How to reset windows user password

Step 1:

  • Boot into Windows 7 installation DVD
  • Click on Next

Step 2 : Take note of windows 7 drive letter. In this example it is drive E

Step 3: Click “Command Prompt” to access the command prompt window.

Step 4:

  • Replace UTILMAN.exe with CMD.exe
  • Replace drive letter E with your Windows 7 drive letter
  • To backup utilman.exe, run command:
copy e:\windows\system32\utilman.exe e:\
  • Replace utilman.exe with cmd.exe
copy e:\windows\system32\cmd.exe e:\windows\system32\utilman.exe

Click ‘Restart’ to reboot Windows

Step 5: Click “Easy Access” icon

It will execute cmd.exe which open up command prompt window.

Step 6: Reset User password

  • To reset user password (ex: administrator), run command:
net user administrator abc@123
  • Replace abc@123with your own password
  • Login Windows with that user and the new password

Step 7: Restore Utilman.exe

  • You will need boot back into Windows 7 installation DVD
  • Choose ‘Next’, then ‘Repair your computer’
  • Take note of Windows 7 drive letter where it’s being install
  • Select ‘Command Prompt’
  • To replace current utilman.exe with the backup in earlier step, run command:
copy e:\utilman.exe e:\windows\system32\utilman.exe
  • Click ‘Restart’ to reboot Windows

Step 8: Check “Ease Access”

  • Click on Ease Access to make sure it’s the version we just restore
  • Login Windows Step 9: Delete Backup Utilman.exe

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