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Windows won't allow password change in 2nd user account?

Q: Windows won't allow password change in 2nd user account?

I have a Panasonic FZ1000 camera that is wi-fi capable. However, I'm having the worst time getting the PC and camera to pair, as have many others. One suggested workaround was to disable "Password protected sharing" in the control panel's Advanced Sharing Settings. However, windows won't let me do this because (to the best of my knowledge) I would first have to remove the password from my Guest user account. I have tried numerous times to do this, but unsuccessfully. Here's what's happening: I enter the Guest account using its proper pw. In the control panel, I get to the "remove your password" screen. Here there is a field asking for my current pw. I enter the pw used to gain access to the Guest account and get the message that "Windows cannot change the password." BTW, "Password protected sharing" can't be disabled in the Guest account, either. Help please.

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I can not find any access to password for the Administrator user account. I have tried many options but that one is never listed. I am the administrator and there are no other accounts.

A:How do I change the administrator user account password in Windows 10?

If you're the administrator, and there are no other accounts, try the below steps.
Settings -> Accounts -> Sign-in options -> Change your password
That should do it. Does that do it?

http://forums.windowscentral.com/windows-10/432376-how-do-i-change-administrator-user-account-password-windows-10-a.html
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A:Change User Account Password Settings?

Power Settings > Left side bar "Require a password on wakeup", then "Change settings that are currently unavailable", and now "Don't require a password"

http://www.sevenforums.com/system-security/188066-change-user-account-password-settings.html
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I hope someone can help.  I set up Win8 and used my Hotmail account.  I saved the password so that I would log in automatically.  Then, I changed the password to my Hotmail account, on the web, not through Win 8.
 
So, now, when I turn on the computer, the saved password is not the right one. Not a big deal, but "pesky".  Does anyone know where I can change the saved password?
 
I have found many articles regarding CHANGING the password.  I do not want to change my Hotmail password, I want to change the one that is STORED in Win 8.
 
Thanks in advance!

A:Change STORED User Account password

Wouldn't you be able to just change it via "PC settings"?

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/504846/change-stored-user-account-password/
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Hi,
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User Admin yes- then discovered that the old log in and information / desk top is no longer available. The docs are under Users (old employee's name) in C drive, but the docs and settings no longer show up and the admin log in is the only one available - no
option to change users.
When I went in and said Net User Admin no - thinking if I disabled admin user it would go back to the old log in -  there was no log in available at all.

Help?
Launa

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Just got a new laptop with windows 8, not familiar at all with the OS, but accidentally misspelled the account name. Obviously, this has little impact on functionality, but I would like to change the name so any files I have from my other computer get put in the proper location without having to correct the username typo when switching back and forth. Basically, how can I go about changing the account name on my computer. There are no other users, I just set it up today. Thanks inadvance.

A:How to Change Account/User Name on Windows 8

Hello theIrishBAMF, and welcome to Eight Forums.

If you would like to only change the display name of your account, then you could use an option in the tutorial below depending on if it's a local or Microsoft account.
User Account Name - Change in Windows 8
If you wanted to change the name of your user profile folder (C:\User\(user-name), then The best way would be to create a new account with the name you wanted instead, and just delete the old account when finished. If this is a Microsoft account, then you would need to switch it to a local account before creating a new account since you will not be able to have two Microsoft accounts on the computer using the same email address.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

http://www.eightforums.com/user-accounts-family-safety/40101-how-change-account-user-name-windows-8-a.html
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I have laptop gifted to me, with a user name which I want to change.
I have the following steps in mind:
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2. Copy the profile from old username to new user.
3. Backup the entire registry.
4. Edit the exported .reg file to find and replace old user with new user.
5. Login as the new user.
6. Delete old user
7. Restore the new (edited) .reg

Would it work? If not, what other steps do I need to follow?

