Windows 10: Lost Administrator password

Discus and support Lost Administrator password in Windows Hello & Lockscreen to solve the problem; I have 2 accounts come up when I first start my computer. I can log into my account OK but I can't log into the Administrator account. I have tried... Discussion in 'Windows Hello & Lockscreen' started by Rosco2EC, May 3, 2020.

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    Lost Administrator password


    I have 2 accounts come up when I first start my computer. I can log into my account OK but I can't log into the Administrator account. I have tried everything but I have lost my admin password and everything I try requires this password. Any help much appreciated.

    :)
     
    Rosco2EC, May 3, 2020
    #1

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    Hi,

    Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community.

    I understand that you forgot the administrator account password and you are unable to login. We will help you to resolve the issue.

    I suggest you to log in to built in administrator account and create a new administrator account.

    Please try the steps given below and check if it helps.

    Step 1:


    • From the Lock screen, click on
      Power
      button.

    • Press and hold the Shift key from the Keyboard and Click on
      Restart and try to enter the Safe mode.
    Kindly try to start your computer in Safe mode from the Windows Recovery Environment. Follow the below step.

    Step 2:

    • After your PC restarts to the Choose an option screen, select Troubleshoot
      > Advanced options > Startup Settings >Restart.
    • After your PC restarts, select a startup setting as Safe Mode by pressing the corresponding number.
    Once you have entered into the Safe mode then, open Command Prompt and enable Built in Administrator.

    Step 3:

    Follow the below steps to enable Built in Administrator:


    • Open Command Prompt from
      Windows Recovery Environment
      .

    • Copy and paste the below command and press Enter.
    net user administrator /active:yes


    • Close the Command Prompt.

    • Try to login though Built in Administrator and change the earlier password or you can create new user account.
    Refer the below link to create the new Local user account.

    Create a local user account in Windows 10

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-my/windows-10/create-a-local-user-account-in-windows-10

    Hope the information helps. Let us know if you need further assistance. We will be happy to help.

    Thank you.
     
    Krishna Prasobh V, May 3, 2020
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    We have to follow Microsoft Policy about Passwords or we would be banned.

    "What to do if you forget your Windows 8/8.1 password"

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/what-do-forget-windows-password#1TC=windows-8

    If you've forgotten your Windows password, there are several ways to retrieve or reset it:

    • If your PC is on a domain, your system administrator must reset your password.
    • If you're using a Microsoft account, you can reset your password online. For more info, go to the

      Reset your password
      webpage.
    • If you're using a local account, use your password hint as a reminder.
    If you've tried these suggestions and still can't sign in:

    • If you have Windows 8.1, you'll need to reinstall Windows.
    • If you have Windows RT 8.1, you'll need to contact your PC manufacturer.
    @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@

    Microsoft forbids any assistance being given in these Forums to help you bypass or "crack" lost or forgotten Passwords.

    Here is the Microsoft Information outlining that Policy:

    Keeping Passwords Secure- Microsoft Policy on Getting Around Passwords

    ________________________________________

    Microsoft policy about lost or forgotten passwords

    Technical support policy for lost or forgotten passwords - Microsoft 365 Security

    Cheers.
     
    Bill Smithers, May 3, 2020
    #3
  4. Lost Administrator password

    lost administrator password

    "What to do if you forget your Windows 8/8.1 password"

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/what-do-forget-windows-password#1TC=windows-8

    If you've forgotten your Windows password, there are several ways to retrieve or reset it:

    • If your PC is on a domain, your system administrator must reset your password.
    • If you're using a Microsoft account, you can reset your password online. For more info, go to the

      Reset your password
      webpage.
    • If you're using a local account, use your password hint as a reminder.
    If you've tried these suggestions and still can't sign in:

    • If you have Windows 8.1, you'll need to reinstall Windows.
    • If you have Windows RT 8.1, you'll need to contact your PC manufacturer.
    @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@

    Microsoft forbids any assistance being given in these Forums to help you bypass or "crack" lost or forgotten Passwords.

    Here is the Microsoft Information outlining that Policy:

    Keeping Passwords Secure- Microsoft Policy on Getting Around Passwords

    Cheers.
     
    Bill Smithers, May 3, 2020
    #4
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