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How do I change my administrator so that I have a password?

by rlgraves / March 2, 2014 11:30 AM PST

I have a new dell and set it up with the administrator having no password. I would like to change it so that the administrator has a password. When I go to User Accounts then Manage Accounts there is nothing I can click on that will give any more responses. I would appreciate any advise.

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While changing the password is on the web,
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 2, 2014 12:37 PM PST

Please create a spare admin account now before you lock yourself out by mistake.

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Try this
by orlbuckeye / March 4, 2014 2:09 AM PST

Windows 8 - Change the administrator password

When you first buy/installed your Windows 8, you need to link it to an e-mail address, and implicitly created a Microsoft account. By default your password, will be the one used for your Microsoft account. How to change it?

Via the Control Panel:
Press Windows + X > Control Panel.
Click on "Accounts and Family Safety"
Click on "User Accounts"
Choose "Make change to my account in PC settings"

Via the Charm Bar
From the Home-screen. press Windows + C to display the Charm Bar.
Click on Settings > Change PC settings > Users Tab
In the "Sign-in options" section, click on "Change your Password".

Changing your Password:
A new menu will be displayed:
Enter your current password and then your new password.
Confirm and click on Next.

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