Windows 10 forgot password on admin account, windows 10

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  1. Hennrious

    Hennrious New Member

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    i forgot my password on my administrator account. i want to change password but i dont know what to do? i cant install programs in my local account because it requires password in admin account. My laptop is Dell with windows 10 OS.
     
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    thanks, i will try it. hope it works.
     
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    Hi,
    Both Mike's and Neemo's linked methods work reliably in the majority of cases. I've used most of these with great success. Highly recommended!

    Best of luck,:encouragement:
    <<<BIGBEARJEDI>>>
     
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    did you use microsoft account for login? If yes, then it is much easier to reset the password with Microsoft account reset service.
     
    #6 llamaths, Aug 6, 2016
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    NO, this is my local account not MS hotmail, is there any other way to reset my windows 10 password without system reinstallation.
     
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    Follow the instructions in reply 3.
     

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