Windows 10: Administrative Password

Discus and support Administrative Password in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; Our administrative password is no longer working. We tried all of our other user/admin sign in passwords and none of them work. We need to allow... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by NinaKing1, Jul 21, 2019.

  1. NinaKing1 Win User

    Administrative Password


    Our administrative password is no longer working. We tried all of our other user/admin sign in passwords and none of them work. We need to allow Malwarebytes to update but need the admin password. Please explain simply how to do this. Much appreciated.

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    NinaKing1, Jul 21, 2019
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  2. administrator password

    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums. In this case I suggest you to try converting your account into administrator. Follow the steps below,

    1. Search for Run on
      Windows search bar.
    2. Type netplwiz in the run window and click on OK.
    3. It would prompt you for password of admin account, put in the password.

      If you have not set any password, just click on OK.
    4. Double click on the user account you want to change and go to
      Group Membership.
    5. Now select Administrator and click on
      Apply and OK.


    To set up pay support for home users, please log on to
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/contactus



    Hope it helps

    Manjunath H

    Microsoft Community – Moderator
     
    Manjunath_H, Jul 21, 2019
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  3. Win10 lost UAC (administrator)password

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community.

    I understand that you forgot the administrator account password and you are unable to login. We will help you to resolve the issue.

    I suggest you to log in to built in administrator account and create a new administrator account.

    Please try the steps given below and check if it helps.

    Step 1:


    • From the Lock screen, click on
      Power
      button.

    • Press and hold the Shift key from the Keyboard and Click on
      Restart and try to enter the Safe mode.
    Kindly try to start your computer in Safe mode from the Windows Recovery Environment. Follow the below step.

    Step 2:

    • After your PC restarts to the Choose an option screen, select Troubleshoot
      > Advanced options > Startup Settings >Restart.
    • After your PC restarts, select a startup setting as Safe Mode by pressing the corresponding number.
    Once you have entered into the Safe mode then, open Command Prompt and enable Built in Administrator.

    Step 3:

    Follow the below steps to enable Built in Administrator:


    • Open Command Prompt from
      Windows Recovery Environment
      .

    • Copy and paste the below command and press Enter.
    net user administrator /active:yes


    • Close the Command Prompt.

    • Try to login though Built in Administrator and change the earlier password or you can create new user account.
    Refer the below link to create the new Local user account.

    Create a local user account in Windows 10

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-my/windows-10/create-a-local-user-account-in-windows-10

    Hope the information helps. Let us know if you need further assistance. We will be happy to help.

    Thank you.
     
    Krishna Prasobh V, Jul 21, 2019
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  4. P4-630 Win User

    Administrative Password

    How to reset Windwos 8 Password?

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/what-do-forget-windows-password#1TC=windows-8

    • If you've forgotten your Windows password, there are several ways to retrieve or reset it:
      • If your PC is on a domain, your system administrator must reset your password.
      • If you're using a Microsoft account, you can reset your password online. ...
      • If you're using a local account, use your password hint as a reminder.
     
    P4-630, Jul 21, 2019
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