A:Change account user name in Windows 7

I would just create another user and delete the one that came on it.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/455849/change-account-user-name-in-windows-7/
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Alright so my issue is that I set up my Microsoft to with associated account change How 10 user email Windows account How to change email associated with Windows 10 user account on How to change email associated with Windows 10 user account my Win laptop back when Win first released At the time it was associated with an older email account that I have since changed to a new gmail account I was able to go into my Microsoft account settings online and set the new email as an alias as well as the primary for the account My desktop the system How to change email associated with Windows 10 user account I am typing this on is on this account with the new gmail address attached to the user account as a Microsoft account My laptop however still shows my old email as the account name I contacted Microsoft directly and they connected to my laptop through a remote connection to try and fix it but they were unable to figure out how to change the account name I have since performed an in-place upgrade to refresh the Win install which prompted for my Microsoft account credentials I was able to connect successfully but the account name is still stuck on my old email address Under User settings in the control panel there is no option to simply change account name like the local accounts do and the OS is the home edition so I have no access to the group policy editor settings I have seen a few references to registry edits but I'd rather avoid messing with that because I realize changing the account name might mess up directory addresses since the 'user' directory is linked to account name Does anyone here have any suggestions Sorry for the wall of text this is kind of a tricky situation to explain plus trying to specify what I have already tried Thanks for any help

A:How to change email associated with Windows 10 user account

Step1: Switch your user account to Local Account (Local Account - Switch to in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums).

Step 2: Switch your account back to MS Account using your Gmail address based MS account (Microsoft Account - Switch to in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums).

That's it, the issue should be resolved.

Kari

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On new W10 computer the OEM created an account in their name. I can change it to mine (at least, to show up on logon), but how can I change the name of the folder under the 'User\theirname' folder?message edited by jjshap

A:Change user account folder name on new Windows 10 OEM PC

What you're seeing is the profile folder. The only way to change that is to hack the Registry. Are you comfortable with that?

http://www.computing.net/answers/windows-10/change-user-account-folder-name-on-new-windows-10-oem-pc/306.html
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my girlfriends dell comp has crashed from gamer roomate using it on real nasty sites i cleared trojans bugs virus's and a keyloger not kidding with malwarebytes and other programs godbless you all that CHANGE FIND HELP ACCOUNT TO PASSWORD WINDOWS CODE i found here this is about th HELP FIND WINDOWS ACCOUNT CODE TO CHANGE PASSWORD time i have had to all but dump the hard drive to get it to work again I want to change her passcode because roomamte is after looking forever i found the page in the her mechine that lets you do that with a interface with to windows on net they using her on file e-address sent a code that they want I HELP FIND WINDOWS ACCOUNT CODE TO CHANGE PASSWORD put code in but now it wants her ms account code QUESTION where do i find that MS account code to satisfy MS is it in her computer some where QUESTION she got a dell disc with comp does that contain her ms programe so i can just wipe mechine clean we can't tell HELP FIND WINDOWS ACCOUNT CODE TO CHANGE PASSWORD from the cover if its just dell junk or everything they put in and windows and the mechine is still almost not usable so i am afrade to try to play it QUESTON I am seeing net pages that say she can upgrade to windows For Free is that for real from MS or junkware cause this program does not even have a start button and is really a lot of just distracting octupus options thanks for your help folks cause the google advice I got out there on net was less then usable nor was it in stubid-ese which is my native languge PS dell wants a lot of real money to answer these questions jimbotoo

A:HELP FIND WINDOWS ACCOUNT CODE TO CHANGE PASSWORD

 
 
where do i find that MS account code to satisfy MS, is it in her computer some where?
It's normally sent as a text to whatever cell phone number associated with the account. 
 
Or a non-MS email address, if one was registered when creating the MS account. For example, mine can go to my AOL account if I want it to, say if the cellular service is down or I'm out of network range. 
 
It will be a 4 digit code. 
 

