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My Administrator account password changed when my little brother was playing with command prompt.I'm on my guest account which has no administrative access to it.

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LOCKED OUT FORGOT MY Admin pw on a DELL LAPTOP


Which administrator account are you talking about? The 'real' administrator or your normal "administrator group" account? If it's you normal account do you have another account with administrator privileges?
Rather than wait for answers I'll cover the above three possibilities. If it's something else I'll need more input.
1) If it's the real administrator, this is a fairly easy fix (that I had to do the other day because my OEM set a password for the account).
·Open Control Panel > User Accounts and select the option that allows you to change other accounts;
·Select the Administrator account;
·Turn off password required. Changing this option will not require a password.
2) If it's your own account but you have another account on the system with administrator privileges, the procedures above will work as well here.
3) If it's you own account and no other account has administrator privileges it will be much more complicated.
First, make a try at changing the account you are in to administrator. It's unlikely this will work and would be a major security hole, but it's worth a shot.
If that doesn't work, try booting to a command prompt and activating the real administrator. The procedures at this link attached with this post/answer, will walk you through booting to a command prompt. Once at the command prompt type the following two lines:
Net user administrator /active:yesNet user administratorp@ssw0rD Notes: 1) These two lines can be in any order; 2) "p@ssw0rD" is an example, type any password you ; and 3) The password line may not be needed in your case. I added it because my OEM set a password on my new computer. If they did on yours as well, you would have to boot back to a command prompt to change the password later so may as well do it now. You can always turn it off later.
Once you have the real administrator activated, boot back up and logon to the administrator account. Once there, use the procedure from "1)" above. this third possibility may not work, I've never actually had to try it this way, but it makes logical sense.
Good luck.

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Enable / Disable the Local (Hidden) Administrator Account in Windows 7


Ways to Enable / Disable the Built-In Windows 7 Admin Account Many people familiar with prior versions of Windows are curious what happened to the Local Administrator account that was always created by default. Does this account still exist, and how can you access it?<br /> Recently I ran into an awkward situation where after disjoining a Windows 7 client machine from the domain, I was unable to log in to the computer. This was not because I had forgotten the local administrator password, but because the local administrator account was disabled (which is the default behavior in Windows 7). Like in Windows Vista, in Windows 7 the built-in Administrator's account is disabled by default. Furthermore, this account is not associated with any password. 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You can do so by typing lusrmgr.msc in the Start search box or in the Run command and pressing ENTER. Or, you could open Computer Management by right-clicking Computer in the Start menu and selecting Manage.<br /> 2. Expand System Tools &gt; Local Users and Groups &gt; Users.<br /> 3. Right-click the Administrator account and select "Set Password".<br /> 4. In the"Set Password for Administrator" click "Proceed".<br /> 5. In the"Set Password for Administrator" enter the Administrator's desired password twice, and click "Ok".<br /> 6. Next, enable the Administrator's account. Right-click the Administrator's account and select "Properties".<br /> 7. Un-chek the "Account is disabled" check-box. Click on the "Ok" button.<br /> Administrator's account is now enabled and configured with a password.<br /> D) During the Installation Process There is a 3rd method which advanced users can use. This method can be used during the installation process itself.<br /> 1. During the installation, after being prompted to configure the new user account, you will be able to set the new account's password.<br /> 2. At that phase, press SHIFT and F10 keys together. A Command Prompt window will appear.<br /> 3. In the Command Prompt window, type:<br /> <b><i>net user</i></b><br /> Note how the Administrator account is there, yet the new user account has not been yet created.<br /> 4. To set the Administrator's account password:<br /> <b><i>net user *</i></b><br /> 5. Then enter the required password and confirm it.<br /> 6. To enable the Administrator's accoun:<br /> <b><i>net user administrator /active:yes</i></b><br /> 7. Close the Command Prompt window and continue with the installation process.<br /> If you log off you will now see the Administrator's account as a valid logon option.<br /> Disable Built-in Administrator Account Make sure you are logged on as your regular user account, and then open an administrator mode command prompt as above. 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Windows 8 administrator password recall


if you can aces command prompt (type "cmd" without "" into run or new task or search), and you have admin rights (not limited account) try this: On the Command Prompt, type in: Net User <user name> <new password> and press Enter to reset a new password for Windows 8. in your case user name is administrator ? so: net user administrator 1234 and your administrator password should become 1234 . will not work on guest or limited account :) cheers

