Windows 7/password


I need to reset my administrator password in w10.
I have tried and failed.They ask for a new one first,and want me to put in old password, if I knew my old one I would not need a new one?


My guess is you are dealing with the Microsoft Account password so you will first need to sign in to that and then you can change the method in which you sign in to your computer by  NOT using the microsoft sign in. Choose to sign in to your LOCAL ACCOUNT instead.

If you can't remember your current administration password then I suggest creating a new account and give it administrative rights. Then you can sign in to that account and move all of your data over to the new account. Once you have done that you can simply DELETE the old account.

The following links may also be of some help:

Hope this helps


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