How to Change Admin Password in Windows 7

In this tutorial, we will show you how to change the admin password. Leaving the computer without a password could spell disaster for you especially if you have sensitive data. People who don’t make setting up passwords are most prone to data theft. Fortunately, strong admin passwords can be set on your desktop in a few simple steps.
Follow the step by step guide below and learn how to change admin password.


Step 1 – Computer Management Option

To change the admin password in windows 7, first of all, open up the start menu, right click on “Computer” and click on the “Manage” option. This will open up the Computer Management window.

clicking on the manage option

Step 2 – Opening via run command

Or if you are an expert user, you can access it faster by opening up the run command and typing in “compmgmt.msc” and hitting enter

computer management via run command

Step 3 – The administrator profile

Once the “Computer Management” window opens up, under the many System Tools options on your left windows pane, you will find the “Local Users and Groups” option towards the left side of the window. Over there, move over to “Users” where three options would be presented to you in your right window pane. Click on “Administrator” option listed on the top right

accessing the admin profile

Step 4 – Setting the password

On the pane towards the right side of the screen, you can view the list of all the users in your PC. Right click on “Administrator” and click on “Set Password”. With this option you can change admin password.

clicking on the set password option

Step 5 – Proceeding with the process

Upon clicking it a warning sign would appear. On the warning menu click on the “proceed button”

clicking on the proceed button

Step 6 – Setting up the password

Finally a window labeled “Set Password as Administrator” would appear where you will type in your new pass word .You will also have to retype your new password to confirm it. It’s always a better practice to keep your password more than 8 characters with a mix of alphabets and numbers to they cannot be easily guessed by other people.
And that’s basically how you change admin password in windows 7.

changing the password