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Enable / Disable the Local (Hidden, Built-In) Administrator Account in Windows 7


Ways to Enable / Disable the Built-In Windows 7 Admin Account Many people familiar with prior versions of Windows are curious what happened to the Local Administrator account that was always created by default. Does this account still exist, and how can you access it?<br /> Recently I ran into an awkward situation where after disjoining a Windows 7 client machine from the domain, I was unable to log in to the computer. This was not because I had forgotten the local administrator password, but because the local administrator account was disabled (which is the default behavior in Windows 7). Like in Windows Vista, in Windows 7 the built-in Administrator's account is disabled by default. Furthermore, this account is not associated with any password. After doing some research, I found the following procedure that worked really well.<br /> <a href="http://www.windowspasswordsrecovery.com/enable-disable-local-administrator-account-win7.htm">Enable Built-in Administrator Account</a> Basically there are 4 ways in order to activate the account:<br /> A) Command Prompt To enable the built-in Administrator's account by using the Command Prompt please follow these steps:<br /> 1. First you'll need to open a command prompt in administrator mode by right-clicking and choosing "Run as administrator" (or use the Ctrl+Shift+Enter shortcut from the search box)<br /><img src="run-command-prompt-as-administrator.jpg" /> 2. After that you only need to enter the simple command below to activate it.<br /> <b><i>net user administrator /active:yes</i></b> <br /><img src="enable-hidden-administrator-account.png" /> 3. You should see a message that the command completed successfully. Log out, and you'll now see the Administrator account as a choice.<br /><img src="built-in-windows-7-administrator-account.png" /> You'll note that there's no password for this account, so if you want to leave it enabled you should change the password.<br /> B) Local Security Policy Another way of activating the administrator account in Windows 7 is via Local Security Policy. <br /> 1. Type secpol.msc in the search bar and hit enter. <br /><img src="secpol.png" /> 2. After the Local Security Policy pops up, navigate to Local Policies-&gt; Security Options where you can see an entry that reads Accounts: Administrator account. Double click the entry to enable it.<br /><img src="local-security-policy.png" /><br /><img src="administrator-account-status.png" /> C) Using the Local Users and Groups Snap-in To enable the built-in Administrator's account by using the Local Users and Groups snap-in please follow these steps:<br /> 1. Open Local Users and Groups. You can do so by typing lusrmgr.msc in the Start search box or in the Run command and pressing ENTER. Or, you could open Computer Management by right-clicking Computer in the Start menu and selecting Manage.<br /> 2. Expand System Tools &gt; Local Users and Groups &gt; Users.<br /> 3. Right-click the Administrator account and select "Set Password".<br /> 4. In the"Set Password for Administrator" click "Proceed".<br /> 5. In the"Set Password for Administrator" enter the Administrator's desired password twice, and click "Ok".<br /> 6. Next, enable the Administrator's account. Right-click the Administrator's account and select "Properties".<br /> 7. Un-chek the "Account is disabled" check-box. Click on the "Ok" button.<br /> Administrator's account is now enabled and configured with a password.<br /> D) During the Installation Process There is a 3rd method which advanced users can use. This method can be used during the installation process itself.<br /> 1. During the installation, after being prompted to configure the new user account, you will be able to set the new account's password.<br /> 2. At that phase, press SHIFT and F10 keys together. A Command Prompt window will appear.<br /> 3. In the Command Prompt window, type:<br /> <b><i>net user</i></b><br /> Note how the Administrator account is there, yet the new user account has not been yet created.<br /> 4. To set the Administrator's account password:<br /> <b><i>net user *</i></b><br /> 5. Then enter the required password and confirm it.<br /> 6. To enable the Administrator's accoun:<br /> <b><i>net user administrator /active:yes</i></b><br /> 7. Close the Command Prompt window and continue with the installation process.<br /> If you log off you will now see the Administrator's account as a valid logon option.<br /> Disable Built-in Administrator Account Make sure you are logged on as your regular user account, and then open an administrator mode command prompt as above. Type the following command:<br /> <b><i>net user administrator /active:no</i></b><br /><img src="disable-local-admin-account.png" /> The administrator account will now be disabled, and shouldn&iexcl;&macr;t show up on the login screen anymore.<br /> <a href="http://www.windowspasswordsrecovery.com/downloads/Windows_Password_Recovery_Tool_Trial.exe">Hack into Windows 7 Administrator Account </a> [Free Trial]

