I recently helped someone reset there lost admin password on a local account Windows 10. I found this website and followed it successfully.
I don’t know if I’m in the right place to get answers for my questions but I would appreciate it if someone would take a look at this. To make this short I’ll cut to the meat of the issue. After booting from a usb and opening cmd the first command lines are
Ren utilman.exe utilhold.exe
Copy cmd.exe utilman.exe
My first question is, why did we rename utilman.exe utilhold.exe? Second question is, if utilman.exe has a different name then why did we copy cmd.exe to the old file name utilman.exe? I would assume utilman.exe only exist with a different name, maybe that’s not so.
This is the commands to put things back to normal. I haven’t applied this so I can’t say this works yet.
Copy utihold.exe utilman.exe
OK here we go. I ran this command windows\system32 dir /p, and both files utilman.exe, and utilhold.exe do exist. So what did we do with the last copy command line? Did we copy the contents of utilhold.exe into utilman.exe, simultaneously deleting utihold.exe and the old contents of utilman.exe w/cmd.exe? I’m not very experienced with using Dos command lines so some of this is a little confusing. If someone could maybe spell this out to me it would be very much appreciated.