aug 18, 2011 | Compaq Presario 1800 Notebook

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i have changed a new password for my administrator account and foget the password, i can only log through the user account. pls help me with steps on how to reset the password and enter new one


Do you need to reset vista or xp users password? Ihas a little trick that dig it for you from tech-hack forums. The method is very easy to follow and doesn't require any complicated commands. The method is free to use and you don't need to pay hundreds of dollars for some utility for unlocking lost windows passwords. Just follow next simple steps:
First thing you need to do is to start command prompt or CMD. There is two ways to do that:
Press F8 when Windows XP start up (before windows xp logo - progress bar for loading) and choose "Save Mode Command prompt" option
If you are logged in: click on start -> Run, type "cmd" and press ENTER.
In command prompt window type command "net user" or "net users". You will see the list of users that are created on current running OS.
Type "net user" "user name" "*". You will see that windows will ask you to enter new password for that particular user account! No super user privileges needed. Just type new password two times and you are done.
Example of process: If the administrator username is "administrator" then command for changing its password will be: "net user administrator *".
Note: quotes (") in the post are just for highlighting the word.

Nov 02, 2009 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

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I forgot my password to login


Logon with any valid account.
Go to Start > Run...
Type in "cmd" and then press Enter.
You can also right-click the desktop, create new shortcut, then type: cmd
When the Command Prompt window pops up, type in "net user" to identify the account name of the local administrator.
Once you have identified the admin account, type in
net user "admin account name" * and press Enter. do this exactly right including spaces and replace admin account name with the name of the admin account
When prompted, enter a new password for the admin account and hit Enter. You will not see the characters being typed.
Confirm your password by entering it again and hit Enter.
Type in "exit".
logoff and try the given password

Mar 14, 2009 | HP iPAQ HX2400 Pocket PC

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forget password


Logon with any valid account.
Go to Start > Run...
Type in "cmd" and then press Enter.
You can also right-click the desktop, create new shortcut, then type: cmd
When the Command Prompt window pops up, type in "net user" to identify the account name of the local administrator.
Once you have identified the admin account, type in
net user "admin account name" * and press Enter. do this exactly right including spaces and replace admin account name with the name of the admin account
When prompted, enter a new password for the admin account and hit Enter. You will not see the characters being typed.
Confirm your password by entering it again and hit Enter.
Type in "exit" and press Enter.

Nov 28, 2008 | JVC GC-A70 Digital Camera

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