 
 
1. Get User password via Windows Password Hint
While you type a wrong password, the password hint will pop up below the password hint box. Based on password hint, you can think of origin password generally.
But the preconsideration is that you have set up password hint for user account password, when you are creating Windows system account and password. Besides, password hint had better can remind you and only you of forgotten password. The most important thing is that it couldn't like password, but has to be related to password.

As seen above, my password hint is email [email protected], and my Windows 8 login password is the same as the password of email. So when the password hint pops up, I could think of Windows login password instantly.
2. Get into computer with PIN code, and reset password for locked account
PIN code is a quick, convenient way to sign in to this PC by using a 4-digit code. If you have ever created one, this may be the simplest and most effective method for Windows 8 password reset. Totally two steps are needed.
Step 1: Sign in Windows 8 with PIN code
When you forgot your local account password in the login page, sign-in options is provided for you to choose. Click the Sign-in options, there are two options, Password and PIN. Choose PIN, and type in 4-digit code in the box. Then you can sign in to your computer successfully.

Step 2: Press Windows +X, and click on Command Prompt (Admin) and Yes.
Step 3: On the Command Prompt, type in:Net User <user name> <new password> and press Enter to reset a new password for Windows 8.

Command Prompt screen appears, input the words like the words in the red box, user name is iSunshare, new password is 12345, and then press Enter to complete the Windows password reset process.

 
 
Hope this of some assistance.
 
Unfortunately, I cannot go to recommending other tools, as first, these may not be allowed per BleepingComputer.com rules. 
 
And secondly, we have no 100% sure way of knowing whom this computer belongs to, which is why many forums forbids the posting of 3rd party password recovery tools. 
 
I hope that you understand the reasoning of this. 
 

 
QUESTON 3...... I am seeing net pages that say she can upgrade to windows 8.1 For Free, is that for real from MS or junkware, cause this 8 program does not even have a start button, and is really
a lot of just distracting octupus options 

 
It's legit, however you need to download all of the Windows 8.1 drivers first, save to Flash drive or external (or DVD), then upgrade & before running Windows Update, install the drivers, beginning with the chipset. It's best when downloading these drivers to create folders & name each to what the driver is for (e.g. Video), so there won't be confusion. 
 
Note that many Dell owners are having issues with Windows 8.1 upgrades, Usually over a minor detail, but nevertheless, it happens often. Be sure to create a Full drive image & have the recovery media (the set of 3 to 5 DVD's that's supposed to be created when new). Or a Recovery Drive, which requires a 16GB Flash drive. There is the option to copy the recovery partition onto it for fast recovery, much faster than the DVD's. 
 
Cat

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/540098/help-find-windows-account-code-to-change-password/
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i checked all the secpol 'password policies', and there don't seem to be any interfering requirements.

i attached a screenshot, if it helps.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/400915-cannot-make-new-windows-7-user-account-password-problem.html
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Can someone confirm or deny that it is that easy to bypass someone's Windows user account password? If so, why even setting it up? It just makes life more complicated...

Also a follow-up question. If I use something like disc encryption (TrueCrypt), or Microsoft's own BitLocker, will it be as easy to get into my data too?

A:Is it true that Windows 7 or 8 user account password is a joke?

dc2000, nothing is 100% safe

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/288270-true-windows-7-8-user-account-password-joke.html
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This is a single forest, Windows 2003 domain, with no other trusts.
This is the 1st Wiondows 7 PC added to the domain. All other workstations are Windows XP.

A:User cannot change their Domain password on new Windows 7 PC

Check her account in AD, is it set to require logon to change password in the "Users must log on in order to change password" check box in the Account Policy ?

https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/88629ff4-2fcf-42ed-8052-bfc3843d9fed/user-cannot-change-their-domain-password-on-new-windows-7-pc?forum=w7itpronetworking
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A:how do i disable creating a new user account & password in windows 7 (answer pls)

Create a password for your account and lock the desktop when you're not using it. If he doesn't have access to Windows he can't change anything.

