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Q: change guest login to admin or figure out admin password

I need to either change a guest log in (kid's access) to
adminstrator, or a way to reveal or change the password
for the Admin profile. Thanks for your help.
I tried this already: Run: cmd net user guest *
I tried to rest the guest password this way but
it didn't work - I'm thinking it is because I am not
logged on as admin in the first place. What do I do now?

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A: change guest login to admin or figure out admin password

you cant change an admins pw from a guest account....at all

only way to change the admin pw is to boot to safe mode and enter the sys admin account or use a hacking program iso which you can find easily but use at your own risk....

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Hi, I would like to change the login prompt of administrators for the guest account to make them input the username and password, and not just the password automatically showing the user my account picture and username.

When I mean the prompt box I mean the one where they try to uninstall a program and the confirmation box appears asking for the password.

On my Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit computer, it only prompts for the password, and displays the administrator's picture and username automatically.

I was wondering if anyone knew how to change this so that the user would have to input the admin username and the admin password, and at the same time the picture wouldn't show, but would just be an outline/border of the picture.

I'm not running on a domain, as I am running on a workgroup.

I also can't go into Policy Editor since this is Home Premium, but was wondering if there was a way to do this via regedit?

For more info, I would like it to appear like the login screen here: Log On with User Name and Password


A:How do I change the admin confirmation enter password box for guest

All I can think of is to create a new admin account with a different password and don't pick a picture for it.

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I have two computers on an in-home LAN, one running XP Pro, the other Win 7 Pro.
When I log into win7 from XP, I enter the Win7 "Administrator" name and password (none at this time). But the (Compute > Manage >...) "Session" shown on Win7 shows a Guest account being used. Why is this?

(The Administrator account on XP also has no password.)

Are the passwords for network login and local login the same?
If they are separate, how are the passwords and enable/disable controlled for each type?

Lastly, I would like to login from XP with the Admin name and password and actually use the win7 Admin account. What must be done to allow that to happen?

A:Admin login from XP gets Win7 Guest account?

WARNING: Do not change the Administrator password if you used the OS to encrypt files or you will lose access to those files.

Select Start button, enter in search box "Local Security Policy", then select "Security Options", and then "Accounts: Limit local account use of blank passwords to console logon only". Read the "Explain" tab. Do not disable this policy for exposed computers. Rather assign passwords to all non-Guest accounts.

This policy will force a network login to use the Guest account when the login name/account has no password, as was the case in this problem statement. Note that the Guest account was enabled for all tests. To test this policy:
1) Remove the Administrator password on the Win7 system. Then log out and log in again on the Win7 machine.
2) Restart the XP machine. The password on this machine can be blank or not.
3) Right click on the Win7 Computer icon and select Manage > Shared Folders >Sessions; there should be no sessions listed. You may need to use the Refresh button at the top of the pane.
4) On the XP machine, log in as Administrator and via Win Explorer list the network computers on your LAN. Click on the name for the Win7 computer. Yiou should get a logon dialog box. For the user name enter "Administrator", and no password since the Win7 passowrd waas set blank. The logon should be successful.
5) On the Win7 machine, refresh the Sessions list; it should now list the Guest acco... Read more

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hi i am running xp on a guest account there are no options in

user accounts to change from guest to admin or to add new account

is there any way i can have control of my pc as i cant set time or remove apps and stuff

please please help me

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so i forgot my admin password and am stuck with only being able to login with the guest account so Im limited on what I can do like I tried to change the sticky keys to the command prompt shortcut but I need the password in order to do that. also when I try to reset the password it asks for a floppy disk or a usb drive and when i put in the USB hard drive, nothing happens it still tells me to insert a usb hard drive. Please help I have a toshiba satellite with no recovery discs or anything. What can I do? I'm willing to wipe all data in order to get my laptop to work if i can't reset my password

A:Forgot Admin password and I'm stuck on guest account

See if it helps - How to Reset Your Forgotten Windows Password the Easy Way - How-To Geek

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This is the problem I've been dealing with for quite a while. When I try to find a program that resets the password (I used the Password Reset Disk from another computer, didn't work.) I always get a message that I need the administrator password.

