Solved How can I get or change my log in password?

November 25, 2014 at 20:54:50
Specs: Windows 8.1, 2 GB
I lost my log in password. I got in using quest, but no administration rights. I can't even install a program.

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November 25, 2014 at 21:16:31
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1: Go into Safe Mode. Then on logon prompt, select Guest to access entry.
2: Click on Start > Run, Copy & Paste > "control userpasswords2" without quotes & hit > Enter.
3: Click on the on the user account whose password is forgotten & click on Reset Password.
4: Enter the new password then click OK to exit. Reboot computer.


Obtain Windows CD (XP, Vista, 7, 8, doesn't matter process is largely the same)
Here is a sample using a Vista or W8 CD.
How to use the Windows 8 System Recovery Environment Command Prompt

1: Set the bios to boot from CD first.
2: Boot off Windows CD into setup.
3: At setup hold shift key and press F10.
4: This will bring up a command window.
5: In the command window type "control userpasswords2" and hit Enter.
6: Highlight admin account and reset and set a new password.

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