Skip to comments.Help: Admin. User Info. Changed on My Computer
Posted on 04/29/2010 9:36:49 AM PDT by hsmomx3
I think I did something really stupid. I was messing around in the admin. settings and I was listed as the admin and do not have a password to get into anything because my computer is at home.
I changed myself from admin to regular user or whatever it was called and now I am unable to change back to admin. It asks me for a password and when I attempted to put one in, it said it was a bad password.
I do not want passwords.
I need some help getting out of that mess, too.
You may have to reinstall your OS if you have XP.
I have vista home
If you did not ever set an Admin password then when it asks you for one just hit enter
did you ever have an admin password? If not just leave the field blank and try logging in....or try “password”
it has the word password in there....do i just continue anyway?
delete it and hit OK
it says logon failure unknown user....do i put in another name and do this?
I’m still on XP.
Try just hitting enter.
If that doesn’t work, try clearing it out and then hit enter.
won’t let me. i have my name highlighted and to the left i requested to change account type. it is asking for a password and i try to leave it blank but it will not let me.
will not let me clear that word
I guess you don't have it. But yes, as stated. Do a reinstall (over the top) of what you have so that you don't lose much and reset the Administrator PW then.
Also, always have a 2nd account that has full Administrative rights. You would be all set now if you had one
try administrator or admin
Try unplugging your system for ten seconds only-—then replug.
Let it sit for about 10 minutes.
Should restore all your settings.
If it gives you the option of entering a ‘user’ name,
put ‘administrator’ and hit enter twice.
Once you are in windows, click ‘start’, ‘settings’, ‘control panel’, ‘user accounts’ and delete the password for the user name you set up.
i did enter a password and then deleted it
i just want to go back to admin user like i was before. i did not have a password then
I Googled Vista admin password and found the following:
Comment by Wyccant July 2, 2008 @ 12:34 pm
Boot into safe mode
once you are in a safe mode command prompt just type explorer. This will bring up the Windows Shell, from there:
go to user accounts in control panel
click Manage user accounts
From there I right clicked the Administrator, enabled the account, then right click again and reset password
*DONT reset the password on users unless you have to because you could lose data but the Administrator account is disabled by default in Vista so you can use that as a means of rescuing a pc in distress.
*N.B This is (imo) a pretty serious security flaw so expect it to be patched/hotfixed soon.
Enable the Administrator Account
1. Open the command prompt with Administrative privileges by opening the Start Menu, and typing cmd in the search box, and then press Ctrl+Shift+Enter
or click the Start orb, All Programs, Accessories, right-click Command Prompt and select Run as administrator.
2. Type the following in the command prompt and press Enter after:
net user administrator /active:yes
3. Restart your computer and logon as Administrator.
Once you can log into the newly created Administrator account, you should be able to change the type of your current named account from Limited back to Administrator setting. (I haven't tried this myself, but it's worth a shot.)
SHould have been Locksmith and not Keylock
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