1.    13 Jul 2016 #1
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    Help With Account On Computer


    Well I got this computer from a someone from craigslist and it has an admin account on it but it is locked and there is only an account with an USER on it and I got alot of personal files on so i don't want to re download windows plus don't have a code or anything for it but uhm if there is anything I could do please help me.
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  2.    13 Jul 2016 #2
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  3.    13 Jul 2016 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLCDR View Post
    I don't have the admin password and I am just standard user.
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  4.    13 Jul 2016 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by BaconTime View Post
    I don't have the admin password and I am just standard user.
    Correct. The built-in Administrator account does not have a password, by default. You enable the built-in Administrator account, log in to it, and change your account type to administrator - or reset the existing administrator user's account password.
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  5.    13 Jul 2016 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLCDR View Post
    Correct. The built-in Administrator account does not have a password, by default. You enable the built-in Administrator account, log in to it, and change your account type to administrator - or reset the existing administrator user's account password.
    I cant change the current admin password I don't even know it/
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  6.    13 Jul 2016 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by BaconTime View Post
    I cant change the current admin password I don't even know it/
    Did you even try Option 4 to the tutorial I linked to?
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  7.    13 Jul 2016 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLCDR View Post
    Did you even try Option 4 to the tutorial I linked to?
    Dont Have a usb or a disc that big.
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  8.    13 Jul 2016 #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by BaconTime View Post
    Dont Have a usb or a disc that big.
    Sorry, can't help you with that. I just tried it with a USB flash drive with Kyhi's recovery drive on it and worked like a charm. Restarting the computer after changing the registry key and I got a nice Administrator account on my login screen that did not require a password. Then in the standard User control panel from Settings you can change your account to an administrator account. Or you can run netplwiz and under advanced options reset other user account passwords, even administrators.

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