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Windows Local Account lost password

Q: Windows Local Account lost password

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!

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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 -
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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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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Help!
I recently created a password account for the administrator for logon purposes. I then created another account, Wadud also making the new account with admin rights. I wanted to ensure my documenets were not accessible to another user, thus the need to have two user accounts. However when I now logon onto my laptop it automatically loads the 'Wadud' Admin account. I therefore cannot access my documents from my original administrator account or my profile settings eg internet favourites.
I have gone to - setting, control panel, user accounts but it only shows two accounts; Wadud & Guest.
I have checked the user profiles - setting, control panel, under system, advanced, user profiles, settings. On there it shows the two admin accounts, the new one - Wadud & the original admin account, which shows 3.6 gb so I'm guessing I have not lost my files!
I have tried to copy (setting, control panel, under system, advanced, user profiles, settings, copy to) the old admin files to Wadud account but it comes up with an error message "Failed to Set Security on the Destination Profile. Error - Access Is Denied"
Please can someone tell me how to delete the new Wadud account and go back to my old admin account!
Many thanks!!
 

A:Windows XP lost local Administrator Account - Help!

I'm not sure what's going on there at all, but did you try going into safe mode, to have a look?
 

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I can't get past my login forgot my password
 

A:forgotten password for my windows 8, local account

We don't provide help here with a password-protected computer because we have no way of knowing the real intent of the person who is trying to access it. Sorry!

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I can't log in to my computer because I forgot my password. I didn't set up a Microsoft account, so I only have the local account. I'm really stuck! If anyone has a solution for me, I would appreciate it so much!

Thank you so much!

A:Forgot Windows login password, only have a local account

This is a tough one unless you made a password recovery disk, had a MS account or have another user account. Ways of making another user account you will need a Windows 10 installation disk to boot from. Other option is to call MS or reinstall windows.

http://www.howtogeek.com/222262/how-...in-windows-10/

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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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First this is similar to: 2 accounts compter only sees 1 account thread on Dec 27th

I have been on a loop where I have tried to create a new user local account but wherever I go to the Accounts/Other user/ I get a "snapin" that tells me to use the User Accounts app. It becomes a never ending loop.

Background:
I just updated to Win 10 1809 from 1803. Previously I had one local account and the Admin account. Now I have the Admin account only. I would prefer to have my local account (Bryan) back rather then create a new one I tried to access the old one but I can do neither create or access the local account.

I can access the 132 Gigs of files that are listed within C:/Users/Bryan However, many apps that access this folder, like iTunes don't work which means I can see the files but iTunes can't access them

Powershell lists: Admin as True, and Bryan as True, Default account as False and Home Group Users as True,

This is where I stopped. Bryan was the name of the Local User account

I use Win 10 Home, 64 bit,

For example: Settings/Accounts/Other Users/ which I only can select, +Add someone else to this PC, I select this and I get a LUSRMGR and a big red X telling me it does not work with this version of Win 10 and to use the User Accounts to which I comply. The only account listed is, one account titled: Administrator, Local Account, Administrator, It will not allow me to add/create a Local User account

Thanks
 

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Hello guys,

Please help me find a way to solve my problem. Yesterday when I first set up Win10 I have created a windows account with my email. Soon after I have realized that my C:\Users\... folder was messed up, it was a shorter version of my email so I decided to swith to a local account instead and to my huge surprise I have love every right to change anything. I have tried every solution I have found on the internet. I am able to boot in save mode but the cmd doesn't point to the system32 so I cannot execute NET USER ADMINISTRATOR /ACTIVE:YES.

I spent hours and I couldn't fix it, I even switched back to the win10 account and I still do not have any rights to make changes. I can't even make changes in control panel in safe mode. It's getting frustrating and after the update the solutions on the other forums do not even make sence anymore.

I just want a local acount with my right name and administrator rights. Please help!

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Someone Help Me??? During the Local account changing process(From Microsoft Account). I have changed my username from existing one to new one and i leave the password fields as empty. After the completing the process. i restarted my laptop and i try to re-login. Now password required to Login. Kindly help us to further proceed.

A:Local Account - Password Required

Hello and welcome!

If you left the password field empty then you simply need to hit enter instead of typing anything in the password box.

I am assuming you converted your Microsoft account to a local one by clicking on "Sign in with a local account instead" in Settings -> Accounts. If you did it in some other way perhaps you can explain.

Do you see any other user accounts showing up bottom left when you try to login?

