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How to Change or Remove Another User's Password in Windows 7/8/10

There should be many reasons that you want to change or remove another user’s password in Windows computer. But at most of time, it is another user password forgotten so that we need to change its password. In this post, we will list several ways which can change or remove another user’s password in Windows 7/8/10.

While you have admin privileges in Windows 7/8/10, you can take these ways.

1. Control Panel

2. Command Prompt

While you have no admin privileges in Windows 7/8/10, please try the powerful utility.

1. Windows Password Genius

 

Part 1: Change or remove Windows another user’s password with admin account

Important: You should run Windows 7/8/10 with administrator. So that you could have admin rights to change or remove another user’s password in Control Panel or with Command Prompt.

Option 1: Control Panel

Step 1: Open Control Panel.

In Windows 7: Click Start and you could open Control Panel from Start menu.

In Windows 10/8: Press Win + X and select Control Panel from pop-up menu.

open control panel in windows 10 and 8

Step 2: Find "Manager another account" option in Control Panel.

1. In Windows 7:

Click "User Accounts and Family Safety > User Accounts" and you can see the "Manage another account".

manage another account in windows 7

2. In Windows 10/8:

Click "User Accounts > User Accounts" in Control Panel and you can find "Manage another account" option there.

manage another account in windows 10 control panel

Step 3: Change or remove another account password without knowing old password.

1. Click "Manage another account" and select another user you want to change or remove password in Windows 7/8/10 Control Panel.

choose another user account

2. In Windows 7, both "Change the password" and "Remove the password" option are available, while in Windows 10/8, only "Change the password" is workable.

choose to change the user password

3. Click Change the password and then you could change the user password to a new one or be blank.

Change another user password: Type new password and confirm it, then click "Change password" button at the right-bottom side.

change another user's password in control panel

Remove another user password: Leave the password input box blank and directly click "Change password" button. Then you would instantly remove the user’s password.

remove another user's password in control panel

 

Option 2: Command Prompt

Step 1: Run Command Prompt as administrator.

1. In Windows 7: Click Start > Accessories and you could right click Command Prompt to run it as administrator.

2. In Windows 10/8: Press Win + X and click Command Prompt (Admin) from pop-up menu. Then click "Yes" to run command prompt as administrator.

open command prompt in windows 10 and 8

Step 2: Change or remove another user’s password with command prompt.

net user <username> <newpassword>

This command could change or remove user password, which depends on whether you have set a new password for the user account.

1. Example for changing password for user "Genius": net user genius abc

change another user's password with command

2. Example for removing password from user "Genius": net user genius *

Type the command and press Enter twice, then the user password would be removed.

remove another user's password with command

Note: Control Panel and Command Prompt are two common ways that we can use to control user account with administrative privileges. But if lost admin rights, how can we change or remove Windows user account password effectively without data loss?

 

Part 2: Change or remove another user’s password without admin account

While you are locked out of Windows 7/8/10 computer or even you can signed in with a standard user, without built-in administrator or other local admin account, command prompt or control panel would not help to change another user’s password. So you should find another way that can change user password even without computer login.
iSunshare Windows Password Genius is such a password recovery tool that can change or remove Windows user password without logging into computer.

Step 1: Burn software into bootable USB flash drive.

Find an accessible computer to download iSunshare Windows Password Genius Advanced now that works for Windows 7/8/10. Then run it and plug bootable USB flash drive into computer.

1. Click USB device on software and select USB flash drive you insert into computer.

2. Tap on Begin burning and then Yes button to agree to burn iSunshare program into USB flash drive.

3. At last, you will get a bootable USB drive that can change Windows password while you are prompted Burning Successfully.

burn software into bootable usb drive

Step 2: Change or remove user password in Windows 7/8/10.

Take the bootable USB drive you just burned and connect it to the computer you want to change or remove password. Then make the computer boot from USB drive.

1. While Windows Password Genius Advanced runs on Windows 7/8/10 computer, you could view the all of the user accounts and their password status.

change or remove another user's password with bootable usb

2. Select the local user, click on Reset Password button and you could remove Windows user password.

3. Or select the Microsoft account, and click on "Reset Password" to change its password to "iSunshare@2012".

In order to make above Windows password change or remove become effective, now tap on Reboot button and remove USB drive to restart computer, which will save the changes you have made on user accounts.

 

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