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Windows 7 rejects *correct* admin password

Q: Windows 7 rejects *correct* admin password

Hello everyone,
the other day I shutdown my computer, then upon restarting it - I entered my password at the login screen as I always do.

Now I know for a fact it is the right password. And the strange thing is, when I get the error (Wrong username or password) it doesn't happen immediately, it goes like it's about to start windows, then comes back to the error.

Now I have bypassed it somehow by pure will, by entering the password over and over again.
And when I was finally logged in, I did a system restore to see if that would work. But upon restarting it brought me back to the login, and the problem remains trying to get back in again.

Also, I went and set the setting to bypass the password, by unchecking it in the control panel.

So now when restarting my computer, it goes automatically to the error instead of the login screen. So before even typing the password, it just presents the error right off the bat.
This is all very strange, any help is appreciated.

System details

Windows 7 home premium / 64 bit
Toshiba Satellite a665

Intel Core i3

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A: Windows 7 rejects *correct* admin password

You may have to do a Factory reinstall of your system. If you can get in again . Try changing your password in the user account.Or just deleting it.

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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 Everything on it is super outdated, and I noticed it had my account on it which was basically my Microsoft account.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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Thunderbird rejects my password to my email and gives me this error message:  "Sending of password did not succeed. Mail server incoming.yahoo.verizon.net responded: (#AUTH012) Incorrect username or password"
However, the password is good because I can log on and access my email on the Verizon Yahoo web page.

A:Thunderbird rejects my password

Here are some more data.   When I first open Thunderbird, I am not asked to supply my password, rather, I immediately get the error message I quoted in my first post.   Even stranger, I can still send emails.  Even though I never enter a password, and I can not receive emails, I still can send email from Thunderbird perfectly successfully.

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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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Hello and be patient with me. This is my first.

Computer A running Windows 7 Professional.. Desktop to be connected to from Home
Computer B running Windows 7 Home and Office..Laptop wanting to connect to Computer A

I would like to say I have configured it correctly as I have done this in the past, but obviously not
or I would not be seeking help.

Anyway, The Remote Desktop on the laptop will allow me to connect with my password and BLANK password. I have that checked the registry to make sure the requires password is enbled. It allows me connect to a desktop remote screen but rejects both my password and the blank. This remote desktop does not reflect the user Picture Icon.

I have created the port forwarding to 3391 in my router. Went into registry on computer A and changed the port setting to reflect port 3391. I have tried the setup both as computer running any version and NAT Authentication.

A:Remote Desktop Allow sign on but rejects password

On computerB: Did you connect to ComputerA:3391?

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Outlook Express 6 opens fine, but when it does, it asks for my login and password, which is something it has never asked me to do before. I press 'Enter' since my proper username and password is entered, but when I do, it pops up again and again until I click 'Cancel'. I then receive this message;

There was a problem logging onto your mail server. Your User Name was rejected. Account: 'linetap.com', Server: 'linetap.com', Protocol: POP3, Server Response: '-ERR', Port: 110, Secure(SSL): No, Server Error: 0x800CCC90, Error Number: 0x800CCC91

I have not changed my password or my username prior to this.

I can send emails fine on OE6, but I cannot receive any emails. I've tried letting the program sit unactive for over an hour, I've restarted my computer, and I've checked my AVG email scanner to see if;
a) there are any bugs, and
b) if the email scanner is up to date.

There are no bugs found, and the email scanner is indeed up to date.

This all started after I stopped this one email with a picture attatchment from sending again (I accidentally sent a second copy).

If it helps anyone, I also have dial-up connection.
If anyone has any advice, it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

A:Outlook Express 6 Rejects Password and Does Not Receive Email


1)If your domain is hosted in Linux server, that may be blocked your Ip in brute force or firewall, Ask for hosting service provider,


2)Access through webmail eg:webmail.domain.com (windows server)or domain.com/webmail (Linux server)

If that would not be access through password, So you can reset the password from control panel of that account.


