Windows 10: Administrator password

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  1. Administrator password

    When asked for my administrator password, what do I need to do if I never set one up?

    RickThomas1MQ, Oct 12, 2018

  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.

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    Hope it helps

    Manjunath H

    Microsoft Community – Moderator
    Manjunath_H, Oct 12, 2018
  3. Win10 lost UAC (administrator)password


    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

    • 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

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

    Thank you.
    Krishna Prasobh V, Oct 12, 2018
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    How to reset Windwos 8 Password?

    • 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.
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