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Computer password i wanna change the administrator password in my computer so my kids cant get in the computer without my permission

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Re: computer password

Go to Start, Control Panel, User Accounts. Click on the administrator user and then click on "change my password".
Enter a new password. When you log off, you will be able to use your new password.


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How do i change admin.

Computer administrators have access to make certain changes on a computer that other users may not have.

Administrators have full freedom to install and uninstall programs, move files around and make changes to the Windows registry.

There are actually three ways that one may become the administrator on their computer; during the initial setup, change the settings in the Control Panel or by having the current administrator change the permissions on the account.

Set up an account during the initial setup of Windows on the computer.

During the setup wizard, you will be asked to set up an administrator account.
Choose the account name, user icon and password to set up the administrator account.

Step 1.
Change your account permissions if there isn't an administrator account currently setup.
During some installations Windows users were allowed to install the program without setting up an administrator account.

Click on "Start" then "Control Panel" to open the Control Panel.

Click on "Users and Accounts" or "Users Accounts and Family Safety".
Click on "User Accounts."

Click on "Add or remove user accounts" then "create a new account".

Assign the new account administrative privileges, a user name and password.
Click "OK" and close all windows. Log in under the new Administrator account.

Have the current administrator change your account privileges from "User" to "Administrator". She can do this by following the same steps described in Step 1.

Instead of creating a new account, she must click on your current account and then apply the new permissions.

If you do not currently have an account on the computer, she will need to create you one.

Jan 22, 2014 | Dell OPTIPLEX 745 PC Desktop


Three Tips for Windows XP Administrator Password Recovery

Unlike Windows 7 and Vista, the default administrator account on Windows XP is enabled and not password protected. And by this unique feature, you can easily reset a forgotten login password to Windows XP when you are locked out of computer. But if you added a password to this built-in administrator account before and now cannot remember its password, what will you do to reset this forgotten Windows XP default administrator password? Here's some advice on <a href="">Windows XP administrator password</a> recovery for you if your Windows XP machine is in use.<br /><br />Tip 1: Take advantage of password recovery disk<br /><br />Provided a password reset disk for the default administrator account is created in advance, Windows XP administrator password recovery can be completed within a few clicks.<br /><br /><img src="yaoch_1.png" /><br /><br />Step 1. Go to Windows XP logon screen and enter a wrong password for the administrator account.<br /><br />Step 2. Press Enter to pop up the "logon failed" dialog box, and click "use your password reset disk".<br /><br />Step 3. On the Password Reset Wizard screen, click Next to change this administrator password.<br /><br />Tip 2: Try Windows Password Recovery Software<br /><br />If you forgot Windows administrator password without a password reset disk, don't feel impressed. <a href="" style="font-weight: bold;">Rekeysoft Windows Password Recovery</a> can solve your problem. It allows you to create a password reset CD/DVD to reset lost Windows XP administrator password.<br /><br /><img src="yaoch_2.png" /><br /><br />Step 1. Download and install Windows Password Recovery.<br /><br />Step 2. Burn a bootable password reset CD/DVD.<br /><br />Step 3. Boot your locked computer form the CD/DVD.<br /><br />Step 4. <a href="">Reset Windows XP password</a> under Win PE.<br /><br />Step 5. Log on computer via this administrator account without password.<br /><br />Note: With intuitive GUI, you can defeat Windows XP administrator password within a few clicks, regardless of your level of computer knowledge. 100% recovery rate guaranteed.<br /><br />Tip 3: Use a user account with administrator permission<br /><br />It is well-known that users can create 2 kinds of administrator account on Window XP. One is a user account with administrator privileges while the other is the built-in administrator account. So when you forgot Windows XP default administrator password, you can log on computer with another kind of administrator account and then do as follows:<br /><br /><img src="yaoch_3.png" /><br /><br />Step 1. Right-click My Computer icon to select Mange.<br /><br />Step 2. On the coming up classic computer management window, expand Local Users and Groups folder, and then expand Users folder to display all user accounts on this computer.<br /><br />Step 3. Right-click Administrator and select Set Password option.<br /><br />Among these tips, it's highly suggested you try tip 2 that changing Windows XP password with Windows password recovery software as it is can be applied to every lost Windows password circumstances. And it is simple and fast.

on Apr 22, 2011 | PC Desktops


How to Reset Windows Password With an Standard User Account?

