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change guest login to admin or figure out admin password

Q: change guest login to admin or figure out admin password

I need to either change a guest log in (kid's access) to
adminstrator, or a way to reveal or change the password
for the Admin profile. Thanks for your help.
I tried this already: Run: cmd net user guest *
I tried to rest the guest password this way but
it didn't work - I'm thinking it is because I am not
logged on as admin in the first place. What do I do now?

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A: change guest login to admin or figure out admin password

you cant change an admins pw from a guest all

only way to change the admin pw is to boot to safe mode and enter the sys admin account or use a hacking program iso which you can find easily but use at your own risk....
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Hi I would like to change the login prompt of administrators for the guest account password I do guest the box How enter admin confirmation change for to make them input the username and password and not just the password automatically showing the user my account picture and username When I mean the prompt box I mean the one where they try to uninstall a program and the confirmation box appears asking for the password On my Windows Home Premium bit computer it only prompts for the password and displays the administrator's picture and username automatically I was wondering if anyone knew how to change this so that the user would have to input the admin username and the admin password and at the same time the picture wouldn't show but How do I change the admin confirmation enter password box for guest would just be an outline border of the picture I'm not running on a domain as I am running on a workgroup I also can't go into Policy Editor since this is Home Premium but was wondering if there was a way to do this via regedit For more info I would like it to appear like the login screen here Log On with User Name and Password Thanks

A:How do I change the admin confirmation enter password box for guest

All I can think of is to create a new admin account with a different password and don't pick a picture for it.
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When I log into win7 from XP, I enter the Win7 "Administrator" name and password (none at this time). But the (Compute > Manage >...) "Session" shown on Win7 shows a Guest account being used. Why is this?

(The Administrator account on XP also has no password.)

Are the passwords for network login and local login the same?
If they are separate, how are the passwords and enable/disable controlled for each type?

Lastly, I would like to login from XP with the Admin name and password and actually use the win7 Admin account. What must be done to allow that to happen?

A:Admin login from XP gets Win7 Guest account?

WARNING: Do not change the Administrator password if you used the OS to encrypt files or you will lose access to those files.

Select Start button, enter in search box "Local Security Policy", then select "Security Options", and then "Accounts: Limit local account use of blank passwords to console logon only". Read the "Explain" tab. Do not disable this policy for exposed computers. Rather assign passwords to all non-Guest accounts.

This policy will force a network login to use the Guest account when the login name/account has no password, as was the case in this problem statement. Note that the Guest account was enabled for all tests. To test this policy:
1) Remove the Administrator password on the Win7 system. Then log out and log in again on the Win7 machine.
2) Restart the XP machine. The password on this machine can be blank or not.
3) Right click on the Win7 Computer icon and select Manage > Shared Folders >Sessions; there should be no sessions listed. You may need to use the Refresh button at the top of the pane.
4) On the XP machine, log in as Administrator and via Win Explorer list the network computers on your LAN. Click on the name for the Win7 computer. Yiou should get a logon dialog box. For the user name enter "Administrator", and no password since the Win7 passowrd waas set blank. The logon should be successful.
5) On the Win7 machine, refresh the Sessions list; it should now list the Guest account.
6) Now on the Win7 machine, set a password for the Administrator account, then log out and back in again.
7) Repeat the entire process from step 2. You should again be able to log on from the XP machine, but the Win7 Sessions list should show the Win7 Administrator account being used.
8) Disable the Guest account. Start from Step 2 again, but remove the password from the Win7 Admin account. Log on from the XP machine should fail entirely because of the policy and the disabled Guest account.
9) Repeat step 8 but set a password for the Admin account. You should again be able to log on from the XP machine and get the Admin account on the Win7 machine.
10) You can repeat the above steps with the policy disabled, the Guest account disabled and the Win7 Admin password removed, and log in from the XP machine with a blank password. You should be able to log in and get the Win7 Admin account without a problem. You will also see an ANONYMOUS LOGON session.

Now you see why this policy should be enabled and the Admin password set non-blank.
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please please help me

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A:Lost Admin password, can only sign in guest, no disk.

