Administrator username & password

July 20, 2015 at 13:17:30
Specs: Dell
Im trying to reboot my desk top but i dont remember addministatoer user name or password what do i do?

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#1
July 20, 2015 at 14:04:59
Frequently/sually the user name is (by default) admin or administrator; and the password often left blank, or the same as the username?

Have you tried those possibles?

Also what OS?


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#2
July 20, 2015 at 14:37:52
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Or,

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.

Or,

Obtain Windows CD (XP, Vista, 7, 8, doesn't matter process is largely the same)
Here is a sample using a Vista CD.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tut...
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" without quotes & hit Enter.
6: Highlight admin account and reset and set a new password.

Or,

1. Place your Windows CD in your cd-rom and start your computer ( make that the bios set to boot from CD)
2. Keep your eye on the screen messages for booting to your cd. Typically, it will be “Press any key to boot from cd”
3. Once you get in, the first screen will indicate that Setup is inspecting your system and loading files.
4. When you get to the Welcome to Setup screen, press ENTER to Setup Windows now
5. The Licensing Agreement comes next - Press F8 to accept it.
6. The next screen is the Setup screen which gives you the option to do a Repair.
It should read something like “If one of the following Windows installations is damaged, Setup can try to repair it”
Use the up and down arrow keys to select your installation (if you only have one, it should already be selected) and press R to begin the Repair process.
7. Let the Repair run. Setup will now check your disks and then start copying files which can take several minutes.
8. Shortly after the Copying Files stage, you will be required to reboot. (this will happen automatically – you will see a progress bar stating “Your computer will reboot in 15 seconds”
9. During the reboot, do not make the mistake of “pressing any key” to boot from the CD again! Setup will resume automatically with the standard billboard screens and you will notice Installing Windows is highlighted.
10. Keep your eye on the lower left hand side of the screen and when you see the Installing Devices progress bar, press SHIFT + F10. This is the security hole! A command console will now open up giving you the potential for wide access to your system.
11. At the prompt, type NUSRMGR.CPL and press Enter. Voila! You have just gained graphical access to your User Accounts in the Control Panel.
12. Now simply pick the account you need to change and remove or change your password as you prefer. If you want to log on without having to enter your new password, you can type control userpasswords2 at the prompt and choose to log on without being asked for password. After you've made your changes close the windows, exit the command box and continue on with the Repair (have your Product key handy).
13. Once the Repair is done, you will be able to log on with your new password (or without a password if you chose not to use one or if you chose not to be asked for a password). Your programs and personalized settings should remain intact.


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#3
July 20, 2015 at 14:57:09
I hoped johnW would go across this one as he has the assorted solutions to hand...

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#4
July 20, 2015 at 15:01:22
Yep, my awake time & probably nearly your bedtime trvlr, unless you keep the times Derek does, 3 - 4 am.

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#5
July 20, 2015 at 15:35:26
I tend to go beddybyes about midnite/midnite-thirty to 1.00am

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#6
July 20, 2015 at 21:25:26
Are you talking about the ADMINISTRATOR account or a user account with administrative privileges? With vista the administrator account is disabled by default so it may not be available to you anyway.

If you're looking to use an account with administrative privileges I guess the question is, how were you previously using the computer? Were you a non-administrative user?

And if by 'reboot' you mean to reset windows to the way it was when it came from the factory (which seems to be what most people mean when they say that) I don't think you need any previous user names or passwords. You just boot from the recovery partition or installation or backup disks and follow the screen prompts.


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#7
July 21, 2015 at 01:28:58
And if per chance you do mean a factory rest (as daveincaps) then be aware that it will wipe all your personal files in the process. So ensure you have copied "anything" you wouldn't wish to lose to external storage. Typically DVD, but an external hard dive too is nice(r). Verify the copies are accessible to (ideally on another system if possoble) before proceeding with the factory reset/restore.

A windows Sysytem Restore - using restore ponts - doesn't (normally) wipe your file; but wise nonetheless still wise to safeguard personal files first.


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#8
July 21, 2015 at 09:56:16
Sherrylh
Please excuse/ignore this little aside.

John
Re #4. Crazy hours changing, a bit at least, after a couple of mini-strokes (last one a week ago). On the meds now, awaiting verdict after tests.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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#9
July 21, 2015 at 15:23:13
Jeez Derek, take care of yourself. Maybe you're spending too much time sitting in front of the computer? If you need more outside activities you can come over and pull all the weeds in my yard.

Doctor Dave says, take an aspirin a day--not acetaminophen or ibuprofen or any of those other NSAIDs--to thin the blood a little. Some citrus bioflavonoids too to buck up the blood vessels and a bunch of antioxidants like curcumin, astaxanthin and vitamin C to keep other baddies away (but don't overdo the fat-stored vitamins like A and E.) Oh for vitamin E use the natural extract--d Alpha--and not the synthetic--dl Alpha.


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#10
July 21, 2015 at 16:23:02
DAVE
You didn't mention lots of beer and fags.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#11
July 21, 2015 at 16:50:58
Well of course, that's a given. And in spite of what most doctors say, a ribeye steak every now and then does wonders.

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#12
July 21, 2015 at 17:16:46
Followed by diet of braised nettle leaves, chilled dandelion leaves with tomatos. Washed down with pressed lettuce leaf juice mixed with a single shot of Moscvaya vodka - or neat 100% alchohol

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#13
July 21, 2015 at 17:54:49
Dekek, at least you got a warning, now to beat it long term, I'm sure you are in good hands.

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#14
July 22, 2015 at 04:53:24
Thanks all. Better get back to Sherrylh now.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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