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How to Do When Forgot Administrator Password

Computer users often ask the same question that is there any other way to gain access to my PC except for reinstalling the operating system when I forgot administrator password? The answers is positive since there are so many ways to deal with forgotten administrator password.

Option 1. Use an Accessible Administrator Account

It is known to all that there is a built-in administrator account after Windows OS is installed and there isn't any password to protect it by default. Usually, computer users like to leave the administrator account alone and have another account with administrator's rights. If you are not the administrator or have other accounts, you can reset forgotten administrator password according to the following steps:

Step 1: Reboot the computer machine in Safe Mode.
Step 2: Press F8 to the Advanced Boot Options and select Safe Mode with Command Prompt .
Step 3: Enter into Safe Mode with an available account and type in "net user" in Command Prompt. After all accounts displayed on Windows, select the account you wish to change the password for in user accounts. Click change password and enter the new password or click remove forgot administrator password to remove the password from the account. For example, type net user Candy123 and press Enter (Candy is the locked admin account and 123 is the new password)
Just now you have successfully created a new password on the locked admin account. Type Shut Down and press Enter, the computer will reboot automatically and then you can log on Windows again.

Option 2. Use Windows Password Reset Disk

If you want to get any forgot administrator password recovery, you can create a Windows password reset disk in advance to prepare for later password recovery. If you have such a password reset disk, then reset forgotten Windows password by following the steps below: Step 1: When you enter the wrong password, Windows will pop up a message shows that the password is incorrect. Click "OK" to close the message box. Step 2: insert the password reset disk into your locked computer and then click Next to continue. Step 3: follow the steps in the "Password Reset Wizard" to create a new Windows password.

Option 3. Use Windows Password Reset Software

Anmosoft Windows password reset software is a professional and convenient password reset tool for you to reset forgot administrator password. You can download and install this software and reset Windows administrator password within a few minutes. You can complete resetting Windows password in three steps:
Step 1: Download and install the software on an accessible computer.
Step 2: Burn the program into a blank CD/DVD or USB flash drive on this computer.
Step 3: Insert the burned CD/DVD or USB flash drive into the locked computer and reset your Windows password.
Even though you can use the former two methods to reset forgotten administrator password, it is likely that they fail to work due to some personal reasons. However, with the software in hand, there is no need for you to reinstall the system or prepare anything in advance.

Many of these password programs do not actually reset password for Windows Server 2008 but remove it. Anyway, you get access to your computer again!

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