Obtaining administrative access on any computer running the Windows Operating System entails obtaining all permissions. The computer may then be adjusted or configured to the users’ wishes. Many PC users use the administrator account password in Windows 7 to protect the data on their machines from unwanted access. But what if someone lost the password. The more complicated a password is, the more protected your computer will be.
Passwords, on the other hand, can be tough to remember, particularly whenever they are lengthy. You will lose administrator rights to your machine if you forget or lose the administrator password. When an administrator password is lost, there must be a means to override it. This is why I am writing this post. I’ve included some ways on how to open an administrator account in Windows 7 without a password below.
Tips on how to open administrator account in Windows 7 without password:
Open Administrator Account by Logging as Built-in Administrator Account
Using this method, you may open an administrator account on Windows 7 without a password. It entails first signing in as a built-in administrator and then updating the administrator password. The user must perform the following steps to log in as a built-in administrator:
- Restart the computer and press F8 to see the Advanced Boot Options list on the display.
Using the arrow buttons, move to the Safe Mode button and press Enter.
- The login page would then appear. Select the Administrator icon from the drop-down menu. By default, there is no password for this.
- Click the Control Panel from the Start Menu. Scroll down to the User Accounts and Family Safety tab in the Control Panel. Hit this, then seek the Add or delete user accounts button and click on the link.
- A new window will open, displaying all of the system’s accessible user accounts. From the list of shown accounts, choose the Administrator account. Once the account has been chosen. Then, on the left-hand side of the screen, there is a link that says Change your password. You should click on this link.
- Replace the old password with the new one and restart the computer. After restarting the system, you may easily log in to your administrator account with the new password.
Make a new administrator account by CMD
Another way to acquire administrator rights on Windows 7 without knowing the original password is to create a new administrator account. We’ll need to use the CMD prompt to do this. The CMD prompt (cmd prompt) is a technical system program that allows you to access a list of functions and tasks in Windows 7. The user must, however, comprehend and be familiar with the specific commands for writing in the CMD prompt window. Novice has found it hard to use as a result of this. Furthermore, this method can only be used if the user is logged in as the default administrator. Remember that if the user has established a password for the default administrator account, it is generally not protected by a password.
The procedures for creating a new administrator account using the CMD prompt are as follows:
- Search for CMD in Windows 7’s Start menu and press Enter to run the command. On the monitor, the command prompt window would appear. In the command prompt window, type the following command:
net user [username] [password]/add
- Make sure you use the correct user name and password at the command prompt. After that, press the Enter key. In the CMD prompt window, type the following command:
net localgroup administrators [username] /add
- This command ensures that an administrator account is established for the user account with a unique username.
- After pressing Enter after the command, an administrator account will be established successfully. You may now sign in to the new administrator account and use the computer as an administrator.
To obtain Administrator rights on Windows 7 with Reset Disk
When you forget your Windows 7 password on the login screen, you may use the password reset disc to reset or remove it. On a Windows machine, one reset disk only serves one user account. Follow the instructions below:
- Connect your Windows 7 PC to the password reset CD and turn it on.
- If you know which account the drive was made for, choose it on the Windows 7 login screen.
- If not, please try each option on the login screen one at a time. To delete the login password for the appropriate account, locate it.
- If asked incorrectly, provide an incorrect password for the login user and click OK.
- Then, under the password field, click the Reset password link to start the Password Reset Wizard.
- Select the inserted password reset disc by tapping Next. Then again tap Next.
- When you’re prompted to reset the password for a login user, don’t type anything in the password entry area.
- Simply click Next and Finish to erase the Windows 7 login password.
Using Another Admin Account
This may be accomplished by following the steps below:
- Use a different admin account. Click the “Start” button and put lusrmgr.msc into the search box.
- The “Local Users and Groups” window will appear. You may also get this window by going to “Control Panel” and selecting “User Accounts and Family Safety,” then selecting “Manage another account.”
- Click “Local Users and Groups” and double-click “Users” to show all user profiles on the machine.
- Right-click the profile and change the password to something more convenient for you.
This method should only be used as a last alternative. Remember that this approach will wipe out all of your current PC data and reinstall a fresh copy of Windows. So, if you’re not concerned about losing data on your hard drive. You can reinstall the fresh new copy of Windows 7. This method will necessitate the use of a Windows 7 installation CD/DVD. To finish the setup process, you just follow the standard method.