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How to Reset Windows 7 Password Using Command Prompt (100% Work)

author_icon Ronnie Barnes time_icon Last updated: Sep 16, 2019 05:13 pm tips_icon Windows 7

Have you forgotten a user account's password on your Windows 7 PC? It is a common problem that occurs with many types of accounts; people  forget the password that they set, and they don't know how to reset it. Although it may seem complicated, Command Prompt is a very useful tool for a  variety of tasks, one of which is resetting the password of a user account. This  article will show four different methods of resetting the password for a user  on Windows 7 using Command Prompt, and then tell you which the best method is to reset your password.

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Part 1: 3 Methods to Reset Windows 7 Password using Command Prompt

Command Prompt can be used in different situations. Here are 3 methods to use Command Prompt to reset Windows 7 password.

Method 1: Use Command Prompt with Another Administrator Account

Admin  accounts give you almost complete control over your PC. They allow you to  install any software, make changes to system settings and create/remove user  accounts. In Windows 7, you can reset a user account's password using another  Administrator account on the device. If you have another admin account setup on  your Windows 7 PC and you have access to this account, then by using Command  Prompt, you will be able to reset the password for the desired account. To do  this, you will need to login to the other admin account that you  have access to. Once  you have done this, you will need to follow these steps.

  • Search for "CMD" or "Command Prompt" in the Window's start menu.

  • Right-click this option and click on "Run as Administrator".

  • Click on YES on the  dialog box that appears.

  • You will see a black  screen with white writing appear. To reset the password of a user  account, you will first need to type "net user" and then press the Enter key on your keyboard. (Type net user without the quotation marks)

  • A list of all the user  accounts on your PC will appear.

  • To reset the password,  type "net user ACCOUNTNAME NEWPASSWORD", for example, net user  default abc123.

  • Your new password will be  the chosen password.

You  can now log out of your current user and log into the account with the changed  password.

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Method 2: Use Command Prompt in Windows 7 Safe Mode

If  you do not have another Windows 7 administrator account that you can use to  reset a password, you can still use Command Prompt but this time in safe  mode to reset the password of your account. Safe mode will only boot system  applications and will restrict you to these, so this is useful for resetting a  Windows 7 password.

  • Shutdown your PC and then turn on  your Windows 7 PC.

  • As the PC is booting up,  repeatedly press F8.

  • You will see a list of  options. Use the arrow keys to navigate to the options that says: "Safe  Mode with Command Prompt" and press Enter.

  • Usually, the Administrator  account is disabled by default so you should be able to boot into command  prompt with admin. However, you may need to select the option for this.

  • Use the same net user  commands which were shown in method 2 to reset the password.

 use Command Prompt in safe mode

Method 3: Use Command Prompt with Windows 7 Install Disk or Flash Drive

Here is another method to reset Windows 7 password with Command Prompt. For  this method, you will need a Windows 7 install disk. If this did not  come with your PC, then you will need to purchase this. You can either create  your own install disk by using a USB drive and then turning it into an  install disk or alternatively, you can purchase one from online. For full  instructions on how to create your own install disk, you will need to check  online. If you have a reset disk, then complete these instructions.

  • Change the boot order in your PC's BIOS so that CD/DVD drives boot first. For more details on how to do this, check the  specific instructions for your device online because it varies for different  PCs.

  • Insert the Windows 7 install  drive and restart your PC. You should see a Windows 7 installation screen.

  • Click Next on the screen and choose "Repair  your computer".

  • choose repair your computer
  • Wait until your Windows 7 has  been found and note down the location of the disk.

  • From the System  recovery options, choose Command Prompt.

  • Copy the following command  and then press enter

copy d:\windows\system32\utilman.exe  d:\

If your Windows  7 install location was different, then change the letter "d" with the  correct one, for example, "c".

  • Then type the next command  as follows:

copy  d:\windows\system32\cmd.exe d:\windows\system32\utilman.exe

Again, you may  need to change the letter d with the other letter for your install location.

  • Type Y and then press Enter once the process has completed.

  • Reboot the PC and click the Ease  of Access button at the bottom left of the screen.

  • Choose Command Prompt if it  doesn't come up and then reset your password using the same net user commands as the ones in Method 1 and Method 2.

Part 2: Best Way to Reset Windows 7 Password

The  recommended method to reset your password on a Windows device is by using the Passper  WinSenior reset tool. Not only does it work with Windows  7, but it is also supported by other operating systems, such as Windows 8.1 and  Windows 10. It is extremely easy to use and can reset a password quickly. With the highest success rates, WinSenior is the best way for you to  reset a forgotten Windows 7 Password. Some other features of WinSenior are:

  • Remove Windows Password

  • Delete a Windows user account

  • Create a new Windows user account

  • Create Windows password reset disk

  • 100% success rate when resetting a password

As  this tool is extremely easy to use, it can be used by anyone. This is because you  do not need any expert knowledge on how Windows works in order to reset a  password when using Passper WinSenior as it completes a majority of the steps  for you automatically. Check the guide below.

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Step 1. Launch Passper WinSenior on another computer that you have access to and choose boot media. It could be anyone out of CD/DVD or USB.

choose usb or cd

Step 2. You'll first need to insert the CD/DVD/USB reset disk into the locked computer and follow the instructions to boot your computer from the CD/DVD/USB. Passper WinSenior offers detailed guide. You can  follow the instruction easily.

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Step 3. Once your computer boots from the CD/DVD/USB, you can see the interface of the Passper WinSenior. select the Windows OS and press "Next" to choose "Reset Windows Password" to reset your password.

choose a task

Step 4. Next, select the user account that you want to reset password for and type in the new password. You will receive a notification that the password has been reset successfully. Click on "Reboot Computer" and eject the CD/DVD/USB flash drive and then click "Reboot Now" to complete the process. Use the new password when the computer powers on.

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Conclusion

This article has explored various methods in which you can reset Windows 7 password using command prompt and a reliable software program named Passper WinSenior which is an excellent tool that is effective for resetting your Windows 7 password with 100% success rate. We do hope this article is helpful to you.

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By Ronnie Barnes to Windows 7

Posted on May 14, 2019 ( Updated: Sep 16, 2019 )

Ronnie Barnes, a blogger with more than 5-year experience in writing tips about password recovery for Windows and office files.