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Reset Admin Password in Windows 8

Q: Reset Admin Password in Windows 8

Hello Experts,

I am looking forward for your help. I have Dell inspiron 15R. Its a new machine & I am having two accounts i.e. Admin & User Account. I forget the password for Admin account. User account was created for normal day to day work.

Can you please suggest me how I can reset the windows 8 admin password. I tried to find solution in google but the given solution involves to pay for software to do so. Is there any other way (i.e. Free) work around to resolve my problem?


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Although there may be techniques to recover a lost password it is forum policy that we do not discuss these here - your best bet would be to visit a local security specialist and get them to recover/reset it for you - and a change to the policy for the replacement admin may be a good idea, I always wrote a list of all passwords and stored it with the Managing Director and also in a fireproof safe
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Hi. When a computer is first setup, the account created is an administrative one. What happened to this account?
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Sorry but this from TSG site rules:
"- Please do not ask for assistance with forgotten passwords and/or bypassing them. As there is no way to verify the actual situation and/or intentions, no assistance will be provided".
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What steps were taken exactly to remove the log on password?
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A:Plz help to reset admin password

welcome to tech support guy,

on this forum,
it is NOT permissable for a member to help with requests, such as your request would fall under as you're asking it,
hacks - cracks - passwords
try HERE

thank you for your understanding,

NOTE: THIS is about all the help that you can be offered, ms has this to say about it:
What to do if you forget your Windows password
[just my opinion, a moderator may see it differently]
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Hi -

Sorry, but we cannot assist with password issues, per TSF Rules.

I must now close this thread.

Regards. . .


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YES it does. I dont know of any other way and because of site rules I cant help with any attempt to bypass passwords.
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A:ProBook 6570b BIOS admin password reset

Hi, Unfortunately I'm not aware of any 3rd party utilities that work with this particular Model, however if you Contact HP Business support they should be able to send you a customised SMC.bin file which you can use at boot to reset the password. Regards, DP-K
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A:Dell laptop reset bios admin password

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I recommend posting here:
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We do not assist with forgotten passwords as we don't know the actual situation or intent. Please refer to the site rules where it states:
Passwords - Please do not ask for assistance with (or ways to bypass) a forgotten or unknown password, personal identification number (PIN) or any other type of access code that may be required on a computer, mobile device or web site. As there is no way to verify the actual situation or intent, no assistance will be provided and any such threads will be closed.Click to expand...

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Sorry it is against forum rules to help with password retrieval or reset.

maybe the caps lock was on when you set up the password?
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Hi and Welcome to TSF!

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Please read the forum rules before posting again:

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Welcome to TSG....

Let's find out if it is an infection.

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Is your account an administrator account type?
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Quote: Originally Posted by owe123

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A:Windows 7 Password file reset

Hello and welcome to the forums, LiamOnMac!

Do you mean the Windows 7 user password for that account? If so, follow the tutorials below:-
Password Reset Disk : Windows 7 / Vista

Password Reset
Hope that helps!
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A:Forgot my Windows 7 password, how to reset?

Due to Forum rules, we cannot assist or circumvent Passwords.
Did you try leaving it blank? If that doesn't work, you will have to reinstall.
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Please see your other thread below on this, and not create multiple threads on the same issue.

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A:Reset Windows 7 Professional Password

Does it have a cd/dvd drive, just put it on that.

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