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Lost XP Account Password

Q: Lost XP Account Password

I am running Windows XP on a family computer and my little brother put a password on his account and he forgot what it is. To make things worse he did not add a password reminder. I was wondering if it is possible to somehow change his password or remove the password? If so, how would I go about doing it?

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A: Lost XP Account Password

log into the admin account or a user who has admin priv and change your brothers password

control panel>
user accounts>
then highlight brothers account and reset password

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I am running Windows XP on a family computer and my little brother put a password on his account and he forgot what it is. To make things worse he did not add a password reminder. I was wondering if it is possible to somehow change his password or remove the password? If so, how would I go about doing it?
 

A:Lost XP Account Password

log into the admin account or a user who has admin priv and change your brothers password

control panel>
user accounts>
then highlight brothers account and reset password
 

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I am attempting to bypass or override my forgotten administrator password in order to reset the same.

A:I lost the password to the administrator's account and can o...

Hi, If you normally access the Admin account with an email and password, see if you can reset the password via another PC from the Microsoft page on the following link.  https://account.live.com/password/reset Otherwise, there is a general policy on the Forum not to provide methods to bypass Windows log-on passwords, however a local computer shop would be able to do this for you. Another option, if all your personal data etc is backed-up, would be to reset the notebook to its 'Factory Condition' and then set it up from the beginning ? if you don?t have your Recovery Media, the notebook will have shipped with a Recovery Partition which can be accessed at boot - ie shutdown the notebook, then start tapping away at f11 as soon as you power on. A full guide on this can be found on the following link. http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c00006110#!&AbT1%3Fjumpid=hpr_r1002_usen_link1 Regards, DP-K

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Hello -
I have been using a local (non-microsoft) account to sign in to my laptop. I set a four digit pin a few months ago because it's easier to remember and use - however - I have forgotten my actual password. A month or so ago, I attempted to use the 'netplwiz' feature to reset it and was asked to re-start the computer. After doing so - my account was not accessible and I ended up using the recovery tool and rolled it back to prior state.

My question is - How can I reset my password without this happening again? Do I need to use the built-in admin account? The 'netplwiz' tool will not allow me to reset as the 'reset password' button is greyed out. The only other account that exists on my laptop is the 'built-in' admin account. So, should I log out, and log back in to the built-in, or create a 'new user' account? I just don't want to lose everything under my account. I was wanting to change to a 'Microsoft' account, but was asked to enter my 'old' password (which I'm guessing is my local account password), and I don't have it - only the four-digit pin.

Any help would be great! If additional information is needed, I'll be happy to provide! Thanks!!

Lisa

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Hi,
My friend bought a computer from auction a couple of years ago, it was running Windows 7 and he never needed a password when booting.
About 6 weeks ago his computer updated to Windows 10 and now asks for a password at login, he doesn't know it nor understand the "Hint".

I tried following a workaround online which hasn't worked and did the following but not sure how to reverse:
"
move d:\windows\system32\utilman.exe d:\windows\system32\utilman.exe.bak

copy d:\windows\system32\cmd.exe d:\windows\system32\utilman.exe"

Any help much appreciated
 

A:Lost password on local account

Sorry, per the forum rules we do not assist with bypassing passwords: https://forums.techguy.org/help/rules/
 

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I'm sure this gets asked a lot, but I can't find exactly what I'm looking for.

A few months ago, my mom bought a laptop from Dell. She set it up with 2 local accounts, with her as the only admin account, and now she's forgotten the password.

All the information I've found requires you to either have made a password recovery disk, or have a windows recovery disk. Her computer didn't even come with the windows recovery disk, so she has neither. I can still log into the second account, but it's not admin so I can't do anything.

Losing the data on the computer is fine at this point; she didn't really have much, and I can backup what she did have. But again, I don't have a recovery disk so I'm not sure what to do.

Thanks for any help!

A:Windows Local Account lost password

Welcome to the forum. We cant help cracking passwords but if its a dell you normally have either a recovery partition or an option to create dvds what is model number?

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Hello guys!
So, I decided to create a thread here in case any of you know what to do.
I've checked several internet pages, but my problem seems to persist.

I just got my desktop Windows 7 Home Premium back after a year from where it was stored, but I have forgotten my password completely.

I have tried several options of password retrieval/removal:
- Ophcrack (CD/DVD)
- TRK (Trinity Rescue Kit) (CD/DVD)

Ophcrack had an issue with not being able to find the tables, displaying the message "no drivers found", no matter what I try to click on that might help me in my case.

