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10 Feb 2010   #1
JDobbsy1987

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 
Windows 7 Administrator

Hi All,

I was wondering if someone can tell me how to enable the administrator account (not reset the password) i know the password but i have forgot the password to my local account so i want to log in as administrator but it is not listed at the logon screen?

I can not log into the computer at all so i would have to enable the admin account without logging in?

Regards,
JDobbsy1987


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10 Feb 2010   #2
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 10 Pro x64
 
 

Welcome JDobbsy1987,
See if this tutorial will help you out,
User Account Password - Change from WinRE
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10 Feb 2010   #3
Delphin

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JDobbsy1987 View Post
Hi All,

I was wondering if someone can tell me how to enable the administrator account (not reset the password) i know the password but i have forgot the password to my local account so i want to log in as administrator but it is not listed at the logon screen?

I can not log into the computer at all so i would have to enable the admin account without logging in?

Regards,
JDobbsy1987
Boot into safe mode by pressing f8 while the computer starts.

In many cases the administrator account will be displayed in safe mode
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10 Feb 2010   #4
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

This might be hard to do if you can't log in.
Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable
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10 Feb 2010   #5
JDobbsy1987

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Hi,
Thank you for your help

I have managed to get in by doing the following:

Run the computer in safe mode with cmd prompt
type... net user
this gave me a list of local users
i then typed... net user *username* *new password* then press enter (without the *'s)

Don't know if this would work in all cases?

Regards,
JDobbsy1987
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10 Feb 2010   #6
Delphin

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JDobbsy1987 View Post
Hi,
Thank you for your help

I have managed to get in by doing the following:

Run the computer in safe mode with cmd prompt
type... net user
this gave me a list of local users
i then typed... net user *username* *new password* then press enter (without the *'s)

Don't know if this would work in all cases?

Regards,
JDobbsy1987
glad you fixed it
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