Rahman Khan
System Administrator

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Hi all,

I got a problem I can't seem to fix. I checked online for help to no avail.

Here's my problem:

I boot my Dell (windows 7 Professional) and when the welcome screen appears all I get is "password is incorrect'"

There are no usernames present nor administrator. When I click on the "ok" underneath the password is incorrect, It brings up my username, but when I enter my password it says it's incorrect (it's not). I can't log in from safe mode, nor will system restore fix the problem.

Since this is an old work computer I was never given the disc that could solve this problem.

Anyone have any idea of what is wrong and how it can be fixed?

Thanks in advance,

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Moved and cannot open windows with correct password. How can I correct?

A:Windows will not accept correct password

Sorry but we can not help you with passwords. You'll need to try and remember it.

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I can't remember fully now but I was having a problem with setting up a schedule in Macrium Reflect, it kept failing to accept my Win 10 password. I went to 'netplwiz' thinking I could just login without a password but then after I rebooted I could only get to the win 10 login screen, the one after the pretty picture. It seems there is a scheduling problem with Reflect after the anniversary update and I haven't been able to use it since.

I reset my Windows password but that fails as well so it seems to me that I somehow need to get back into 'netplwiz' again in order to remove the tick 'Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer' but I don't know how to get to it! I found this very complicated to understand as it seems to worded back to front, but I was told to add the tick in order NOT to have to log in!

As I downloaded the update and installed it I don't have an ISO, but assuming there is an ISO (anniversary build) can I create one on this spare laptop and use it on the one I can't get into ? That's assuming it will help me to overcome the login problem?

Thanks for any assistance.

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I recently set a password for my computer. I locked my computer and typed it in (so I know for a fact that its right). But when I started my PC this morning it automatically brings me to a screen saying 'User name and password is incorrect'. I press OK and re-enter my password (WHICH IS 100% CORRECT) it says it's wrong.

So when my computer is starting up I pressed F8 and went into System repair. It brings me to a screen to enter a password, I type the EXACT same password as before and it lets me in. I am trying to log into my user account 'Tyquan' when my PC starts up AND on the system repair.

I only have one account which is administrator, I never set a password when configuring my windows for the first time, and even if I did it would be one of 3 passwords (I tried them all and all stupid variations of them that they could be)

I'm just confused as to why my computer is rejecting my password in one screen but accepting it in another.

A:Windows 7 suddenly rejecting correct password.

Hello Tyquann, and welcome to Eight Forums.

If you set Windows to automatically sign in to the user account that you changed the password for, then that could be the issue. Netplwiz will still use your old password unless you updated it in netplwiz by starting over and setting it up again below.

Log On Automatically at Startup

Hope this helps,

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Hello,  newbee here.   Looking for some help with a gateway laptop.  Had a shutdown prompt to update.  Hit that fun button to shut down and came back to a usless laptop.  The computer seems to fire up correctly.  It takes me to the password screen and waits for my input.  When I enter the correct password the system sends message that "you can't sign in to your PC right now.  Go to account.live.com to fix the problem, or try the last password you used on this PC. "
Help.  I do not have any restore disc for this unit.  Is there a way into safe mode to disable the password?  or can I restore to before the last update?  I need past this screen to try anything though.
Thanks for the help

A:windows update from 8 to 8.1 will not allow access with correct password?

The error that you've received is saying that (most likely) you're not entering the right password.
Go to account.live.com and get them to reset your password.
This may help to reset the system (and will wipe everything off the system):
- at the login screen, click on the icon in the lower right
- hold down the "Shift" key and then click on "Restart"
- continue to hold the "Shift" key until the system boots into the recovery mode
- Once in recovery mode, click on "Troubleshoot", then of "Reset my PC" (these may not be the exact words)
Worst case, contact Gateway for a set of recovery disks.
Here's a page that I wrote back in 2012 that has instructions:  http://www.carrona.org/recdisc.html#gateway

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My wife's laptop rebooted automatically to apply a Windows 7 automatic update and now it says the password is incorrect.