If he needs access to the system, create a limited account for him. This type of account won't be able to create new accounts.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/how-do-i-disable-creating-a-new-user-account-and-password-in-windows-7-answer-pls-662662.html
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A:Virus that enters Windows user account password automatically

Hi welcome to 7F

sounds to me you might have a stuck key on keyboard.

http://www.sevenforums.com/system-security/352708-virus-enters-windows-user-account-password-automatically.html
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I hope I posted this in the right forum category.
Thanks in advance.

A:Windows 7 slow domain user password change.

Hi,
Please check if there are some related errors in your Event Viewer. Also, check the error on your DC side.
Tracy Cai
TechNet Community Support

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A:User account changed into a guest account, how can I change it back

Hi and welcome to the Forum
When you refer to the generic Administrator Account do you mean the Account that is hidden in Windows 7? If so did you activate it using this:
Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable If you did the above then this is strange as forgetting the "Hidden admin account you must have at least one ordinary Admin account in Windows 7. You can't operate the system without one!!

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/335636-user-account-changed-into-guest-account-how-can-i-change-back.html
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A:Windows XP error Explorer.exe 0xc0150002 and XP now asking for a password for a user account that has never been setup !

Worth a look, http://support.microsoft.com/kb/822520A number of different scenarios seem to result in this error message.Louis

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/305691/windows-xp-error-explorerexe-0xc0150002-and-xp-now-asking-for-a-password-for-a-user-account-that-has-never-been-setup/
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A:dont know user account control password and no administrator user

after the bios loads but before windows start to load hit f8 and you get your windows boot options.

http://www.vistax64.com/general-discussion/232566-dont-know-user-account-control-password-no-administrator-user.html
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A:Old Problem New User- Forgot Local User Account Password

Hello there "hater",are you sure you downloaded the right OPHcrack version?It should be the one that is intended to be used on,not the one being used to download and be burned on.Try imgburn,never failed me to create bootable CDs or DVDs.

http://www.eightforums.com/user-accounts-family-safety/40661-old-problem-new-user-forgot-local-user-account-password.html
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See the screenshots;

I would like Admin to be administrator, and Dell07 to be Limited... I do not have the option to change Dell07 to limited for some strange reason.

I have managed to do this on my parents PC easily. I simply created another Administrator account, then changed their account to a limited one. I don't understand why this will not work on Windows XP MCE...

Any idea why this is happening?!
 

A:Help change my account to a limited user account!

You should log-on to the administrator account thru safe mode and this will allow you to change the account you want to so it will be a low-admin account. You can not change the account you are logged into t anything other than the account it is because it is the active account.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/help-change-my-account-to-a-limited-user-account.664247/
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A:cant change from microsoft account to my user account

What problems are you having when you try to switch from your Micosoft account to a local account?

http://www.eightforums.com/general-support/5820-cant-change-microsoft-account-my-user-account.html
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A:User Account Password on Local Account

Jesse, have a look here

Log On User Account Automatically at Windows 8 Startup

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A:How to change User account name

Answering topic title [How to change User account name:
Changing the name of a created user account or of a created admin account will only change the "face" of the account.
The account's infrastructure retains the name it was created with.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/594696/how-to-change-user-account-name/
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A:User Account name change

Press the F8 key repeatedly at boot up or use the Startup disk.

Try a restore to before you changed my user account name
System Restore

System Recovery Options

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/175458-user-account-name-change.html
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I am the sole user of my pc.

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my name is:-
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my email address
Administrator

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In C the user is called John
In F user called Pete
In G user called Pete
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A:How to change Account Name and User Name?

Under Accounts, your name is John Smith.
Isn't there the option "Edit name" right under John Smith ?

Settings > Accounts > right side, Manage my Microsoft account > left side, under your name, Edit name.


I don't know about changing user name.

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A:Change user name on Account?

