I'm having trouble creating a password reset disk

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  1. Posts : 944
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #11

    Yes, I want to create a spare login account (Administrator) to Windows 10 in case my primary login ever gets corrupted. I've tried following the previous instructions - but get lost when I'm asked for a password. I don't know what password I'm being asked for. What I tried to do was create an account for a family member - me being the family member. Guess what I need is someone to walk me through each screen and tell me what to do. Thank you.....
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  2. Posts : 61,923
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #12

    Nisko,

    Option 1 in the tutorial below can help show you step by step how to create a new local account on the computer.

    Add Local Account or Microsoft Account in Windows 10

    Afterwards, use option 1 in the tutorial below to make this new local account an administrator.

    Change Account Type in Windows 10
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  3. Posts : 11,654
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 21H2 Build 19044.1776
       #13

    Nisko,

    Nisko said:
    Yes, I want to create a spare login account (Administrator) to Windows 10 in case my primary login ever gets corrupted. I've tried following the previous instructions - but get lost when I'm asked for a password. I don't know what password I'm being asked for. What I tried to do was create an account for a family member - me being the family member. Guess what I need is someone to walk me through each screen and tell me what to do. Thank you.....
    The TenForumsTutorials instructions are the best ones to use.
    - Make the spare Admin account a local account not an MSAccount-linked user account.
    - Local accounts have fewer moving parts to get seized up so they are more reliable as backup accounts [and you would need to create an additional online MSAccount in order to do any different and that account would not serve any useful purpose - perhaps that is what you have been trying until now].
    Try3 said:
    Brink has just posted the same links.

    You will probably not have any further problems but, if you do, please explain
    Nisko said:
    ...when it asks me to use a password to accept an invitation...
    in case it is significant.

    Denis
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  4. Posts : 944
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #14

    Thank you, Brink. Using these tutorials, I figured it out. But please note that I think the last part of the first tutorial is out of date.

    Bob

    Brink said:
    Nisko,

    Option 1 in the tutorial below can help show you step by step how to create a new local account on the computer.

    Add Local Account or Microsoft Account in Windows 10

    Afterwards, use option 1 in the tutorial below to make this new local account an administrator.

    Change Account Type in Windows 10
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  5. Posts : 61,923
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #15

    Nisko said:
    Thank you, Brink. Using these tutorials, I figured it out. But please note that I think the last part of the first tutorial is out of date.

    Bob
    You're most welcome Bob. Great news.

    Which part (option/step) in the tutorial below may need updating?

    Add Local Account or Microsoft Account in Windows 10
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  6. Posts : 944
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #16

    Now I wish I had made a note of which step took me elsewhere besides where the tutorial was supposed to take me. Because you asked, I went back and took a look at the tutorial and think it was step 7 where I was directed to a different step. If you want, I'll go back and retrace my steps so I don't lead you in the wrong direction. It seems that Microsoft is constantly changing protocols and the Internet can't keep up with those changes. I'll be glad to help - just give the word.
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  7. Posts : 61,923
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #17

    Nisko said:
    Now I wish I had made a note of which step took me elsewhere besides where the tutorial was supposed to take me. Because you asked, I went back and took a look at the tutorial and think it was step 7 where I was directed to a different step. If you want, I'll go back and retrace my steps so I don't lead you in the wrong direction. It seems that Microsoft is constantly changing protocols and the Internet can't keep up with those changes. I'll be glad to help - just give the word.
    If you mean step 7 in option 1, then you will not see the security options in step 7 if you left the password fields empty in step 6.
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