How to Reset Windows Password with Administrator Account

How to Reset Windows 8/7/Vista/XP Password with Another Administrator Account

2013-10-15 15:38:45 / Posted by Michael Eric to Windows Tips
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Perhaps your computer is shared by your family members, roommates or other partners and they forgot their passwords unfortunately. Thus you can reset your Windows password with their administrative account if you forgot it.

Now let's learn how to reset Windows password with another administrator account. Choose from the 4 versions according to your own operating system.

Note: If you are the only user on this computer, i'm afraid that you have to reset the forgotten password with Windows Password Recovery, which can crack the password that you lost for any reason with only a few clicks.

How to Reset Another User's Password with Administrator Account in Windows 8?

How to Reset Another User's Password with Administrator Account in Windows 7/Vista?

How to Reset Another User's Password with Administrator Account in Windows XP?

How to Reset Another User's Password with Administrator Account in Windows 8?

Before you start, you should note that you will lose access to all EFS encrypted files, personal certificates, and any stored network or website passwords.

Here you will find out how to reset a lost Windows 8 password with another admin account.

  • Step 1. Log into the target Windows 8 computer as administrator.
  • Step 2. Press Windows + I to open the settings window, type user accounts in the search box, and then click on User Accounts in the search results.
  • Step 3. Click on Manage another account on the coming User Accounts window.

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  • Step 4. All user accounts on the PC will be listed. Select the account you want to reset password of.
  • Step 5. Type a new password for the selected user account, type it again to confirm it, type a password hint and then click Chang password button. And the lost Windows 8 password will be changed to a new one soon.

How to Reset Another User's Password with Administrator Account in Windows 7/Vista?

The detailed instructions for Windows 7 and Windows Vista to reset another user's password are totally the same.

  • Step 1. Log into the Windows 7/Vista as administrator.
  • Step 2. Click on Start and then Control Panel.
  • Step 3.Click on User Accounts and Family Safety link. Then click User Accounts link.
  • Step 4. Toward the bottom of the Make changes to your user account area of the User Accounts window, click the link -- Manage another account.

    how to reset windows password with another account

  • Step 5. Click on the account that you want to change the password for.
  • Step 6. Click the Change the password link. Enter a new password for the user in the first and second text boxes. Type a password hint and click the Change password button to confirm the password change.

How to Reset Another User's Password with Administrator Account in Windows XP?

Follow the steps to reset another user password in Windows XP.

  • Step 1. Log into Windows XP as administrator.
  • Step 2. Click on Start and Control Panel button.
  • Step 3. In the "or pick an account to change" area of the User Accounts Window, click on the account that you want to change the password for.
  • Step 4. Under the "What do you want to change about user's account" heading, click Change the password. Enter a new password for the user in the first two text boxes.

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  • Step 5. Type a word or a phrase to use as a password hint. Click the Change Password button to confirm the password change.

After you have learnt how to change user's password with another administrator account in Windows 8/7/Vista/XP, you have no need to worry about Windows password lost any more. Even you have no more admin account on a same PC, you can turn to Windows Password Recovery for help.

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