Windows 10: Forgotten Local Admin User password

Discus and support Forgotten Local Admin User password in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; I am sole user on laptop, therefore Local Administrator. Help pages only refer to changing Local Account password.... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by Bored5269, Mar 28, 2021.

  1. Bored5269 Win User

    Forgotten Local Admin User password


    I am sole user on laptop, therefore Local Administrator. Help pages only refer to changing Local Account password.

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    Bored5269, Mar 28, 2021
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  2. 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
     
  3. Kol12 Win User
    Forgotten admin password.

    Thanks guys. Just confirming that the instructions have worked and all of the account passwords are sorted out. Passwords have been stored securely so they won't be lost again!

    One thing I noticed after creating the temp admin account is that you need to change it to a standard account afterwards otherwise it will be the primary admin account.
     
    Kol12, Mar 28, 2021
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  4. Namslas90 Win User

    Forgotten Local Admin User password

    admin password?

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

    *Toast :toast:
     
    Namslas90, Mar 28, 2021
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