How to login to a system if you forget local admin password« Back to Questions List

Posted by Jay
Asked on 09/10/2014 7:56 PM

If your Administrator account is locked out, you can do the following to enable it again.

1. Try to boot into the Safe Mode by pressing F8 after the BIOS splash screen and choosing the Safe Mode option from the list.
2. You will be able to login to Windows with Administrator account as it is automatically enabled once you boot into the Safe Mode.
3. Now, create a new user or re-enable the user that got disabled.
4. It’s not recommended that you leave the local administrator account enabled as it will be disabled by default for security purposes.

In case the safe mode doesn’t help, try the following:

1. Try booting from your DVD and enabling the built-in Administrator account that is disabled by default.
2. Choose to”Repair your computer”.
3. Choose ”Command Prompt”. Now type the following:

net user administrator /active:yes [press Enter]
net user administrator password 11223344 [enter]

4. Once you enable the Administrator account, you will see an icon for an Admin account on the Welcome Screen when you reboot and can get into Windows with the password we’ve used during repair 11223344.

Posted by Jay
Answered On 09/10/2014 8:01 PM