TRK also encounters a problem, where it says:
"Trying to find TRK on your 0 CD-drive(s)
TRK not found on CD, Checking harddisks & USB sticks (sleep 5 secs let them settle in)
SCSI: 0:0:0: CDROM TSSTCORP CDDVD SH-S202J SB02 PQ: 0 ANSI: 0 SR 0:0:0:
Attached SCSI generic Sg0 type 5 cat:/etc/trkhd: No such file or directory
Seems we didn't find anything yet. Trying CD-drives once more. Try to find TRK on your 1 cd-drive(s)
Seems we didn't find the TRK medium
Manually enter the device on which TRK can be found (e.g. 'sda1'):

If I enter sda1, it just tells me that something is wrong/could not load/no such file in directory.

Any idea on what to do instead/do to fix it? I want to try to avoid having to reinstall my whole computer, and I appreciate to have the answer as easy as possible, because I'm not that much of a computer-person.

x Kidd

A:Lost password on user account. (ophcrack/TRK)

Hello and welcome to the forums Kidd!

Follow this tutorial to reset your Windows 7 account password:-

Password Reset

Hope that helps!

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Hi everyone. A few months ago, I lost the password to my Admin account on XP. I do not have a password hint. Is there any way to recover the old password or create a new password from my current account? The current account I am using does have Admin priviledges.
 

A:Solved: Lost My Admin Account Password on XP

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I have Windows 7 so had no idea how screwed up this could get. I've googled this for 3 hours and the simplest of answers will never be provided. No one seems to be able to think thoroughly on this.

My 90 yr old dad has a hosed PC. It now has his login screen associated with an email address. He can't remember the password and trying to reset it with live.com also doesn't work.

Here's what we have:

email-address-user (Microsoft account) with admin privileges
locked out

If one resets email-address-user's password via live.com, does THIS AFFECT POP3 access? Meaning, is this password reset only for logging into one's PC or is this reset password synched with the actual email server one uses to download their emails? This WOULD be a very valuable piece of information but no website deems it useful. My reason for asking is I don't want to reset his password and then have it such that he can't read his emails. And I'm not about to try to communicate over the phone what he would need to do to update his client email (or internet access) password.
To get to the desktop, I tried a ton of things but the only thing that worked was net user administrator /active:yes.

What I would like to do is "revert" the email-address-user from a Microsoft account to a local account. I'm 100% game to edit the registry 100 ways to Sunday. I've poked around googling and no one will provide the simple registry layout for a Microsoft account and a user account. It seems if I try ... Read more

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Hi Friends,

I'm working on a Dell Laptop that has Windows 8.1 on it. User can't remember his password. I've tried at least 5 different various tools to get in, and all of them either don't see the drive, or see the drive but see no accounts, or give me error messages when I try to use net user to reset the password from outside the OS.

Please assist!

Apologies if this is the wrong sub-forum to post this in.

Thank you!
James

A:Trying to Get Into Local Account, User Lost Password

Sorry, but our forum rules do not allow us to assist with password related matters as we have no way of checking the validity of the request, this is not any sort of accusation, and we hope you will understand our reasons

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Years ago i signed up for a microsoft account and didn't do much with it. I've lost all way of getting it back not because anyone stole it but because i don't know what i put in for my information or password to get it back it could be anything. I would
like to get it back i have made the account im sending this in right now so i can get my password back hopefully because i have no other way of sending this to microsoft or wherever i need to go to get it back. I did request a password change on that account
but like i said earlier the info i needed to put in is very old and i don't what it is, so when i sent it in using this email it said i couldn't be verified or reset my password. If someone responds to this who works in that area of microsoft i'll send them
my email of the lost account in a safer way unless its fine it here i don't want to have any security problems by sending it here on the forums just to be safe. Thank you in advance for the help:)

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Windows cannot remove the password. Password and/or account policies require the account to have a password

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My mom is running xp.
She had 2 accounts, one called administrator, the other called guest.

I created a new account for myself to day, made it an admin account and now the one she was using, called administrator will not let us access it. All of her files and stuff are in that account.

When we start up the computer, it only shows mine and the guest account.
HELP please!
How can I re-access it? VERY VERY important I be able to recover this for her.
Thanks for your help!
 

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Hi everyone and merry Christmas!

