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Solved: Admin account password expired

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by BusterT, Mar 17, 2013.

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  1. BusterT

    BusterT Thread Starter

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    My daughter's laptop is running windows 7 home edition. My wife and I set up an admin account when we purchased it w few years ago. Today when trying to download a malware detection program, it asks for admin account password and it says it has expired. Seems strange as we updated the password less than 3 months ago. The laptop only has my daughter's non-admin account and the one admin acct.

    What options do we have to regain admin account access?

    Thanks
     
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    BusterT Thread Starter

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    Well, I feel a bit silly, but realize now that if I reboot and select the admin account, it asks me to reset my expired password. I reset PW, set up an additional admin account in case I actually ever do get locked out of the first one, and disabled the password expiration feature.

    Hope this helps someone else.

    Thanks
     
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