Try this,,, goto Charms bar settings
Change PC Settings at the bottom
click on More Settings on line and you can change the name there.
This will affect your email account as well

http://www.eightforums.com/user-accounts-family-safety/11096-change-user-name-account.html
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A:Can't change my name in user account

Try this; press Windows key + R and type control userpasswords2 Highlight the account in question and check the box &#8220;Users must enter a user name and password&#8221; Click apply and ok and restart the computer.

Here&#8217;s an article on Administrator and User Passwords in Windows XP
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/cant-change-my-name-in-user-account.451237/
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A:User account change

Hello Aaron, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if using a Peppermint 3 live DVD/USB may allow you to be able to back up anything that you do not want to lose before having to reinstall Windows.

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...cy-backup.html

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/281369-user-account-change.html
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i was in process of adding my kids to the pc so they can log into the school website for the homework. now, somehow, the account i am actually on (which is mine) changed the user log on as my sons, meaning his name now has all the software and progs etc (not what is meant to happen) rather than creating a new separate account.
So, i have tried to change this but unable to revert this sign on as my account, and to simply create another with mine means i lose my work.

ive googled but all i find is setting up accounts, not exactly what i am after

is there a way i can revert this log on to mine and then create a new account (again) for my son?

TIA

A:user account change

Change it back to a local account first. Then back to your Microsoft account login:
Local Account - Switch to in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

Microsoft Account - Switch to in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

http://www.tenforums.com/user-accounts-family-safety/57301-user-account-change.html
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sigh.......................

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/218895-change-your-user-account-plus-some.html
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A:User account/password

Hello Michael,

If you mean at startup, then you could use the tutorial below to set Windows 8 to sign in to an account automatically at startup.
Log On User Account Automatically at Windows 8 StartupIf you mean at wakeup, then you could use the tutorial below to set Windows 8 to not require a password at wakeup.

Password Protection on Wakeup - Enable or Disable in Windows 8
See also: Screen Saver Password Protection -Enable or Disable - Windows 7 Help Forums
Hope this helps,
Shawn

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A:I need help with user account password

Hello Kathi, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if one of the options in the tutorial below may be able to reset your password.

User Account - Reset Password in Windows 7

Hope this helps,
Shawn

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/271329-i-need-help-user-account-password.html
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A:user account password

Sorry to report that we can not help you with that problem, per site rules

Passwords - 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 and any such threads will be closed.Click to expand...
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/user-account-password.927028/
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Hope this makes sense,

Thanks

PS: I won't be able to make the others limited, they have to remain admin.
 

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Hi tank222 and welcome to Vista Forums

Have a look at this Tutorial to see if it helps solve your problem: Password - Prevent or Allow to Change

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A:User Account password

at the login screen ctrl+alt+del do it twice in succession you will get a new login menu use administrator (provided no password used) usually none. go to admin tools and computer management /users and groups (your username) properties find a menu to reset the password at next logon this may help
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/user-account-password.725880/
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A:How To Change User Account Name (fully)

Go to start then run type in "control userpasswords2" without the quotes obviously.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/169716/how-to-change-user-account-name-fully/
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Welcome aboard KyraGator08. Have a look at the link below, if it fulfills your needs

User Profile Folder - Change User Account Folder Name

http://www.sevenforums.com/customization/208183-change-name-my-user-account-folder.html
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A:Default User Account Name Change?

The best way is to MAKE and new account and then move all of your files to the new account. You will need to make all of you customization again.

AFTER you have moved everything and have been running the new account for a while (several days), then you can delete the account AND files from within Control panel.

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/default-user-account-name-change.929744/
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Try using the administrative account through safe-mode.

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A:Change User Account info

Hello Graham, and welcome to Vista Forums.

You cannot rename the C:\Users\Comet folder. Changing the name only changes how the name that appears in the Start menu, then both names are attached to that user account.