She has had the same password for several years and uses it every day. It is her middle name so she has not forgotten it and it does not use capitals. Caps Lock is defintely off (although we have tried it with it on also!).

We do not have a password boot disk.

I have read about password recovey tools but logically they would not help as we know the password anyway.

Why would the password suddenly be rejected after the update?
How do we get the computer to work again?

Neither of us are very computer literate, so I hope someone can help (in simple English )


A:Correct password rejected after automatic Windows update

Try starting in Safe Mode and see if you can enter the password and have it work there. If so, go into Start Menu->Control Panel->User Accounts->Change your password-> and choose a temporary password for now (make sure it is something you will remember). Restart Windows and see if you can login with the new password.

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A couple of weeks ago the correct password for my PC stopped working and I have no idea why. I have tried many times the correct password (oh trust me it is not a matter of caplocks) and it does not work. I have alot of files on the PC that i really need (pics of vacations, Uni files, music etc).
My laptop is a HP Pavilion g6-2235tx
I dont know if this would be helpful but, whenever I go into the login window the window that appears when you hold down shift for too long appears.

Thanks in advance for any help.

A:Correct password for windows 7 Home Premium not working anymore?

User Account - Reset Password in Windows 7

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After multiple Hibernation events: windows login fails to recognize correct password

After repeatedly hibernating the computer for about a week or 2, it will eventually refuse to recognize legitimate password and fail to login, yielding "did you forget your password" message.

IF I shut down the computer (thus losing all open windows) and reboot, the password works fine. I have repeatedly changed passwords, but this does not help.

Windows XP Hibernate feature has never worked properly and that is why Windows defaults with this feature off and hidden from newbies. I love the concept but have always found it to be buggy on every machine it has been on. Periodic shutdown and restart is needed to flush memory, but this is the first time I have seen this particular issue.

It seems to occur when Hibernation fails to stay off and the computer immediately re-awakens when hibernate shutdown is complete. In other words, unit will not stay in Hibernation but cycles back on, unless power cord is pulled. When power is returned, computer may immediately boot up.

This problem began on a newly assembled computer with fresh XP SP2 install. (AMD dual core 6000; 2GB RAM; Asus M2N-E motherboard). All updates done, including XP's problem with dealing with 1GB of RAM and more.

Internet usage is safe and clean on main sites only. I Use AVAST antivirus, Spybot, Ad-Aware. I used a SmitfraudFix as I thought I had an infection.

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A:After multiple Hibernation events: windows login fails to recognize correct password

Gee, I am disapointed that no one was able to suggest something here. I did my part by helping others, so what's the prob?

Because this involves immediate rebooting of the computer(hardware?) AND a software issue of not recognizing password, I am leaning to CPU issue. I have seen some weird issues in past that were CPU. I do not have a tester CPU; I do have anothe MB and may try that.

Hey wizzards, What do you think?

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HELP...I can not log into my account..I am using the right password. I used the machine earlier, then came back and it would not accept the password. The pop up said..."can not log onto account at this time..see liveacount.com to fix any problems"...or something like that.

The computer turns on fine...I can log onto the other accounts.

I have my liveaccount password....

Can I create another Admin account to take off the password to that admin account??

A:Can not log into admin, but I am using the correct passw.

figured it out....yes.

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Virus/or something has attacked my system -- Will not let me do ANYTHING under as the admin for the computer -
Can not log into any programs, virus or what ever it is - completely blocks any attempt to go onto any site -
IE/Firefox/my computer/control panel/word/etc, you get the picture.

Can go under limited account - but under this account can not correct the problem -since not on an admin account

Tried to download (from this site) and run the anti0virus program, buttttttttt - since I am on an old computer / 2002 -
I do not remember the password - which was originally setup then -----it is not the same as what I
log in as the current adm.

