Created user with same password as administrator acct and now canít


  1. Posts : 2
    Win7Pro
       #1

    Created user with same password as administrator acct and now canít


    Created user with same password as administrator acct and now canít Log into Administrator Acct. Help!

    I know it sounds weird but I did it. Was just trying to feed it something till I had a one I wanted it to be, I had no idea it would cancel my administrator account password. What happened here? Did it default the Administrator password to something else? The second account is not administrator level, just user. Iím on a windows 7 pro box.

    Thanks for any help!!
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  2. Posts : 1,867
    Windows 10 Pro 2004 20H1
       #2

    This is a Windows 10 forum.

    You might get a quicker response posting on SevenForums.com
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  3. Posts : 11,585
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 21H2 Build 19044.1776
       #3

    PurpleChicken said:
    Created user with same password as administrator acct and now can’t Log into Administrator Acct. Help!
    I know it sounds weird but I did it. Was just trying to feed it something till I had a one I wanted it to be, I had no idea it would cancel my administrator account password. What happened here? Did it default the Administrator password to something else? The second account is not administrator level, just user. I’m on a windows 7 pro box.
    Thanks for any help!!
    Setting the password for one user account does not affect the password for any other user account. Something else is going on.

    www.sevenforums.com

    I urge you, in your SevenForums post, to state exactly what "just trying to feed it something till I had a one I wanted it to be" means because that might be the clue that allows your problem to be diagnosed.
    - There are methods for recovering from this situation but they would be best discussed in SevenForums

    Denis
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    Win7Pro
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Try3 said:
    Setting the password for one user account does not affect the password for any other user account. Something else is going on.

    www.sevenforums.com

    I urge you, in your SevenForums post, to state exactly what "just trying to feed it something till I had a one I wanted it to be" means because that might be the clue that allows your problem to be diagnosed.
    - There are methods for recovering from this situation but they would be best discussed in SevenForums

    Denis
    Thank you, I found and posted there. It just doesn’t make sense. One account should not affect the other even if they have the same password. Uggh.

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    PurpleChicken said:
    Thank you, I found and posted there. It just doesn’t make sense. One account should not affect the other even if they have the same password. Uggh.
    Ok, I got it. I’m such a dumbazz. It wasn’t the same password. Sheesh. Thanks everyone!
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  5. Posts : 11,585
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 21H2 Build 19044.1776
       #5

    You might also have a look around SevenForums for 'Password reset disk' and make one for each account.

    I don't bother. I always write user account passwords down on a piece of paper that I keep inside one of those dog nametag cylinder things attached to my main keyring -
    Here's a [UK] link for some example ID tags https://www.amazon.co.uk/Pet-Barrel-.../dp/B00DEB1JVQ There are lots of available choices but I bought ones that, like these, have a slot in the bottom for me to swing off so I can be confident they won't come apart accidentally while I'm out & about.

    Denis
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  6. Posts : 1,867
    Windows 10 Pro 2004 20H1
       #6

    A password manager would be a good choice.

    See this article by Ed Bott -

    Forgot password? Five reasons why you need a password manager | ZDNet

    Applies to any version of Windows.
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