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Hi,

I have linked my Windows 10 app store to a BT provided email address. After rebooting it has asked me to login. It has changed my local account from my name to my BT email address and asking for a password. This is not my normal password and has seemed to link my BT account within the Microsoft environment and assigned it a password. I now cannot log in to my PC. Any Ideas anyone? I have spoken to Microsoft about 15 times and just keep getting passed around. I have tried resetting the password via Microsoft but it fails every time. Any way i can switch to log in locally via my old password?

Thanks

A:Local Account Password changed

Hello and welcome to Ten Forums

I'm guessing you do not have a recovery disk and backup of your system or any restore points set because that would be the easiest way to get back to where you were.

I suggest you boot into safe mode from where you can create a new local account. Next time you login you can choose that local account and then copy over the files that you need from your old account that has got messed up. Once you have everything back you can then delete the original account.

Some tutorials that will help you through the process:

Boot to advanced startup options (use option 2 from the power icon on the Login page)

Boot into safe mode
Add a new user account
- make sure it is a local account

Re-start and you should be able to login to this new user account. Your personal files will still be associated with your previous account but you can copy them from the C:\users\other username

Once you have got your new account to your liking you can delete the old one which got semi-converted to a Microsoft account - see here
Hope this all works out for you.

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I have forgotten my password for my local account to login to Windows 10. I have tried to reset but every time I am told there is not enough disk space to continue. Because I cannot login I cannot change the free disk space on the device. I have also tried to reboot to recovery drive but keep getting error message. Help - I cannot access my PC at all.

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After a power glitch, Windows did not recognize my local password anymore
Although I have been able to login using my Microsoft account password, I would like to be able to login locally again.
How to achieve that? I have only found ways to reset the Microsoft account password, not the local Windows password.

A:Reset Local Account Password

Hello pstrg,

If you like, you could use an option in a tutorial below while signed in to your Microsoft account on your PC to reset or change your local account password.

Password of User Account - Reset in Windows 10

Password of User Account - Change in Windows 10

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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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Dear all,
I am currently based in London. I have an issue with a staff's laptop based in Africa. We built the laptop and shipped it to them. As part of the build we put on our standard administrator account and then made a local account as they are not connected to our domain.

The user in this Africa office changed the local password of his account and now can't remember it therefore making the PC unable to be logged into. I do not want to tell him our administrator password because it's the same for all our PCs worldwide. I have researched many things to try and connect to the PC but it is now possible.

I have tried:

1. Browsing to the machine from another pc on the network using explroer and I can see the C Drive.
2. I tried running this command but I just keep getting error 1219: net use \\pcname\ipc$ /usercname\administrator *
3. RDP will not work, it just won't connect.
4. The PC I am using is Windows 8 home edition and not business which I notice is a problem as computer management does not have users and groups it appears. The remote pc is Windows 7 Enterperise.

So at the moment I just have a laptop that is stuck at the login screen.

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When Windows 8.1 is logged in to my Microsoft account, I'll have to use the same password as when I log in to my Outlook account. Unfortunately for me, I use a password manager to help me remind my passwords. The disadvantage of this is that my Microsoft Password is a random string of 16 characters. That is not something you want to type every time you log on to your pc. Is there any way to use a local password when logged in to your Microsoft account?

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Dear all,
I am currently based in London. I have an issue with a staff's laptop based in Africa. We built the laptop and shipped it to them. As part of the build we put on our standard administrator account and then made a local account as they are not connected to our domain.

The user in this Africa office changed the local password of his account and now can't remember it therefore making the PC unable to be logged into. I do not want to tell him our administrator password because it's the same for all our PCs worldwide. I have researched many things to try and connect to the PC but it is now possible.

I have tried:

1. Browsing to the machine from another pc on the network using explroer and I can see the C Drive.
2. I tried running this command but I just keep getting error 1219: net use \\pcname\ipc$ /usercname\administrator *
3. RDP will not work, it just won't connect.
4. The PC I am using is Windows 8 home edition and not business which I notice is a problem as computer management does not have users and groups it appears. The remote pc is Windows 7 Enterperise.

So at the moment I just have a laptop that is stuck at the login screen.

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Hi, I've searched to no avail.
My problem is I have a Linx Win10 Tablet and have forgotten the local password, not the Microsoft account one.
I have setup no data other than a Gmail address and I do not care if this is erased. The tablet came with Win 10 preloaded and I have no copy of the software. I'm not sure whether it has been connected to my local internet hub for internet connection. There is no physical keyboard connected to it. I did not create a password re-set file on a flash drive. I have tried using the Power, Volume and Windows Home buttons in various orders with no result, of course there might orders I've not tried. I have tried to file a request with the Windows Help people but not been able to successfully post to them.
I am desperate, any help would be very welcome.