I followed the procedure found on the web, I entered "netplwiz" and did uncheck ?Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer".
There is no password set.
THere is just one user/account which is obviously also the administrator.
(the Account tab shows also HomeGroupUser$, but I guess is a default option...)

the point is that when I switch the pc on, I have to click on the icon of the user account in order to see the desktop. Is there any chance I can login automatically without even clicking on the user icon?
thanks a lot in advance

A:Auto login, one account, no password: avoid to click account icon?

Hello Lorcar, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Go ahead and create a password for your user account, then do the tutorial below again to enter the new password and set your user account to be logged into automatically at startup.

Log On Automatically at Startup

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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So I was following this guide -> http://superuser.com/questions/495290/how-to-rename-user-folder-in-windows-8

I renamed the User folder and edited the registry, but then when I logged back into the account, the start menu was blank with no icons, when I moved to the desktop it immediatelly asked for permissions (so it doesn't have them ever for desktop?). My wallpaper was gone, start menu items were gone and I couldn't right click on the Start Button anymore. Usually when right clicking it, I got options like Shut Down, Power Shell etc.

I changed the folder name and registry back, but still nothing works. I also can't run any apps, not even the PC Settings app.

Can I get everything back like it was? I'm on Windows 8.1 by the way.
 

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Hello, so I've just found an old laptop I've had hoarded with windows 8 on it. Everything on it is super outdated, and I noticed it had my account on it which was basically my Microsoft account. I tried to sign in, but it says it's incorrect. I know my
password, and I've changed it over the years, but since the laptop is so old, it wants me to put in the last password I used to sign in on it. Problem is that I had so any password changed and I cannot remember what password I used. It will not let me use
my new password, because it says it's incorrect. Any way to fix this?

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So, I have been working on my neighbor's computer. She doesn't want a password to log in to her computer. Is there a way that I can disable the password upon login. This is on a local account.

A:User Account Password on Local Account

Jesse, have a look here

Log On User Account Automatically at Windows 8 Startup

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Hi

My name is rizwan, i am using windows 7 Enterprise 32 bit activated, I forget administrator password but i know the previous password.
Please guide me how can i restore password using previous known password.
I am unable to install any third party tool to recover password because i dn't have the current administrator password.
Guide the steps which are not required any third party tool or microsoft tool because current password forget.

Regards
Rizwan

A:Forget Password of Administrator Account but i know previous password

There is no legal way to "craack" a business computer, your IT has to help you recover your Windows. If this is a personal computer, with proof of ownership of both computer and of your windows, a local computer shop may be able to help you at least get your data files onto an external media if not able to legally run password-hunters. Otherwise, it is time to totally reinstall -- and this time keep a written record of usernames and passwords locked in a drawer somewhere.

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I found that once I upgraded to Windows 8.1 I had to use my Email account to Log In to my PC.
The User has to have a Windows Account (Mine is originally Hotmail - Live - Outlook).

I can not stand having the same Password and account info from my Email account the same as my PC.

I had to reinstall Windows 8 and then I was able to use a Personalized & Custom User Name & PC Password.

*This coincides with certain software I use when I install the same titles on multiple PCs. *(Serif - WebPlusX6 - I use a common User Name and file location).

***I will not tolerate having to be constricted to a Windows Account that makes me use the same password and user name for my Email Account and my PC.

*****Therefor, WINDOWS 8.1 is useless to me at this time.

P.S. I still get rapid boot times and custom features from Windows 8. *I assigned the Power Button where the old *Start button would be & pinned shortcuts to my task bar to navigate to apps I use frequently.

A:Seperate Windows Account, Email Password From PC Password

Hello Majestone, and welcome to Eight Forums.

You can sign in to Windows 8 with any "local account" or "Microsoft account" you want.

You do not have to setup a "Microsoft account" when installing or setting up Windows 8.1. A trick to this would be to temporarily disconnect the internet when you get to this point to then be able to setup a "Local account" instead.

If you want a Microsoft account, then you could have two Microsoft accounts, and use one to sign in to Windows 8 with and the other for your emails.

Either way, you could easily switch to a local account afterwards.
Local Account - Switch to in Windows 8
...or switch back to any Microsoft account you wanted instead.
Microsoft Account - Switch to in Windows 8
Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi

My name is rizwan, i am using windows 7 Enterprise 32 bit activated, I forget administrator password but i know the previous password.
Please guide me how can i restore password using previous known password.
I am unable to install any third party tool to recover password because i dn't have the current administrator password.
Guide the steps which are not required any third party tool or microsoft tool because current password forget.

