ASP.NET machine account is administrator

I have a Windows 10 computer in which the "administrator" is the ASP.NET machine account.

This ASP.NET machine account prompts for a password when admin rights are needed (adding/removing programs, etc).

The ASP.NET machine account should never be the "administrator" so, obviously, something has gone wrong.

Since this password isn't known I'm wondering, realistically, what the options are.

Do we simply write off the machine and reinstall W10?  How can I do that?  This computer came with 8 and was upgraded.
Sheldon LivingstonConsultantAsked:
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McKnifeCommented:
Ok.

So there are a lot of accounts: Administrator, ASPNET, DefaultAccount, Guest, Leeane, Leeanne_2 and whatj. Of those, Administrator and ASPNET are local admins.

If you have neither the password for administrator, nor for ASPNET, you need to reset their passwords, ( first take only administrator) using the pogostick bootdisk: http://pogostick.net/~pnh/ntpasswd/walkthrough.html
Afterwards, you can logon as administrator.
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McKnifeCommented:
Please share the output of the commands
net user

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net localgroup administrators

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Sheldon LivingstonConsultantAuthor Commented:
net user lists 3 users...

Administrator - ASPNET - DefaultAccount
Guest - Leeanne - Leeanne_2
"whatj" - <nothing listed> - <nothing listed>

net localgroup adminsitrators shows Administrator and ASPNET as members.
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Sheldon LivingstonConsultantAuthor Commented:
McKnife... I'll look at this and report back.
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McKnifeCommented:
See below
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McKnifeCommented:
Even without feedback, the question was somewhat resolved since we could identify the account as being just named aspnet (definitely created manually) and not being an account that dotnet components might have installed, so I would suggest my comment is the answer.
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