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Change or Remove Windows Built-in Administrator Password without Admin Rights

Windows built-in administrator is created without password protection and disabled by default. And in most cases, it is not used to sign in computer even though it gives users the super privileges on computer. But if you have ever enabled it and set a password for it, once you need to change the built-in administrator account password, admin rights is required.

However, if admin rights is lost in Windows and now you want to change or remove Windows built-in administrator password for some reasons, how can you do, such as forgot built-in administrator password or built-in administrator is disabled? This post will show you how to do that in 2 options with help of Windows Password Genius, which applies to change all Windows passwords without admin rights.

  1. Part 1: Create a bootable USB drive with Windows Password Genius
  2. Part 2: Change or remove Windows built-in administrator password with 2 options

 

Part 1: Prepare a bootable USB drive

Find an accessible computer to download iSunshare Windows Password Genius. Install and run it, then burn it to a writable USB flash drive to create a bootable USB drive, which will be able to reset Windows password or create new admin account.

create a usb boot disk with isunshare program

Part 2: Change or remove built-in administrator password

Get the bootable USB drive and connect it to the computer you need to change or remove built-in administrator password. Start and boot the computer from USB drive to run iSunshare Windows Password Genius.

boot computer from usb disk successfully

Now you will have two choices to change or remove Windows built-in administrator password without admin rights.

Option 1: Directly change or remove built-in administrator password

Select the account whose user name is called Administrator in user list, and click on Reset Password then Yes button. Then the built-in administrator password will be removed. In order to make it effective, just need to click on "Reboot" button and restart computer after ejecting USB drive.

remove administrator account password directly with isunshare program

 

Option 2: Create an admin account and then change built-in administrator password

Step 1: Create a 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 on 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: Sign in 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 admin rights to access computer. So Command Prompt can be run as administrator and change forgotten built-in administrator password in Windows 7/8/10 etc computer.

login computer with new admin account

How to run Command Prompt as administrator in Windows 7/8/10?

Windows 7:

run command prompt with admin rights in windows 7

Windows 8/10:

run command prompt with admin rights in windows 10

 

Step 3: Change or remove Windows built-in administrator password with command prompt

In Command Prompt you open, just enter command shown in window below and you could change or remove built-in administrator password easily.

change or remove forgotten built-in administrator password with command

1. Command to change Windows 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 Windows built-in administrator password:

net user administrator *

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

Besides, if you have created Windows password reset disk for built-in administrator, you could also change forgotten administrator account password with it just on login screen when you need.

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