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I must create a roughly a dozen LOCAL accounts on a MS Surface Pro 3 running Windows 8.1 that is shared in a workplace. The workplace has a Windows 2003 Server and a domain; the Surface is in the domain and known in the Active Directory.
I would like to create each account with a dummy password, and require the user to change the password immediately on first login.

How do I do that? Is the technique for Windows 10 the same?

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I have ran the test 3 times and have made the appropriate corrections. However, it keeps looking at my Microsoft Account and states the error code 8646. How can I fix this on my system? I am running Win10.
Thank you, in advance for your help.

P.S.
This is a class assignment as well.

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Hello together,
i got a serious problem.
In our environment the MBSA checks each week our servers. Since some weeks there is an error (error 1265) while checking the local passwords.
MBSA runs local on each system (no remote).
The systems are "Windows Server 2008 R2" with all updates installed.
Any idead how to fix this?
You can find a picuture of the problem here: http://www.directupload.net/file/d/4478/ip3h9gd7_png.htm
Best Regards

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Hi Everyone,

I have a laptop computer which normally connects just fine to our Domain. However today the laptop came up with the message "The trust relationship between this computer and the primary domain has failed". I have Googled the issue and quickly discovered a fix provided by Microsoft. The fix involves logging onto the computer using a local user account (as opposed to a Domain account), leaving the Domain and then re-adding the laptop to the Domain.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/162797

My challenge is that I simply cannot log onto the computer as a local user. Initially I didn't even know the name of the local user account, so to get around this I removed the hard drive from the laptop, plugged it into an external drive bay and using Windows Explorer discovered all of the User Profiles on the computer.

I now know the name of a viable local user account, however I still do not know the password for this account. I ran Trinity Rescue Kit in an effort to reset the Windows password for this account however unfortunately I can only see Domain user accounts listed in Trinity. If anybody knows how to use Trinity to reset a local user account whilst a computer is a Domain member can you please let me know?

Alternatively if anybody knows of another method that will enable me to logon as the local computer administrator please share your wisdom?

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Kind Regards,

Davo
 

A:Trying to reset local account password whilst computer is a Domain member

We can't assist you with some aspects of this due to restrictions in the rules about passwords. We most certainly cannot help with no allow any discussion of methods for accomplishing the task.

But, you certainly should be able to log on as local administrator. The password should be known by you or whoever set it up. It could possibly be a blank. If you have legitimate access to the machine, the passwords should be supplied to you by someone in IT that set this up or is aware of the setup.

How is it that neither you nor anyone else seems to know the needed passwords?
 

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Hi Everyone,

I have a laptop computer which normally connects just fine to our Domain. However today the laptop came up with the message "The trust relationship between this computer and the primary domain has failed". I have Googled the issue and quickly discovered a fix provided by Microsoft. The fix involves logging onto the computer using a local user account (as opposed to a Domain account), leaving the Domain and then re-adding the laptop to the Domain.

Trust Relationship Between Workstation and Domain Fails

My challenge is that I simply cannot log onto the computer as a local user. Initially I didn't even know the name of the local user account, so to get around this I removed the hard drive from the laptop, plugged it into an external drive bay and using Windows Explorer discovered all of the User Profiles on the computer.

I now know the name of a viable local user account, however I still do not know the password for this account. I ran Trinity Rescue Kit in an effort to reset the Windows password for this account however unfortunately I can only see Domain user accounts listed in Trinity. If anybody knows how to use Trinity to reset a local user account whilst a computer is a Domain member can you please let me know?

Alternatively if anybody knows of another method that will enable me to logon as the local computer administrator please share your wisdom?

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Kind Regards,

Davo

A:Trying to reset local account password whilst computer is a Domain member

Sorry Davo, we do not assist with password cracking, hacking.
http://www.techsupportforum.com/foru...ork&page=rules


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You may not ask for assistance with any deemed illegal activities such as but NOT restricted to the following::software pirating
hacking
password cracking
keystroke recording software
assistance with accessing copyrighted software programs
Leeching on private or public WiFi/Broadband connections







Please contact your network's system administrator for assistance with this

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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 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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Hi, for a neighbour up the road, there son is seriously ill and in recovery (brain damage). He has a tablet running Windows 8 or 8.1 with a Microsoft account which sadly none of them know the password. They wish to access the tablet in the hope of showing him pictures to aid in recovery.

