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Windows 7: Locked out of admin account

08 Jan 2014   #1

Locked out of admin account

This morning I was remotely connected (via TeamViewer) to the office computer performing maintenance.
I was in and out of the admin account several times while creating another standard user account.
I tried to go back into the admin account and could not. Tried several time. I was real careful with typing in the password but couldn't get in. The message was something like "the account is temporilaly locked, access is unavalabe". I did a restart and that didn't clear anything.
What now?
PS I know that trying the wrong password several times will lock the account for 15 minutes.

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08 Jan 2014   #2

Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit

Well; unfortunately; unless you created a password reset disk to reset the password; you may just have to wait. Also though; if and when you are at the computer at the office; you will probably have to go into the administrative options and clear out any check boxes that have restrictions etc.
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08 Jan 2014   #3

Windows 10 Pro

Locked out accounts typically have a wait time of 30 minutes. After that you should be able to login. Be careful about typing in your password.

3 wrongs= not getting in
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08 Jan 2014   #4


30 minutes it was locked out although the password was correctly put in. Too many logins, maybe?
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08 Jan 2014   #5

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10

Bill I don't know if this will work but worth a try Password Reset : Using System Restore in Windows 7
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