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How to change administrator password in Windows?

In this article, you will learn about How to change administrator passwords in Windows? You might not be comfortable with the default password, as it may be system generated or too complex to remember, or simply you want to change the administrator password.


Method 1 – How to change administrator password in Windows using Settings?

1. Login to Windows VPS/Server and navigate to StartSettings.

How to change administrator password in Windows using Settings
2. Navigate to “Accounts“.

navigate-to-accounts-for-password-change3. Next, click on “Sign-in options“.

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4. Under the “Password” section, click on “Change

click on change under password
5. Now, type your “Current Password” and click on “Next

enter present password click next
6. Enter “New Password“, again “Reenter Password“. Always try to put “Password Hint“, which might save you from forgetting the password. Finally, click on “Next

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7. Voila! You have changed your administrator password. Now click on “Finish“. The next time you sign in, remember to use the new password.

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Method 2 – How to change administrator password in Windows using Control Panel?

1. Login to Windows VPS/Server and navigate to Start ⇒ Search “Control Panel“.

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2. Click on “Change account type” as shown below image.

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3. Click on the “Administrator” account. 

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4. Click on “Change the password“.

click on change password control panel

5. Fill in the below details → Click on “Change Password“,

Current Password: Enter your present password.

New Password: Enter your new desired password.

Confirm New Password: Re-enter the above-entered password.

Password Hint (Optional): Enter the password hint.

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Method 3 – How to change administrator password in Windows using compmgmt.msc?

1. Login to Windows VPS/Server and navigate to Start ⇒ Search “Computer Management or “compmgmt.msc“.

How to change administrator password in Windows using compmgmt.msc

2. Navigate to System Tools → Local Users and Groups → Users.

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3. Right-click on “Administrator” → Click on “Set Password“.

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4. You will encounter one warning. Click on “Proceed“.

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5. Enter the New Password and click on “OK“.

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Method 4 – How to change administrator password in Windows using Control-Alt-Delete?

1. Press “Ctrl + Alt + Del”.

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2. Click on “Change Password“.

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3. Fill the all the details: Old Password, New Password, Confirm New Password and click on “→”.

fill the old password and new password to continue


Method 5 – How to change administrator password from Hyonix Portal?

1. Login to Hyonix Portal using https://my.hyonix.com.

hyonix login

2. Navigate to VPS/Server Control Panel by clicking on “⚙️”.

navigate to server settings

3. Next, navigate to “Settings“.

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4. Navigate to “Reset Password” → Click on “Request“.

Our hypervisor will attempt to reset your server password, it’s not guaranteed that your server password will be reset as if our hypervisors can’t communicate with your server. 

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5. Navigate to  “Overview” to check New Password.

navigate to overview for the new password

Updated on October 9, 2021

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