So... Help?

A:Forgotten Admin Password, Only Have Access To Guest Account


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I lost my admin password and i can only sign in as guest, when in guest, i cannot even connect to the internet. won't let me do anything without admin password, tried recovery and asked for the password too. i didn't backup in a restore disk or whatever. please give me some ideas, thank you.

A:Lost Admin password, can only sign in guest, no disk.

Welcome to the forums,

I am pretty sure in this situation the only option you will have is to do a clean install.

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Hi, from my research I saw this is the best place to ask these types of question. Any help is appreciated.
Here is the gist of my issues:
Windows 10.
I had just finished downloading a file from our Google drive directory; it was for some anti virus.
Right after the anti virus installed Windows froze up, and an error popped up. It stated Windows had crashed or something along those lines.
I had to unplug the cord.
Once rebooting I noticed it was taking incredibly long. The screen went to yellow showing signs of loading, then to black. I could move my mouse here,
After this happened the login screen appeared. Everything was very slow. I tried to right click and noticed it freezing up.
After it finally loaded the login screen I entered in my pin, but it took over 10 minutes then went to black.
After other tries to boot I had very mixed signals. Sometimes it made it to the login, other times just a black screen.
On one occasion I got this error:
"The Group Policy Client Service Failed The Sign-in. The Universal Unique Identifier (UUID) Type Is Not Supported."
Sadly, this is for the admin account.
I have no idea where to go from here, and have a lot invested file, and program wise, and thus time wise into this set up, for work.
Any ideas where to go ? I cannot access system restore or anything as it won't let me log in.
Any help is appreciated.
Edit: title shouldn't say admin at the end. Meaning I cannot log in to the admin, or any other profile.

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Hello All,
I'm delighted to have found you and after a long day of trying to help myself i am now requiring your much appreciated assistance please! I'm not a techy person at all and am hoping someone can help
Last week my husband purchased a new hp laptop which came with Windows 10
On setup i used my microsoft account to login with a pin, the account was setup as administrator (thinking i could change things later)
About 2 days later i added a standard user account for my husband with a microsoft account login with pin.
I wanted to make his the administrator account but thought i had better change mine to a standard account first! My mistake!!
Now i cannot change anything! i have tried to use the cmd prompt to run as administrator - it asks for administrator permission and does not allow me to enter a password or yes!
I have tried all suggestions to enable the hidden windows 10 account but all ask for the same permission.
I have tried to go to setup, recovery, troubleshoot, advanced option, system restore - it requests an administrator password and when i entered what i thought is mine it does not work! Feeling a little
Does anybody know anyway i can go back in time to start again or how do i access administrator rights as i really need to add programs etc
Thank you for any help given

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Okay, this is for a friend. I've tried everything I've been able to find, and since she got the computer second-hand..

Let me start at the beginning. This is her Christmas present, that her mom bought for her at some auction. It's a decent system, almost as powerful as my own. That being said, the person who sold it neglected to mention that the administrator account that allows you to do ANYTHING has a password on it. Not only that, but they also neglected to give a password recovery or reset disc with the computer.

As it stands, here's what we've tried thus far:
Tried using a program known as Ophcrack on a USB drive, but for whatever reason, it won't work without administrator approval. (Yeah, that had me scratching my head, too.)
Tried to clean out the machine and do a fresh install from the boot menu. (After almost a week, you get desperate.)

Those were the two most feasible ones I could find on the web, but after that, I have no clue how to do this. (I've loved XP for as long as I can remember, so.. I'm not particularly schooled in Vista.)

Just a quick note, in case you weren't able to infer it: the PC in question is running Vista.

If anyone at all knows how we can get around this password issue, please.. this is driving her crazy, and, being her boyfriend, it's driving me crazy as well. >_<

Thank all of you for your time, and Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.

