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Windows 10 admin password reset or new account with admin rights

Q: Windows 10 admin password reset or new account with admin rights

The firm in which I work has a Lenovo PC with Windows 10 installed. There are two user profiles on the computer, the admin and another normal account without administration rights. We have only the password of the account without administrator rights.

The network administrator had left the company surprisingly in without giving the administrator password of the PC and we cannot contact him anymore.

Now we want to install another programme and we cannot do this without an administrator account.

I disabled secure boot and have tried to boot the PC with an Linux USB Stick, but it do not boot from the stick.

Any suggestion how I either can reset the password of the administrator account or create an new account with administrator rights.

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A: Windows 10 admin password reset or new account with admin rights

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 Yet again Windows is frustratingly taking up all of my time and I have tried everything google has to offer to try and fix it but it seems like no one has screwed up as much reset admin | | can't admin | Lost 5 No password error rights System as I have on whatever forum Let me explain the problem I'm trying to set my account to administrator because I can't install programs change account settings make any changes through CMD without getting the system error access denied message and I can't set the administrator account through CMD either I also don't have the permission to change anything in regedit and I can't even reset my pc because it requires an administrator password System error 5 | No admin rights | Lost admin password | can't reset which I don't have is not quot nothing quot nor is it administrator or admin or password and I can't change it through cmd either I can't even access the administrator account because it is disabled and even with an elevated System error 5 | No admin rights | Lost admin password | can't reset cmd I can't activate the quot hidden quot administrator account System error 5 | No admin rights | Lost admin password | can't reset I've ran malwarebytes and superantispyware and I am now looking for the Gandalf of all Geeks to help me solve this problem I'd immensely appreciate it

A:System error 5 | No admin rights | Lost admin password | can't reset

Hi. When a computer is first setup, the account created is an administrative one. What happened to this account?
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Any help and/or advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks, Shimin4tor

A:[SOLVED] Access denied to C disk and lost admin rights to system admin account

Hi and welcome to TSF so you have tried win 7 hidden admin Enable the (Hidden) Administrator Account on Windows 7 or Vista
have you installed or downloaded anything in the recent past
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A:Admin rights for Admin account?

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Has anything changed between Windiws 7 and 8 in this respect?


A:DOS Cmd run with admin rights if run from admin account?

Hello ndean, and welcome to Eight Forums.

It's the same in Windows 8.

Elevated Command Prompt - Open in Windows 8

Hope this helps,
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A:Bootable disc to access Vista/W7 Admin account or reset password.

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A:windows 8.1 admin password reset

You could try following the instructions here
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A:Lost admin rights on only account

If you do not have administrative account and can't create administrative account then there is not much you can do.

it looks you have deleted the only administrative account?
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A:account loses admin rights

We need to know the OS you're using please.
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A:Guest account no admin rights

Have you tried going into 'safe mode' to see if the hidden admin account is enabled?
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A:admin rights in normal account?

There's no way to automate it that I'm aware of (which definitely does not mean there is no way), but are you able to launch the programs by right-clicking and selecting "Run as Administrator?"
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A:Windows 8 wants Admin rights, but I AM an admin

I took ownership of everything to get rid of the nag messages.
Someone else may have a better way...

A tutorial---

Take Ownership - Add to Context Menu in Windows 8
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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

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

And, Good Luck!
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A:Administrator account does not have any admin rights anymore

Try the following
Make a full anti virus scan
Download and make a full updated scan with malwarebytes.
If you are clean read these tutorials, for both Vista and Seven

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A:Removing Admin rights from a user account

I assume that you were working from within his account in moving the shortcuts, and gave the password to let you access folders in your account. The result is that the file permissions on those folders have changed to let him in whenever he wants. If this is correct, you should be able to reset the permissions on each of those folders using this article in the Techguy Library of Knowledge:

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There has to be an easier way...No?



A:[SOLVED] Admin rights from a limited account

you're on XP so this is quite an annoying task, it's easier in vista but i'll see if i can help you out... what sort of task are you thinking of completing, there are many workarounds, you may/may not know that XP has a "System" user which has administrator privelages, XP can be tricked to run tasks from the command prompt as this system account... It all depends on the task though, we'll need more details on the type of task?

If not then you could enable quick user switching or whatever it's called (where you log out and log in but your programs are still running in the origional user etc etc...

As i've said post back with the type of tasks you wish to complete and i'll try and help...
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Hey folks,
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A:Password protect admin rights


You can password protect your Admin User account, and make their account standard though.

Any Admin level account can perform installs and system changes. If you dont want them to have this priviledge elevation, change the account to a standard one.
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A:How to remove ASP.NET admin rights without password??

One thing you could try is boot to Safe Mode using Advanced Startup Options, then use System Restore back to a date before this issue first appeared.i_Xp/Vista/W7/W10 User
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A:User Account or Admin rights to install softwares??

Quote: Originally Posted by amoretam

Hi there you all!
I just installed windows 7 64bit and i am having this new enigma with the proper way of installing my apllications:
I read that there are some applications that should be installed using the "run as administrator" option, and some of them not.
My question is how do i know a program should be installled using this option??

