How To Change Administrators Password On Windows Without Knowing The Old Password

September 07, 2017 Khadizatul Kubra 0 Comments

Can't remember your Windows user password? As you all know without knowing the current password we are unable to change Windows password. Today I am going to tell you two easy tricks to change Windows password without knowing the old password. These tricks work on Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista and XP.

Option 1: Change Windows Password from Command Prompt

This is an especially handy trick if you want to change a password on an account but you've forgotten the old password (going through the Control Panel can require confirmation of the old password). You need to have admin access to perform this change from the command line. 

  1. Open an elevated Command Prompt. Click on Start button, go to All Programs ->Accessories and right click on Command Prompt and select "Run as Administrator" from context menu. In Windows 8, you can do this by simply pressing Windows Key + X + A.
  2. You can use the net user command to change Windows password easily, without supplying the old password:
    net user username  new_password
    Replace username with your Windows account name, and new_password with your desired new password.

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If you're totally locked out of Windows, you're unable to run any program such as command line tool to change your password. In this situation, you need to use a bootable media to change Windows password.

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