Windows 10: How to reset a local account password from an admin account

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  1. chinkle1 Win User

    How to reset a local account password from an admin account


    How do i change a local account’s password on a Windows 10 machine, using an Admin account?


    Last night, i changed the hours that the local account could log on. This morning, we discovered that the password and security questions must have also been changed dont know how because the values no longer work. But i can still log into the Admin account, and i want to use it to change the local account password.

    :)
     
    chinkle1, Mar 23, 2020
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  2. Lost password on an Old Account, any way to merge accounts?

    Site was pwnd not so long ago resulting in a general member password reset
    so unless you reset your password since then your old account password wont work.
    Try contacting one of the admins to see if they can help you out
     
    dorsetknob, Mar 23, 2020
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  3. Arun B J Win User
    Cannot access my User Account on local machine but can access Admin account. Need help finding password but NOT reset it as it will delete saved data.

    Hi,



    I understand your concern and will assist you to resolve this issue.

    If you reset the local account password it will not delete the Saved data.

    I suggest you to back up the saved data and files from the admin account and try to reset the password and check if it helps.

    Follow the steps below to reset the password.


    • Press Windows + R.

    • Type netplwiz and press enter.

    • Select the user account.

    • Click on Reset Password.


    Hope this helps. If the issue remains unresolved, please get back to us and we would be happy to help.
     
    Arun B J, Mar 23, 2020
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  4. Try3 Win User

    How to reset a local account password from an admin account

    Local Admin account password changed to unknown

    First of all, but this is a wild shot in the dark, some people have found that they went online to an MS service such as the Windows store and signed in but doing so converted the user account they happened to be logged into at the time into an MSAccount-linked account. So, if your sign-in failure gets annotated with a link to reset the password, follow it through

    • If it leads to an attempt to reset your MSAccount password then you will know that the user account has been converted.
    • If it leads to being told to put in your password reset disk you will know that the user account remains a local user account.

    If this is not the solution & your user account remains a local user account then I think you are going to have to
    1 restore the system image you referred to, or
    2 reinstall Windows 10, or
    3 take your computer to a local computer technician who might use unorthodox methods to gain entry & reset your password. You will have to make sure this is somebody you can trust because the procedure used will give them unfettered access to the whole of your computer.

    Denis
     
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