Please HELP --

A:Virus attacked cannot log on as admin to correct

Well- I fixed the problem -- had to go under another adm's account and real real fast, go to system restore- back 2 weeks- then went back to my adm account and download the combofix - - Hope that this helps with my problem - & I will be able to reinstall my antivirus/spyware program.

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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 am new to this site and it seems very interesting with a lot of information. I do have computer knowledge, but this problem i am having is just annoying me.

I never created an admin password and my computer use to just boot right up to the desktop. Since ive changed my settings to "password protect on resume" with a screen saver...it goes to a password screen, but i can just hit enter and it goes back to normal desktop.

But, I restarted my machine and now it comes up to a user screen with my admin account and its asking for a password. I cannot just hit enter...it actually wants a password???...But i dont know what to put in???...please help me if anyone knows what i am talking about.

Thank you very much!


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Forgot the password for Administrator and can login into local Microsoft account, Can we retrieve the admin password through local account since we try to download anything, it asks for admin password.

A:Windows 10 Admin password

That defeats the whole purpose of protecting in a corporate or even family setting. Also, you know our RULE on PW cracking. Closing thread.

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Hello everybody

I have a problem and would ask someone for help and solution that could be possible i will listen.

So situation is like this I cant log in into my computer cos in password i have small lether c with caron "Č" i tryed to type it with alt+code but couldnt find it and one i found wasnt correct alt+0269.i tryed switching keyboards layout put onto my own lanq with ctrl+alt and alt+shift both dont work cos before comp shut down lanq who had this character was deleted ...

i tryed safe mode dont work so what i have done now is .. installed new OS on other particion so could i access from here to other system or could i change password cos i know it but cant type it .. well its one wierd situation hope u guys have any solution that could be usefull cos i have important date on that account.

A:Admin password windows xp

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Granddaughter has Toshiba laptop running Windows 8.
My daughter set the Admin password when I gave them the computer and now cannot remember it.
I've downloaded several password recovery programs that burn ISO image to a disk but cannot get computer to boot from them
Have reset BIOS to make the optical drive first boot choice, USB second and HDD third but computer will not boot from CD or USB drive.
Any suggestions?

A:Windows 8 Admin Password

We do not assist with forgotten passwords as we don't know the actual situation or intent. Please refer to the site rules where it states:
Passwords - Please do not ask for assistance with (or ways to bypass) a forgotten or unknown password, personal identification number (PIN) or any other type of access code that may be required on a computer, mobile device or web site. As there is no way to verify the actual situation or intent, no assistance will be provided and any such threads will be closed.Click to expand...

Since there's nothing we can do to help, I'm closing this thread.

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Hello everybody
I have a problem and would ask someone for
help and solution that could be possible i will
So situation is like this
I cant log in into my computer cos in password
i have small lether c with caron "Č" i tryed to
type it with alt+code but couldnt find it and one
i found wasnt correct alt+0269.
i tryed switching keyboards layout put onto my
own lanq with ctrl+alt and alt+shift both dont
work cos before comp shut down lanq who had
this character was deleted ...
i tryed safe mode dont work so what i have
done now is .. installed new OS on other
particion so could i access from here to other
system or could i change password cos i
know it but cant type it .. well its one wierd
situation hope u guys have any solution that
could be usefull cos i have important date on
that account.

A:Admin password windows xp

Actually, safe mode WILL work as long as you don't have an Admin password set or forget the password for the Admin. If there's only one account on there and you're the administrator, in safe mode you can log on to what is called Admin...and it will work.

I think the best way for you is using ( edited -BG)This utility is used to reset password of any windows versions in seconds.
How to use:
Download the utility and install it then burn the software to a CD/USB drive,then insert the newly created CD/USB drive to your locked pc and reboot your computer,then press "F2" to enter your BIOS setup,following the instruction to reset your lost windows password.