Normally if it was a PC I would quiet happily transfer all of the data off using a caddy or USB CD rom/ boot disk but this doesn't seem possible at the moment.

Is there a way to access the user account, or downgrade back to a local without actually logging in? netplwiz?

Possible chance of doing a forget password if the account is linked to his mobile.

Thanks, James

A:Windows MS account, revert to local account without psword

Originally Posted by PuG


Possible chance of doing a forget password if the account is linked to his mobile.



I would try this route first. You will find out right away if the account is linked. Also there is less chance of scrambling something on the machine. Once you can log in then it is trivial if you want to switch to a non MS account. If online doesn't seem to handle it try calling customer service for Outlook. They must have a record of the IP for the device and you should be able to come up with some method of verifying identity so they can clear the password for you.

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I am setting up my own small network that include the following configuration :

Server : Windows 2000 Server with active directory
Clients : 5 clients

My question is :

Is there an easier way have the existing local account converted to active directory account.

Objective :

I want to be able to have the current user of the pc sign-on to an active directory account and be able to have all the access to the existing applications, email(outlook express), bookmarks etc. which have been there in the local pc before the active dierctory upgrade.

I found that once I log in the local pc to the active directory domain, everything start fresh. The "my document" is empty. Cant see all the setting/folders which have been set up before the conversion to active directory.

Appreciate any suggestion.

Thx
OzzieGUY
 

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I tried to see Skype Video on Windows 10. Huge mistake.
It asked me for a Windows Account. (I just finished understanding what Google Account means).
I happened to have a Windows Account. I entered it and it accepted it.
It then asked that I must also change the password that I use for my profile on my desktop.
I obliged and sacrificed my simple password as it required a strong password.
So now I have a Windows password and my strong user profile password.
I rebooted. Big headache for the past two hours.
Neither passwords worked to let me in my profile (which has Administrator privilege).
I logged in as Administrator, went to Control Panel, Users accounts, hoping that being logged in as Local Admin, I can change the password of my profile. I can see my profile user account, but there is no way to change its password, only to delete or change to ordinary user.
I changed my Windows account password via my mobile.
Still, I can't log in to my profile.
Would somebody kindly help? or should I just dump Windows 10 and move on to Mac?

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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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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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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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Hi everyone !

Looking at your security config I saw that some /many of you use a local account on Windows .

I open this thread to ask you why ? For security ? Is there any difference regarding security ?
I added a poll so you can select what you use

Looking forward to hearing from you .
 

A:Microsoft Account vs Local Account - Windows 10

HI !

A good explanations of the differences :
Should you use a local or a Microsoft account in Windows 10?
 

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My grandmother was recently hacked and she changed all her passwords herself (yay!). However she did not write down her new local user account password for her laptop.

I tried downloading OPHCrack, I burned it as an ISO file and put it on a DVD-R(only thing I had on hand) and i changed the boot order on her BIOS menu to had the DVD drive as the first priority. It does not run....I hear the disk drive moving, or spinning but the program does not run. Are there any other options or do I have to do a complete system restore to bypass this? Also if that is what I have to do how do I do that without being in her control panel?

A:Old Problem New User- Forgot Local User Account Password

Hello there "hater",are you sure you downloaded the right OPHcrack version?It should be the one that is intended to be used on,not the one being used to download and be burned on.Try imgburn,never failed me to create bootable CDs or DVDs.

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Am not technical Am trying to change my Microsoft account here are the directions I was given below when

I get to the part Type your password no Email and password to enter only this in the screenshot also below

Hit the start button

Go to settings
Click Accounts

Click Sign in with Local account instead
Type your password
Hit next
Hit next again (we dont need to fill it out since were not keeping the local)
Click Sign out and finish
2. sign back in you mean

Enter the new Email and password
right after you do

Hit next again on direction 1 (we dont need to fill it out since were not keeping the local)
Click Sign out and finish right above directions
 

A:Windows 10 Local Account ?

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Am trying to change my Local account here are the directions I was given below when

I get to the part Type your password no Email and password to enter only this in the screenshot also below

Hit the start button

Go to settings
Click Accounts

Click Sign in with Local account instead
Type your password
Hit next
Hit next again (we dont need to fill it out since were not keeping the local)
Click Sign out and finish
2. sign back in you mean

Enter the new Email and password
right after you do

Hit next again on direction 1 (we dont need to fill it out since were not keeping the local)
Click Sign out and finish right above directions

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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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Hi guys,

When setting up Windows 10 to create a Local Account, do I need to have my Last Name there or can I have only my First name?

I am only setting up a Local Account and NOT a Microsoft account.

