Change password hint to reset your Windows 7 password

The easiest way to recover access to Windows 7 if your forget your user account password is to use the password hint you have added when you (or another person using that same computer) initially created your profile. If you have not added yourself a password hint, you need to either add one manually, or change the password hint, which we'll show you how to do in this tutorial. If you have already gone through changing your Windows 7 password, you will be familiar with the procedure, since both operations are done from the same page inside the Control Panel.

Choose and pick another password hint for your Windows 7 user account

Follow these simple steps to access your password settings and change password hint:


Once you have changed your password hint for Windows 7, click on the "Change password" button: remember, we entered the same current password everywhere, all we changed was actually the password hint, but the Control Panel will save all that information together.
Click the Change Password button to save your new credentials

Windows 7 Tip: whenever you get to the password screen for your user account / profile, the password hint text field will be blank, but this does not mean that Windows 7 has not saved it. If you change your password, be sure to update your password hint as well, or it will be blank (no password hint, in other words).

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