Windows 10 admin password reset or new account with admin rights


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    Windows 10 admin password reset or new account with admin rights


    The firm in which I work has a Lenovo PC with Windows 10 installed. There are two user profiles on the computer, the admin and another normal account without administration rights. We have only the password of the account without administrator rights.

    The network administrator had left the company surprisingly in without giving the administrator password of the PC and we cannot contact him anymore.

    Now we want to install another programme and we cannot do this without an administrator account.

    I disabled secure boot and have tried to boot the PC with an Linux USB Stick, but it do not boot from the stick.

    Any suggestion how I either can reset the password of the administrator account or create an new account with administrator rights.
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 2004 - 19041 - 264 XP/Vista/Win7/Win8.1 in VM for testing
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    Although there may be techniques to recover a lost password it is forum policy that we do not discuss these here - your best bet would be to visit a local security specialist and get them to recover/reset it for you - and a change to the policy for the replacement admin may be a good idea, I always wrote a list of all passwords and stored it with the Managing Director and also in a fireproof safe
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