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Can't remove password of administrator


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#1 M. de Jager

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Posted 15 January 2015 - 02:04 AM

Hello,

 

I've got a problem on a computer of someone, there is one user with administrator right, it's the only user but we can't remove the password of the administrator. It gives an message that it has been blocked in the "Group Policy"(?) or something.

How can we solve that, so the password can be removed?

 

Thanks in advance!



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#2 POKEGAMERZ

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Posted 15 January 2015 - 03:37 AM

I think I have just the solution. Note that you need 2 computers to do this.
1 Turn on the other computer.
2 go to Google and look up Wimware Windows Password Recovery Tool.
3 Download the ISO file and burn it to a blank disk.
4 Once done then insert the disk into the passworded PC.
5 Then reset the password with the disk.
6 After all this is done then you are all set. Tell me if it works or not.

#3 M. de Jager

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Posted 15 January 2015 - 03:55 AM

We know the password but we can't remove it. So there mus be a other way.



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Posted 15 January 2015 - 09:23 AM

Type regedit in the Search box Right Click Run as Administrator Go to this Registry Key. ( This is for the home version of 7)

 

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies

 

Under Policies should be a name DisableChangePassword. Change the Dvalue to 0 from 1. If there is no DisableChangePassword create it under the Policies key and give it a Dvalue of 0

 

If you have the Pro Version open Computer Management and under Local Users and Groups click Users, Right click the name that has the password restriction, Select Properties and make sure the User Cannot Change Password box is unchecked

 

Prevent-users-from-changing-Password-2.j



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Posted 15 January 2015 - 09:52 AM

I will try that ASAP, thank you!



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Posted 15 January 2015 - 11:44 AM

Frankly...if someone without admin privileges...wants to change the password employed by someone with admin privileges...I don't believe that members should be so eager to inform how to do such.

 

If you are saying that there is one user only, with full admin privileges...and that user cannot change the password...then I would like to know why this user has suddenly decided to change said password.

 

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Edited by hamluis, 15 January 2015 - 11:46 AM.


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Posted 15 January 2015 - 11:50 AM

I've no idea what happend to the computer, but will try that fix asap.






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