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Forgot the password for Administrator and can login into local Microsoft account, Can we retrieve the admin password through local account since we try to download anything, it asks for admin password.

A:Windows 10 Admin password

That defeats the whole purpose of protecting in a corporate or even family setting. Also, you know our RULE on PW cracking. Closing thread.

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Laptop, How to Security

OS: Windows

MACHINE: Windows 7 l Copyright 2009 l Service Pack 1 System Manufacturer: Hewlett Packard Model: Compaq Mini CQ10-600 Processor: Intel Atom CPU N455 @1.66GHz 1.67GHz RAM: 1GB System Type: 32-bit

Upon startup, once it reaches login screen my laptop would automatically have chosen my admin user, and tell my username or password incorrect, and it would not log in. i would be forced to log into a Standard user. Ive stumbled upon pogostik as well as isunshare and other sites similar to these. none have effectivley been helpful. ive reached the point where i need "backdoors/loopholes" to edit/delete admin password. I changed my Admin password on 10-1-16, forgot what i changed it to. Ive tried everything from CMD Prompt to USB Password RESET.

Suggestions? Ideas?

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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?

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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Is there any way to login to windows Vista admin login as i forgot the password.Please help

A:Windows VISTA admin password

I don't bekieve they help with getting around passwords


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A:windows admin password changed

Post exact onscreen error message, please.


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What is akhiles Yadav hp windows 7 Leptop Leptop Administrator Password 2013050292187

A:a want hp windows 7 leptop .. admin .. password

Hello mohit993636, Halt code should be 8 Charcaters.  At the password screen, hit enter 3 times and you should receive a 'halt code' - post back with this code.   Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again !!  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,GBL84I am not an HP Employee 

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Windows 10 reset by MS. Told to put in new Administrator password, which I did & wrote it down in 2 places. Now will not accept the PW. Can you have a PW and a pin pls, as it will accept the pin. Any ideas?

A:Windows 10 Admin password will not work but I can use pin.

Yes you can have a password and a PIN. I have both setup on my laptop. On the Lock/login screen, below where you type them in, there should be a "login method" option. Click that and you can switch from Password to PIN of vice versa. Mine gets set back to Password after some Windows updates and I have to toggle it back to PIN. Every time a new build comes down the PIP it defaults back to Password. If it's set to PIN, and you enter your password, it won't let you log in. You have to tell it which one your typing in.

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I have been using Windows 8 pre-release and lately it asks me for my administrative password to make software installations to my desktop PC....I used the password that I created when I installed Win 8 and it doesn't work. What is the administrative password....I only see my user account on user accounts....admin account not listed. I recently changed the email I was using for windows 8 from a verizon.net email to a hotmail email I created. I tried the hotmail password and that did not work either????????????

A:What is admin password windows 8 pre release

Hello rggavw8f, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Is your account an administrator account type?
User Account Type - Change in Windows 8
By default, it should be the same password that you use to sign in to that administrator account with.

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hi.i didnt have the password turned on.after restarting computer it asks password and i dont know it cant login.please help

A:My admin password changed itself windows 7

Quote: Originally Posted by owe123

hi.i didnt have the password turned on.after restarting computer it asks password and i dont know it cant login.please help

Hi Owe123, Welcome to SF,

You could try to reset you password. This tutorial should help you

Reset User Account Password - Vista Forums

Hope this helps

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Hello Experts,

I am looking forward for your help. I have Dell inspiron 15R. Its a new machine & I am having two accounts i.e. Admin & User Account. I forget the password for Admin account. User account was created for normal day to day work.

Can you please suggest me how I can reset the windows 8 admin password. I tried to find solution in google but the given solution involves to pay for software to do so. Is there any other way (i.e. Free) work around to resolve my problem?


