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  1. Posts : 18,357
    Windows 11 Pro
       #11

    br22448 said:
    I don't want to purchase a CD or USB drive just to get my permissions back
    Booting the computer from a USB flash drive created on a different computer is about the only way you are going to solve this. Option 5 here:
    Enable or Disable Elevated Administrator account in Windows 10
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    Multi-boot Windows 10/11 - RTM, RP, Beta, and Insider
       #12

    When you get your system back in operating order, it would be wise to do a System Image Backup to protect against issues like this and others....software, hardware, or user inadvertent error. It is recommended by virtually everyone on Tenforums.

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  3. Posts : 3
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #13

    Hello, I've tried to do this, but it asks for a password when trying to access safe mode. I'm supposed to enter in the admin password but I have no clue what it is. Thanks
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  4. Posts : 16,192
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.3693
       #14

    br22448 said:
    Hello, I've tried to do this, but it asks for a password when trying to access safe mode. I'm supposed to enter in the admin password but I have no clue what it is. Thanks
    To which "this" are you referring?
    - If you are following the tutorial Bree suggested in the very first reply to your question then what you need to do at each step is explained in detail. So which step are you at?
    - If you are following a different procedure then state what it is and which step you are at. If, for example, you are trying to manually enable the Built-In Admin as suggested in post #11 then that account has no password.

    Denis
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  5. Posts : 2
    Windows 10
       #15

    Do family members also have other computers? If so, you can make a boot disk (password reset disk) on their computer, which can help you reset your Windows password. You may need Microsoft media creation tools, and some third-party software is also a good choice, such as Ophcrack and John the Ripper.
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  6. Posts : 16,192
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.3693
       #16

    Bamputer said:
    Do family members also have other computers? If so, you can make a boot disk (password reset disk) on their computer, which can help you reset your Windows password. You may need Microsoft media creation tools, and some third-party software is also a good choice, such as Ophcrack and John the Ripper.
    A 'Password reset disk' is not a boot disk; it is a single file despite its name. It is no more than an expensive alternative to writing a password down on a piece of paper [a method which also works for MSAccount-linked user accounts, unlike Password reset disks].

    The procedure identified in post #2 is a complete solution to the OP's problem.

    All the best,
    Denis



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