There are a few reasons why someone would like to change Windows password: he wants to create a new one, maybe the current one got compromised, or he doesn’t remember the password and is afraid that he will get locked out next time he turns on his computer. Either way there’s a simple solution for changing the Windows password!
Trying to guess your current password is the first step you can take. Most people use something similar on various websites, computer and phones as passwords. Maybe you only mistyped, didn’t pay enough attention to small and capital letters, numbers? Most applications require safe credentials meaning you might had to put a number or capital letter in front / after your regular password and that is causing the confusion. If you still can’t remember, then it’s time to take action!
If you’re logged in as an Administrator then it’s quite simple: you can change your own and other users passwords as well on any Windows operating system! However, most often people forget exactly the Admin password so this is a no go.
It’s time to bring in some help: there are several programs that help you change Windows password! These are easy to use software that come with several pages of detailed eBooks on how to use them and occasionally video tutorials as well. When I was in the same situation and needed to change the Windows password I went this route. It’s an easy and fast solution, exactly what I needed. I mean who has time to browse the internet for countless hours looking for the easiest method to change the password when the reason you turned on your PC (when you realized that you forgot your password, because it didn’t let you in…) to do some work or take a look at your emails, etc.
So my advice would be to use a special program that was created with the one goal of resetting your Windows password. There are several of these and I tried a few but the one I liked the best and went with it in the end is called Windows Password Resetter, who coulda guessed , but it’s a very neat program that lets you create a bootable CD or DVD (and the latest version also supports USB drives as well, which should be a relief for someone with a netbook which doesn’t even have a DVD drive!) that you put in your drive and it resets the Windows password in a few seconds! The whole process shouldn’t take more than a couple of minutes tops. That includes drinking your coffee as well! Here’s the official website if you’d like to try: www.passwordresetter.com
The last solution (and the ‘ugliest’ one IMO) would be to reinstall your whole operating system. If you can’t backup your hard drive in another computer then by reinstalling you’ll lose all your data, not to mention that it will take many hours to finish the Windows setup then reinstall all of your favorite programs. All this just to change Windows password… It doesn’t worth it in my opinion, not when you have a much easier and quicker solution!