A:Reset Admin Password in Windows 8

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I have been trying to figure out a way to be able to recover a lost admin password or create a new one from scratch without knowing the old one, this is not only for me but also for when i work on other peoples machines, i've tried "net user administrator /random" at the command prompt but sometimes that does not work, also i try using ctrl+alt+del twice but that sometimes does not work
do you guys or gals have a solution to this problem?

A:admin password for windows lost

Try Offline NT Password & Registry Editor

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I can access my work account on my laptop (Different Layout for getting through my work day easily) but just got a break from work since its the dead season and cant access my home account which is unfortunatly the admin account. Both accounts are password protected (work one is easy for people that I allow to use the computer for Quick graphics design projects, helping with scheduling looking up info and printing off backups to report logs since not all of us are told the networking info so limited computer use occurs rather than anyone being able to pull up the network) because the laptop sits unsupervised at times but is locked out from some programs, has very restricted internet access and can't get on the admin account to change the password to something like my dogs name or something that will be easy enough for me to stumble across the next time I try using my laptop at home as a better personal computer than what my desktop is. Im mostly getting tired of trying to guess all of my passwords i have used, an occasional number change on some variations and things like that but if there is any log i can pull from my work account or reset it without loosing all the saved passwords from the remember this password feature that would be awsome.

A:windows admin password issue

I have been guessing everything i could think of and still nowhere, kinda wondering if someone at work may have changed it. I am at the point now where i can care less about saving any of my stored passwords but am trying to just get admin status back, tried promoting my work account to admin then was going to erase the old admin account, no luck, tried to reset through security console and no luck. I think my disk is locked in the office though and cant get through the front door unless i get lucky since the offices are closed until march and i only have a key to my office. Tried looking through various logs to see if i could find a pattern to where i could see similarities for tried passwords and what a good one from like 6 months ago was to where i could try cracking it that way but no luck since i cant find a log.

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Hello, I'm new here. Found the forums via searching for my problem. Yes, I know it's listed on the forums several times, but none of those solutions fix my problem.

All I need to do is reset the admin password on my computer. I only have a limited access account. I have tried every available program on the net. None of the linux based ones will see my hard drive, even with the correct drivers. The hash getting ones say the password is too secure to unscramble.

I do not have access to another machine, nor can I use my burner because i dont have access according to windows (limited account). So some of them I can't use because I can't make a bootable CD. However, I did get a friend to make me 3 of them, including the emergency boot disk and it crashes near the beginning with some kind of resource conflict.

Is there any other way short of formatting? I really don't want to have to do that. I also don't have any Windows XP cd's. Perhaps I can get ahold of one. I know I can install xp in another dir and logon to that install via recovery console to replace the sam file with the one from the repair dir. I just don't have access to a windows XP cd at the moment. Was hoping there was something I haven't tried yet.

If there is any way anyone knows of to change a limited account to admin status that would work also. That is really all I want to do, give myself admin on my own computer. It used to be that way but... Read more

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My system is dell inspiron 13 7348. My windows 10 admin account was locked. meaning i forgot the password. 
laptop does not have optical drive. i tried to boot from USB flash drive but i was unable to even boot from usb.

i tried lot of options/Softwares to unlock it but can't be able to unlock. please let me know what needs to be done to resolve the issue

A:Windows 10 admin password forgot

Hi sivakesava574,
If you forget the administrator password and don't have a password reset disk or another administrator account, you won't be able to reset the password. If there are no other user accounts on the computer, you won't be able to log on to Windows and will need to re-install Windows. However you can try out the steps offered in the link below.
Note: The steps provided in the link below are not confirmed steps from Dell. Please try those steps at your own risk.

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Forgot admin.password need to by pass it

A:Lock out on windows xp admin. Password

At the password screen, hit enter 3 times and you should receive a 'halt code' - post back with this code.   Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again !!  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,GBL84I am not an HP Employee 

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ahh! well i forgot my windows xp admin password. its a dell, and its a laptop...so there is no disk drive. i was readin online on ways of to recover it or somtehing, but i regret not having made a password disk.

i called microsoft, and they told me to call dell.. i called dell...and the guy was trasnfering me somewhere and then it hanged up

so i am here posting now on techsupportofurms hoping a way to fix this

A:forgot windows xp admin password!!!