To change this completely, you will need to create a new administrator account. Afterwards, copy the contents of your C:\Users\Comet folders into the corresponding new account's C:\Users\(user-name) folders to keep your settings. If everthing checks out ok, then you can delete the old account from within your new account.

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Hello Nick,

Are you able to "Browse" to the folder you want instead? See the yellow tip box under step 8 in the tutorial below to see if it may help.

User Account Picture - Change in Windows 8

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A:how to change directory of user account

A step by step method is here:
http://www.edbott.com/weblog/?p=1371
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/how-to-change-directory-of-user-account.577661/
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A:Can't change User account folder name

I don't believe so. It is a hold over from how Profiles are created. When a user account Profile is created, it sets a specific SID. That SID then stores what it thinks it should have, which, I believe, was also user account folders. I know that I have tried with XP to just pull over someone's profile, even from the domain, but for the computer, it was dead set on the naming convention it stuck for the SID that it would try and recreate it.

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A:How To Change Limited User Account

Is it XP Home?

If so boot into Safe Mode and change the account there.

.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/how-to-change-limited-user-account.897456/
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A:cannot change xp administrator account password

Hi Common,

Try the password again - I'm pretty sure that there is a 24 hour change timer in place in XP.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/cannot-change-xp-administrator-account-password-553493.html
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A:How to change Administrator account password

I found the answer; run command prompt as administrator, change Administrator to active using 'net user Administrator /active:yes", then "net user administrator [new password]". Thanks for playing.

mb

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A:Cannot change password of an administrators account

try resetting the passwords by going to start -> run and typing compmgmt.msc and then click users and groups and find your user in there, right click and set password.

OR
try going to start -> run -> type "control userpasswords2" and reset your password in there

thanks
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/cannot-change-password-of-an-administrators-account.674820/
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A:I need into my administrator user account but don't have the password.

Ask the administrator.
 

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Passwords are always good.

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http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/323584-cant-create-user-account-password.html
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A:User account says Password protected

Hello Frenchman,

It depends on if the user account is a Microsoft account or local account.

If it's a Microsoft account, then you are out of luck since it's required to have a password, and it cannot be removed. You can change the password to whatever you like though.
Microsoft Account Password - Change or Reset in Windows 8
If it's a local account, then you could change it's password and leave the password fields empty to remove it and no longer be password protected.
Local Account Password - Change or Remove in Windows 8
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Shawn

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A:User Account Control Password

Sorry, but it's against the forum rules to assist you with circumventing passwords or other security measures. This topic is closed.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/user-account-control-password-532138.html
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My desktop Windows 7 PC is sick. When it finishes booting the log in page is displayed but only one user name is displayed, and the password (that my wife had taped to the display) is declined. There is no "Guest Account" or "Administrator Account" option displayed.

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A:[SOLVED] User Account Password?

If you can't remember the password then you are correct you'll need to reinstall Windows.

We can not assist with with the bypass of passwords. It is against the forum rules.

This thread will now be locked. If you do require help on the reinstall you may create a new thread.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/solved-user-account-password-694540.html
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A:can any one help me? i forgot my user account password

Hi,

Since you've only just installed it, I recommend you just reinstall again:
Can i know steps to install windows 7 for new lenovo laptop(having DOS

Or, you could try this:
Password Reset

Regards,
Golden

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A:Administrator Password In User Account

Here is a link. Not sure if will help, but helped me.
Add Take Ownership Option Shortcut in Right Click Menu of Windows 7
Go down to the link that says download "take ownership"

Unzip the file, using WinRar.

While in said user account, go to the files you unzipped, double-click the "install Take ownership.reg"

It will install a right-click option in the context menu that allows you to take ownership of a given file or folder.

BE ADVISED: maybe make duplicates of the .exe files in question in case it doesn't work. Or you can re-download them again I guess.

