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3 Methods to Change Windows 10 Password with Default Administrator

If we have enabled default administrator, even forgot Windows 10 password, we can access computer with built-in administrator, and easily change forgotten Windows 10 password without any software in safe mode or not. Following 3 methods would tell you how to do that.

  1. Method 1: Change Windows 10 Password with Command Prompt
  2. Method 2: Change Windows 10 Password in Computer Management
  3. Method 3: Change Windows 10 Password in Control Panel

Method 1: Change Windows 10 Password with Command Prompt

1. Press Win + R to open Run box. Type cmd and click OK to run Command Prompt as administrator.

run command prompt in Windows 10 safe mode

2. Type "net user username new-password" to change user password for Windows 10.

change windows 10 password with command

For example: net user isunshare 123^G

It will change user account "isunshare" password to new one "123^G".

3. Press Enter to make the command successfully.

Now if restart Windows 10 computer, you can log into Windows 10 with this user and its new password.


Method 2: Change Windows 10 Password in Computer Management

1. Press Win + R to open Run box. Type compmgnt.msc and press Enter.

run computer management in Windows 10 safe mode

Tip: 7 ways to open Computer Management in Windows 10

2. In Computer Management, unfolder Local Users and Groups and select Users.

navigate to windows 10 user in computer management

3. In the right side of directory, you can see several users there which belong to Windows 10.

4. Right click the user you want to change password and select Set Password.

5. When a message pops up, if you think it is OK, click "Proceed" to go on Windows 10 password change. If not, just click "Cancel" button.

confirm windows 10 user password change

6. Type new password in "New password" and "Confirm password" box. Then click OK to confirm Windows 10 user password change.

change windows 10 user password with computer management in safe mode


Method 3: Change Windows 10 Password in Control Panel

1. Press Win + R to open Run box. Type control panel in box and press Enter to open Control Panel.

2. Choose User Accounts in Control Panel.

open windows 10 control panel in safe mode

3. In User Accounts window, click Manage another account.

choose to manamge windows 10 user account

4. Choose the user you would like to change password in Manage Accounts window.

choose windows 10 user to change password

5. In Change an Account window, choose option Change the password.

choose change password option in windows 10 control panel

6. Type a new password twice in box and click "Change password" button. Then Windows 10 user password would be changed. If you worry you would lost the password one day, you can set a password hint for it to remind you when Windows 10 password lost.

change windows 10 password in control panel

Isn't it so easy to change Windows 10 password with enabled built-in/default administrator? Actually you can do it more safely after entering Windows 10 safe mode. And these methods also work for changing password for previous Windows 8.1/8/7/Vista/XP systems.


Built-in or default administrator is disabled by default. So probably you cannot change Windows 10 password successfully like above. But don't be anxious. If you really forgot Windows 10 password and have no enabled administrator or other ways to reset forgotten Windows 10 password, Windows Password Genius Advanced would always help you to change Windows 10 administrator password without administrative privileges.


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