Jump to content
Search In
  • More options...
Find results that contain...
Find results in...

i gave my grandmother my old pc and she has not used it in a while and for got the password to her user how do i reset the password pleas help 

Link to post
Share on other sites

What operating system? (guessing Windows, going from there)


If it's an admin account, I"m not sure there is a way to reset a password without the admin password...


If it's a standard user account, go into Control Panel -> User Accounts and Family Safety -> Change your Windows password

then put in the admin password when prompted to.

Quote or tag me( @Crunchy Dragon) if you want me to see your reply

If my post solved your problem/answered your question, please consider marking it as "solved"

Community Standards // PSU Tier List // Bugs and Issues // Tech News Posting Guidelines // How to use the forum // Join Floatplane! // Floatplane Support Wizard // Join the LTT Official Discord // How To Get Used PC Parts Cheaper Than Ebay or Craigslist // Intel HEDT Discussion //

Link to post
Share on other sites

There are lots of programs you can download that remove the password of any windows account

I forget the name at the moment, but they definitely exist.


Spend As Much Time Writing Your Question As You Want Me To Spend Responding To It.

If I'm wrong, please point it out. I'm always learning & I won't bite.


Motherboard Tier LIst

PC Troubleshooting

PSU Tier List

You don't need a big PSU



Delidded Core i7 4770K - GTX 1070 ROG Strix - 16GB DDR3 - Lots of RGB lights I never change


HP Spectre X360 - i7 8560U - MX150 - 512GB SSD - 16GB DDR4 - I lost my pen so I convince myself I don't need it


"Sometimes I just buy computer hardware with no practical use for it, maybe I'm weird"

-Galileo Galilei, 1604

Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, RadCard said:

windows 7 and its a stander account not admin

easiest way would be to log into the admin and remove the password.

its possible the hidden admin is enabled without a password (try ctrl+alt+del twice at the login screen)

if the doesnt work, start with Hirens Boot Disk, NTPassRemove is the tool you're looking for.


there are other ways, but im not going to go into it (liability reasons)

How do Reavers clean their spears?

|Specs in profile|

The Wheel of Time turns, and Ages come and pass, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave it birth comes again.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Elcomsoft System Recovery works well and is easy to use. The tool included with Hirens(forgot the name) also works great but it's command line so it might be a bit off-putting.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now