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Computer will not let me log saying computer need to be unlocked The system logs on automatically as Administrator, without allowing to choose user or Guest, and even when I give the command to Switch User, it pops up a message that says the computer is locked by the Administrator (me) and needs the password to unlock. I give the password and continue as Administrator, but I can never switch to another user.

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I can't log in to my account on my Dell PC?


Now which operating system are you running ?

Forgetting your Windows XP login details might at first seem like a disaster. Don't panic though; your login password and username are easily recovered by changing the login details to that of the administrator.

Begin with your computer turned off, and then turn it on. You will need to log in to your computer manually and this can only be done in the load-up screens. Wait until your computer reaches the Windows login screen. The screen usually displays a "Welcome" message. Press and hold the "Ctrl", "Alt" and "Delete" keys two times at the Windows login screen. Your computer will automatically reveal a Classic Login box. Type "Administrator" (without quote marks) into the "Username" field and leave the "Password" field blank. Windows automatically creates an Administrator account when your computer is first booted up; in this account you can alter or change any user's login details. Navigate through the "Start" menu and click on the "Control Panel." In the Control Panel explorer, double-click on the "User Accounts" icon to open a new window. Select "Change an Account" in the User Accounts window and select the username you want to alter. From here you can edit the user's name and password, but you can also alter the user's picture, account type and .NET password. Restart your computer to login with your new username and password.
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How do i change my password when im on as a guest


Which operating system are you on ?

Windows allows you to create a guest account that is limited in terms of its ability to change settings and download content and software. At times, you may want to reset this account's password, which is easily accomplished.

Log into the system as the administrator. Click the "Start" button and then "Control Panel." Choose "Administrative Tools" and choose "Computer Management." Click "Local Users and Groups" in the left column and then "Users." Right-click "Guest" in the main menu and choose "Properties." Enter the old and new passwords. Confirm the password. Click "Next" and "Finish."

Create a secure Guest Account in Windows 7 http://content.techrepublic.com.com/2346-12843_11-459655-4.html

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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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Question: How do I bypass a Windows 7 account password if the only account I can access is guest? Can I bypass Windows 7 password with the guest account? I forgot my Windows 7 administrator password, how can I regain access to my computer without the password? I have no Windows password reset disk.


Recently I met many similar questions. Are you troubled with the same problem, also forgot Windows 7 password? Well, before answering the question, you should understand what a guest account is?


What is a guest account in your Windows 7?


The guest account in your Windows 7 only allows people to use your computer without having access to your personal files. With the guest account, you can't install any software or hardware, change settings, or create a password. Because the guest account allows a user to log on to a network, browse the Internet, and shut down the computer, you should disable the guest account when it isn't being used.


Solution: After learning the definition of a guest account, you can understand it is not possible for you to bypass Windows 7 password through the guest account. But you can bypass your Windows 7 password, with Windows Password Breaker, a safe and efficient tool for you to bypass Windows 7 password. It allows you to bypass your lost Windows 7 password in less than 5 minutes.


What is Windows Password Breaker?


Windows Password Breaker is professional Windows password reset software with 3 editions: Windows Password Breaker Standard, Windows Password Breaker Professional and Windows Password Breaker Enterprise.


It is designed to bypass Windows domain password, Windows administrator password and user password. With this Windows password recovery tool, you can instantly regain access to your locked computer by burning a bootable CD/DVD or USB flash drive on your own. No need to reinstall computer or pay to PC experts when you forgot administrator password or domain password on Windows 7/Vista/XP/NT and Windows Server 2008(R2)/2003(R2)/2000.


How to bypass Windows 7 password easily?


Step 1: Download and install Windows Password Breaker Professional.

Step 2: Burn bootable CD/DVD or USB flash drive.

Step 3: Set your locked computer to boot from CD ROM or USB.

Step 4: Choose the installation path of Windows, and enter the ID of the path.

Step 5: All Windows account user names will be displayed for you. Enter the ID of a specified User Name to remove its account password.

Step 6: Enter y to confirm and continue your operation.

Step 7: Enter y to remove another Windows account password or enter n to finish your operation when the selected windows account password is removed.

Step 8: Take the burned USB flash drive out of computer and press any key to restart your computer when you enter n to finish your operation.


The Windows 7 administrator password has been successfully reset and now you can access your computer without password. Please note this method to bypass Windows 7 password takes effect only when you log on computer after Windows 7 password reset.

on Nov 18, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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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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My antivirus report says my computer has 2 administrators listed..It is not listed in the Control Panel/User and password page...how do I get to where it is listed?


Your users are classed as with administrative rights or as users. Open user accounts and check each users rights.

For example, your name is "Jim". Check Jim's account. Is Jim a 'Administrator' or a 'User' or a 'Guest'?

By the way, there is nothing wrong with having multiple users with administrative rights. The benefit of having this distinction is IF you are logged on as a user without administrative rights, you cannot install software. In this case, you might be 'you' by proxy. E-mail has been known to bring virus software into your computer and run automatically. XP will not allow this to happen unless an "administrator" is doing it (logged on to your computer). Thus, this is a safety feature of XP.

I hope this is clear. If not, please reask

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It is a simple matter to add an administrator account to your computer provided you are already logged in as an administrator. If you are logged in as an account created as "limited",as many guest accounts are, you do not have the authority to create an administrator account.Provided you are already an administrator and only want to add a new account follow these steps. From the start button, go to control panel, then user accounts. Click on add account, create a name, click on administrator and just follow the prompts.

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System won't go past profile page..stuck


It seems that the Guest account profile is corrupted because of which you are unable to log in as like in previously.

In the Profile Login page, hold the Ctrl and Alt keys and press the Del key twice.

This will give you a window where you need to enter the User name and Password.

Enter the User name as administrator and leave the password column blank if you have not set any Password to the administrator account or enter the Administrator password if you have set any.

Now once you are loged into the Administrator account, create a new User from the Control Panel > User Accounts.

Set the required limitatios to the account like limited account or administrator account and log off from the administrator account.

Now, you should have the newly created user account available in the login page. Select it and you should be able to login.

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