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  1.    27 Sep 2015 #1
    Join Date : Sep 2015
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    WIN 10 Admin password not working.


    I just realize that the Admin password and the Microsoft account password is not the same in Win 10 PC. I am in really odd situation right now: I changed the pc to start in safe mode without network and the admin password does not work. I usually use pin to log into the pc as administrator and in safe mode the only option is password, not pin! I have changed successfully the Microsoft acc password and i am able to log in online from other pc to the acc, but right now my pc is locked in safe mode. I don't have the installation disc, and cannot recover or unlock the pc. Is there a way to convert it back to start normally... ? I miss sooooo much the F8 boot option, because now without the password cannot change it to start in different mode and the laptop come with the image on the hd, not with win10 dvd disc to recover it.
    Any help is highly appreciated.
    SN
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  2.    27 Sep 2015 #2
    Join Date : Jul 2015
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    Windows 10 Pro

    If you can get this to run from a command prompt, it will give you F8 option back:
    "bcdedit /set {default} bootmenupolicy legacy"

    without the quotes, of course.
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  3.    27 Sep 2015 #3
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    windows 8.1

    As far as I know, the safe mode only allows users to login as local account instead of other sign-in options (PIN, Microsoft account or picture password). I suggest you to use the freeware Offline NT Password & Registry to remove your lost local admin password. Once you're able to login to the safe mode, it will be easy for you to set your PC to start in normal mode.
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  4.    27 Sep 2015 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLCDR View Post
    If you can get this to run from a command prompt, it will give you F8 option back:
    "bcdedit /set {default} bootmenupolicy legacy"

    without the quotes, of course.
    well, that is the odd place I am stuck into. Without the admin password I don't see a way to get to the command prompt options... It appears to me like a damn trap!
    Anyway, thanks for the input.
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  5.    27 Sep 2015 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by joya View Post
    As far as I know, the safe mode only allows users to login as local account instead of other sign-in options (PIN, Microsoft account or picture password). I suggest you to use the freeware Offline NT Password & Registry to remove your lost local admin password. Once you're able to login to the safe mode, it will be easy for you to set your PC to start in normal mode.
    I will need to try this and will report back. If there is no other way to get rid of the safe mode.....
    Thanks for the idea.
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  6.    27 Sep 2015 #6
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    Windows 10

    Quote Originally Posted by nikolod View Post
    I will need to try this and will report back. If there is no other way to get rid of the safe mode.....
    Thanks for the idea.
    I have used the nt password reset many times with success ..
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  7.    27 Sep 2015 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by Total View Post
    I have used the nt password reset many times with success ..
    The NT is not working on WIN 10 or at least not in my case. I did it with the usb, the program starts and runs, but when it comes to the windows it says it's hibernated. When forcing it, still some other issues with the partitions.. I looked the read me file - win 8.1 is the latest version mentioned to work.

    Is there any way to get rid of the safe mode??? without the admin password, as in my case? Really, really dead end street with this.
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  8.    27 Sep 2015 #8
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    windows 8.1

    Hi nikolod! It seems that nt password reset refuses to mount the hibernated Windows partition. By default, shutting down hibernates Windows 10 on your system partition automatically, but Restarting does not. Try this workaround:
    1. After booting to the Windows 10 login screen, put the nt password reset CD in the CD drive.
    2. From the login screen, click on the Power icon at the bottom right of the screen, and select Restart.
    3. Once restarting, the computer will boot to the nt password reset and it should be able to mount your partition successfully.

    I hope this will work for you.
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  9.    28 Sep 2015 #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by joya View Post
    Hi nikolod! It seems that nt password reset refuses to mount the hibernated Windows partition. By default, shutting down hibernates Windows 10 on your system partition automatically, but Restarting does not. Try this workaround:
    1. After booting to the Windows 10 login screen, put the nt password reset CD in the CD drive.
    2. From the login screen, click on the Power icon at the bottom right of the screen, and select Restart.
    3. Once restarting, the computer will boot to the nt password reset and it should be able to mount your partition successfully.

    I hope this will work for you.
    This really helped and the Hibernate problem was put to rest, however the pswd is not reset. I am following the default option in NT and at some point it is just cycling around, until i choose to quite. I can see the admin has been selected and some attempts are made to clear the register. I says the pswd appears to be blank and suggest to log in with blank pswd. Also when quitting, it asked to write the changes to the disk - y. But when tested later, there still is a password.
    The program looks pretty neat though.

    Some steps from me: on the pc is a guest acc, so no password. This is still something, then i achieve to get to the Recovery and restart. Now I have tried various options like run Safe mode with Command prompt and type the bcdedit command, which is access denied. Option 2 to run just the command prompt also failed, because ask for admin password.

    Guys, is there any way to get rid of the Safe mode from the recovery/ troubleshoot/ advanced options without the admin password?????

    I found this whole story to be really, really big safety issue for this windows. If the only option is to log in to safe mode with the password(no pin) why the hell, they do not ask for it when switching it on?! Poor programming from everywhere! Also some restriction are easy to go around - after couple of days playing around on this issue.
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  10.    28 Sep 2015 #10
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    hello everyone,

    first big thanks for your help. However i could not resolve the issue with the admin password in safe mode win 10.
    My solution was to reinstall the windows from the recovery image file saved on the hd.
    If you are in my situation, I will describe shortly what you need to do to get this thing done.
    My case: Safe mode with no network. One admin and one guest acc. If you do not now the admin pwd, the only one option is to go to the guest acc.
    From there, press win button +x, select " control panel" and "recovery" - if you try to go to the recovery from the settings, it will not let you do that, this menu is locked out there.
    So, once in recovery, click on the "If you are having problems with your pc, go to Settings...."
    From there: Reset now.
    From the blue screen: Troubleshooting->Reset PC and choose default manufacture option. For the other two choices will be admin pwd needed.
    You could change boot option like to start in command prompt - admin pwd needed; safe mode with command prompt and try to access boot register with bcdedit - access denied; So with two words, once landed in safe mode without the pwd, there is no easy way back. Thats why the admin pwd should be requested in order to switch to safe mode, this will prevent to happen problems like mine.
    So,Good luck.
    MS should work to improve this issue. Seems like programmer is not following basic rules...
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