This instructable will tell you how to change an administrators password, even if you have a limited account. Probably this has been done hundreds of times on this site, so bear with me.

Step 1: Instructions

Open Command prompt/MS-DOS, (it's in accessories or you can go to run, type cmd)
Type this:
net user
net user "Any Username" * Note: Make sure to spell exactly what the username is.....nah

Type the new password, the text you type is not going to come up on the screen but its there.
It will ask you to confirm....do so
<p>Only works if YOU! are the administrator!</p>
&nbsp;how do you change the password back?
You can't change it back to the original, though you could, if you knew some batch, make it look like data was lost and just have them make a new password...... Comment back if you want an Instructables on it.<br /> Thanks<br />
i tried it many times bro...but it's failed it's written &quot; system error 5 has occured, acces denied? do you have any other idea? thanks ...
unless your operating system is old and unpatched it doesn't work anymore.
&nbsp;Please make the Instructable!
&nbsp;Please make the Instructable!
Sorry, but I have tried that at school, home, and everywhere else. It keeps coming up with "system error 5" or something like that.
you cant change it. u can only change the password with Pc login now. click on the link below to download.<br><br><a href="http://dw.com.com/redir?edId=3&siteId=4&oId=3000-2094_4-10839903&ontId=2094_4&spi=6b289d6be9db5b8aaa8bdf09fbcd843e&lop=btn&tag=tdw_dlicon&ltype=dl_dlnow&pid=10839904&mfgId=6308373&merId=6308373&pguid=FTCJ-AoOYIwAAAmGUhMAAAGe&destUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fdownload.cnet.com%2F3001-2094_4-10839903.html%3Fspi%3D6b289d6be9db5b8aaa8bdf09fbcd843e">http://dw.com.com/redir?edId=3&amp;siteId=4&amp;oId=3000-2094_4-10839903&amp;ontId=2094_4&amp;spi=6b289d6be9db5b8aaa8bdf09fbcd843e&amp;lop=btn&amp;tag=tdw_dlicon&amp;ltype=dl_dlnow&amp;pid=10839904&amp;mfgId=6308373&amp;merId=6308373&amp;pguid=FTCJ-AoOYIwAAAmGUhMAAAGe&amp;destUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fdownload.cnet.com%2F3001-2094_4-10839903.html%3Fspi%3D6b289d6be9db5b8aaa8bdf09fbcd843e</a><br>
Try clicking on (but not double clicking) the command prompt icon, then hit CTRL SHIFT Enter&nbsp; <br /> Then go through the same steps<br /> <br />
Try right clicking cmd, click "Run As", then go to administrator and un-check the box that says "protect my pc from"... whatever. Either one of those things will probably fix the problem. Also make sure that the time is set correctly on your computer. hope this helps
Hey, I think I mentioned this in the Instruct. (maybe not) If the clock on the computer is not set properly that's what will happen. So just go into CMD and correct the time (by typing time) Thanks for the comment
and exactly wat time would that be?
You can't change their password with a limited account.
you cant change it. u can only change the password with Pc login now. click on the link below to download.<br> <a href="http://dw.com.com/redir?edId=3&siteId=4&oId=3000-2094_4-10839903&ontId=2094_4&spi=6b289d6be9db5b8aaa8bdf09fbcd843e&lop=btn&tag=tdw_dlicon&ltype=dl_dlnow&pid=10839904&mfgId=6308373&merId=6308373&pguid=FTCJ-AoOYIwAAAmGUhMAAAGe&destUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fdownload.cnet.com%2F3001-2094_4-10839903.html%3Fspi%3D6b289d6be9db5b8aaa8bdf09fbcd843e">http://dw.com.com/redir?edId=3&amp;siteId=4&amp;oId=3000-2094_4-10839903&amp;ontId=2094_4&amp;spi=6b289d6be9db5b8aaa8bdf09fbcd843e&amp;lop=btn&amp;tag=tdw_dlicon&amp;ltype=dl_dlnow&amp;pid=10839904&amp;mfgId=6308373&amp;merId=6308373&amp;pguid=FTCJ-AoOYIwAAAmGUhMAAAGe&amp;destUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fdownload.cnet.com%2F3001-2094_4-10839903.html%3Fspi%3D6b289d6be9db5b8aaa8bdf09fbcd843e</a><br>
<p>Change administrator passwprd may be trouble.<br /> As far as <a href="http://www.lostwindowspassword.com" rel="nofollow">password key </a>goes I have a couple friends who use it and they have yet to have any complaints about it...so it could be worth a try but until you find out if that works for sure I would put the password somewhere safe possibly in a notepad on your cellphone or on a sticky note somewhere hidden near the computer that you won't forget about. Good luck!&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p>
Holy crap it worked!

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