Regards
Rizwan

A:Forget Password of Administrator Account but i know previous password

There is no legal way to "craack" a business computer, your IT has to help you recover your Windows. If this is a personal computer, with proof of ownership of both computer and of your windows, a local computer shop may be able to help you at least get your data files onto an external media if not able to legally run password-hunters. Otherwise, it is time to totally reinstall -- and this time keep a written record of usernames and passwords locked in a drawer somewhere.

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Hi  Can anyone help me sort a problem out. I cannot for the life of me remember the power on password and now all that shows is system disabled and a code 69468164 Is there a way to clear the old password??? Any help appreicated











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A:Power On Password lost - Adminsitrator Password - BIOS

@26kenley? Enter     76540160 Regards, DP-K

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Hello,

I bought a laptop about a year ago. Shortly after buying it, we lost the password before making a backup disk. I couldn't change the password, we run Windows 7, without the old password. Luckily, or so we think, we have one of those laptops that has a fingerprint scanner so I have been able to log on using my fingerprint as a password. However, I can't believe that I am locked out of changing the passwords on this computer.

I have learned my lesson! Always back it up first! But for now, I need some help. I am also a little worried that I may have been hacked into. A friend said that if your password all of a sudden doesn't work, that is a sign of a hacker. That is what it felt like happened to me. I swear I thought I had the password right, then all of a sudden it stops working.

Thanks so much-Bill

A:Lost password w/ no backup. How can I reset the admin password?

Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable then reset your password

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Dell D600 Lost HDD password, need the SN run through a password generator if anybody can help me out? I know Rustam has one but havent been able to reach him.

SN #**84A51529T-595B

Thanks Muchata
 

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I have 2 users. user1(admin account) and user2(standard account). How do i set password policies so that only user2 gets effected ?

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I caught the UAC & Account Password glitch which causes the keyboard to not work. The glitch was caused by disabling UAC after both had been enabled, then restarting. I can't see a keyboard in device manager, tried many keyboards. I rather not restore my pc, o what should I do?

A:Use Account Control and Account Password bug.

I just restored my PC to factory default. If I recall right, this was a known bug and a Windows update fixed it.

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got Uncle's old pc and cannot access windows because of novell password. Uncle has passed away and we had been given this awesome pc but cannot get into it. What to do? Do not really need to see any files but cannot get by crtl+alt+delete message. Family would like to see some files. Any suggestions? Thanks.
 

A:Lost password/lost uncle

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I'm 100% sure I'm typing the right password to log onto the admin account. This is the only admin account on this computer(Windows Vista). There is no other admin account on the computer, or I would use that one. How can I fix this? I am POSTIIVE I'm typing the password correct. Any way to bypass the password and get in the admin account so I can change the password or get rid of the password altogether?
 

A:password won't let us log into the admin account even though the password is right?!

You might want to read the rules, no help with passwords.
 

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I just made a non admin user account on my Dell Inspiron (windows xp) laptop. When I went online to sign in under my account (admin) it is no longer there. My name (Penne) is there (and so is my daughters). I click on my name, put my password in and it takes me to the desktop for my daughter and ALL my stuff is gone. PLEASE HELP!!!
I have googled this and the only thing I am seeing is that you need to sign in under an Admin user account to fix this and get my stuff back. THere is NO admin user account so how can I get it all back? I did the F8 and went to restore to previous point and that didnt work. I know there is a way to go to the restore calendar and find a day that her user account was not on there (like last week) so this might work, but I dont know how to find this.
PLEASE help as all of my EVERYTHING is on my user account and I am lost without it all (have a retreat this weekend and I need all of my sheet music and my songs)
Thanks so much,
PENNE
 

A:Lost Admin user account when made non admin account

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I have lost the ability to log onto my administrator/my own account after sp2 install. Techs at windows told me to simply start a new account and transfer but when I open "C", local disk, if I find a shared folder they are empty and won't allow access. I've written back but they have not helped. All my photos and music (I'm a musician) are gone. I did everything they told me to do to prepare, set a restore point etc, but alls I get upon logging on with a password is the desktop. It happened 2 weeks ago so I tried with the cd.
Is there a way to get that stuff back? Note: my wifes account came back just fine, and the comp works alright with sp2, cept for my account
Thanks
Bobby
 

A:Please help, lost account

There are several programs out there that will let you get around a Admin password. Here is one good program. The instructions are on the webpage.
http://home.eunet.no/~pnordahl/ntpasswd/bootdisk.html

ERD Commander from http://www.winternals.com is a great product for getting back into a locked box but it is expensive and is mostly for someone in the IT support field.
 

