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How to change and remove the password in Windows 7?

The elementary process and supposedly the most important step to secure your device is to keep it password protected. It ensures the safety of the device as well as your personal data when you are not around. 

Now if you feel that your password is to easy to decode or as a matter of fact too hard even to remember or maybe several friends or peers know your password, whatever the reason, you have come to the right place to resolve your issue. 

Below we have discussed four simple methods to change your Windows 7 PC’s password, followed by a guide to help you remove your password if necessary.

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How to change the password on Windows 7 using the Control Panel?

This method will help you change the password in just four simple steps.

Step 1: Tap on the Start menu at the bottom left corner of the Toolbar; then click on the Control Panel button.   

Step 2: Next find and click on the User Accounts button from the list.

Step 3: As the user account menu window opens, click on the Change your password button. 

Step 4: Now enter your old password followed by a new one and a password hint (optional). Then save the changes by hitting the Change Password button.

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How to change the password on Windows 7 using Command Run?

It is one of the quickest methods to change the password in Windows 7 but do keep in mind that this technique does not work for Administrator user profile.  

Step 1: Press the Windows key+R shortcut combination to open command run prompt and then type control userpasswords2 in the box and press OK to execute.   

Step 2: It will open the User Accounts window. Now select the User profile whose password you want to change; then click on the Reset Password button at the bottom. 

How to change and remove the password in Windows 7?

Step 3: A Reset password prompt will pop-up; type the New password twice and then confirm by clicking on the OK button.

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How to change the password on Windows 7 using Computer Management?

Step 1: Tap the Start menu at the bottom-left corner of the Toolbar followed by right-click on the computer button and then tap on the Manage option to open the Computer Management window.

You can also open the Computer Management window by typing compmgmt.msc in the command run prompt box (press Windows key+R to open Run). 

Step 2: Now in the Computer Management window navigate the cursor to Local Users and Groups option on the left side of the tab; one click on it will expand the options on the right side of the menu; finally click on Users file. 

Step 3: As you click on the Users file it will open all the existing user profiles in the Computer. Now right click on the User whose password you want to change and tap on the Set Password button.

 

Step4: Finally set a new password and confirm it by hitting the Ok key.

How to change and remove the password in Windows 7?

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How to change the password on Windows 7 using Shortcut?

This is by far the shortest method using which you can change the password of your computer in just two steps.  

Step 1: Press Ctrl-Alt-Delete simultaneously to open the Windows security interface and then tap on Change a password option.

How to change and remove the password in Windows 7?

Step 2: Then simply type your old password along with the new one and you are good to go. 

This shortcut is widely referred to as the “three-finger salute.”

It is a graphical user interface that allows user to lock the system, switch user, log off, change the password, invoke Windows Task Manager, or end the Windows session by shutting down, rebooting or putting the computer into sleep or hibernation; clicking “Cancel” or pressing the Escape key returns the user to where they were.

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How to remove the password on Windows 7 using the Control Panel?

If you wish to make your computer public and want to remove the password follow the steps discussed below. 

Step 1: Tap the Start menu at the bottom left corner of the Toolbar; then navigate and click on the Control Panel button.   

Step 2: Then find and click on the User Accounts button from the list.

Step 3:  Tap on Remove your password option.

Step 4:  Type your old password in the dialogue box and then press the Remove Password button to confirm.

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