If it works and you are done and happy, you can double-click the "removeTakeownership.reg" and it will remove the entry from your registry as well as the option in the right-click context menu.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/77270-administrator-password-user-account.html
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A:Forgotten User Account Password

Yes there is but unfortunately there is not a way that can be given here at TSG....

Please read the rules:

http://www.techguy.org/rules.html
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/forgotten-user-account-password.585532/
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A:User Account Control Password

Hello Bandybear, and welcome to Vista Forums.

What is the issue you are having with your user profile?

Have you already tried doing a system restore at boot using a restore point (if available) dated before you started having this user profile issue?

Hope this helps for now,
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http://www.vistax64.com/general-discussion/297312-user-account-control-password.html
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A:Password For The User-Administrator Account

Add a password to your administrator account.

A Standard user will be prompted for the password for "Run as administrator".
You will also need to enter the password to login to the administrator account.

Don't lose or forget the password !

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Here is one solution: Offline Windows Password & Registry EditorThis is a utility to reset the password of any user that has a valid local account on your Windows system.Supports all Windows from NT3.5 to Win7, also 64 bit and also the Server versions (like 2003 and 2008)You do not need to know the old password to set a new one.It works offline, that is, you have to shutdown your computer and boot off a CD or USB disk to do the password reset.Will detect and offer to unlock locked or disabled out user accounts!

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Try this hidden administrator, then in safe mode if necessary.
Administrator Account

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It sounds like you have infected your machine with malware. It is highly inadvisable to use keygens.
 
I suggest you follow this guide to create a malware removal thread.
 
TsVk!

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Hi, navigate to :-

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Will it log in now using the Admin account? Is this the hidden Admin account?

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Sorry for asking a dumb question, but did you try these?
For the account picture: User Account Picture - Change in Windows 8
For the background screen: Lock Screen - Background Image - Change in Windows 8

Note that if you have multiple accounts setup, then the login screen change is a lot trickier and a manual process from what I understand. Google that one...

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A:Change user account control settings

I think Further explanation is needed

Have you followed this - User Account Control - UAC - Change Notification Settings

Also what "Link" are clicking on?

Josh

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You would have to create a new user and then copy the profile over to the new one.


I think it is very similar....
this one talks about windows XP

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Name of the user profile and the profile folder always remains the original one. If a user was created as LarryLaffer, that will be the name of the user profile even after you change the username to JohnDoe. In other words, in the future this user would sign in to Windows with username JohnDoe and have his user data stored in profile folder C:\Users\LarryLaffer.

The simplest way to do what you want to do is to sign in to a PC with your own admin account, remove all wrongly named accounts and create new accounts named as the users want to.

Kari

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A:Change User Account Admin rights

Originally Posted by phynbarr


I am the sole user of this computer.
The control panel tells me I am an administrator but when I go into my account it says I am a standard user and won't let me change it to Administrator.
I just want to manage my own computer and - for instance - delete files on a CD which has somehow become write protected.
I googled lusrmgr.msc but when I put it in run was told this version of Windows 10 didn't have those rights
thanks in advance



Trying to delete files on a CD? Surely you jest!!! A CD is a read only device, you can NOT delete anything off of a CD.
How did you install Windows 10 without making yourself the Administrator. I've installed W-10 at least a dozen times so far and I've always come up as the ONE and ONLY Administrator.
But still, I have to install and use "Grant Admin Full Control" to be able to 'Take Ownership' of certain files and folders.
Start here:




Grant Admin Full Control - Free download and software reviews - CNET Download.com



And, Good Luck!

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A:change the user account window appears

Welcome to you toom2020,
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If they aren't what you require post back & we will try to help you further.

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A:Account is administrator, but cannot change User Accounts

Have you Tried with Vista Administrator?

See Administrator Account For more Information



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A:How to change user account administrator and doesnt need to log off

Hello ILYOU, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if you were wanting "Run as different user" instead??

Run as Different User

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Welcome to Sevenforums. do you mean how to change the "Administrator"? .

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