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windows 8.1 admin password reset

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    windows 8.1

    windows 8.1 admin password reset


    hi

    i have an hp windows 8.1 laptop. have forgotten the admin password. there is another account on laptop which allows me to logon but does not have admin rights.

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    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64


    You could try following the instructions here Removed my Only User Account from Administrators Group
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    Follow directions here to enable the Hidden Administrator account. From there you can change passwords as needed.

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    Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
    Follow directions here to enable the Hidden Administrator account. From there you can change passwords as needed.

    User Account Password - Change from WinRE
    It doesn't support Windows 8 on my Acer laptop , regrettably

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    Posts : 3
    Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by Pamsnk View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
    Follow directions here to enable the Hidden Administrator account. From there you can change passwords as needed.
    How to Recover Forgotten Windows 8 Password without CD in 3 Ways

    User Account Password - Change from WinRE
    It doesn't support Windows 8 on my Acer laptop , regrettably
    Friends who are similar to me , you cam try the Microsoft account and Super Admin Account to reset password on Windows ,
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    If you can't do it from WinRE, boot a Windows 8 or 8.1 Install disk or flash drive. On the 2nd menu, take the Repair Computer path, everything else is the same as in the link I provided.
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windows 8.1 admin password reset
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