Try accessing the built-in Administrator account, which should have a default password unless you changed it.

XP Pro - At the logon screen, press ctrl+alt+del twice. For the username type "Administrator" and leave the password blank. You should be able to log in and reset the password for your account.

XP Home - In XP Home, you can only access the built-in admin account from Safe Mode. Reboot into Safe Mode (reboot while tapping F8 repeatedly) and you should be able to access the Administrator account at the login.

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We have a hp laptop with windows 7 I need a admin password or power on please. It has been reset.Thank you

A:We have a hp laptop with windows 7 I need a admin password o...

Hi, At the password screen, hit enter 3 times and you should receive a 'halt code' - post back with this code. Regards, DP-K

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Ive got a hp pavillion g7 that was bought with the admin password still on it and it gives me a codewhen the pw is entered incorrectly 3 times .94289255 is the code

A:Admin password hp pavillion g7 windows 8

@Getgot Enter   21181891

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i have an hp windows 8.1 laptop. have forgotten the admin password. there is another account on laptop which allows me to logon but does not have admin rights.

A:windows 8.1 admin password reset

You could try following the instructions here http://www.eightforums.com/user-acco...tml#post420984

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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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After spending about 20 minutes on the phone with a Microsoft consultant to only be told that due to a liabilty and privacy issue, passwords cannot be helped to be removed or changed unless I pay, I decided to see if anyone here could help me.

Heres what is happening:

1. I have not used my PC in about 7 months and completely forgot my Admin password.
2. The only other account is a Limited Account and I tried to make a password reset disc on the Limited but it did not work.

Please, can someone tell me what to do to figure out or change/remove my admin password?
Without reformatting or losing data...

P.S. My hint is NO HELP because I'm known for putting the most random hints (e.g. During the Industrial Revolution, a man named Frederick Darlson created this soon to be American convienence) and that has NOTHING to do with the password unfortunatly...

A:Forgot Windows XP Admin Password...

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Windows 7--Service Pack 1
Home Edition
32-bit OS

I purchase a PC on EBay and I'm not able to add software to it due to the Admin Password Protected. The admin name is "HomeGroupUser$". I tried changing one of the other users to Administrator but doesn't work. Please help me through this so I can add some software.


A:Windows 7 Admin Password Protected

you need to contact the seller and get the password. Unless the computer was stolen, the seller should have the password.

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Product Name: P3X7A#ABA
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 (32-bit)

see attached

Got this computer on HSN last November didn't open till xmas. In set up thought it was odd I ended up with a sign-on of just using a "pin". Wondered why it didn't take the password I wanted (and have since no recollection of what it was) . Anyway now I realize that it's saved password for the administrator password so when that was needed.

so here I am I keep getting a screen it's telling me wrong password and then having a very frustrating time. needing to get back in the computer so I can fix it as I have a virus .

also just loaded all my important files and data and get his computer and had not gotten to the point of backing up that I was still very much in the initial set up how I wanted things to be .

I am hoping there is a resolved to this without losing everything

A:Admin password lockup Windows 10

Hello HIKER7s,

That error means that you just entered your password incorrectly in netplwiz.

You should be able to click on OK in the error message, then sign in with your correct password. After you are signed in, go back to netplwiz, and start over entering your correct password to stop this.

Sign in User Account Automatically at Windows 10 Startup

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First of all,Im new with Windows 10...
I got this problem a long time ago,I accidentally changed my MS account to Local,and then when I try to log in back as Admin,Its only give me Standard User...
Its happen when I try to install sofware,it says : *Please put the Administrator Password*,
But there no place/space for me type in...
Can someone help me with this problem?
*I hope Im in the right Forum

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