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2 Ways to Change Another User's Password on Windows 10

Did someone forget his user password in Windows 10? Do you need to change another account password? Then follow this guide, where we share how you can change another user's passowrd using an admin account or professional software.

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Updated by Sherly on Apr 09, 2024

If another user on your Windows PC has forgotten his password, you can reset his account if you have an admin account. Windows offers built-in tools that allow you to change the password of any account. 

So, if you are looking for the best ways to change another user's password on Windows 10, you are at the best place. Here, EaseUS will provide you with two ways to reset other user's passwords from the admin user. So, read the post till the end.

How to Change Another User's Password on Windows 10

Suppose you want to change another user's password on Windows 10. In that case, you must log into the admin user account, but if you have no access to the admin account or the PC is already locked out, then you have to take the help of any reliable third-party software to reset the password. Here, we will give you two scenarios to follow the methods according to your needs.

Way 1. Use EaseUS Partition Master If the PC Is Locked

If your PC is locked and you want to change the user's password, use a reliable third-party tool with a Password Reset feature. Here, we suggest you go with the EaseUS Partition Master Professional.

This reliable tool comes with an advanced Password Reset feature, which allows users to reset or completely wipe out other users' passwords without knowing the admin password. If you are in a situation where the PC is locked and want to change the other user's passwords, download EaseUS Partition Master from its official website for safety purposes.

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If you want to know the complete process of the Password Reset process through EaseUS Partition Master, then follow the below steps.

Step 1. Insert the target USB disk into the computer, download and run EaseUS Partition Master, and click "Toolkit" > "Password Reset."

click password reset feature

Step 2. A small window will pop up. After reading it carefully, click "Create".

click create

Step 3. Select the correct USB flash drive or external mobile hard disk and click "Create" again. Wait patiently. After the password reset USB flash drive is created, click "Finish."

create bootable disk

Step 4. Remove the password reset USB, insert it into the locked PC, and restart. You will be asked to change the boot drive to boot the PC from USB. Once completed, the system will automatically boot from USB.

Step 5. After restarting, find EaseUS Partition Master again and go to "Password Reset." All accounts on the PC will be displayed in the interface; click on the target account and check "Reset & Unlock."

select the correct account

Step 6. When you receive this prompt, click "Confirm" to continue. Your password will be erased.

confirm the action

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This tool can also help with the following password reset issues, such as:

If you are going to bypass the login screen or change another user's password without knowing the admin password, download this tool to help.

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Way 2. Change Other User's Password From Control Panel

If you log into the admin account and want to change the other user's password, it may be easier. You can easily change other user's passwords from the control panel; check the complete process below. However, if you are locked out of the current PC and stuck in the login screen, you still need to turn to EaseUS Partition Master.

Step 1. Left-click on the Windows main menu, search for the control panel, and click to open it.

Step 2. Now, please find out the User Accounts and click on it.

click user account

Step 3. You will find several links down, as shown in the image, but select Manage another account.

manage other user account

Step 4. Select the user for whom you want to change the password.

Step 5. Choose Change the password.

Step 6. On the Change username's password interface, enter a new password in both the first and second text boxes.

confirm the change

Step 7. Then, choose Change password to save the password change.

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Why Can't I Reset the Password for Another User on Windows 10

Many users came up with this problem on the forum like Superuser. If you cannot reset the password for another user on Windows 10, this might be because you are not an administrator or the user account is not a local account. Let's discuss this briefly.

Only administrators can reset the password for other users. You cannot see the Manage other accounts option in the Control Panel if you are not an administrator.

If the user account is a Microsoft account, not a local one, you cannot reset the password using the methods mentioned in this article. You will need to follow Microsoft's password reset procedure.


In this post, we have given you two of the best ways to change another user's password on Windows 10 under two different situations. We suggest you go with the best solution according to your requirements. If the article indeed helps you, don't hesitate to share it with other users facing the same error.


Change Another User's Password FAQs

In this section, we've answered some frequently asked questions about how to change another user's password on Windows 10, which will help you clear your additional doubts, so don't skip this part.

1. Can the Admin change the user password?

Yes, the admin can change the user password. To change the user password, the admin should follow the below steps.

  • Access the control panel search field, type user accounts, and click on user accounts from the list.
  • Now click Manage another account.
  • Select the local account with the forgotten password.
  • Click on the cChangethe password option.

2. How to change other users' passwords on Windows 7?

To change other user's passwords on Windows 7, follow the steps below.

  • Open the Control Panel.
  • Click on and choose the User Account and Family Safety.
  • Click on the Manage another account option.
  • Select the account that you want to change the password. 
  • Click on Change the password.
  • Enter the current password and then enter the new password twice.
  • Click on Change password.

3. How do you change the user password in Windows 10 as Admin?

Admin can easily change the user password by using the Control Panel. Follow the steps below to do so.

  • Open the Control Panel.
  • Click on User Accounts.
  • Click on Manage another account.
  • Select the user account for which you want to change the password.
  • Click on Change the password.
  • Enter the current password and then enter the new password twice.
  • Click on Change password.

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Updated by Sherly

Sherly joined EaseUS in 2022 and she has always loved writing articles and enjoys the fun they bring. She receives professional training here, focusing on product performance and other relative knowledge. She has written over 200 articles to help people overcome computing issues.

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