(I was taught to be polite. o.o)

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is there any way to get into my xp admin account it just keeps saying ive forgot my password ? help please

A:cant login to win xp admin password forgot

thanks in advance if u can help mr on this

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I am using Windows 7 in my Laptop. Suddenly I can not login to my Laptop due to forget administration password. I know one way and that is setup new windows 7 once again. But I don't want to do that. I heard that have huge password recovery softs but not sure which one will effective!!!

A:How to login after forgetting admin password

User Account - Reset Password in Windows 7

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Hi, is it possible to log into an XP machine connected to my network, using my network admin password?

My XP machine is configured to show the list of users at login, but is there a way to login a different way, a shortcut key perhaps?

I have admin access to my XP machine so could just as easily change the way users log in (so that they have to type in their username and password), I'm just curious to know if I can log in as a network admin from the 'users' login screen. I'm sure I can, I've seen it done before (maybe by holding down a key at startup or something) but I can't remember how.

Does anyone have any ideas?

A:XP Login with Network admin password


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My brother cant remember his login password therefore we can't make any changes on his machine.  he doesnt have a recovery disk..any way around this?  please advise.

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I'm trying to change the background image for the login screen on Windows 7,
not Windows 8 or 10. I tried many methods, but all of them tell me to type an administrator password. How do I change the login screen background image without needing administrator authentication?

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Hi Yet again, Windows is frustratingly taking up all of my time and I have tried everything google has to offer to try and fix it but it seems like no one has screwed up as much as I have on whatever forum. Let me explain the problem: I'm trying to set my account to administrator because I can't install programs, change account settings, make any changes through CMD without getting the system error 5 access denied message and I can't set the administrator account through CMD either. I also don't have the permission to change anything in regedit and I can't even reset my pc because it requires an administrator password which I don't have, is not "nothing" nor is it administrator or admin or password and I can't change it through cmd either. I can't even access the administrator account because it is disabled and even with an elevated cmd I can't activate the "hidden" administrator account. I've ran malwarebytes and superantispyware and I am now looking for the Gandalf of all Geeks to help me solve this problem. I'd immensely appreciate it!

A:System error 5 | No admin rights | Lost admin password | can't reset

Hi. When a computer is first setup, the account created is an administrative one. What happened to this account?

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I recently purchased a HP2170P from Ebay. It was likely an off lease model. It works fine. I added RAM and upgraded the wifi card to AC. I  added Windows 10 pro, clean install. The included 180GB SSD drive tested as like new.  It's like a new laptop. My question: On the way I noticed the bios had Admin and Guest accounts. Admin was password locked but Guest was open and had most, if not all, settings available. I made a few changes and all works well. One setting on Guest states something to the effect of 'Reset All Bios Security Settings'. What does that Guest security setting mean? Will it reset Admin to factory defaults? Will it wipe the drive as a security feature for making the reset?  Thanks.

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When logging in with a user account, I get a request for the administrator password every time (which I deny).
Sadly, I can't make a screenshot, but the info is something like this:

Program name - File Operation
Verified publisher - Microsoft Windows
File origin - Hard drive on this PC

Certificate information:
Certificate purpose : windows hardware driver verification
Issued by : Microsoft Windows Verification PCA

Is this ok to allow? It looks legitimate, but I'm in doubt because
- I think it appeared 1st time while browsing
- I don't see where any hardware change might have come from, except maybe plugging in a phone in the USB


A:Unexpected request for admin password on login

krek, welcome to Sevenforums!

First, make sure all windows updates are installed. This ensures the certificate is actually from microsoft. More than likely, it is a driver trying to be installed for a device, such as the phone you installed. If you are worried, do a full scan with your updated antivirus program. You can check this by unplugging all devices from your computer except for mouse and keyboard and see if it still pops up. But make sure your mouse and keyboard drivers are installed, as it might be for them. You can automatically get device drivers from windows (safe): Device Installation Settings - created by Brink

