Windows 10: Windows 10 administrator password

Discus and support Windows 10 administrator password in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; I purchased an acer laptop from Staples just over a year ago, running Windows 10. I never bothered setting up a user, just the primary administrator... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by adam_12, Jan 11, 2019.

  1. adam_12 Win User

    Windows 10 administrator password


    I purchased an acer laptop from Staples just over a year ago, running Windows 10. I never bothered setting up a user, just the primary administrator account to login; with a very simple password. The password has never been changed, and always worked until a week ago...

    From the many hours of research I've done, it seems there is no possible way to get into windows without a working password, given there is no user to choose from but "administrator". Seems that no matter what login tricks one tries a password is needed. My password (for whatever reason) is no longer accepted. Do I just run this ****er over with my tractor numerous times and trash it, or is there a more civilized resolution?

    :)
     
    adam_12, Jan 11, 2019
    #1
  2. P4-630 Win User

    How to reset Windwos 8 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. ...
      • If you're using a local account, use your password hint as a reminder.
     
    P4-630, Jan 11, 2019
    #2
  3. Win10 lost UAC (administrator)password

    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, Jan 11, 2019
    #3
  4. jec298829 Win User

    Windows 10 administrator password

    Can't remember administrator password in Windows 10

    I am running Windows 10. I cannot remember my administrator password even with the clue I noted. I've tried suggestions listed on different forums, nothing works. I can sign in to Microsoft, but apparently this is a different account. So, how do I
    reset or recover my administrator password?
     
    jec298829, Jan 11, 2019
    #4
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