How to set administrator password on Windows 7



How to Set Administrator Password

Three Methods:

Your computer's Administrator account allows you to adjust system settings and make changes to the filesystem. Regardless of your operating system, you can change the administrator account password using the command line. In Windows, the Administrator account is disabled by default, and will need to be enabled if you want to use it.

Steps

Windows

  1. Understand the different types of administrator accounts.Windows creates a disabled Administrator account automatically in all versions of Windows after XP. This account is disabled for security reasons, as the first personal account you create is an administrator by default. The following method will detail enabling the disabled Administrator account and then setting a password for it.
    • If you want to change your personal administrator account's password, open the Control Panel and select the "User Accounts" option. Select your personal administrator account and then click "Create a password" or "Change your password".
  2. Press thekey and type "cmd".You should see "Command Prompt" appear in the list of search results.
  3. Right-click on "Command Prompt" and select "Run as administrator".
  4. Typenet user administrator /active:yesand pressEnter.This will enable the Administrator account on the computer. The most common reason for activating the Administrator account is to perform automation work without having to deal with the User Access Control message appearing every time a system setting is changed.
  5. Typenet user administrator *and pressEnter.This will allow you to change the Administrator password.
  6. Type the password you want to use.Characters will not appear as you type. PressEnterafter typing the password.
  7. Retype the password to confirm it.If the passwords do not match, you'll have to try again.
  8. Typenet user administrator /active:noand pressEnter.This will disable the Administrator account. It is not recommended to keep the Administrator account active when you're not using it. Once you've set your password and performed any actions you need to as the Administrator, disable it through the Command Prompt.
  1. Understand the process.You can use Single User Mode to reset the administrator password for your Mac in case you have forgotten it. You don't need administrator access to perform this procedure.
  2. Reboot the computer and holdCommand+S.If you continue to hold these keys as the computer boots, you will be taken to the command line.
  3. Typefsck -fyand pressReturn.This will scan your hard drive for errors, which may take a few minutes. It is required in order to proceed.
  4. Typemount -uw /and pressReturn.This allows you to make changes to the filesystem.
  5. Typepasswd Administratorand pressReturn.You can change the password for any user account by entering the user account name instead of "Administrator".
  6. Enter your new password twice.You'll be prompted to enter your new password and then enter it again to confirm it. You won't see the password as you're typing.
  7. Typerebootand pressReturn.This will reboot your computer and load OS X as normal. Your Administrator account will now use the new password.

Linux

  1. Understand the risks before proceeding.Linux is designed so that you can perform administrator tasks without actually logging in as the administrator, or "root", user. As such, it is highly recommended that you use thesudocommand to perform actions that require root access instead of logging in as root. Since you can usesudocombined with your own user password to make root changes, you don't actually need to set a root password. If you do want to set one, read on.
  2. Open the Terminal.You'll be changing the password through the Terminal, which can be opened from the task bar or by pressingCtrl+Alt+T.
  3. Typesudo passwdand pressEnter.You will be prompted for your user password.
  4. Enter your new root password.After entering your user password, you'll be prompted to create the new root password. You'll be prompted to enter it twice to confirm it. You won't see the password on the screen as you type it.

Community Q&A

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  • Question
    Why can't I turn on the terminal?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    It depends on your OS. In Windows, you can press win+r and type cmd in to the run window. In linux, you can press ctrl+alt+t or search for the terminal in the menu of the DE you chose. Never tried Mac.
    Thanks!
  • Question
    How do I keep others from using my computer?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    Usually you have your own account with a password. If you don't want anyone logging into your computer, then don't tell anyone your password. If you assume someone knows your password, change it immediately.
    Thanks!
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