Having issue with Administrator account. Wants my password or admin user name, not the one previously in use.


johnet

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Feb 11 of this year tried a clean version reset. Windows deleted most of my programs many docs. Had backups for most of the docs.

No UAC interference prior but lately can't do anything. Is there a way to fix ? Maybe find whatever password is stored somewhere it likes now?

Thanks for reading.
 
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Is this a local account or Microsoft account
 

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I think it is a local account.
 

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Yes. Also anytime I wish to access something else. Wants me to log in with an admin account.
 

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Can you check all users by using this command in the start menu search please.

netplwiz
 

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Have done so.
 

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What am I looking for?
 

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What am I looking for?
There should only be one user there if you only sign in with one. Just trying to clip the branches to see where the issue is. Is there only one?
 

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Wants my password or admin user name, not the one previously in use.
Did you mean "currently" rather than "previously"?
When did you change either the username or the password?
Please post photos of the dialogs that show it asking for the password then rejecting it.

... tried a clean version reset.
Exactly which procedure did you use?
I realise it was not a Clean install.

Maybe find whatever password is stored somewhere it likes now?
Windows passwords cannot be retrieved.


Denis
 

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Did you mean "currently" rather than "previously"?
When did you change either the username or the password?
Please post photos of the dialogs that show it asking for the password then rejecting it.


Exactly which procedure did you use?
I realise it was not a Clean install.


Windows passwords cannot be retrieved.


Denis
There is actually a program that retrieves all windows passwords stored very well.
 

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Ahh that helps



Try a few of those fixes
 

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Okay folks. How do I respond to everyone? Also, though I did start back in the 90's, have aged a bit, had a couple of micro strokes, so brain isn't as quick. Will need to lay down in a bit.
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I have to admit, I'm not sure exactly I understand your issue but from what I can gather you are unable to login to your account. If that is correct, read on. If that is not your situation, ignore the remainder of this post but please read the postscript at the bottom.

There's no way to recover your password but there is a way to gain access to the system through the hidden administrator account.

You can enable the hidden administrator account from a command prompt at boot.

To enter command prompt at boot use this tutorial. You should be able to use options 4, 5, 7, 8, or 9 Open Command Prompt at Boot in Windows 11 Tutorial

You can then enable the hidden administrator account using option 5 in this tutorial. Enable or Disable Built-in Administrator Account in Windows 11 Tutorial

Once this hidden account is enabled, reboot and Administrator will be a login option on the sign-in screen. Select it. Once its desktop is created, create a new user account as follows.

1. Create a local user account

  1. Select Start > Settings > Accounts and then select Family & other users. (In some versions of Windows you'll see Other users.)
  2. Next to Add other user, select Add account.
  3. Select I don't have this person's sign-in information, and on the next page, select Add a user without a Microsoft account.
  4. Enter a user name, password, or password hint—or choose security questions—and then select Next.
Very Important-
Change the newly created local user account to an administrator account

Start-settings-accounts-family and other users
Select the user name for the account you just created, then select Change account type. Make it administrator.

Restart and the newly created account should now be an option on login screen. Log into it. Windows will create its desktop.

Once you know the newly created account is working correctly, be sure to disable the hidden administrator account. Within the new account, in search box type cmd. In search results select command prompt app and select run as administrator.
In cmd window type net user administrator /active:no

From the newly created account you can then delete the old user account you can no longer access.

PS: It appears your problem started when you attempted a reset. You can do another reset (Hold shift down while restarting to get into recovery.) but this time choose remove everything option. The system will then reset, remove everything and reinstall windows. When it boots, you will be in out of box experience where you can create a new user account.
 

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