1. Windows Central Question's Avatar
    i forgot password for win 10. Can't get Admin side to do anything Can you help?
    04-27-2017 11:42 PM
  2. paulboe's Avatar
    Grab a copy of Ubuntu Desktop ISO from this page, and then burn it to disc.
    https://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop

    Next, boot your computer off the disc and install chntpw. It allows you to reset forgotten admin password.



    Hope this works for your case.
    04-28-2017 11:41 AM
  3. Peterhan's Avatar
    Grab a copy of Ubuntu Desktop ISO from this page, and then burn it to disc.
    https://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop

    Next, boot your computer off the disc and install chntpw. It allows you to reset forgotten admin password.

    Hope this works for your case.
    If your harddrive is FAT32 (or FAT16), it is easy; delete the "SAM" file. (What I do is rename or move it, rather than delete it.) Boot with a Windows 9.x boot disk. I think it is found in C:\WINNT\SYSTEM32\CONFIG. This usually works, because now you can log in as administrator, without a password.

    If your harddrive is NTFS, then you'll need special software. Go to winternals.com and get a copy of ERD Commander. You'll need another PC to install it on, and then it will allow you to make a CD, which you can boot with on the PC in question, then change the administrator password.
    03-30-2018 05:56 AM

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