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hi, today, when i turned my computer on, i clicked on my account, it took forever to load and it finally loaded.....but instead of my normal desktop with all my icons, it game some default desktop with a couple of my desktop icons..

how do i get it all back?? and my internet icon is gone and the only way to access it is buy pressing the internet button on my keyboard..and when the browser pops up, its slow at loading.

i have windows Xp home edition

A:lost account

You could always use Last Good Known Configuration (By repeatedly tapping the F8 key until the menu appears) to go back to yesterday or when it last booted correctly.

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is there anyway to retrieve or change the adminstrator pwd if its lost ...
 

A:Xp Account lost pwd

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Hi

My daughter tried to sign in to her account as a user and we got this message

"The group Policy Client service failed to sign in" access denied

This just happened over night, can I retrieve the account?

Thank you

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E4500 @ 2.20GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 13
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 4079 Mb
Graphics Card: Microsoft Basic Display Adapter
Hard Drives: C: 446 GB (288 GB Free); E: 19 GB (0 GB Free);
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 0AA0h
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled
 

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A:HOW TO UNLOCK A DRIVE PROTECTED BY BITLOCKER WITHOUT ITS PASSWORD AND RECOVERY KEY ?(I LOST MY PASSWORD AND RECOVERY KEY)

Hi  ashish,
The drive must be unlocked by the recovery password or recovery key. But you lost it and haven?t print the recovery information or save it anywhere. No any other method to help you.
I am sorry for that. I suggest you consult professional data recovery company.
Best regards,
Karen Hu

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Hey guys, on my computer profile, there is only one account and its an admin. I have forgotten my password... is there anyway I can get it back and recover? My system is windows xp home edition and also there is no safe mode to reboot it.

A:lost admin account

Hi and welcome to the fourm

Basically what you are asking is agaisnt this forum rules. Passwords are put in place to protect the information some one has placed on them.

The problem is "we" don't know who you are or even if it is your PC.

Let say that someone took/has access to "your" PC and you personal/buisness things that you don't want others to access. Would want a stranger help with a password?

BG

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This past weekend I went out of town, and my son came over. While here he used my computer and established a new user account for himself, and set that up as administrator. When I returned late the next day and tried to log on, he had left himself logged on and could not find my administrator account. Is there any way I can reclaim my account? Thanks in advance.

A:Lost user account

Whether he set himself up as an Admin or not, your account should still be offered at boot.

Is it not?

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I had a user account 'Administrator' only at first, and then I decided to create another account for some reason. now when I log into windows I can only see the new account and can not access anything from the 'Administrator' account. the only way I can get into the Administrator account is to boot into safe mode. is there anything I can do to reverse what I did? (both accounts have administrative privileges)

A:Lost Admin Account

That's Windows default behavior if there are other accounts other than Administrator. You can log on as Administrator by pressing Control + Alt + Delete twice in rapid succession at the Welcome Screen. This will bring up the old style logon box where you can type in your desired user name, in this case Administrator.To add the Administrator account to the Welcome screen, download Microsoft's TweakUI utility and repeat the steps show in this animation:

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Ok, so I used to have only one account on my computer which I tried to make hidden by changing the registry value to 0. That was months and months ago. Yesterday I made my grandpa an account so he can use it when my sister is on his mac. Well, now my account wont show up so I'm unable to log in to it and I have the only admin account and never enabled the default admin one. So how can I regain access to my account? I've tried ctrl alt del like in xp but got nothing. I've tried booting into safemode and got nowhere. its like the account only exsists as a placeholder. I dont see anything in the user accounts section of the control panel but its still in c:/users/chris. So please help me as i have important documents on there!
 

A:Please help!!! Admin Account LOST

Not really sure if this will work for you, but it is worth a shot - good luck
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13880_3-10267413-68.html
 

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G'day folks.

I've lost a password to a website I once used and now need to access it again.
Unfortunately the site can only send a reminder to an email address that I used then.
The email was with a company that has ceased trading and therefore no such email.

