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Change or Remove Built-in Administrator Password without Admin Rights

Forgot administrator account password in Windows and there is no admin rights?

As is known, once you have admin rights to access computer, there are lots of methods that you can change Windows password. But the problem is that you have no admin account except the password-forgotten one. So how you can you get admin rights to run command prompt, control panel or computer management to change forgotten password?

In my opinion, you can create an admin account with third-party tool, Windows Password Genius Advanced. Or directly remove administrator password with it on your locked computer. And then you can change administrator password at anytime with any ways on accessible computer.

Now we take change or remove built-in administrator password as an example to explain how we can do it without administrative privileges.

Step 1: Create an admin account without computer access.

In order to create new administrator easily, now iSunshare Windows Password Genius Advanced is recommended. It would not only help to create admin account without computer login, but also could remove local account password and reset Microsoft account password for all Windows operational systems.

1. Create a boot disk with iSunshare program.

Firstly, find and run iSunshare Windows Password Genius Advanced on an accessible computer. And plug bootable USB flash drive (CD/DVD-ROM) into it. Secondly, select media type USB device and choose the device you plugged. Lastly, click Begin burning button to burn iSunshare Windows Password Genius Advanced into USB flash drive. You would get a USB boot disk after burning successfully.

create a usb boot disk with isunshare program

2. Set locked computer boot from boot disk you created.

Insert the USB boot disk into computer that built-in administrator password need to be changed. And enter computer BIOS Setup, to set USB flash drive as first boot device. Then save BIOS settings changes and start computer from USB boot disk. You would see iSunshare Windows Password Genius Advanced runs on your locked computer. Meanwhile it would list your computer system and user account information, and provide several options for you to reset password and add new user account.

boot computer from usb disk successfully

3. Create new admin account.

Click option Add User, and type user account name and password in pop-up dialog. Then click OK and you would see it has been added to user list of your computer. Now just tap Reboot button and exit USB boot disk, restart computer from hard drive and new admin account becomes available.

create new admin account with isunshare program

reboot computer after exiting usb disk


Step 2: Login computer with new admin account and run Command Prompt.

On Windows login screen, please select new-created admin account to sign in computer. Now you have had administrative privileges access to computer. So run Command Prompt as administrator and you could change forgotten built-in administrator password in Windows 7/8/10 etc computer.

login computer with new admin account

Windows 7:

run command prompt with admin rights in windows 7

Windows 8/10:

1. Press Win + X and select Command Prompt (Admin) in pop-up menu.

2. Tap "Yes" button to run command prompt as administrator.

run command prompt with admin rights in windows 10


Step 3: Change or remove forgotten built-in administrator password with command.

In Command Prompt you open, just enter following command and you could change or remove built-in administrator password after forgot.

change or remove forgotten built-in administrator password with command

1. Command to change built-in administrator password:

net user administrator abc

The "abc" is the new password you would change for built-in administrator. Just need to enter the command and press Enter key. You would be prompted it has been done successfully.

2. Command to remove built-in administrator forgotten password:

net user administrator *

Just enter above command and continue to press Enter twice. And built-in administrator password would be removed instantly.


Actually, in the process of adding new admin account with iSunshare Windows Password Genius Advanced, you could also select Administrator (built-in administrator) and click "Reset Password" button to directly remove built-in administrator password.

remove administrator account password directly with isunshare program

Besides, if you have created password reset disk for built-in administrator, you could also change forgotten administrator account password with it just on login screen after you find password is incorrect.

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