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Forgot admin password

  1. #1


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    Windows 8.1

    Forgot admin password


    I forgot my builtin admin password and somehow my user is a standard user, i cannot do anything.
    Is there any way to reset admin password or to change it?
    I have tried some programs but no success, cannot do system restore also, everything needs administraitive rights

    Any help?

    I'm using Windows 8.1, retail version

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  2. #2


    San Jose - California
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    I forgot my builtin admin password and somehow my user is a standard user
    Without Admin right, you need to do what shown in this post.

    Deleted admin account in Win 8.1 update. How to restore?
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  3. #3


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    Windows 8.1


    All I need is a Windows 8 disk
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  4. #4


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1


    No disk, tried to make a bootable USB disk, downloaded this(Create installation media for Windows 8.1 - Windows Help), but i have a retail version and cannot install it -.-
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  5. #5


    San Jose - California
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    Any thing that you can Boot to Windows PE is fine, download this ISO: Macrium WinPE .iso - OneDrive and use Rufus - Create bootable USB drives the easy way Boot from this USB, ignore the Backup/Restore screen. On the bottom left, there is a Command Prompt icon, click on that should open it then follow the next step.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1


    Thank you, I'll give it a try and see how it goes
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  7. #7


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1


    Thanks, all good now. I downloaded Windows 8.1 Pro disk and used it to access cmd to change administrators password (followed that tutorial: Deleted admin account in Win 8.1 update. How to restore? )
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    OK. Thanks for reporting back
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