When you <a href="">forgot Windows password</a>, did you feel confused that why you cannot reset the forgotten Windows password via standard user or guest account? The answer is very simple as the standard user and guest accounts do not have rights to reset the password of another accounts. Within the three types of Windows user accounts, only the administrator account allows you to change another accounts' password. So if you want to <a href="">reset Windows password</a> of another accounts, you need to change your account type to administrator firstly. Moreover, if you need to give a user more access to perform tasks like installing software or other system changes, you also need to change your account type.<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Steps to Change Windows User Account Type</span><br /><br />1. Log on your Windows machine with an administrator account.<br /><br />2. Click "Start" - "Control Panel" - "User Accounts and Family Safety" - "User Accounts".<br /><br />3. Click "Manage another account".<br /><br />4. Click on the user account that you would like to change its type.<br /><br />5. On the following window, click "Change the account type" from on the left pane.<br /><br />6. Select Administrator and click "Change Account" Type to finish your operation.<br /><br />Since the standard user account turn to an administrator one, you can reset Windows password of another accounts or do other operations without limitation through control panel.<br /><br />You can change standard user to administrator only when you can log on your computer with an available administrator account. If you forgot Windows password of all administrator accounts, you'll need to reset Windows administrator password even you can access your computer with a standard user or guest account.<br /><br />Software Windows Login Recovery allows you to create a password reset disk with blank CD/DVD or USB flash drive. With the disk you can reset Windows password to be empty in few minutes. With it, you'll never be worried when you forgot Windows password. All you need to do is just three steps.<br /><br />1. Download and install Windows Login Recovery.<br /><br />2. Burn a password reset disk with a blank CD/DVD or USB flash drive.<br /><br />3. Reset Windows password to be empty.<br /><br />Now you can log on to your computer without passwords. By the way, you can reset any account's password with this software. <br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Something about Windows User Accounts</span><br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Administrator:</span> A administrator account is intended for someone who can make system wide changes to the computer, install software, and access all non-private files on the computer. Only with administrator rights you can full access to other user accounts on the computer, change other their names, passwords, and types.<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Standard user:</span> The standard user account can help protect your computer by preventing users from making changes that affect everyone who uses the computer. When you log on to Windows with a standard user account, you can do anything that you can do with an administrator account. But if you want to install software or hardware, reset Windows password of another accounts, etc. the computer might ask you to provide a password of an administrator account.<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Guest:</span> A Guest account allows people to use your computer without having rights to access to any of your personal files. This can be useful if you want to quickly allow someone to use your computer. A person that log on computer with guest account cannot install software or hardware, change system settings, or create a password.

on Dec 24, 2010 | PC Desktops

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Administrator login

Have you tried logging in at localpc\Administrator with blank password?

Dec 26, 2013 | HP PC Desktops

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This issue might occur permissions are not set properly for the C Drive.

Make sure that you are logged in as Administrator.

To take ownership of C Drive, follow these steps:

1. Right-click the C Drive and then click Properties.

2. Click the Security tab.

3. Click Advanced, and then click the Owner tab.

4. In the Name list, click your user name, or click Administrator if you are logged in as Administrator, or click the Administrators group.

5. Click on Edit and then put a check mark against "Replace all existing inheritable permissions on all descendants with inheritable permissions from this object".

6. Click OK, and then click Yes when you receive the following message:

This will replace explicitly defined permissions on all descendants of this object with inheritable permissions from C-Drive (C:).
Do you wish to continue?

7. Once the permissions are replaced, click on Ok.

8. Check if you are able to copy, paste or delete any documents now.

If the above steps fail then you may also want to disable UAC and check if that helps.

1. Click Start, type msconfig in the start search box, and then press Enter.
If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or click Continue.

2. Click the Tools tab.

3. Click Disable UAC and then click Launch.

4. A command window appears, and shortly thereafter, a notification bubble appears informing you that UAC is disabled.

5. Click Ok and restart your computer to apply the change.

Please let me know if it helps.

Oct 02, 2010 | PC Desktops

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Forgot sign in password

If you could sign in your computer from a restart with a list of users on the screen, those users might not with a password. So you can try sign in with any of those user name you ever saw and without password. If the account you sign in with is with the administrative permission, you will be able to reset the password of any user accounts on your computer. (I will give you all the detailed steps with a Microsoft document linked below.) If your computer is connected to a network, you can try to login with the accounts with the administrator's permissions on the network and reset any password of any user accounts on your computer. They might be assigned the administrator's rights on your computer too.
If all the user accounts are not good for the login on your computer or without administrator's permission, you can reset the password still if you have created a password reset disk.
If those two approaches do not work, you might need to reinstall Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 on your computer and all the applications.

The detailed steps are described by the following document.

If you like to backup your data before reinstallation to make sure your data will be safe, you can move the hard disk to another computer and copy your data over. Please don't hesitate to turn to me if any questions.

Jul 08, 2010 | Dell Dimension 9100 PC Desktop

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Cant access files...

Boot up into safe mode, logging in as the Administrator, not your account.

Go into the security settings for the folder and change the permissions. The easiest thing would be to give Everyone full access. Don't forget to promulgate the permissions to the directory tree as well.

Good luck

God Bless


Jun 20, 2009 | Gateway 310 Series (158920) PC Desktop

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I cant log in into my administrator account and i cant change,install or down load any thing without needin the password

Did you change it or supply a password? If not, try a blank password (just hit enter when prompted for the password). Also, you can try logging on as administrator or a person with administrative rights. Again, try a blank password when prompted if you haven't changed it.

Apr 14, 2009 | PC Desktops

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Forgotten Administrator Password


Please restart the computer.

Before windows boots hit the 'F8' key on the keyboard.

Select 'Safemode with command prompt'

Log in the default administrator account.

When the black command window appears type: control userpasswords2

Click on the user account you wish to change, then click 'reset password'


Oct 30, 2008 | Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop

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I am the administrator of my computer to which i cannot get into because of loss of password, i have tried every passwork under the sun which none will let me in. Also i need to update my virus protection...

I am not sure if you can get into the system bios, and change it. (generally you hit delete at start-up post). I believe that it will still ask you for the current administrator password to enable you to then change it, but it is worth a try.

Oct 05, 2008 | Packard Bell PC Desktops

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