Ultimate guide on changing Windows password-2020

set password without knowing current password

Scenario

There happens some time where you want to change windows password but unfortunately you forget the old password or the old password is too complex to enter. In such cases you will find this post interesting that will help to change your windows password without knowing the current password. Don’t miss any step read this article till the last step. You will find this article very useful.

Which Platform this trick will work?

This ultimate guide will only work for Windows based Operating System. If you are using Linux or Mac Os this guide will not work for you .

On Windows Platform

  • Windows 10 (All versions supported)

Let’s get Started

To Change Windows password we need to follow few easy steps so let’s get started:

Step 1: Right Click on My Computer and click Manage options over there. [Optional] If it asks admin credentials then enter those details. It will open Computer Management window that will help us in this tutorial.

There are many ways in which you can open this computer management window for more information click on this link you will find various ways to open this window. https://www.isunshare.com/windows-10/7-ways-to-open-computer-management-in-windows-10.html

My Computer properties

Step 2: Here, on the Left side menu Just double click on Local user and groups. You will find two options under this, first users and second groups.

Also if you want to create a local user or administrator account in Windows you can click on this link for more information visit this link by Microsoft. https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4026923/windows-10-create-a-local-user-or-administrator-account

Computer management

Step 3: On this step you just need to double click on users it will open all the users created on this account.

Local Users and groups

Step 4: Now right click on Administrator Options that will allows us to change the password.

Administrator User

Step 5: Right clicking on administrator options it will enable one option for us that is Set password.

After clicking on this option you will get one warning simply click on Proceed option over here. This warning basically informs us that we cannot revert this setting once we have changed the password.

Warning for administartor

Step 6: This is the last option where you will set your secret password. After clicking on Proceed button you will get this window which allows us to set new password without asking old password.

For setting complex password so that hackers cannot steal your password you can visit this link by Microsoft which describes the complex password criteria. Your Password should match the following criteria for the security purpose given by Microsoft. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/security/threat-protection/security-policy-settings/password-must-meet-complexity-requirements

change password without entering old password

That’s all guys I hope this article helped you. If you want any such topics covered please let us know by writing comments on the comments section.

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