Removed password on windows 8, will it affect windows 10 install?

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    Sort of. I want to know if the password would work once I reactivate it. Could you rephrase the process of changing the password through command prompt?
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    NavyLCDR said:
    And that is exactly why I am recommending that you create an additional administrator local user account while you still have administrator access on your current account. If you manage to re-enable your current account's password and then you discover that the password you think is there doesn't work - with the single administrator user account you are going to find yourself locked out of your computer.
    I've tried other methods and it won't work. It refuses to accept my password which I'm certain was correct. I don't know why I'm running into this error. Can you guide me on how I can create a second account with administrator access?

    EDIT: I just saw the guide you had posted earlier. Thank you! Looking into it now.
    Last edited by love2learn; 28 Jul 2016 at 15:36.
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       #13

    Now how did I know that would happen?
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  4. Posts : 25
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       #14

    Do you also know know why it is happening then?

    Haven't been locked out of my account fortunately.
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    love2learn said:
    Do you also know know why it is happening then?
    Not sure why it is happening, I just know I have read lots of threads that it has happened to others.
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    NavyLCDR said:
    Not sure why it is happening, I just know I have read lots of threads that it has happened to others.
    Strange why they give this advice in order to remove the auto logon if there's no way to restore it. If deleting the password string creates the problem then recreating the password string should logically resolve it. Sigh. I'm not sure whether I'll still be able to upgrade and if the trouble is worth taking at this point.
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  7. Posts : 25
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    Okay, I've successfully created a second admin account. Before I continue with the install, I have 2 questions:
    1. I currently have the autoadminlogon to 1 and had created a password field for my original admin account. Do I need to make any changes to this?
    2. Should I logon to the new admin account and then start the upgrade to windows 10?
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    1. I really have no idea about that. I would leave it as is.

    2. Yes.
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  9. Posts : 25
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    I figured out my password! I was guessing it wrong all along. Next step of restoring the login should be easier hopefully. Will update shortly.

    Update: I was simply lucky because I could guess my password. I made sure not to log myself out. Creating a second admin account was helpful even though I never used it. I tested my password guesses by going into PC settings, accounts, sign-in options and then attempting to change the password. One finally worked. I then removed the autologon in the registry and went back into accounts and linked my account to my Microsoft account. Benefit of this is you can change your password easily if you forget it. I then restarted my computer which started normally and asked for my Microsoft account login information. Now I'm simply in the process of upgrading to windows 10.

    I wish there was an actual solution to a forgotten password but it's not one that I know of yet.
    Last edited by love2learn; 28 Jul 2016 at 23:28.
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