How to see the password on my computer using the system commands

Unfortunately, there is no way to see the password in Windows using the command system, even if you have administrator privileges. While there are ways to reset or change the password of a Windows user account, most of them are for less advanced users. The command system in modern Windows operating systems are not full DOS implementations, but rather a very basic version of what MS-DOS was in versions of Windows prior to Windows XP.

Reset passwords in Windows XP

Step 1

Restart the computer. Press “Ctrl + Alt + Delete” twice. Enter the username in the administrator account. Try setting “Administrator” if you did not create or change the username of the administrator account.

Step 2

Enter the administrator password. Leave the password blank if you have not specified an administrator password during the installation of Windows XP.

Step 3

Click on “Start” and then “Run.” Enter the command “control userpasswords2”. Click on “OK”. Search and click on the account for which it is necessary to reset the password, in the “Users” tab. Click on “Change password”.

Step 4

Enter a new password and confirm it by entering it a second time. It has <click “OK”. Restart Windows and log in with the account to zero and the new password.

Resetting passwords in Windows Vista / 7

Step 1

Create a disk to reset password, if you are using any version of Windows Vista other than Windows Vista Ultimate. Click on “Start” and then choose the “Control Panel” option. Select “User accounts and child protection” and then click on “User accounts”. Click on “Create a disk to reset password” in the left pane of User Accounts.

Step 2

Follow the instructions to use the USB flash drive as a password reset disk.

Step 3

Log in to an administrator account if you are using Windows Vista Ultimate or if you do not want to use a disk to reset your password.

Step 4

Type “lusrmgr.msc” in the Vista Start Menu search box and then press “Enter.” Open “Local Users and Groups” and then click “Users.”

Step 5

Click on the account for which you want to reset the password. Select the “Set Password” option in the menu. Write a new password and confirm it.

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