Set password in Windows 7 Home premium – Ran out of options?
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By set password, I mean setting the password for a local user account without having to enter the current password. I was surprised that Windows 7 Home premium never had a way to do it via a GUI. The regular GUI options that allow you to set password would all be greyed out, or unsupported. Go to step 5 for NET USER command and set password from the command line.
1. control userpasswords2: Reset Password… button disabled
2. compmtmt.msc: Does not even show you Local Users and Groups
3. lusrmgr.msc: This snapin may not be used with this version of Windows. [To hell with paying for a Home Premium license]
4. User Accounts –> Change Your Password [I have this bad hibernation habit, I seldom shutdown, and also have Disable Lock Computer group policy enabled]
5. Hail the command line options! NET USER works finally.