Windows 10: runas command won't recognize administrator password

  1.    16 Jun 2016 #1

    runas command won't recognize administrator password

    I tried the runas command to configure some software I just updated, as the directions said, but my administrator password was rejected. Then I tested the runas command on a pdf file that I know for sure is in the current directory (it can open from the command line), but my administrator password is still rejected.

    Settings > Accounts says:

    Local Account

    And I'm able to confirm my current password and change it (I change it to the same password). But here's the problem:
    C:\Users\Seka\Desktop>runas /u:administrator Lightworks_v12.5.0_User_Guide.pdf
    Enter the password for administrator:
    Attempting to start Lightworks_v12.5.0_User_Guide.pdf as user "SEKA-PC\administrator" ...
    RUNAS ERROR: Unable to run - Lightworks_v12.5.0_User_Guide.pdf
    1326: The user name or password is incorrect.

    Any tips? Ways to confirm my password works or that I'm the administrator or anything? It's too late for me to go back to Windows 7.

    EDIT: I was surprised with a log on screen when I turned my computer on this morning. I had to enter my password. It worked though.
    Last edited by Borad; 17 Jun 2016 at 10:17.
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