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Windows 7: How to change Administrator account password

06 Jan 2015   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
How to change Administrator account password


I realized today that I do not have access to my system's "Administrator" account though happily I do have admin privileges in another user account. Using "net user administrator" I learned the Administrator account is not active but a password is required to to make any changes. Unfortunately I no longer have the Administrator account password.

Using the admin privileges in the user account can I change the password for the Administrator account. If yes, how?



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06 Jan 2015   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

I found the answer; run command prompt as administrator, change Administrator to active using 'net user Administrator /active:yes", then "net user administrator [new password]". Thanks for playing.

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