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After forgot admin password on Windows 8, how to access dell computer?If just in order to login Windows 8, there are several ways available. Why? Because remove, reset, recover or bypass Windows 8 password can work.
How to remove Windows 8 admin password?
The good third-party Windows password recovery tool is the most easiest and fastest way, such as Windows Password Genius advanced. The effective tool can be used to remove password for Windows 8/7/Vista etc and reset password for Windows server. So remove admin password with it could save time and guarantee result. The advanced version is special for Windows 8 with high affection.
How to bypass Windows 8 admin password? 
Modify registry can bypass admin password to access computer. 1. Click “Win + R” to open “Run” dialog, input “regedit” command and click “OK” to enter registry setting surface of Windows 82. Modify HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\Current Version\WinlogonRight-click and create a new string value, rename value name as AutoAdminlogon3. Find DefaultUserName, set it as the default user name to sign in Windows. And create string value DefaultPassword, set the value as the password of the default Windows login user.
How to recover Windows 8 admin password?
Reset disk is the most appropriate utility for Windows 8 admin password recovery. It is usually created before you forgot admin password. So on logon screen, when you type wrong password, a mes... Read more

A:How to Login Windows 8 after Forgot Admin Password?

Great idea! I have ever forgot my Windows 8 administrator password and locked out of computer. My boyfriend helped me reset my forgotten Win 8 password and regained access to my locked computer by following this video guide: How to Reset Windows 8 Password?

It is really helpful!

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When trying to boot into safe mode, the machine stops while trying to load agp440.sys

I want to disable the loading of this file in the recovery console, following these instructions:

Now I am asked for an administrator password. As far as I know, there is no admin password on this machine, but just hitting ENTER does not do the trick.

How do I bypass the password?

A:Login Recovery console without Admin password

Check your PM.

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I power on my note book and it leads me to this admin login password or power on password. if i enter it 3 times then it gives me this code. system disabled [ I   70965963] please help me


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A:admin login or power on password i cannot get past this what...

Try:   65643365 WyreNut

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I always liked using a non admin account to (help a little bit) protect against spyware and Trojans and all of that. Now that I have W8 and linked to my Microsoft account I was going to do the same thing but it is not letting me.
W8 was installed and when I logged in for the first time using my MS account it set me up as an admin. I created a second local account that was an admin and used that one to try to set the MS account to a standard but it didn't let me.
Is doing this possible and should I even bother?

A:Change my Microsoft login account from admin to standard?

Hello Jezo, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Odd, it let me change by default administrator account created during installation to standard after creating another local administrator account, sign in and out of local to finish setting it up, then sign back in to the administrator account to change the types.

Double check to make sure that the new local account is actually an administrator type. By default, when you add a new account in Windows 8, it's created as a standard account.

User Account Type - Change in Windows 8
If it just won't let you, then I suppose that you could do this below as a workaround.

Change the new local back to standard.Switch your administrator Microsoft account to be a local account.Switch the new local to a Microsoft account with your email address.
Hope this helps,

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The firm in which I work has a Lenovo PC with Windows 10 installed. There are two user profiles on the computer, the admin and another normal account without administration rights. We have only the password of the account without administrator rights.

The network administrator had left the company surprisingly in without giving the administrator password of the PC and we cannot contact him anymore.

Now we want to install another programme and we cannot do this without an administrator account.

I disabled secure boot and have tried to boot the PC with an Linux USB Stick, but it do not boot from the stick.

Any suggestion how I either can reset the password of the administrator account or create an new account with administrator rights.

A:Windows 10 admin password reset or new account with admin rights

Although there may be techniques to recover a lost password it is forum policy that we do not discuss these here - your best bet would be to visit a local security specialist and get them to recover/reset it for you - and a change to the policy for the replacement admin may be a good idea, I always wrote a list of all passwords and stored it with the Managing Director and also in a fireproof safe

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OS: W7 Home
There are two user accounts: an admin account with password and a std account
with password.

The following happened when i changed the password of the admin account.
I gave in the old password, then the new one.
When i clicked on a program to run it with admin rights i logged in with the new password and, as expected, the program could be started. So far so good.