Is it possible that a program doesn 't run correctly or without optimun capacity because of using the wrong usser account??

How do i know that i am not running as Admin by default?

Which account should i use by default in order to be optimally safe?

Why when I go to my computer/manage/Local users and group/Users/double click on Administrator i see the "Account is disabled" check box checked??

Thanks in advance and sorry for my ignorance, i just need a clear and easy explanation for this because i have a lot installing to do (Audio plugins and softwares) and i think i need to be clear about this...

Thanks in advance

1-for safety use a standard account.
2-run app normally unless they wont run. If run as admin is needed do so.
3-Which admin account is disabled?

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A:Lost admin rights in the only user account in the computer

Originally Posted by henriquelicori

Well, I has playing around with netplwiz in order to (at least try) remove the password need when I log into the computer. I've managed to take out the password in the login, but now the only account existent in the computer no longer has the admin rights and it's listed as guest account. It wouldn't be that much of a problem if the UAC didn't prompted me every now and then (like when I try to run .exe files or do things that require admin rights) and asked for the admin password (which is "blank", as there is no digit in it). Not only that but also there's nowhere to "type" the password in the UAC prompt.
Is there anyway to solve this? I'm willing to do things as re-install windows, but no format because I don't want to lose my file. If you guys could show me a way to solve this without re-installing windows it would be much appreciated.
Thanks in advance, Henrique.

I think I would move that file you don't want to lose to an external drive or to the cloud before you loose it.
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A:Account(admin rights) denied all access IMMEDIATELY upon log-in

Does Safe Mode function normally?
That is to say if you boot in safe mode are you able to perform basic functions and use the system to some extent?

If this is not a registry or av/security related problem the easiest fix would likely be SFC
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Some more specific detail of the nature of the problem and less of what you have done may be of assistance too.
If this is a problem with admin priveldges you are honestly probably better off doing a repair install
Repair Install
Than digging around trying to find the one setting responsible for the problem.
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Should be easy, create a New Administrator account and give it permissions to use the software.
User Account - Create
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A standard account will stop some hacker/malware from owning the machine right off upon infection. But some malware will still function in a standard account.

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No one here has recommended AVG since the forums formed in 2008, and it bloated up and fell out of favor several years before that. I would replace it with Microsoft Security Essentials.

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Quote: Originally Posted by Witch

I can't delete a file from the desktop. When I try, it says to get the rights from the specified admin user (which I'm logged on). The strange thing is that I still can create other users from this account (including admins).

Any suggestion on what to do?

Whats the name of the file?
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It's not possible.

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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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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:
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What steps were taken exactly to remove the log on password?
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The one in METHOD THREE in the tutorial below will also work for XP.

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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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A:Logged in as admin but have no admin rights

Maybe this will help:
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A:Cannot boot my Vista pc - admin password reset

there "should" be a key to press like f9, f10, f11, to start the recovery partition (on startup start tapping the key (just like the f8 key starts safe mode) built in the machine.....good luck, you WILL lose all data on machine!
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A:password admin account, please help

First, you must realize that your question is rather sensitive. Although I do believe your explanation, we must exert extreme care in these situations. Here are our published solutions.
Password Reset Options in Windows 7 - Windows 7 Forums
I do hope they help. They work for Vista, too.
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A:UAC Password in Admin Account - how?

Hi -

If you activate the hidden Administrator user account and create a password for the account, that password will then be required to get past the UAC.

Regards. . .


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A:"Unable to elevate to admin rights" error, when admin user

Try this:

SOLUTION: download the setup.exe for ADE, not using the flash install version.

Before you run it, right click on it and check "run as administrator" under the compatability tab. Also under the general tab I clicked on "unblock," which might have made a difference.

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A:Transferring Standard (Admin) Account to Hidden Admin?

Hello milw0rm, and welcome to Eight Forums.

You could use the tutorial below to elevate your standard administrator account to have the same elevated rights as the built-in elevated Administrator account.

Be warned though, that all Metro Store apps and the Store will not work in an elevated account.

User Account Control (UAC) - Elevate Privilege Level - Vista Forums

Hope this helps,
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A:Dell laptop reset bios admin password

U will have to do, a chip reset.
Coz i also keep trying those ideas with the latitude application but it failed, but when i did the chip reset, thing worked out exactly how i wanted them.
All the best

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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:Why does my 2nd admin account ask for a password when installing?

You might consider creating a new admin account to transfer everything over from your broken admin account to the new one in order to see if it solves the problem. This link will tell you how: Fix a corrupted user profile

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A:Can't log in to Admin account. Password is 22 characters. Help.

You can change the password for the administrator account via command prompt.
Are you able to log into any other account on that computer?
If not, you can do it another way which involves entering start up repair and accessing the command prompt from there.
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A:Forgotten password on admin's account..

Hello Jaiesun, and welcome to Vista Forums.

Method Three in this tutorial can help you reset the password.

Reset User Account Password