Let's talk about the best way to reset the administrator password. This may be necessary when you forgot it, or the installer made a surprise by setting this password for logging in. If we are talking about the password of a user who is not an administrator, then it is possible to bypass it using the following trick. When the system boots up and you see the Windows Welcome screen, press the key combination "Ctrl-Alt-Del" twice. When the corresponding window appears, enter in Latin letters in the field for the name "administrator", while the password line does not need to be filled in. When logged in, change or reset the password of the desired user as an administrator.
True, resetting the Windows 7 administrator password will be much more difficult. If you do not have a bootable USB flash drive or disk, nothing will work. In this situation, you will need certain software. It is worth noting that the Windows XP administrator password reset itself is carried out in the same way as for the Seven. So you must havea program called ERD Commander. Boot using disk, skipping network initialization in order to speed up the process. Next, through the "Start" menu, you should get to the system settings, where you need to select the item Locksmith Wizard.
A window should appear before your eyes, where you should select the one you need from the list of accounts. Under it, set a new password and confirm it, after which you will have to click on the "Next" button. Then the system will notify you that the password has been successfully changed, after which you need to confirm the settings by clicking on the "Finish" button. Exit the program in the usual way for you, through the "Start" menu (here you need to select reboot). When the computer restarts, you can use the new password.
If you want to reset the administrator password using the bootable Live CD, which includes the above program, then you need to do the following: go to the program directory using the "Start" menu, then select the Windows directory in the system partition hard drive. After that, you must change and confirm the password that you are going to set for a specific account in this operating system.
In the event that you are logged in under the account of a user with limited rights, and at the same time you urgently need to reset the administrator password yourself, this can be done using the command line interpreter (emulator). For thiswe call it through the "Start" menu by entering the command "cmd". Next, enter the following commands: "control userpasswords2", after which you must press the enter key. Next, you will see a window responsible for user accounts.
Find in it the column called "Users", there we select the necessary line of the administrator or some other user. Uncheck the box that requires a username and corresponding password. After that, confirm the settings by clicking the "OK" button. Reboot your device and check all changes.
This is how the administrator password is reset. To avoid these unnecessary manipulations, write down the password on paper and keep it in a place where no one can find it.