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  • #132390

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    Complete newby to Powershell, and most of the really technical stuff about computers!!!.  So this may seem a bit of a silly question to some. I needed to access my PC running Win10 as "Administrator" to change/check a couple of things about my network adapter. But whenever I attempt to Log in as administrator or via Powershell. a window appears with    c:\users\gordon>     Presumably I then need to enter a password.... But I've not got a clue as to what the password is !!  How can I retrieve it, or get a new one ?

  • #132413

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    Actually, no. If you're already logged in as Administrator, then the new window title bar should say Administrator, and you'll have full privileges.

  • #132518

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    Are you logged into the computer as an administrator ? If so press the windows key and type powershell. right click on it and select run as admin.

    If you are not logged in as admin is this PC on a domain ? if so get your net admin people to reset your admin password or create an admin account for you.

    If this is a stand alone PC (Home) and you have a windows install disk (does not matter if it is Windows 7 ,8, 8.1 or 10) just search the internet on how to reset the Administrator password with a Windows install disk

    http://www.pcunlocker.com/reset-windows-10-password-with-install-disk.html

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