Windows 10: how do i find (and change) my administrator password, which i`ve forgetten?

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  1. how do i find (and change) my administrator password, which i`ve forgetten?


    Can someone advise me how to find my Windows 10 administrator password, which I`ve forgotten?

    :)
     
    DaveHolland2, Oct 10, 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.


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    Hope it helps

    Manjunath H

    Microsoft Community – Moderator
     
    Manjunath_H, Oct 10, 2019
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  3. James_C. Win User
    Administrative password bypass

    Hi,

    Thanks for the prompt reply, but I can't do anything. The area is grayed out on "Yes" and there isn't any place for me to type in my password.
     
    James_C., Oct 10, 2019
    #3
  4. how do i find (and change) my administrator password, which i`ve forgetten?

    Administrative password bypass

    Hi James,

    Thank you for posting the query on Microsoft Community. I am glad to assist you on this.

    To install any new apps/software to the system we need an administrator privilege. If you are in a Local account and wants to install any applications/software you need an administrator password. However, we can change the account type from Local account to
    Admin account.

    I suggest you to change the account type to administrator account by following the steps below and check if it helps.

    • Press Windows key + X.
    • Select Control Panel.
    • Click on User accounts.
    • Under make changes to your account, click on Manage another account.
    • Select the account which you want to change.
    • Now click on change the account type.
    • Select Administrator and click on Change the Account Type to
      change the account type to administrator account.
    • Now check if you are able to perform the above tasks.

    I hope this information helps. Please do let us know if you need any further assistance.

    Thank You.
     
    ThofikhAhamad, Oct 10, 2019
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