Video Screencast Help
Symantec to Separate Into Two Focused, Industry-Leading Technology Companies. Learn more.
Security Community Blog

How to Change your Password in Windows 7

Created: 06 May 2010 • 2 comments
hecongyan's picture
-1 1 Vote
Login to vote

Part of any good computer security strategy is changing computer password on a regular basis. A strong password is the first line of defense against those who wish to get access to our computers and the important data they contain.
In this article We will learn how you can easily change your password in Windows 7.

Difficulty: Easy

Things You'll Need:

  • Windows 7


  1. Step 1


    Click on the "Start" , which is the "Windows Orb" at the lower left, and choose Control Panel.

  2. Step 2


    Click on the "User Accounts and Family Safety" heading in the Control Panel.
    Under the "User Accounts" heading, click on the link for "Change your Windows password."

  3. Step 3


    This will take you to your User Account window. If you already have a password, you will see a link for "Change your password." If you do not already have a password, the link will read "Create a password for your account." Click that link to go to the "Change your password" window.

  4. Step 4


    If you have a current password, type in your current password in the first text box, then type a new password and confirm.
    If you do not have a current password, just type in and confirm a new password.
    Note: You can choose to type a password hint, although this step is optional. Be aware that the password hint will be visible to all other computer users. To be more secure, choose a password and hint that cannot be easily guessed.
    Click the "Change password" or "Create password" button when ready. (This will depend on whether you had an existing password or not)

  5. Step 5


    If your passwords do not match, you will be prompted to retype them.

  6. Step 6


    You're finished! You will now be prompted to enter your password every time you log into your computer.


If you forgot your windows 7 login password, you should try the Windows Password Recovery Tool 3.0 . It can solve all your problem within a few minutes. Importantly,No need to call a technician, no need to re-install anything, and you certainly don't need to reformat. it also allows you to reset windows password with with USB Flash Drive or cd/dvd Disk now!!

Comments 2 CommentsJump to latest comment

Emiliyla's picture

When forgot windows 7 password, you can change windows 7 password as the following tips:

Tip1:Find the lost Windows 7 password with Windows 7 password reset disk.

1.Start your computer and when you see Windows Welcome screen / Login screen, Click “Reset password”, and then insert your password reset disk.
2.Follow the steps in the Password Reset Wizard to create a new password.
3.Log on with the new password. If you forget your password again, you can use the same password reset disk. You don't need to make a new one.

Tip2:make use of a Windows password unlock tool to create a bootable password reset disk.

Yes, that tool is, no doubt, Windows Password Reset—the most influential and effective Windows 7 password break Tool.
Following are the specific operating processes
Step1: Download Windows Password Reset and install it to a non-problem computer.
Step2: Prepare for a blank CD/DVD or USB.
Step3: Insert the CD/DVD/USB to the computer and create the Windows password 7 reset disk by burning the Windows Password Reset Pro ISO files to the CD/DVD or USB.
Step4: Insert the created disk to your locked computer, and boot the computer with CD/DVD or USB.
Step5: Reset the forgotten password with that burned Windows 7 password reset disk.

Login to vote
lukaonesti's picture

The easiest way of changing Windows password is to use the command prompt:

1. Open an evaluated command prompt.

2. Enter the following command to change your use password:

net user <username> <password>

Replace the <username> with the name of your Windows account, and <password> with your actual password.

This methods requires you being able to log in to Windows as administrator account. If you forgot your admin password, then you can need to use some third party software such PCUnlocker to change your login password.

Login to vote