1.    07 Sep 2015 #1
    Join Date : Sep 2015
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    Windows 10

    Misstyped my password when setting up my new computer.


    I feel really, really dumb posting this, but I need an answer.

    While I was setting up my password for my new computer this morning I typed it wrong... and apparently the same wrong way in the confirmation.... now I cannot set up my Microsoft account or even create a password reset disk because it requires the current users password in order to do it!

    Geek squad is not an option. I just want to know how I can fix it myself. There has to be a way!
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  2.    07 Sep 2015 #2
    Join Date : Jan 2014
    Carencro, LA 70520
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    Mint 18.3

    A reinstall would start from square one.
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  3.    07 Sep 2015 #3
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 9,552
    Windows 10 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by chase011 View Post
    I feel really, really dumb posting this, but I need an answer.

    While I was setting up my password for my new computer this morning I typed it wrong... and apparently the same wrong way in the confirmation.... now I cannot set up my Microsoft account or even create a password reset disk because it requires the current users password in order to do it!

    Geek squad is not an option. I just want to know how I can fix it myself. There has to be a way!
    Can you log in to your computer with the local account you created? If so, and it is an administrator account, from an elevated command prompt ("Run as administrator" command prompt) use:
    net user user_name new_password

    So if the user name was John, it would be "net user John ThisIsMyNewPassword"

    The user name will be the same one that the folder for the account is named under C:\Users
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  4.    07 Sep 2015 #4
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 54
    Windows 10 pro

    Right click on Start menu icon -> Computer Management under System Tools -> Local Users and Groups/Users folder and see what you can do...

    P S: You can add/remove password of a specific account by right click on it ->Set Password...
    Last edited by werby; 07 Sep 2015 at 21:42.
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  5.    07 Sep 2015 #5
    Join Date : Aug 2015
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    Windows 10 Pro x64

    You can also use Linux to clear the password via a live disk with chntpw command. You can then login to Windows without having to enter a password and can create a new one via Windows settings. I haven't tried it on Win10 yet.
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