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#1 Gofred

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Posted 22 January 2018 - 09:56 PM

Windows 8, any ideas, did not make a USB backup and it needs to be a Administrator



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#2 mightywiz

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Posted 23 January 2018 - 12:55 PM

is it a local account or a microsoft account login?  if it's a local account you can edit the SAM file and regain access.  if it's a microsoft account then you have to do the password recovery through microsoft.

and if you don't have the correct info for the account then you might as well just format and re-install.



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Posted 23 January 2018 - 02:26 PM

It is a local account, I can access a user that is not a Administrator. Sorry for not knowing how to access the SAM file. What exactly do I do and how to I edit it?



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Posted 23 January 2018 - 03:43 PM

Instead of trying to edit your SAM, which I have no way of knowing how to do, you can enable the Hidden Administrator Account and use that to change your login password on your local account.

 

http://www.lazesoft.com/forgot-windows-admin-password-recovery-freeware.html

 

http://www.lazesoft.com/how-to-recover-administrator-password.html

 

You will need to disable secure boot in order to boot the CD/USB flash drive of the recovery software.



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Posted 24 January 2018 - 01:50 PM

Ack! it uses C-Net to download


Edited by Joe C, 24 January 2018 - 01:51 PM.


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Posted 24 January 2018 - 02:26 PM

I don't think Cnet packages anything with the download. I just downloaded it and It's a regular exe file. V4.1 was a direct download from Lazesoft. They must have changed it.

 

Here is the direct download link. It is actually a later version than the one CNET has. V4.2.3.1 vs 4.2.0.1

 

http://www.lazesoft.com/downloads/lsrmphdsetup.exe


Edited by JohnC_21, 24 January 2018 - 02:33 PM.


#7 Gofred

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Posted 24 January 2018 - 03:04 PM

Sorry for not being so technical, how do enable the Hidden Administrator Account



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Posted 24 January 2018 - 03:10 PM

I posted a link in my previous post that shows the procedure.

 

http://www.lazesoft.com/how-to-recover-administrator-password.html

 

Highlight the "Administrator" Account then press next. At the next screen press the Reset/Unblock button then finish. Reboot the computer.






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