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How To Fix Windows 10 Administrator Account Login Issues?

Reader Question:
“Hi Wally, I’m in quite a pinch here. Um, I lost my administrator password for my Windows 7 laptop. And now, I can’t login anymore. There are other older accounts on the laptop, but I don’t know their passwords anymore. I can’t loginto Windows 10 since I upgraded, please help!?” – Mayra N., Australia

Before addressing any computer issue, I always recommend scanning and repairing any underlying problems affecting your PC health and performance:

  • Step 1 : Download PC Repair & Optimizer Tool (WinThruster for Win 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP and 2000 – Microsoft Gold Certified).
  • Step 2 : Click “Start Scan” to find Windows registry issues that could be causing PC problems.
  • Step 3 : Click “Repair All” to fix all issues.

Setting up weekly (or daily) automatic scans will help prevent system problems and keep your PC running fast and trouble-free.

Wally’s Answer: Windows 10 has seen a very favorable response from its users. Many people have upgraded to Windows 10. In the first 30 days, around 75 Million activations of Windows 10 were recorded. Of course with any software, there is potential for problems and unforeseen circumstances. Here we will look at the situation of a user who has lost their administrator password.


The user is not able to log into Windows 10, because of forgetting the password.

Windows 10 - Administrator Account Login - Cover - Lost Password -- Windows Wally


Here are some ways to fix the Windows 10 administrator login password even after forgetting it completely.

Did Your Computer Join A Domain?

If yes, then contact your network administrator to give you a password or to reset the password. This will allow you to make a new password to replace the old one.

Windows 10 - Administrator Account Login - Cover - Domain -- Windows Wally

How To Recover A Lost Windows Login Password

If its not part of a domain, then the administrator account should be on the login screen. There is always at least one administrator account on a Windows 10 computer. You can still recover this password, you just need to remember the email address of the administrator account you are trying to access.

Once you remember your Microsoft account username/email, you can reset the password by going to this web page, and following the instructions there.

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Is Your PC Healthy?

I always recommend to my readers to regularly use a trusted registry cleaner and optimizer such as WinThruster or CCleaner. Many problems that you encounter can be attributed to a corrupt and bloated registry.

Happy Computing! :)

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