Windows 10: changed computer name now locked out of admin

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  1. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18262
       24 Feb 2016 #31

    Press F4 for recovery, to see if it may take you to advanced startup options be able to do a system restore.

    System Restore Windows 10
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  2.    27 Feb 2016 #32

    what will happen if i can do a system restore... will i lose files / programs?
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  3. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 33,074
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18262
       27 Feb 2016 #33

    You won't lose files, but any programs installed after the date of the restore point will have to be reinstalled.
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  4.    27 Feb 2016 #34

    ok, thanks!

    catch 22 - can't get in unless i sign on as administrator
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  5.    27 Feb 2016 #35

    i guess i am screwed
    can't believe a simple name change would do all of this
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  6. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 33,074
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18262
       27 Feb 2016 #36

    It's looking like a clean install may be in order.
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  7.    27 Feb 2016 #37

    yup... i was hoping i wouldn't lose all the software that was installed especially when there was only one key so now i have to buy them all over again - very costly

    WARNING to anyone out there
    Do not change your computer name!!!!

    Thanks Brink for trying to help!
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