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2 Simple Ways to Change Windows 7 Password

Password security is very important for personal information stored on your Windows 7 computer. To choose a strong password is not so hard, but to make it always a strong password is not that easy. Sometimes it's leaked accidentally when you type it to login to the computer. Therefore, to change the password periodically is the only way to make your password strongest.

No matter you know the originally password or forget it, there is a way for you to change administrator password in Windows 7.

Part 1. Change Windows 7 password when knowing the original password
Part 2. Change Windows 7 password without knowing the original password

Part 1. Change Windows 7 password when knowing the original password

 If you know the original password, it's very easy for you to change it just as how you created it before.

Step1. Click on "Start" and choose "Control Panel".

Step2. Click on the "User Accounts and Family Safety" on the top right  side.

Step3. Under the "User Accounts" heading, click on the link of "Change your Windows password".

Step4. Here you are taken to the User Account window. Click on the "Change your password" if you already have one.

Note: If you don't have a password, you also can create one for your Windows here by clicking on the "Create a password for your account".

Part2. Change Windows 7 password without knowing the original password

If you forget the password and can't login to the system, you need to take this way to change your password for Windows 7.

First, you need to download and install Wondershare LiveBoot bootable CD/USB on your computer, which can assist you to boot your compupter and change the administrator password for your Windows 7. This program works well in Windows 7, XP and Vista.

Step1. Create a bootable CD/DVD or USB drive with the LiveBoot

Install and run the program on your computer, and you'll get the interface as follow. Prepare a blank CD/DVD or USB drive and insert it into the computer, then follow the instructions on the interface, you can create a bootable CD/DVD or USB drive with one click.

If you don't have a burner installed on your computer, you can choose to burn with a USB drive, which doesn't require an extra burner. You can create a bootable USB drive with the LiveBoot directly.

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Step2. Boot your Windows 7 computer

With the well created CD/DVD or USB drive, you can boot your Windows 7 computer and access it successfully. Start the computer and press F12 immediately when the system begins loading, and you'll at a Boot Device Menu. Select the USB CD-ROM Drive and hit on Enter. Then you get the boot menu as follow. Choose "Boot from LiveBoot" and you can enter the locked system.

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Step3. Reset and change Windows 7 password

After entering the system, click the "Password & Key Finder" on the LiveBoot program. Then reset the forgotten password as blank by clicking on the "Admin Password Resetter".

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Then, take out the bootable disk or USB drive and restart your computer. You can directly access your computer without being asked for a password, and then back to the Part 1 to create a new password for your computer.

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