Change Windows OS Computer Password with CMD (Command Prompt)

  1. Open Command Prompt.
  2. Make sure to run it as an Administrator.
  3. In the box you’ll type: net user
  4. Hit Enter.
  5. This should list the users on the computer.
  6. Identify the user you wish to change the password for, if it’s an Admin account then it will display under Administrator.
  7. Now you’ll type the same thing with the account name and a star. When you do this, make sure to type the name exactly how the CMD window displays that account name. If our account name was Matthew, this would be an example: net user Matthew *
  8. Hit Enter.
  9. Next you’ll see “Type a password for this user:”
    Note, when you type this in you won’t see any characters on the screen, but it is typing.
  10. Once you’ve finished typing the password you’ll hit “Enter” again and it will ask you to retype the password to confirm it.
  11. Type it once more and it should say the password has been saved.

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