Windows 10: Built-in administrator account reset its password

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  1. Bree's Avatar
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    10 Home x64 (1809) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       29 Jan 2017 #11

    Yes I wasn't entirely clear either, I was thanking you for confirming that it should not normally be possible.
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  2. Posts : 4
    Windows 10 Home
    Thread Starter
       30 Jan 2017 #12

    All right, a little update. I showed my PC to a professional and he managed to unlock it and give my back my rights with some IT magic. He also disabled the built-in admin account, which I previously wasn't able to do. So all is well for the time being. It's still a huge mystery to me how the admin account reset its password, and what the password was. I guess human error on my part can't be completely ruled out.

    Thank you for all your suggestions, and for taking the time to help me out!
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  3. Kari's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro
       30 Jan 2017 #13

    Good to know you got it resolved :)
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  4. Bree's Avatar
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    10 Home x64 (1809) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       30 Jan 2017 #14

    Espe said: View Post
    I guess human error on my part can't be completely ruled out.
    Glad to hear you've got it working now. I make it a practice on all my machines to create a second local account and make it an administrator, a useful way back in for such 'emergencies'.
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