Welcome to the forums,

I am pretty sure in this situation the only option you will have is to do a clean install.
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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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Certificate information:
Certificate purpose : windows hardware driver verification
Issued by : Microsoft Windows Verification PCA

Is this ok to allow? It looks legitimate, but I'm in doubt because
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A:Unexpected request for admin password on login

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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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A:Change XP Admin. Password

Did you lose the admin password?

Check this link and see if it helps...

Its for Win Nt but I guess it could work -

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A:Cant Change admin password

There is no DOS in XP.

Please read the rules about passwords. Sorry.
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A:Admin password change

You sure you put in the right password?
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A:Change my Microsoft login account from admin to standard?

Hello Jezo, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Odd, it let me change by default administrator account created during installation to standard after creating another local administrator account, sign in and out of local to finish setting it up, then sign back in to the administrator account to change the types.

Double check to make sure that the new local account is actually an administrator type. By default, when you add a new account in Windows 8, it's created as a standard account.

User Account Type - Change in Windows 8
If it just won't let you, then I suppose that you could do this below as a workaround.

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Is this what you are looking for?

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A:I forget my admin password, and I can't login to laptop or windows

hi forum rules prevent us from helping with bypassing the password as we have to way to verify that you are the owner.
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Someone tell me what this means.. please? How to change my password?


A:how to change Admin password in win2000??

What SP is on the W2K? There is a problem with passwords and Netware.

MS has a KB on it, that might get you pointed in the right direction: KB 322670.

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A:How can I bypass it asking for an admin password when I change the date and time?

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Per the forum rules we cannot assist in circumventing or bypassing a system password.
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A:Unable to change the Account Password Policy as an admin.

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Thank you!

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There is no thing as a "super admin" in Windows, all administrators are exactly the same and have the same privileges. They have the right to install programs, and they need to be admins to do such things, but that also grants them the rights to do any system-wide change, like managing users and their passwords, at the same time.

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A:Need a batch file to change admin password on all client computers

You Can Use PsPasswd v1.22

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A:Am somehow now Guest User and can't log in admin

You could try cracking the password.

Windows 2000 and XP passwords are stored in a file called SAM (Security Accounts Manager). It's located in the windows\system32\config directory. Passwords are encrypted and stored within SAM as a password hash. Passwords look something like this: 8F J7 F3 GK S3 lL O4 E1 G9. To figure out your lost password, you have to extract the encrypted hash from SAM and crack it.

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Hopefully someone can help me with this.

I set up a Admin account on my computer. I was able to access it, so I was using guess and remembered it when going cmd the control userpassword2

i accidently deleted the admin account at the point and now only have access to guest.

how do i fix this? Please help

Thank you and happy holidays.

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A:Admin/Guest Issues

If you did in fact delete the base admin account a repair install is probably your easiest out.
Repair Install
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A:Guest/admin account help

I’m not familiar with Windows 10 yet but my observations are
The reason you are being asked for an admin password is because you are not logged in as an admin account as you noticed you are in a Guest account
--- Have you tried Switch user so you can log in to your admin account?
On the snapshot you posted, check Manage another account
--- You will see your admin account show up
You can also check out
Windows 10: How to set up and configure users accounts
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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:Admin Privileges in Guest Acct?


First, on the admin account, enable (temporarily or otherwise) UAC: User Account Control - UAC - Change Notification Settings

Then go into the limited account and change whatever you would like, with your admin user name and password handy.

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A:No Admin permissions, appear to be logged in as Guest?

Quote: Originally Posted by SilentNoise

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Help... anyone? Big thanks in advance.

Hi and welcome

It seems like who ever set up that system (you didnt buy it new I assume) locked the permissions down for whatever reason. If the SU admin cant change the perms it might either be owned by trusted installer (sys proc) or the former owner locked even teh SU out.

Best way to get rid of it is (yep you guessed it) do a clean install with the win 7 dvd if you have it.

