Reset Password on Windows 7 System



Boot with a System Repair disc, select the correct installation, start a command prompt and replace the utilman.exe executable with cmd.exe in system32 (maybe you should create a backup first):
copy d:\windows\system32\cmd.exe d:\windows\system32\utilman.exe
The drive letter shifts up by one because C: is occupied by a system reserved partition that is normally hidden. Then boot the computer with your Windows 7 installation and click on the small pie-like icon in the lower left corner of the screen. This now starts a command prompt instead of utilman.exe. With net user, you can list all users and with net user MYUSERNAME MYNEWPASSWORT you can set the password of any user.

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