Windows 10: Completely reset hidden Administrator account?

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    Completely reset hidden Administrator account?


    Hi, not sure if anyone can help - this is more of an OCD type request.

    I recently needed to activate the hidden Administrator account and on first run it asked me to set a password and then ran the OOBE.

    I found a page on EightForums where Brink explained how to reset the OOBE but this doesn't completely reset everything and the account retains its password. I know that the password can be deleted and the account can be set to ask for a new password when next logged in, but I am looking for a way (if possible) to completely reset it so that the next time I use it it will follow the same steps as the first time, as though I had never used it.

    :)
     
    babyblue, Mar 13, 2021
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  2. 'Hidden Administrator' account asking for password.

    We would like to clarify how did you enable the Hidden Administrator account. We suggest using the
    Local Security Policy to enable to hidden administrator in Windows 10. Kindly follow these steps:

    • Press Windows key + R to open the Run dialog.
    • Type secpol.msc, and click on OK.
    • In the left pane, click on the Local Policies folder to expand it, and click on the
      Security Options folder.
    • In the right pane of Security Options, double click on
      Accounts: Administrator account status.
    • Select Enabled, and click on OK.
    Let us know whenever you need further assistance.
     
    Nathaniel Mon, Mar 13, 2021
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  3. Forget hidden Administrator Account Password-Windows 10

    Hi,

    We would like to know more information regarding the issue that you are experiencing with the hidden administrator account. For better assistance, please answer the following questions:

    • Why did you access the hidden administrator account?
    • What troubleshooting steps have you tried so far?
    • Why did you create a password for it?

    Regards.
     
    Dennis Mop, Mar 13, 2021
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  4. Completely reset hidden Administrator account?

    Forget hidden Administrator Account Password-Windows 10

    Thank you for providing the details. You can change the password of the hidden admin account by following the steps below.

    • Press Windows key and type "cmd".
    • Right-click Command Prompt and select Run as administrator.
    • Type this command: net user "UserName" "NewPassword".

      Type "administrator" in the "Username" and type the password that you want in the
      "NewPassword".
    • Retype the password that you've created and close the Command Prompt.
    These steps are intended for local accounts. And since the hidden admin account is considered a local account, you can apply these steps.

    Let us know how that turned out for you.
     
    Dennis Mop, Mar 13, 2021
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