Windows login id and PW


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Bruinator

Hi,

 

I am trying to find out what I used for a login id and password when I installed windows 10 pro on 1 of my computers and I am wondering if there is a way i can retrieve this info via free software or some other way?

 

Tia

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Brandon H

there are ways to view the password but it would be entering gray territory I don't think we could allow discussion of on these forums as it would be exploiting the security measures on the device.

 

as an alternate suggestion there are legal/legit ways to reset the password

 

Hiren's BootCD is a good method to reset it as long as the disk isn't encrypted with BitLocker or anything https://www.top-password.com/knowledge/reset-windows-10-password-with-hirens-bootcd.html

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cork1958

I was going to post earlier that I thought this might be a grey subject on here. My suggestion would be to just wipe the computer and reinstall Windows as it's kind of apparent that you haven't used it much since installing current Windows version.

 

That Hirens BootCD is a good tool for resetting password. I've used it a couple times.

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Bruinator
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2 hours ago, Brandon H said:

there are ways to view the password but it would be entering gray territory I don't think we could allow discussion of on these forums as it would be exploiting the security measures on the device.

 

as an alternate suggestion there are legal/legit ways to reset the password

 

Hiren's BootCD is a good method to reset it as long as the disk isn't encrypted with BitLocker or anything https://www.top-password.com/knowledge/reset-windows-10-password-with-hirens-bootcd.html

I will give this a try but if it messes up something will i be able to change things back to the way they were using acronis true image restore? All i am trying to do is share a file on 1 pc to another but i just dont remember the password when i set up / installed the OS. I remember the user ID but not the PW. This sure is a PITA to do just to accomplish this. :(

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Bruinator

If someone could answer the above question i would really appreciate it.  :)

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devn00b

not 100% sure this works on windows 10 but it used to on win7 etc.

 

Just boot into safe mode  (admin acct) and change the password for the account in question.

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+warwagon

Resetting via that bootcd is what i recommend. I used it a lot. Is this a local account or a Microsoft account? If local you'll be fine just use the bootcd. If it's a Microsoft account you'll have to do a password reset.

 

If it's a local account and you don't want to download the boot cd but have a windows  10 install cd handy.. you can do this

 

 

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14 minutes ago, devn00b said:

not 100% sure this works on windows 10 but it used to on win7 etc.

 

Just boot into safe mode  (admin acct) and change the password for the account in question.

Admin account is disabled by default.  Once you get to a CMD using the instructions above it is possible to do a 

 

 

net user administrator /active:yes.

 

then restart the computer and log into the admin account. Then again when at the cmd box he can reset the local account password right there.

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57 minutes ago, Bruinator said:

I will give this a try but if it messes up something will i be able to change things back to the way they were using acronis true image restore? All i am trying to do is share a file on 1 pc to another but i just dont remember the password when i set up / installed the OS. I remember the user ID but not the PW. This sure is a PITA to do just to accomplish this. :(

Why not just create a new temporary account?

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23 minutes ago, Bruinator said:

If someone could answer the above question i would really appreciate it.  :)

Yes if it's like some kind of True image system restore ya it should work, but i've never borked a system doing a local account password reset.

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Bruinator

Stupid question time, what is the name of the file on the CD i am to use and where is it located on it plz?

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