If you do have the win 7 dvd you can also try a repair install. Both these assume that you dont have a backup to restore from
Ken J+
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Have you tried going into 'safe mode' to see if the hidden admin account is enabled?
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A:why is my guest account the only admin user?

Which version of Windows 7?

I don't think the Guest account can have administrator rights, be an administrator. The actual Administrator account is hidden by default. You need at least one User set with administrative rights, shows as Administrator but others can be Standard users.
User accounts: FAQ - Windows Help
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user accounts: How many user accounts can I create? - Microsoft Community
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A:Need help with Admin and trying to figure out what i messed up

Hi and welcome to TSG.
If your dad is the Admin on the pc it would be best to ask him what you may have changed, in 'Troubleshooting' the pc.
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A:User Account reduced from Admin to Guest

Hello and welcome to the Forums!

I suggest you try to enable the built in administrator account, log out and then back into the new admin account and then see if you can change your user account back to being an administrator account.

Here are the tutorials you will need to do this:

Administrator account - Enable or Disable in Windows 10

Account Type - Change in Windows 10

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A:Admin acc changed to guest acc then lock out... any ideas?

Hello 403Phaze,

You might see if you may be able to enable the built-in Administrator account using OPTION TWO in the tutorial below.

Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable in Windows 8

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Hello Avie, I am afraid I am not sure what you mean in your above post ^?

I got a little confused. Do you mean that you are sharing folders and/or sharing public folders and the guest account has access to files stored in them? I do not know of any other way in which the guest account can access Admin account folders. If so, type "Change advanced sharing options" without quotes into the start menu search bar, and select options to NOT share public folders and NOT share folders and printers. In addition, make sure you DO select password protected sharing to force a password requirement for all network connected computers in the event you decide later on to start sharing (added security).

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Hi backtoback, Welcome to Seven Forums.
Uninstall with Revo Uninstaller Portable - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET using default settings. Then do this. Installing.pdf
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Hello werty.

I think the contents that are viewable to the guest account are the "shared folders", or is this incorrect? The guest account should not be able to see all your files and folders, only shared folders and public folders, according to your settings in "advanced sharing options" (Found by typing the phrase without quotes into your start menu search bar).

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You could try this fix:;x=12&y=13
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Connect the old monitor and set the resolution back to whatever it was before.
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A:User account type changed from Admin to Guest

Hello Piotr, and welcome to Eight Forums.

If you like, you could try refreshing Windows 8 to see if it will set you up another administrator account. You may need to do so at boot. Be sure to back up anything that you do not want to lose first though.

Hope this helps,
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A:Solved: From WinXP Guest acct can't use Runas Admin

guest account never has any admin access
haven't you got a standard user account on that computer

If you shut down, unplug keyboard reboot, then you will get an error message, warning of no keyboard and it won't fully boot
shut down again, reboot again and windows should install a default keyboard driver
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A:Guest user can'n mount a USB drive after August 14th patches. Requires Admin rights.

Have you tried setting the Guest up as Power Users? For the USB drive are you talking about thumb drives or flash drives? I ended up changing the drive letter (after plugging the flash into the USB) to X (you could use whichever letter you don't currently use) because students and teachers were having problems accessing their thumb drives. This solved the problem for us.
Good luck!
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A:of win7, admin rights, admin accounts, and real admin accounts

I don't know what your problem is. To make another administrator account - Start - Control panel - User Account - 
Manage another account - Create a new account - Give it a name - put a check mark for Administrator - 
click - Create Account.
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A:Windows 7 Pro login as admin but no need to have login screen

Hello Smash, and welcome to Seven Forums.

I'm a bit confused with your conflicting statements.

You say that " I do not need to do the login and able to use the computer right away.", but then ask "How can I skip the login screen and go straight into desktop..."?

Just to be certain, do you have to log on or not?Log On Automatically at Startup
Are you asking how to log on to the built-in Administrator account to have full access and control?

Hope this may help for now,
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A:Problems - Admin Permissions / App Install / UAC, Admin can't access Public files

Helloooooo??? Anybody out there?

I'd really appreciate any help you can offer me.

