Windows 10: changed computer name now locked out of admin

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  1.    16 Feb 2016 #11

    Brink said: View Post
    Just to verify, are you doing OPTION FOUR in a command prompt at boot and not from inside Windows or Safe Mode?
    no, it is from inside windows
    i don't have a usb or recovery drive (can't create one without admin permission)
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       16 Feb 2016 #12

    That would be why then. It can only be done in a command prompt opened at boot after booting from installation or recovery media.

    You could create a USB on another computer (ex: friends?) if you like to boot from on your computer.
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  3.    16 Feb 2016 #13

    Brink said: View Post
    That would be why then. It can only be done in a command prompt opened at boot after booting from installation or recovery media.

    You could create a USB on another computer (ex: friends?) if you like to boot from on your computer.
    can i do from my computer?
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  4.    16 Feb 2016 #14

    what would i need to do if i use another computer?
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       16 Feb 2016 #15

    javiea said: View Post
    can i do from my computer?
    If you're able to download an ISO and create the USB, then sure.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/9...-download.html

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...dows-10-a.html
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  6.    18 Feb 2016 #16

    ok
    i think i have a usb flash drive
    what do i do next?
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  7. Brink's Avatar
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       18 Feb 2016 #17

    Did you already create a Windows 10 installation USB using the tutorials above?

    If so, or when you do, you should be able to do OPTION FOUR as posted below to enable the built-in Administrator account at boot, then sign in to that account to fix your account. :)

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  8.    21 Feb 2016 #18

    ok, i have flash drive - how do i boot from it to get to opt 4
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  10.    23 Feb 2016 #20

    only 3 options show up when I boot from flash drive (no "use a device" option). I'm pretty sure I followed how to make a usb windows 10 iso
    not sure what to do now.
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