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How to Change Windows 7 Password?

As the latest operating system launched by Microsoft for only about 1 year, the sale of Windows 7 has surpassed Windows Vista in global market. It attacks increasing attentions and more and more people focus on Windows 7 functions. Here it introduces you how to change Windows 7 password. 3 different and detailed options for your to change Windows 7 password.

Option 1: Change Windows 7 Password Use Ctrl + Alt + Del

  • It is the easiest way to change Windows 7 password by pressing Ctrl +Alt +Del.
  • 1. Press Ctrl + Alt + Del when you are logged onto your Windows 7 PC.
  • 2. Click on Change a password.
  • 3. Type your old password, type your new password, type your new password again to confirm it, and then press Enter.
Option 2: Change Windows 7 Password Use Computer Management
  • This solution to changing Windows 7 password:
  • 1. Right-click Computer to select Manage.
  • 2. In the coming Local Users and Groups screen, double-click Local Users and Groups, and then click Users.
  • 3. Right-click the account that you need to reset the password for, and then click Set Password.
  • 4. Type and confirm the new password.
  • Note: you can also go to Local Users and Groups screen by clicking Start button and inputting lusrmgr.msc into the Search box.
Option 3: Change Windows 7 Password Use Password Reset Disk Windows 7 allows you to create a password reset disk to change Windows 7 password in case that you are locked out of computer. When you forgot Windows 7 password, please plug your password reset disk in computer, and then follow the below steps to change Windows 7 password.

  • 1. Log on your computer with the target Windows account.
  • 2. Enter a wrong password in the welcome screen password box, and hit Enter.
  • 3. Click OK when the message that the user name or password is incorrect comes up.
  • 4. Click on Reset password on the following screen.
  • 5. Click Next when password reset wizard welcome screen appears.
  • 6. Select the target password reset disk and enter Next.
  • 7. Enter and confirm your new Windows password and click Next.
  • 8. Click Finish to close the wizard.
  • 9. Log on Windows 7 with the newly reset password.

Whether to use Ctrl + Alt + Del or use computer management to change Windows 7 password, it is only available when you can log on Window 7 machine with an account with administrator privileges. If you forget all administrator account passwords, you can turn to Windows password reset disk to change the lost Windows password. A windows 7 password reset disk can really save you a lot of trouble when you forgot Windows password and locked out of computer.

If you forget to create Windows 7 password reset disk, you can try Windows Password Recovery Professional. This safe and reliable Windows password recovery software allows you to burn a bootable CD/DVD or USB flash drive to rest lost passwords for Windows 7/Vista/XP/NT and Windows Server 2008/2005/2000. You can log on your computer again within 5 minutes with this tool.

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