1.    03 Dec 2015 #1
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    Disabled admin password, can no longer access computer


    So, a while back I had a problem on the Windows 10 Home Edition where it would not let me change my lock screen. Since I didn't have the pro edition, I couldn't change the policy in the registry editor because of a lack of one, so I transferred all my files to a local account. I then had the problem of programs asking me to enter my admin password every time I wanted to access certain protected programs, so I disabled the admin password so this would no longer happen. I then deleted the account which was considered the program and went on with my normal business on my PC.
    Later, I restarted my PC, and when I went to login, it said my password was incorrect for my local account. I then went into my boot options, opened command prompt in safe mode and changed my admin password. I then restarted my PC and now I don't even have the option to login at all, coming up with the error message "Your account has been disabled. Please see your system administrator." Now many people have encountered this problem and it is usually fixed by holding shift and pressing restart to access boot options, but I cannot do this. Every time I press OK to go back to the lock screen, it instantly goes back to the administrator message, meaning I can't boot anything. I planned on doing a complete reinstall of Windows 10 using a bootable usb iso, but since I can't boot it, this isn't possible, unless I'm missing something such as a key allowing me to launch the boot options from launch, although I've tried keys such as f8 to no avail.

    Help would be much appreciated.
    Luke
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  2.    03 Dec 2015 #2
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    Just tried to fix it by entering the Windows recovery environment, but it wants me to login to the administrator account before I can do anything. Since my account is disabled, doing anything there doesn't seem possible.
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  3.    03 Dec 2015 #3
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    Going to sleep, will read again in the morning
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  4.    03 Dec 2015 #4
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    Windows 10 Pro,

    Can you go into your BIOS and change your boot order and then load a USB or DVD copy of Windows 10 and then do a clean install?

    Good luck with this because I have experienced similar bad scenarios and it is frustrating.
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  5.    03 Dec 2015 #5
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    .............. I planned on doing a complete reinstall of Windows 10 using a bootable usb iso, but since I can't boot it, this isn't possible...............

    I am afraid you do not have much of a choice.
    Find someone who will let you use his/her computer > download the ISO from the links below > burn it to a bootable media.

    ISO download from Media Creation Tool link
    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/soft...load/windows10

    ISO download from Tech Bench link
    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/softw...load/techbench
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  6.    04 Dec 2015 #6
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  7.    04 Dec 2015 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by davidhk View Post
    I am afraid you do not have much of a choice.
    Find someone who will let you use his/her computer > download the ISO from the links below > burn it to a bootable media.
    Ive got the ISO and I've tried believe me, but the problem is, since I can't shift click the restart button to reach the boot options since its not even letting me access it, I can't reach the boot options to boot the usb.
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  8.    04 Dec 2015 #8
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    So, I've gone through the trouble of booting my ISO USB from the BIOS and I'm going to do a clean install, which should fix my problems. Got no files I need so I don't mind, sort of...
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  9.    04 Dec 2015 #9
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    Hi Luke! Boot your computer from Windows 10 installation DVD (or USB) and you can add a new admin account, by following this article:
    Reset Forgotten Windows 10 Password without Reset Disk

    After logging back into Windows, you can reactivate the original administrator account.
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