Stuck with admin password?

By gracelee9999 ·
Please help with my admin password, I'm stuck for days.. I am looking for an answer on how I can go through it without having me remember the exact password!!

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TR members do not assist in password recovery or removal.

by PurpleSkys In reply to Stuck with admin password ...

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Not sure what you're looking for here....

by robo_dev In reply to Stuck with admin password ...

Computers tend to be fairly specific when it comes to passwords.

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Well if you don't set a Password

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to Stuck with admin password ...

You don't have to worry about entering it when you start your computer.

So you could enter your Password then open the Control Panel or User Accounts depending on which version of Windows you are using and remove your Password by setting a New Password with an Empty Space.


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TR members don't assist ...

by Who Am I Really In reply to Stuck with admin password ...
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As long as you are authorised to do so...

by pmshah In reply to Stuck with admin password ...

There are N number of utilities available on the net that will permit you to boot from an external DVD / Flash drive to reset the password.

When you create a password at OS installation time it also asks you for a hint to jog your memory for password recovery. Looks like you you either did not pay heed to the prompt or are not the person authorised to get into the Administrator account.

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