[UPDATE] incidentally, since writing this I have been able to install a couple of other small apps (but have also run into the same problem on a couple of others).

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A:Scanned Image Using Windows Paint. Asked For Admin. Permission, but I am on Admin.
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Ive stumbled across a problem that has been causing me grief for a few days now, every time I try to access my hard drive (C disk) it says, access is denied. Also, i cant edit permissions because I've lost admin rights. Ive tried many things including unlocking the system admin, this lets me access a few extra things like being able to use the sfc command in cmd, however, it doesn't allow me to access the C disk or change permission because it also has lost admin rights? I fear that this is a bad problem and I don't know how it happened. I have tried restoring to a previous date and that doesn't work either.

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 box at login

Are you saying you want to bypass the login page and go directly to your desk top?
If so, select the start orb and type
RUN in the search box and hit enter
Then type "Control Userpasswords2" without the quotes
Then select your user name and THEN
uncheck the box that says "Users must enter a user name..."
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A:Cannot Get into my admin login

Hello Katariana, and welcome to Seven Forums.

The tutorial below can help show you how to fix this user profile error. Please let me know if you have any questions about it. I'll be happy to help.

The User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded. - Vista Forums
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A:msi needs admin login?

Are you sure they were given local admin rights & not power user rights?
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A:admin login help

Quote: Originally Posted by nesamoh

OK I'm an idiot.....
I was settingup my mothers laptop becuase she ones again got a virus on it. So I was putting parental controls so she couldn't use is as an admin. i mad her a standard user.... I thought i'd be nice and hide the adminn acct. by
disabling the administrator via cmd.exe "net user administrator /active:no". Now I want to install some additional programs and I cannot enable the administrator login because the UAC settings do not allow me to turn the admin ON. In the command prompt, it says "type administrator password and then click Yes." but when I type the password the "Yes" button remains gray and I cannot click it, so it does not allow me to login as admin, so I'm stuck only able to login as a user, but not the admin. I know my admin password butI still can't log in as the admin...
Please help,



can you boot into safe mide?

If you have the win 7 dvd you can boot from it to doo a reapir install.

You dont by chance have a backuo we can restore from?
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A:Cant Login To Anything But Admin

Perhaps there is spyware doing it. Try booting in to safe mode with networking and running a malwarebytes scan.
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A:Login Admin.

Run "control userpasswords2"
Then uncheck Users must enter a password...
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Perfect... until I went to find out where the admin account had disappeared to. I booted the computer into safe mode (the little message came up again and I clicked OK) and clicked on the admin account. Then it asked for the password...

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A:Admin login

You set the Admin password when you install windows, but you can leave it blank. So maybe the password is just blank

i'd just use to create a boot disk to make a new password
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Why won't Google Earth install?

A:Google Earth won't install - admin privileges required (I am admin)

Hello and welcome!

Sometimes you have to run the installation file and deliberately make it "Run as Administrator" by right clicking on the downloaded file and selecting this option. Not sure if this is the case with Google Earth but worth a try.
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A:I need admin permission to delete/move file (but I'm both admin/owner)

Take a look on the properties of the folder see if you have an unblock button . If you do click on it .
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A:local admin account with no permit to edit other admin accounts

Local admin account by definition has access to everything and even if it doesn't it can take ownership and give itself the rights. In other words i am not sure that you can achieve what you
are trying to do.

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In urgent need of help!


A:Prevent Admin Accounts From Changing Other Admin Account Passwords In Xp!

Here's an article (for Win2K) that may help:, IMO, the issue here is that the other person can't be trusted. In such a situation I'd suggest making the other account into a Standard User account - that way they won't be able to mess with your stuff, and they'll be reliant upon you for anything that requires administrative privileges.
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A:Enter admin password or power on password blue screen

Hi, Enter  39089298 Regards, DP-K
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A:BIOS "Admin Password or Power On Password" needed for startu...

@GlitchMasta47? At the password screen, hit enter 3 times and you should receive a halt code - enter this on the site below. Regards, DP-K