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How to Change the Password for Your Own or another User Account in Windows 7

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Sometimes, you need to change your Windows 7password on a regular basis to help keep your PC secure or need to change password for another user account in Windows 7 when another user on your computer has forgotten their password. Thus, this article offers you a step-by-step guide about how to change the password for your or another user account in Windows 7. Just keep reading.

Part 1: How to Change Your Own Windows 7 Password?

Part 2: How to Change Password for another User Account in Windows 7?

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Part 1: How to Change Your Windows 7 Password?

Below I list 2 ways for you to change your Windows 7 login password. Note that these methods require you remember your current password. (Forgot your password, click here to see how to change forgotten Windows 7 password with password recovery tool or change Windows 7 password with cmd.)

Way 1: Change Your Password in Windows 7 through Control Panel

This is the most commonly way to change your windows 7 password on administrator or a standard user.

  • Click Start -> Control Panel -> User Accounts and Family Safety -> User Accounts. Choose Change your password. change your windows 7 password
  • In the following screen, type the new password you would like to use and a password hint. Click Change password to confirm your change. change your windows 7 password on a domain

Way 2: Change Password for Your User Account in Windows 7 with Windows Security Screen

Windows Security Screen (also CTRL+ALT+DEL Screen) has the option for you to change password in Windows 7.

  • Press Ctrl-Alt-Del on your keyboard after logged onto your computer. This will call up the Windows Security Screen (also CTRL+ALT+DEL Screen). Click on Change a password… change your windows 7 login password
  • On the next screen, make sure that the top field shows "business\" before your username, and then enter your current and new password. Then click on the blue arrow pointing right. Your password must be changed successfully. change your windows 7 password with cmd
Note: For security, you can remove "Change a Password" from CTRL+ALT+DEL screen to prevent all users on the computer from being able to change their password on this screen.

Part 2: How to Change Password for another User Account in Windows 7?

Changing password for another user account is the easiest way to help him or her to get around a lost Windows password. Below I will show you how to change another user's password in Windows 7.

  • Click start, and then go to Control Panel->User Accounts and Family Safety-> User Accounts. (Or simply click on the User Accounts icon in control panel.) change your forgotten windows 7 password
  • Click on "Mange another account" under "Make changes to your user account". change another user's password in windows 7
  • Click on the account that you want to change the password for. how to change another user's password in windows 7
  • In the following screen, type the new password twice and a password hint. Click Change password to confirm your change.

To sum up, we have introduced 2 ways for you to change password for your account and a way to change password for another user account in Windows 7, hopefully can help you.

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