Windows 10: W10 Passwords

Discus and support W10 Passwords in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; G'day chaps and chappesses, Been asked to sort out a Tosh 50d lappy, running W10/64, which I am told is genuine. It is labelled as a W8 machine, so has... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Cabeca Branca, Nov 23, 2019.

  1. W10 Passwords


    G'day chaps and chappesses, Been asked to sort out a Tosh 50d lappy, running W10/64, which I am told is genuine. It is labelled as a W8 machine, so has been upgraded at some point, no idea who did that. Basically the user has forgotten the password. Seems to be a local account, not a MS. So far I have rebooted from a USB with the latest W10 install, got to the repair, CMD prompt etc and set the built in Admin account active, but this does not appear as a log in option on the welcome screen, just the locked user account. I have already copied all the docs/photos etc from the HD via a dock, and can obviously do a clean install from the USB and then copy them back, but would prefer to recover it if possible as I don't have all the other software to fully reinstall.
    Net User doesn't appear to list the user account, it shows the administrator as active, but so far can't find a way to log on as admin.

    Any suggestions, preferably anatomically possible, gratefully received.

    Puzzled Paul

    :)
     
    Cabeca Branca, Nov 23, 2019
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  2. Namslas90 Win User

    admin password?

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

    *Toast :toast:
     
    Namslas90, Nov 23, 2019
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  3. Unable to change MS password and email on W10 pc

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting in Community, I understand you concern and we apologize for the inconvenience caused.

    I would suggest that you follow the steps mentioned below and check if the issue persist:

    Step 1: Recovery Environment.

    • Go to the “Lock Screen” and press and hold the shift key and click on the
      power icon located on the bottom right corner of the screen.
    • You will have to restart your computer, you will be prompted to click on “Restart Anyway”.
    • Then you select “Troubleshoot” and click on
      “Advance Option” and locate and select Command Prompt

    Step 2: Follow the steps to enable Built-in Administrator account:

    • Once you open Command prompt type
    net user administrator /active:yes (To disable Built –in Administrator account give the command Active: No).

    • Then press ENTER.

    Step 3: Switch Account

    From the in built administrator account, create a new local account and follow the steps below:

    • Click Start and then PC settings.
    • Click Users and accounts and under Your Profile click Disconnect on the right of the screen.
    • Enter your Microsoft account's password, and click on Next.
    • Type in a Username, Password, and Password Hint that you want set for your Local account and click
      Next. Click on Sign out and Finish button.
    In order to switch back, follow these steps:

    • On the newly converted Local account, click Start and then PC Settings.
    • Click Users and accounts and under Your Profile click Connect to a Microsoft account.
    • Enter the Microsoft account ID and Password and click Next.
    • Choose if you want OneDrive as your default file saving location, click Next.
    • Click Switch.

    Note: If you have created a local account you can perform the step mentioned above from that account.

    Hope this information helps.
     
    Vanessa Sohtun, Nov 23, 2019
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  4. W10 Passwords

    Password issue

    After going through the steps to make a new password, after a week or two, my login credentials are no longer valid. I'm forced to make a new password all over again. It seems to happen if I don't login in a certain period of time. Does our passwords expire???
     
    GoFigureItOut, Nov 23, 2019
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