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Help-How to Become An Administrator if you are a Guest

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    windows 7

    Help-How to Become An Administrator if you are a Guest


    How to become administrator if your using a guest account, I lost and forgot my password in administrator and can't access to my files, please someone help to my problem I need to retrieve my files, I can't download any application because they ask password administrator. What can I do? Help me please. I'm using windows 8 OS.

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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello ybybyb, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    If this was for a Microsoft account, then you could use Option Two in the tutorial below to reset the password online at Microsoft on another PC.

    Microsoft Account Password - Change or Reset in Windows 8

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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    windows 7


    thanks for the reply, what if you don't have microsoft account? I mean my problem is log in screen, because I forgot my password in my account, sorry for not complete my question. thanks again.
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    64-bit Windows 10


    You would sign in to Windows 8 with either a Microsoft account (uses email address) or local account (like in Windows 7).
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