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Recover Windows 10 Local User Password

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Have the Recover Win 10 disk instructions.
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There is a trick you can try where you boot to CD or USB and then swap a couple of files on the HDD. Instructions are about halfway down the page here: http://www.howtogeek.com/222262/how-to-reset-your-forgotten-password-in-windows-10/
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Should have mentioned that I found this page and just printed it out.
Am going to follow the directions and will report on success.
Thank you.
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The solution with renaming utilman.exe is the best.
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I just viewed "How to reset Windows 10 password without third party software"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0dfEd4HZyV4

A little different on files renamed rather than moved, and password change syntax
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