Windows 10: Change admin account password

Discus and support Change admin account password in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; I am running WIN10 build 18362. I have the admin PW (not my MS account PW) so can login. I wish to change the admin PW. There are no other accounts... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by howardoldham, Sep 17, 2019.

  1. Change admin account password


    I am running WIN10 build 18362. I have the admin PW (not my MS account PW) so can login. I wish to change the admin PW. There are no other accounts on the machine. How can I make the change?

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    howardoldham, Sep 17, 2019
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  2. Namslas90 Win User

    admin password?

    You can reset the Admin Password using Windows XP repair; See Here for step by step.

    *Toast :toast:
     
    Namslas90, Sep 17, 2019
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  3. Try3 Win User
    Forgotten admin password.


    Sorry but "Admin account" might be a description. Is your answer to 1 that you are signed in to the built-in account with the username Administrator or do you just mean that you are signed in to an account that has admin status [an account that you have made at some stage]?

    The account to select in the list is the one that you want to reset the password to. If that is the one you are signed in to then you'll get that To change your password press Alt+Ctrl+Delete message instead [and the existing password is needed in order to do any change].

    You need to be signed in to a different admin user account in order to reset the existing one's password. By the way, you will lose all your saved internet sign-in credentials by resetting it.
    - You could create a new password-protected, admin-level local user account {steps given in a separate post below} then sign in to it so you could then use netplwiz to reset the original one.

    Denis
     
  4. freeboy Win User

    Change admin account password

    admin password?

    ok changed added admin password for d in safe mode!
    Ok, now this is weird: XP repair will not accept my new password! WTF?
     
    freeboy, Sep 17, 2019
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