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getting access to the admin password since it has been lost

windows 10 crash problem, i was given a machine to fix for a friend,  i have two users one i can log in the other i do not have the password this is the ADMIN user, i can see the drives and move the data around but cannot run any diagnostics on the machine, short of flattening the machine which was a free upgrade form xp, how can i get around this problem any ideas would be helpful
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8/22/2022 - Mon
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hi alex not really concerned about the hacking part i have a machine that i need to clean up since it was hit by some virus and i do not know the password as the user has lost it and i got stuck with it, i an see all the drives so i have full access its just that when i try and do any thing it asks me for the admin password, short of formatting the hard drive and starting again i want to run some diagnostics on it before i go to this low level
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thanks end of the story the comp has a reset propblem on the mothe board so just loaded up another computer thanks for the help
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True, if it's encrypted you're screwed.
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