How can I obtain a Windows PC’s admin account?

Cristián Torres-Gluck Balmaceda January 26, 2013
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My school computer is an HP, but I don’t have access to the control panel and etc because I am not an admin. This causes problems for me and I want to be able to lift those restrictions, but I don’t know how. Is there any way to log in to the admin account?

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  1. Muo TechGuy
    January 28, 2013 at 5:35 pm

    You know what, this is just cheating. In my day, you didn't just ask for help on hacking the school computers - you damn well figured it yourself.

    • Cristián Torres-Gluck Balmaceda
      March 23, 2013 at 4:06 am

      Then places like MakeUseOf wouldn't exist if everyone figured things out themselves, am I wrong?

  2. Shadab Samer Ahmad
    January 27, 2013 at 11:15 pm

    As you christian did not disclose Windows operating system but i assume that would be windows 7, as you are student but still you can do by resetting the rights of the administrator and again you can put the password

    here is the link:

  3. Switchblade Rebirth
    January 27, 2013 at 10:41 am

    May I ask what OS are you using?

    • Cristián Torres-Gluck Balmaceda
      March 23, 2013 at 4:05 am

      Windows 7 Enterprise.

  4. Gianna Marie Lanete
    January 27, 2013 at 7:50 am

    In our school too, there's a password protected in each computer.
    Hack the system dude. >:D

  5. Ron Lister
    January 27, 2013 at 4:56 am

    Ask the person who is tasked to maintain your schools computer to help you acomplish what ever it is you are trying to do. Unless they deem it is not something the school would allow i'm sure they will help. I suggest you use your own computer for personal stuf and use the school computers for what they were intended for.

  6. Mahesh Kumar
    January 27, 2013 at 4:46 am

    Ask the Admin to create a admin account for you.. That is the way to get around this problem..

  7. Anonymous
    January 27, 2013 at 4:38 am

    There is no legal way other that asking your school IT staff to give you administrator account.
    Although some soft wares like admin hacker can do that for you (Admin hacker will enable you login to administrator without entering password or even changing the administrator password.
    But i suggest you do not use this software as it is illegal and you may be violating your school rule. just shared this for information purpose.

  8. Junil Maharjan
    January 27, 2013 at 3:57 am

    Unless your admin gives you their password, you can't access it. Accessing it might be against the school policies and might get you into trouble if you access without the official admin's permission.

  9. Charles Yost
    January 26, 2013 at 3:51 pm

    Usually there is no way around this. The IT department of the school sets up the computers so that non admin users (students) can't download anything and mess the computer up. At least this is what has happened at two of the colleges that I have worked at. I can't even make changes to the computer I use at work since they upgraded to Windows 7. Adobe Reader will just have to wait to be updated.

  10. Tech geek
    January 26, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    You can open pc without password. Go this website and follow steps:

  11. Alan Wade
    January 26, 2013 at 11:08 am

    Having Admin status will give you a higher level of authority including the right to delete user accounts. I doubt whether your school would be willing to allow that!

    As thomas quite rightly says "Leave admin passwords to admins…"

  12. Thomas Milham
    January 26, 2013 at 10:22 am

    Leave admin passwords to admins...

    Although there are programs that will enable the Administrator Account such as D7 (a technician toolset) but doing that would get you into deep trouble with your school and maybe get you expelled..

    I have warned you! :P

    • Cristián Torres-Gluck Balmaceda
      February 26, 2013 at 10:14 pm

      I appreciate the warning. I am looking to it anyway.

  13. ha14
    January 26, 2013 at 8:52 am

    Admin account require password! Are you the new Admin of the school computer?

    • Cristián Torres-Gluck Balmaceda
      February 26, 2013 at 10:13 pm

      No. But similar to what I was saying above, if I were the admin, why would I posting this question in the first place?

    • ha14
      February 26, 2013 at 10:28 pm

      you are quite right, i thought former admin did not lifted the embargo on the pc or forgot to tell the secret to the new admin, it happens and there was a question on this matter here in this blog. Sometime malware can cause this and alter the regular account to a kind of administrator privilege (disabling task manager, group policy..) controlled by the malware.

  14. Lisa Santika Onggrid
    January 26, 2013 at 7:59 am

    The best option is to ask your school's administrator with logical reason on why do you need admin privileges. I think most school will not let random student get such account.
    I'm not going to list shadier alternatives.

    • Cristián Torres-Gluck Balmaceda
      February 26, 2013 at 10:10 pm

      That's out of the question. I know my school does not want me to obtain the admin password, but if they were openly willing to give it out, I wouldn't be posting a question here on MakeUseOf, would I? What I am trying to do is obtain the admin password through hacking methods. If you could help me out with this, I would highly appreciate it.

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