Reset the password of another Windows 7 user

If you are using Windows 7 as an "Administrator" user (as opposed to "Standard User"), or if you know the administrator's password, you will not only be able to make changes to your own Windows profile, but you'll also be able to customize other user accounts on the same computer (or even on the same local network or HomeGroup). This includes changing security settings like password protection for anyone on that PC - in this tutorial, we will show you how to reset the password of another Windows 7 user.

Reset passwords of other Windows user accounts

Follow these steps to reset a forgotten Windows 7 password for other users:


Windows 7 will then bring you back to the previous screen, your visual confirmation that you have successfully reset that other user account's password (and optionally their password hint).

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