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  1.    14 Feb 2016 #1
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    changed computer name now locked out of admin


    I changed the PC name and now I have no admin access so I am locked out of making any changes.
    how can I change it back?
    or am I hooped...
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  2.    14 Feb 2016 #2
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17017

    Hello Javiea, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    What happens when you try to sign in to your administrator account?
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  3.    14 Feb 2016 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by javiea View Post
    I changed the PC name and now I have no admin access so I am locked out of making any changes.
    how can I change it back?
    or am I hooped...

    i cant remember the admin password
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  4.    14 Feb 2016 #4
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17017

    If you sign in with a Microsoft account, then you could do OPTION THREE on any computer to reset your password online at Microsoft. The new password will sync to your PC if it has an Internet connection. Sometimes it may take around 24 hours to sync though.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1...dows-10-a.html
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  5.    14 Feb 2016 #5
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    I don't think that's the problem.
    I can get into the laptop using the same password as I did before.
    What happened was it went from admin to guest and from domain to workgroup
    I didn't think that changing the PC name would lock me out like that
    every time i try to do anything to make changes or even try updating norton i get a message

    user account control
    do you want to let this app make changes to your pc
    to continue type an administrator password and click ok

    but only the no button is lit and nowhere to type a password
    i couldn't even do a print screen to show you
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  6.    14 Feb 2016 #6
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17017

    As a test, see if you may be able to do a system restore at boot using a restore point dated before you changed the computer name to see if it may be able to quickly undo and fix this for you.

    System Restore Windows 10
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  7.    14 Feb 2016 #7
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    the admin password i use to use when i was the administrator didn't work so i couldn't get in
    the current account is still guest
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  8.    14 Feb 2016 #8
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17017

    In that case, you might see if you may be able to do OPTION FOUR in the tutorial below to enable the built-in Administrator account, sign in to the account, create a password for it, then change the computer name back.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...dows-10-a.html
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  9.    15 Feb 2016 #9
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    it says "you currently don't have permission to access this folder when i try to open the config folder.
    I really appreciate this!!
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  10.    15 Feb 2016 #10
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    Just to verify, are you doing OPTION FOUR in a command prompt at boot and not from inside Windows or Safe Mode?
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