So can I enter my First name only when I create my local account or do I need to have my Last name as well.

Please see image.

I am the only one using my notebook.

A:Creating a Local Account in Windows 10?

Hello win10freak,

You can enter whatever you like for the "user name" of your local account.

User Account - Add in Windows 10

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My computer is supposed to be on the network, and usually I get log in screen. But something changed, and it starts in the local mode only. I suspect it is a "safe mode", but it looks like a regular local PC account.
Is there anything to tweak to fix the problem?
Thanks...

A:Windows starts in local account ONLY

Hello bratnikotin, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If it looks like below, then it's booting into Safe Mode.

If so, then you can use either option in the tutorial below to have your computer start Windows back in normal mode again.How to Start Windows 7 in Safe Mode




Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Anyone know any good way in windows 8.1 to sync skydrive in windows explorer like it was possible with desktop app on Windows 8.
Skydrive app doesn't work, only new modern UI app but it doesn't sync skydrive if I use local account.

A:Skydrive for windows 8.1 (local account)

You have to log in as an MS account, not as Local. You can change this in PC Settings.

Also, 'Skydrive" is service that MS accounts use to store the Synced Settings, but it is still an MS account. The only way to use "Sync your Settings" is to use your MS account, it wont work for a Local Account.

Early versions of Windows 8, asked you if you wanted to use a "Skydrive" account to log in, but that was way back in February, now it asks you if you want to use your Microsoft Account.

The Skydrive Program that gets installed on the Desktop only accesses what's in there, there is a real Tile for that, but there are hundreds of fake tiles that have the name Skydrive in them, only install the one that says made by Microsoft.

When the Desktop shell for Skydrive is running, it makes a folder that you can get to in Explorer, and you can move files back and forth from the Net Account from that folder, it syncs instantaneously.

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Which do you prefer, using a Windows Live ID or a Local Account for Windows 8 and why?

A:Windows Live ID or Local Account?

Local account here.

I'm not paranoid, but I dont want my Live ID stored in a preview build.

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Folks,
I have a network laptop with local admin priviledges. When I gave the laptop to our IT department to configure the unit as a corporate network laptop, I had set up a local admin account on the unit. However, when the system was returned to me the local admin account on the laptop had been changed to Debugger Users group. Anyway, in addition to my local Admin account, corporate IT also has a local admin account that they use to administer corporate network computers. I removed my local admin account from the Debugger Users group hoping to move it into the local admin users group. However, this is not panning out. Although, my local admin account will log on locally onto the laptop, it currently has no local group membership on the laptop. I think I now have two options: Call IT Dept. to remotely log onto my laptop and move the account I created as a local admin account which currently has no local group membership or use linux utility to remove the password set on their local group account, in other to have administrator priviledges on my laptop so that I can move my local admin account (currently with no local group membership) to local administrators group on my laptop and ask them to reset that password after or call IT Dept to do it. Any ideas? I prefer not to call IT Dept. on this one.

Thanks in advance,
Joe.
 

A:Windows XP local admin account

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After the latest round of Windows 8.1 updates, Windows deleted my local account, forcing me to sign in with my live account. I tried creating a new local account, but I cannot set it for administrator rights; it will only create an account with standard rights. What's going on? It seems like an evil plot by Microsoft to further control how we can use our computers! How can I create a local user account with administrator rights that has the same desktop, etc. as my live account? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Windows 8.1 Deleted My Local Account

There appears to be 2 questions here;
1.  Creating a local user account with administrator rights 
2.  Making the Desktop of this new account the same as the Live account
 
I have been experimenting with these questions and had no dificulty performing the functions.  I have Classc Shell, which allows me to move around the PC very easily, and I have not installed the latest MS Important updates (39) since February.  These are not critical updates, so I chose to ignore them.  This lack of similarity between our PCs may make a difference.
 
I will assume that you do not have Classic Shell installed and proceed from that point.
 
Boot your PC using the account with Administrator rights.
Press the windows Key + C to display the Charms Bar on the right side
Select Search, make 'everywhere' the default, in the window type 'user acounts'
From the menu select 'add, delete and manage other user accounts'
From the menu select 'Add an Account'
This is the critical window 'How will this person sign in?' Look at the last entry on the page. "Sign in without a Microsoft account (not recommended)" Select this option
From the new window select 'Local Account'
From the next window, complete the options as you desire.  I set up a Guest account with no password.
Select 'Next'
From the new window select 'Finish'
The window should advise you that this new account is set up.  It is a local acount without a pasword required and no administrator r... Read more

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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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