However, after restarting the computer and trying to log in to the admin account the new password was not accepted but neither was the old password!!
I then logged in via the std account and did a system restore. When asked for the admin password i used the new password which was accepted. After the sytem restore the old password was valid again and was accepted when i logged in to the admin account on the welcome page.
I am compltetely at a loss. Could it be that all this is due to the user account control being set at "always notify"? Somehow i doubt it but what could be the cause that no password was accepted any longer by the admin account on the welcome page wheras the new password was accepted anywhere else once logged in via the std account?
Thanks for any suggestions.

A:Admin password change

You sure you put in the right password?

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Need simple streps to cahnge XP Pro Administrator password.

A:Change XP Admin. Password

Did you lose the admin password?

Check this link and see if it helps...

Its for Win Nt but I guess it could work -

Recover Lost Password

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[/B]My work place has changed my password in windows xp professional.

Iam an admin, but cant change my password.

I've researched methods of doing it, but nothing works.

Does anyone know of a way? It seems you have to go into dos and do a prompt command??


A:Cant Change admin password

There is no DOS in XP.

Please read the rules about passwords. Sorry.

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I have some software that only functions right if the person has administrative permissions on the machine.  I don't want to give my users the admin passwords so they can do a Run As for obvious reasons.  Is there a way to force a program to run
as administrator without exposing the admin password, like it would be exposed if i made their shortcut run a script or batch file containing the admin password?

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So we have 1 system that the default domain admin account will not allow us to log into the system. It says bad username or password. We have specified the domain (domain\administrator) no change. The password is correct and you can even right-click run
as and have full admin access. The local account is disabled and renamed. We have attempted to log in it says the account is disabled but it is not disabled. Single 2008 SBS controller.  Resetting is not an option at this point. We are just curious as
to why this is happening on just this one system.

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And, my user account went from admin to standard user after the two last updates. Now, I can no longer address the issue in Built in Admin mode nor can I do it in my standard account.

Please, please, tell me I don't have to reinstall windows 10? *LOL* If I do have to reinstall, I'll need to copy all my doc file again... right?

Oh and did I tell ya? The last update wasn't successful and I've no idea what happened....

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I have few computers, all running win7 home premium 64bit WITH SERVICE PACK 1 !
Unfortunately only some of them gives me the option to type administrator password when I'm trying to change configuration/install applications and such.

I'm not sure what is the different between these computers, maybe I'm missing something.

Please help me find how to enable this option on the other computers, It is really handy for me.


A:Pop-up to type Admin password when login to a Standard user

Is this what you are looking for?

UAC - Require a Password for Administrator

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I forget my password admin account, now I can't login to my laptop or windows.. what is the best way to reslove this problem?

I try this (f8 when start windows for "Safe Mode") but didn't work.

A:I forget my admin password, and I can't login to laptop or windows

hi forum rules prevent us from helping with bypassing the password as we have to way to verify that you are the owner.

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hi all, i am just trying to change the admin on my laptop as my father is the admin buti have inherited it off him and therefore want to change it to me being the admin. I do not know his password

A:Change admin without password on windows

Howdy and welcome. You will need to get the password from him as we do not assist with bypassing passwords.



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I need help, Im a Helpdesk Analyst for a company of roughly about 150 computers all running Windows 7. They are all in our active directory domain and all running TightVNC . Problem is that most of the newer PC's are on one Admin password and the older ones on a different Admin password. We need to place all the PC's under 1 Admin password for VNC. Note I am not talking about local Admin passwords I am talking specifically about VNC Admin passwords on those PC's. Can anyone give me an idea of how to deploy this change to all the computers in the domain without having to go each individual PC? Appreciate any help you can give me.

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I need help, Im a Helpdesk Analyst for a company of roughly about 150 computers all running Windows 7. They are all in our active directory domain and all running TightVNC . Problem is that most of the newer PC's are on one Admin password and the older ones on a different Admin password. We need to place all the PC's under 1 Admin password for VNC. Note I am not talking about local Admin passwords I am talking specifically about VNC Admin passwords on those PC's. Can anyone give me an idea of how to deploy this change to all the computers in the domain without having to go each individual PC? Appreciate any help you can give me.

