How to Reset Windows 7 Password In DOS Mode?

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To change password of a user account in windows 7, you can go to User Accounts in Control Panel, choose the user account, click on Change my password link, type current password once and new password twice. This is the way to reset windows 7 password by system GUI. Here is a handy tip to change Win 7 passwords in DOS mode. It is also very quick. Let me share them with you all.

Method 1 net user command

In windows, command prompt is a quite effective way to make system settings, including windows password reset.

Steps to change user account password:

1. Click on Start button in win 7, type cmd to run cmd.exe as administrator.

Note: You need to right click cmd.exe to select run as administrator. Otherwise, even if the account has administrative right, you will get an error message: access denied.

2. Now type the following command in the window, and press enter:

net user username newpassword

Replace username and newpassword with actual user credentials.

3. You will get a prompt like The command completed successfully. Press winkey +L to switch to logon screen, enter the new password. If you can log in, that means the password is successfully changed. This is also a smart way to switch user accounts and lock your computer quickly.

Method 2 Windows Password Breaker

The above on can only be used successfully when you have admin right. What if you forgot windows 7 admin password, and cannot log in to computer anymore?

Windows Password Breaker is developed for users in that dilemma, which reset windows 7 password in only four steps; you can finish it in five minutes.

Step 1: Download and install Windows Password Breaker

Step 2: Burn a bootable password reset CD/DVD or USB flash drive

Step 3: Reboot locked computer from the burned CD/DVD/USB

Step 4: Remove lost Windows password

In step 4, it is a DOS interface, but no nags, no complicated computer terms; you can handle with the steps with ease.

All you need is a computer you can burn the disk, several clicks and keyboard input.

Reset windows 7 password cannot be less simple than this when you forgot admin password. Don't believe it? Download Windows Password Breaker to see how easy the operation is.

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This article was published on 2012/02/04