I contacted the company to explain, but because of security they couldn't help.
Does anyone know if it's possible to recover such emails?
 

A:Lost Email Account

very unlikely , sometimes , they will also have security questions available that you answered.
I see this a lot with email accounts that have been used and not updated or people use company emails and leave the company.
 

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Hello,

My soníslaptop (Windows 7 Home) had the Ransom Trojan. The Trojan is gone but he also deleted access to Administrator whentrying to get rid of the ransom screen. He only has access to Guest and cannotcreate another administrator account.

I havetried:

1. Trying to show the hidden administratoraccount in safe mode but it says access denied.

2. Adding a user at the command promptbut I get access denied.

3. Using the backup CD but I get anerror message.

Would anupgrade to Windows 8 work?

Anyideas? Thanks
 

A:Lost Administrator Account

My suggestion is to reinstall--or recovery or restore to factory defaults--Windows 7.

Or, as you ask, you could buy and install Windows 8 assuming it is compatible with the PC and software that's used.
 

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I?m working on a PC running XP pro that had an Admin account on it. I wanted to add another user and was not able to. The PC was on a net work now it?s off the network and in a workgroup. When I was not able to add a user I switched the work group to a different workgroup. Added my new user, in doing that I got an error saying something about enable sharing files. I enabled or disabled can?t remember. At that point I was able to add my user. After I rebooted I no longer had the admin account and the desktop came up with a new screen saver. I did not delete anything. I need some advise to get the admin account back. Thanks!
 

A:Lost Admin Account

How about System Restore?
 

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XP Pro SP3. I have been working at setting up a network usinga new wireless receiver, and have occasional lapses where Firefox or Thunderbird could not find the server. I restarted the machine, and when it came bask I had lost my main user account, with all the e-mail setup , bookmarks... application icons...

If I try to switch users, the account it is simply not there. Is there some way I can try to get it back?

Thanks for any advice...

A:Lost User Account

I tried to create a new user account with the same name, i.e Administrator, and I'm told that I cannot because

" An account named Administrator already exits, Type different name."

If it already exists, why can't I see it. It still exists under

"Documents and Settings/Administrator"

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I recently installed Windows 7. During installation, there will automatically be a user with administrative privileges. After completing, i created another "Standard User" as I wanted to limit other users for accessing all things. Then i opened the Built in Administrator account (net user administrator /active:yes). I deleted the account that i had created during installation of windows. Then I disabled the original administrator account (net user administrator /active:no)

Now i only have Standard user account. whenever I try to open anything 'as an administrator', there will be a prompt in dimmed screen, asking for administrator password and click to yes; but there is not any place to enter the password.

How can I fix it? Please Help

Thanks in advance!

A:Administrator Account Lost!!!

Hello Sushil, and welcome to Seven Forums.

As you found out the hard way, you are required to have an administrator account for a standard user to be able to enter the administrator's password in a UAC prompt.

You might see if you may be able to use the tutorial below to enable the built-in Administrator account at boot, and create another password protected administrator account.

Built-in Administrator - Enable from WinRE

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi,
I have just bought a Dell Inspiron 15R with Windows 8. I created an account (as administrator) for myself. I then created an account for my girlfriend as a user. Initially both accounts worked. I was trying to remove the irritating obligation to use a password to open the accounts. I never succeded. But that is not the main problem. the problem is that now when I turn on the computer it automatically opens my girlfriends account (without asking for a password), if I then switch to my account (it asks for a password) my girlfriends account is no longer available. I mean it is not listed as a user account anywhere and I cannot switch back to it. What's more when I turn on the computer now it goes to my account and thus we are now unable to get to my girlfirends account. I've tried recreating the account for my girlfriend but the computer tells me that her account already exists in the PC. WHich it does but I can't get to it. How do I recticy this crazy situation?
Thanks,
Mark

A:Lost access to an account

The reason for the passwords setup is for this problem not to occur. I suggest you restart again.

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I need some help. I was transferring files from one external hard drive to another, being it was taking so long I left it running over the weekend. When I returned on monday my machine had rebooted and my user account was not present. I had a generic desktop. All my programs were there, but all my files music, photos etc. could not be accessed. Help

A:lost user account

Welcome to TSF!

So when you reboot, your user account does not appear on the Welcome screen? Or it's present, but logs you into a desktop similar to what a new account would look like?

Have you checked under C:\Documents and Settings\<User Name>\ My Documents to see if your files are there?

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