Computers, Programming, Technology, Music, Literature

Set password in Windows 7 Home premium – Ran out of options?

leave a comment »


This article was originally published for and could be located at



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.

NET USER <<YourUserNameHere>> <<YourPasswordHere>>



Written by gmaran23

May 9, 2014 at 2:39 pm

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: