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To change a user's password, you must log in as the desired user and press the key combination CTRL+ALT+DEL. On the screen that opens, you must select “Change password” and set a new one. In this case, you will need to indicate the old current password. If you do not know the old password, you can use the method described below.


Password reset

Let's look at resetting a password for a local user using the example of a local administrator. Please note that resetting the password for an Active Directory user or administrator may be different.


This method should only be used for a freshly installed system where there is no encrypted data or saved passwords and certificates.

You can use the Local Users and Groups snap-in to reset your password. This method is available only to administrators and allows you to change the password for any local user.

To reset the password, you need to right-click on the “Start” button and select the “Run” command, or you can press Win+R. In the input field that appears above enter: lusrmgr.msc

Next, left-click on “Users” and in the central window, right-click on the desired user (in our case, Administrator). In the context menu that opens, select “Set Password”. In the window that appears, click “Proceed” and enter a new password.

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