A:How To Change VNC Admin Password For All PC's In AD Domain

You can set the default password in TightVNC as part of the package deployment. Therefore, have you considered doing this and then pushing out the updated version via a GPO? That's one way to do it in a domain environment. Within our organisation, we use PDQ Deploy. While we use the Enterprise version, the Free version will, I believe, integrate with Active Directory (AD) for pushing out packages. That way, you can create a package for distribution, set the password, and then push out the updates via AD.

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I get the following msg when I try to chg the Administrators password in win2k:

"No NetWare NDS trees were detected unable to perform change password operation."


"You may need to change your password sepratelyon NetWare 2.x and 3.x Servers thatr are not a part of a password syncronization scheme use setpass (located in the system/public directory to do this"

Someone tell me what this means.. please? How to change my password?


A:how to change Admin password in win2000??

What SP is on the W2K? There is a problem with passwords and Netware.

MS has a KB on it, that might get you pointed in the right direction: KB 322670.

The symptoms are : If you are logged on with User Principle Name (UPN) credentials (that is, [email protected]), NDS trees are not listed in the user interface for changing your password.

They say there are hotfixes, use the latest SP.

I'm not a NetWare person so can't help much more than that. If it's an MS problem I might be able to do more, or maybe we can figure it out together if no one else comes to the rescue.

Bob in Provo

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I've been given an old work PC (Windows 7 Pro) and I'm trying to remove the password for my user account. My account has admin status and as I understand it I need to disable the "Password must meet complexity requirements" under password policy but I don't have access. Here's what I see: http://i.imgur.com/ZwR5Be8.png

Does anyone know a way around this? I tried to log in on the Administrator account as well but it made no difference... Thanks!

A:Unable to change the Account Password Policy as an admin.

Hello and welcome furtwangler I have been using some old education department machines and sometimes you can find this info out in the BIOS - have you had a look it there.

I found that the machines I worked on were set up in a very convoluted manner too.

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Hi! I have 2 users for now on my pc: Super admin and admin. For some personnal reasons, i want the user admin to have the rights to install software...have more rights..

But I don want admin to be able to change the super administrator's password: is there a way, strategy or something i can do to prevent this?

Thank you!

A:How to prevent administrator to change super admin's password?

There is no thing as a "super admin" in Windows, all administrators are exactly the same and have the same privileges. They have the right to install programs, and they need to be admins to do such things, but that also grants them the rights to do any system-wide change, like managing users and their passwords, at the same time.

What is your idea behind having two "levels" of admins? What do you plan to accomplish with that?

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Hi, basically the issue is that because I've had this laptop for such a long time, originally my dad set up the admin password to my old laptop but has now forgotten it, and has no idea what it is. I've tried so many combinations, but we can't remember it.

This shouldn't be too big of an issue, however my laptop had a habit of resetting the date and time every so often. It now believes that the date is 11th November 2010, and because of this I cannot access the Internet at all. All websites are listed as unsafe, and I can't use any games that require internet connection.

When I try to change the date and time, it needs an admin password. I have tried running cmd.exe and changing the date and time that way, nothing. I've tried starting with command prompt and using the net user commands, but all access is denied.

There are two accounts, one which is mine which is a normal user, and the other is called Admin and belongs to my dad. That's the one we don't know the password for.

My system is windows 7, and the laptop is Asus.

Is there any way to get around this? Can I somehow bypass the admin password with some software that is safe? I've tried downloading this iSunshare software onto a hard drive, and opening the program on the old laptop but it requires an admin password to run.


A:How can I bypass it asking for an admin password when I change the date and time?

There is no way to bypass the admin prompt when performing action above what your user account has rights to.

Per the forum rules we cannot assist in circumventing or bypassing a system password.

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I have a Windows 8.1 system on a lap top that was used by a former employee. Her name was still on user name and I couldn't change it without Admin privileges (otherwise was asking for a smart card). Found out how to get in to admin in safe mode with Net
User Admin yes- then discovered that the old log in and information / desk top is no longer available. The docs are under Users (old employee's name) in C drive, but the docs and settings no longer show up and the admin log in is the only one available - no
option to change users.
When I went in and said Net User Admin no - thinking if I disabled admin user it would go back to the old log in -  there was no log in available at all.