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I forgot my password and I can only log in as a guest


You can try the below given steps to reset administrator password using guest account (you must have write access to system32 file):





1. Navigate to location C:/windows/system32



2. Copy cmd.exe file to desktop and rename it to sethc.exe



3. Now copy this sethc.exe file and paste to system 32 (when windows asks for overwriting click yes).



4. Log out from guest account and at user login screen press shift key 5 times.



5. It will open command prompt with full administrator privileges.



6. Now type "NET USER ADMINISTRATOR xyz123" (where "xyz123" can be any password according to your choice) and press enter.



7. You will see "The Command completed successfully" and then exit the command prompt and login into administrator with your new password.



If you don't have write access to system32 file then you can use stellar phoenix password recovery software to reset administrator password.

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Retrieving administrator settings


Click start Control Panel.


Select "User Accounts and Family Safety," then "User Accounts."


Click "Turn User Account Control on or off."


Remove the check mark next to "Use User Account Control (UAC) to help protect your computer."


Click "OK."

Set All Accounts to Administrator


Still in the UAC section of Control Panel, select "Manage another account," and click on a user account.


Click on "Change the account type." When working with multiple accounts, some changes can only be made if you and the account holder are both logged in with "Administrator" accounts so you need to change all user accounts to "Administrator."


When you are done making changes, you can change them back to "Standard," but always leave at least one "Administrator" account.


Select the "Administrator" radio button.


Click "Change Account Type" at the bottom right.


Repeat this procedure to change each user account to "Administrator." When all user accounts have been changed, close the Control Panel.

Create a Full Administrator Account


Click "Start" (the Windows Vista icon in the lower left of your screen). In the Search box, type "cmd". Right-click on "cmd," and select "Run as Administrator." An elevated command prompt window will appear.


At the command prompt, type "net user administrator /active:yes", and press "Enter."


Choose a password and assign it to the "Administrator" account, by typing "net user administrator 'password'", where 'password' is your selected password. For instance, if your password is "abc," type "net user administrator abc". Press "Enter."


Type "exit" and press "Enter."


Log off. When you log back into your "Administrator" account, you will have full rights.


hope this helps




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How do I reset the password on the windows 7 home page


Windows has a built-in security system that requires a user to type in a password to get to his personal account.
Only an "Administrator" account holder can make software changes to the computer.
All other users, including Guest users, need the permission of an Administrator to make any system changes.
However, if you have a guest account and need to access the Administrator account to make changes, you can do so via the Command Prompt feature.
Log in to your Guest account in Windows.
Go to "Start" > "Search" and type in "windows/system32/cmd.exe" to find the Command Prompt feature.
When the file appears on the search menu, drag it to your desktop.
Leave the search window open.

Right-click the cmd.exe file on your desktop and choose "Rename."
Type "sethc.exe" for the new name and click on an empty area next to the file name to save the new name.
Right-click on the "sethc.exe" file and click on "Copy."
Go back to the open "windows/system32" folder and right-click anywhere in the folder.
Select "Paste" to put the "sethc.exe" file inside.
Choose "Yes" when asked if you want to overwrite the current file.
Go to "Start" > "Log Off." It will bring you back to the User Account menu.
Press the "Shift" key 5 times in a row.
The Command Prompt will open.
Type "net user administrator [password]" and insert a new password in the [password] section.
Press "Enter" to set your new password.
It will bring you back to the User Accounts menu.
Click on the Administrator User Account and type the password you just set to log in to the account.

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Changing the Administrator


sign in using his name and password if it is using one  then go to control panel/user accounts and change your name to administrator  then boot back to your user name

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