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Can't Sign in with Administrator in Windows 10 | How to Fix

Administrator is the powerful local account to login and operate Windows 10 computer. But if you can't sign in with administrator in Windows 10, what can you do to fix the problem?

If you are plagued by this problem, please try solutions below to fix. Probably it is because of password forgot, or temporary account disabled, or damaged Windows system.

  1. Option 1: Sign in Microsoft account in Windows 10 instead
  2. Option 2: Reset or remove Windows 10 administrator password
  3. Option 3: Create new administrator account to login Windows 10
  4. Option 4: Enable built-in administrator for Windows 10 logon
  5. Option 5: Restore Windows 10 to factory resettings

Option 1: Sign in Microsoft account in Windows 10 instead

If you have added Microsoft account for Windows 10 logon, choose it now on login screen and try to sign in Windows 10. Generally if it is because of administrator password forgot, it would be no problem to sign in Windows 10 with Microsoft account instead.

sign in windows 10 with microsoft account instead

Surely probably you find you still can't sign into Microsoft account Windows 10. At this moment, you can unblock the blocked Microsoft account or reset Microsoft account password to make it available. Or continue to follow other solutions in this article.

 

Option 2: Reset or remove Windows 10 administrator password

If you cannot find Microsoft account, please try to reset or remove Windows 10 administrator password if you cannot sign in administrator because of password forgot.

The common way to reset or remove Windows 10 administrator password:

1. Plug the password reset disk created previously for this account into your computer.

2. While you are prompted that "The password is incorrect", click OK button and Reset password link.

3. Then follow Password Reset Wizard to reset Windows 10 administrator password with reset disk.

open password reset wizard on windows 10 login screen

Don't worry if you have no reset disk. iSunshare Windows 10 Password Genius will help you to easily create one now on an accessible computer. Such a disk will not only reset Windows 10 administrator password, but also reset Windows 10 Microsoft account password and create new administrator account.

 

Option 3: Create new administrator account to login Windows 10

Besides Windows 10 password reset, creating new administrator account on locked Windows 10 also could help you to get admin access to computer. From introduced two methods, Windows 10 Password Genius will be easier for you compared with install CD and command line.

1. Burn Windows 10 Password Genius into a bootable USB flash drive on an accessible computer.
2. Then connect the USB disc with your locked Windows 10 computer, and boot computer from it.
3. Click Add User button on Windows 10 Password Genius on locked computer.
4. Type a new user name and password. Then click OK to make sure.

If you want to get more details, please see Windows 10 Password Genius user guide.

create new windows 10 administrator account

 

Option 4: Enable built-in administrator for Windows 10 logon

If the old administrator cannot work, you can also enable the built-in administrator to sign in Windows 10, besides creating new administrator account. The built-in administrator account is created by default, but it is disabled. Only you enable it, could you use it for Windows 10 logon.

What you need is Windows 10 install CD if you are ready to enable the hidden administrator account on locked PC.

About few steps are required. But it is worth mentioning that the difficult part is how to replace Utility Manager with Command Prompt. If the locations of them are wrong, you will fail to enable Windows 10 built-in administrator account.

enable built-in administrator in windows 10

In a word, if you follow above solutions, you will find you could sign in Windows 10 with Microsoft account, new administrator account, built-in administrator or new password for old administrator. No data loss and damage for your Windows 10 computer.

sign in windows 10 with other account

 

Option 5: Restore Windows 10 to factory settings

But if the problem is caused by other system issues, or corrupted hard drive, it is suggested to restore Windows 10 to early backup point or default settings. And Windows 10 data should be backed up. Otherwise, nothing will be left after Windows 10 factory reset.

 

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