I have 2 accounts on my laptop: User A for work (password protected) User B for random surfing. I forgot to make a password reset disk. So I tried to make one using User B. But every time I try to use it, it tells me an error when wrong when I tried to change the password. Is there any way I can use to access User B again?
Solution: Change User Password Windows 7
A password reset disk can be only used for the user account you’ve created it for. It means that the password reset disk for User B cannot be used for User A. But you can simply change user A password with User B if User B is a administrator account.
In Windows 7, there are three different types of accounts: Administrator, Standard and Guest. And only the Administrator account allows you to set up your computer, install any programs that you’d like to use, and make settings that affects other user accounts. For more information about user accounts, please see User accounts: frequently asked questions.
So if User B is an administrator account, you can change the forgotten password of User B as follows: (Tip: For more ways, please see 5 Easy Ways to Change Windows 7 Password.)
- Step 1: Log into User B, click Start button, type lusrmgr.msc into the Search box, and then press ENTER. The Local Users and Groups will open.
- Step 2: Double-click Local Users and Groups, and then click Users to display all the user accounts on the computer
- Step 3: Right-click the account that you need to reset the password for (User A here), and then click Set Password to change your password.
Alternative: Remove Windows 7 PasswordIf User B is a standard user, the method mentioned above will not work for you as standard user account can only make changes that affect other user accounts. If so, the best option is to remove the forgotten Windows 7 password for User A. And Windows Password Unlocker ranks top in all available choices.
With Windows Password Unlocker, you can reset forgotten login password to Windows 7 in a few minutes by creating a boot USB Windows 7 password reset disk. 100% safe. No any data loss to your computer. 3 simple steps:
- Step 1. Download and install Windows Password Unlocker.
- Step 2. Create a boot USB Windows 7 password reset disk.
- Step 3. Boot from the boot disk and remove forgotten user password.