Refer to the administrator account in Windows 7, you may have lots of topics about it. An administrator account provides full access to a computer’s files and folders. The administrator access is mandatory for many tasks, for instance, some software installation or certain tasks of system maintenance and management. And when you forgot Windows 7 password, you can reset it through an administrator account. Here we focus on how to reset a forgotten Windows password with admin rights.
Reset Windows 7 password with another administrator
Step 1. Log on to a Windows 7 user account with administrator privileges.
Step 2. Click “Start”, and then right-click “Computer” to choose “Manage”.
Step 3. On the computer management Window, expand “Local Users and Groups” folder, and then expand “Users” folder in the left pane. You’ll find all the user accounts on Windows 7 displayed on the middle pane.
Step 4. Right-click your target user account on the middle pane, and select “Set Password…”.
Step 5. Click “Proceed” when the following window appears.
Step 6. Type a new password, and then type it again to confirm it and click OK. Now the Windows 7 password is reset.
Use Windows Password Recovery to Reset Windows 7 Password
It is advisable that you get Rekeysoft Windows Password Recovery when the administrator account failed to work! It allows you to create a bootable password reset CD/DVD or USB flash drive to reset the forgotten Windows 7 password, even you cannot access the laptop. And the whole process only takes about 5 minutes.
Step 1: Download and install Rekeysoft Windows Password Recovery.
Step 2: Burn a bootable password reset CD/DVD or USB flash drive.
Step 3: Reset Windows 7 password to blank.