Reset password of Windows 7 in Parallels Desktop

Please do as following steps:

1. Start your virtual machine. Then open terminal application(Finder > Applications > Utilities > Terminal)

2. Copy the following command, past it into Terminal window and press Return:

    prlctl list --all

    The output should look like the following:


        {3e21f02b-9d52-4ebe-a079-675dc822d723} running - Windows 7

3. Copy the following, past it into Terminal window and add space, and copy the UUID from the output of the previous command (e21f02b-9d52-4ebe-a079-675dc822d723 in the example) and past it at the end of the "prlctl set" command (do not forget that there should be a space between "set" and UUID number), then add space, type the following and add one more space:


    Right now you will have something like:

    prlctl set 3e21f02b-9d52-4ebe-a079-675dc822d723 --userpasswd

4.  Add username (your Windows user account name), colon, and a new password (do not add space between username, colon and password). Please see the example below:

    prlctl set 3e21f02b-9d52-4ebe-a079-675dc822d723 --userpasswd yourWindowsUsername:yourNewPassword

5. Press Return. You should see the following:

    authentication tokens updated successfully.

You can now login to your Windows user account using the specified password.

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