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Im putting a batch file together to be ran on all client computers in the company I work for, one of the things it needs to do is change the admin password on the computers to make sure there all the same. The problem is I cant put the admin password in plain txt in the file as users will be able to see it, it needs to be hashed or done by some other method. We aren't using AD here so it cant be done using that. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated, the computers are all using XP.


A:Need a batch file to change admin password on all client computers

You Can Use PsPasswd v1.22

pspasswd.exe @c:\computerlist.txt administrator mynewpassword

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My grand kids use my laptop when they visit and I always go back through files after they leave and delete anything I am not sure of so I don't have performance issues.

As I do a *JPG search of my C drive, I run across some file icons (supposed pics) that only show a little blue icon that has what looks like a blue sun and mountains underneath it and and captions such as "shades of blue" or "Pretty Peacock",
"Sand Paper", " and "Psychedelic" several other captions. I go through all the *JPG pics and delete any that I don't want but cannot delete some of these type files. I get a message that says "You'll need ADMINISTRATOR permission
to delete these files and I am the Administrator. Even my security protocol profile lists me as the Admin. What do I need to do to get it to allow me to delete unwanted *JPG? Thanks experts!
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Hello all,

I went into control userpasswords2 (under "Run") and checked to not have users sign in (or unchecked the box). Now, Windows XP loads automatically and when I noticed I couldn't download or do anything, I went to user accounts in the Control Panel and there is only ONE USER, me as Owner but with limited access..where did the other users go? Why did it take away my admin access? Now when I try to Log off and back in again, it lists user as Administrator and asks for the password and when I type in the one and only password I've ever put in the computer, it denies access. I've even left it blank. I can't access the "forgotten password" disk in my A drive because I can't start in Safe mode..all I get is an endless loop of the computer coming back to the F8 screen and asking me what mode I'd like to boot in...now what do I do? Please help!

A:Am somehow now Guest User and can't log in admin

You could try cracking the password.

Windows 2000 and XP passwords are stored in a file called SAM (Security Accounts Manager). It's located in the windows\system32\config directory. Passwords are encrypted and stored within SAM as a password hash. Passwords look something like this: 8F J7 F3 GK S3 lL O4 E1 G9. To figure out your lost password, you have to extract the encrypted hash from SAM and crack it.

If no one else has any ideas that are less drastic I'll let them post before giving in-depth instructions on cracking your password.

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Good afternoon.
I was sent here from someone suggesting this site as a means to address my problem. I upgraded to windows 10 from a copy of windows 7 I have about 4 or 5 days ago. Yesterday I tried installing a new program and it prompted me for the admin password before I could click yes to continue with the intallation. I tried going to the UAC options to get by, but I need the admin password to continue. Here I see, also, that my account is a guest account. I'm not sure why this would be since it's the only account I have on the computer at all. I'm pretty sure I know the admin password (one of three or four passwords I use), but I'm not sure where to try them to check. When I'm prompted to enter it, there's no input field that I can see (tried to take screen shot, but it doesn't seem to like that when it's in the screen dimmed UAC mode thing).
Can anyone throw me a bone and help me figure out what's going on here? I can supply system specs or other information if you should need them.
Thanks for your time,

A:Guest/admin account help

I’m not familiar with Windows 10 yet but my observations are
The reason you are being asked for an admin password is because you are not logged in as an admin account as you noticed you are in a Guest account
--- Have you tried Switch user so you can log in to your admin account?
On the snapshot you posted, check Manage another account
--- You will see your admin account show up
You can also check out
Windows 10: How to set up and configure users accounts
How to View Full Details of All User Accounts in Windows 10
How to Check if User is a Local Account or Microsoft Account in Windows 10

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Last night i received a virus, and when trying to remove the virus (in safe mode) i changed the guest account to have admin priveleges and i removed the admin from my main account. I have removed this virus, and now i can't seem to change the name of my normal account, or return it to an admin. can anyone help?

A:Guest account admin

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