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    User Account Password - Change from WinRE

    User Account Password - Change from WinRE

    How to Change the User Account Password if Unable to Login to Windows
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    How to Change the User Account Password if Unable to Login to Windows

       Information
    This tutorial will help you remove the existing user account password and set up a new password incase you have forgotten the user password using WinRE (Windows Recovery Environment)




    Here's how:
    1. Boot to WinRE (Windows Recovery Environment).
    User Account Password - Change from WinRE-1.png
    2. Click on the Command Prompt option.



    3. Type the following commands and press enter after each one:
    • C:
    • CD Windows\system32
    • ren cmd.exe cmd.old
    • ren magnify.exe cmd.exe
    • ren cmd.old magnify.exe
    4. Restart computer.

    5. Click on Easy of Access centre left side bottom à Choose Magnify option.
    User Account Password - Change from WinRE-2.png
    User Account Password - Change from WinRE-3.png
    6. A Command prompt opens up

    7. Type: net user administrator /active:yes and press enter.

    8. Restart the computer.

    9. Logon on to the "Administrator" account, and then using User Accounts page in the Control Panel, remove or change the password of the other account.

    10. Type Magnify.exe in Start Menu search box and press enter and open it.

    11. Command prompt opens up

    12. Type: net user administrator /active:no and press enter.

    13. Restart the computer
    NOTE: This will disable the administrator account.

    14. Now, Boot to winRE again, and click on the Command Prompt option.



    15. Type the following commands and press enter after each one:
    • C:
    • CD Windows\system32
    • ren magnify.exe cmd.old
    • ren cmd.exe magnify.exe
    • ren cmd.old cmd.exe
    • exit
    16. Restart the computer system logs on to the User account without asking for password provided there is only one user account.
    That's it.
    Special thanks for iseeuu for providing the screenshots.











  1. Posts : 17,322
    Win 10 Pro x64
       #1

    Nice work Dinesh, I've seen the need for this lately.
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  2. Posts : 8,476
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    Thread Starter
       #2

    Thanks mate. :)
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  3. Posts : 17,322
    Win 10 Pro x64
       #3

    Dinesh said:
    Thanks mate. :)
    You're welcome.:)
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  4. Posts : 5
    Windows 7
       #4

    Beautiful! This was exactly what I needed. Thank you so much.
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  5. Posts : 8,476
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       #5

    You are welcome parkerfarms. :)
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  6. Posts : 143
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64
       #6

    Now, what if there was a password created will this guide still work? Like, what if the user forgot the password? Will using this guide help?

    Thank you very much for the information by the way.

    Edit: I read the title: "This tutorial will help you remove the existing user account password and set up a new password incase you have forgotten the user password using WinRE (Windows Recovery Environment)"

    That answers my question.

    Thank you very much for this guide!
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  7. Posts : 8,476
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       #7

    You are welcome mate. :)
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  8. Posts : 1,849
    Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
       #8

    Great Tutorial...
    Also bad if it fell in the wrong hands....

    I am going to throw this out there...
    DO NOT CHANGE THE ADMINISTRATOR PASSWORD.
    It will make you not able to do some things on your machine and you will hate yourself...
    It was the same way in Vista.
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  9. Posts : 143
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64
       #9

    I have a question about the guide.

    "16. Restart the computer system logs on to the User account without asking for password provided there is only one user account. "

    Could you please elaborate a bit? Provided there is only one user account. What does that mean exactly? There can only be one account and not two accounts? On my PC I've got the admin account and the offline Guest account.

    mckillwashere said:
    Great Tutorial...
    Also bad if it fell in the wrong hands....

    I am going to throw this out there...
    DO NOT CHANGE THE ADMINISTRATOR PASSWORD.
    It will make you not able to do some things on your machine and you will hate yourself...
    It was the same way in Vista.
    For real? What kind of bad things? That's scary because I have a password on mine.
    Last edited by TheTalker; 25 Mar 2010 at 10:25.
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