Windows 10 – How to reset Local Administrator Pswd

October 7, 2017

Let’s say you need to get access to a PC that has an Administrator password. But you don’t know it… ?

Solution :

This the simple procedure to get in :

1. Get a Boot CD or a Windows installation CD (Boot USB will do as well)

2. Next start up the Boot CD and go to the CMD prompt

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3. Go to the the WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\

Rename the UTILMAN.EXEto UTILMAN.BAK

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4. Copy the CMD.EXE to CMD1.EXE and renmame it to UTILMAN.EXE

Normally the Windows KEY + U combination will bring up this screen before you logon.

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5. Restart the PC… and press Windows Key + U at logon screen

After the modifications the key combination will bring up the CMD

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6. Now use this command to add a new Administrat User :

NET USER SUPERADMIN TESTUSER P@$$w0rd /Add

NET USER LOCALGROUP administrators SUPERADMIN /ADD

This will add a new user to with admin rights to the PC to login …

7. Use this command to activate the built in Administrator or reset the password.

NET USER Administrator P@$$w0rd /Add

NET USER Administrator activate:yes

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