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How to change your computer password with command prompt

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This will help you change your password if lost or forgotten! Or hacking! I don't suggest that!

Step 1: Go to start

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Go to start, Run then type, CMD!

Step 2: What you type

In CMD (Command Prompt) type net user and it will bring up all the user accounts.

Step 3: What to do next.

Once you find the account that you want type net user then account name then space *

Step 4: Then you are almost done.

then hit enter and it will say enter new password. Do that hit enter and enter the desired password again. hit enter and the password is saved. You can also start you windows PC with CMD and do this. You can also do this on a guest account.
 
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sylar1 year ago
??? pas complet je ne peut hélas pas suivre les étape
HI.GUY,S
I M JUGAL [PRATAP SINGH
AND I M GOING TO TELL U ALL THE ABOVE STEPS ARE TOTALLY UNUSUALL........
BECOZ I TRIED THESE STEPS NOT ONE TIME BUT MORE THAN FIFTY TIMES.....BUT IT,S NOT EFFECTIVE...
***********MENU************
WHEN I WAS TRIYING........
TWO STEPS ALMOST DONE BUT AFTER TYPING PAASWORD TWICE .......
THEN I PRESS ENTER THEN A ERROR OCCURED.........
THAT ERROR WAS .........SYSTEM ERROR FIVE HAS OCCURED......
ACCESS IS DENIED,,,,,,
mjezowski3 years ago
Hey guys i have a problem when i try to change the password it wont let me type...
joeymablob6 years ago
what if it says "system error 5" im guessing im screwed but i wanna hear from someone that knows it for sure :P
 *****,
 
we know u r the one hacking computer have respect and do not use my little boys name in any of u fake emails or personality's......tx
that is really bad who ever is messing with you like that
skywolve (author)  joeymablob6 years ago
You type net user to find the user accounts then type net user (account name) * and it will say type net password then confirm. If It keeps doing it you are probably done.
HEY I CAN'T DO THE SAME WAY AS WAT U INSTRUCT HERE...COULD U HELP ME

if you get the error "system error 5 has occured" go to start-accessories-then right click on command prompt then click on run as administrator it should now work, if you do not have the option of right clicking on it then i have no idea what to do :(
nitrolego4 years ago
im gonna say 2 words to this guy......KEEP HACKING!
What do you do if Command Prompt is disabled by the admin? I got into the admin account by unplugging the network cable, and then I changed the admin account!
you go to notepad, type "command.com" (without the quotes) then save as "cmd.bat" (again, no quotes.) This will run a command prompt.
what would u do if your school only uses macs?
i'm sorry, i am not framiliar with macs. srry. ask it as a question.
nice it works on my old computer but not on my new one it says access denied same as Tatsumaki
Tatsumaki!6 years ago
system error 5 access is denied i am a limited user it isnt allowing me! please help
skywolve (author)  Tatsumaki!6 years ago
Right click CMD and hit run as administrator
Hmm. Handy, considering most of us arn't admins and most admins nower days have... ummm... Paswords. You arent going anwhere like this if you dont have the admin password. You should use ophCrack instead, it shows you the password and because it doesnt change it, they wont know that you know it!
skywolve (author)  ultimatesx96 years ago
k ths was 4 advased user unlike u.
actully, i know the admin passwords.
skywolve (author)  ultimatesx96 years ago
OK post them and send me the URL to the page so I can see them and see if they work. Thank You Administrator Assistant
yeah..it came up system error 5 with me too...I'm guessing that the admin for the computer has disabled pass changing... could just disable all passwords on the cop couldn't I???