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  1.    29 Jan 2017 #11
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    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.    30 Jan 2017 #12
    Join Date : Jan 2017
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    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.    30 Jan 2017 #13
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    A Finnish expat in Germany
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    Windows 10 Pro

    Good to know you got it resolved
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  4.    30 Jan 2017 #14
    Join Date : Aug 2016
    S/E England
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    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)

    Quote Originally Posted by Espe 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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