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just wondering if there is a tool that works to delete user passwords in win10 or windows server 2012. i tried parted magic and it didn't work. may try it again later and tweak the settings it uses but it's just a retail copy of win10.

***this is just for future reference it is not urgent, i know my password but i wanted this ability in case i need it someday***
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You should think this through a little bit.....................

You want to delete a user password, then you won't be able to login to that account.
Why would you want to have an account that you can't log into - even if such a thing could be done?
Why not just delete the account?
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Think it through again, what does windows default to when an account doesn't have a password lol....

It simply logs in
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Why would there be account passwords if you didn't need them to login?

Are you thinking of autologin?
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if you delete the account password through windows, you should just be able to select the account and it will log you in without a password prompt. that's the way it's always been. i used to delete passwords with hirens boot disk & it's always worked that way. it doesn't work for windows 10 though because it's still fairly new. just looking for a tool that will do it.

it's the same as if you didn't have an account password & you only had one account on the pc. it doesn't bring you to the prompt screen even, it just starts up and puts you on the desktop, no password prompt required.
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If you have admin privs, this isn't hard on Windows 10. Win-R to get the Run command box. Type 'control userpasswords2' and enter. Select the Advanced tab. Go to Advanced User Management. Expand the User node. Right click the user to change. Select Set Password. Leave the two password boxes empty. Read the warning regarding what might happen (anything encrypted to the user credentials will be lost) and hit Proceed.
    
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Are you trying to gain access to a windows 10 machine with a password you have forgotten?
This is actually scary easy with local user accounts and physical access to the machine.
You can either use Kon-Boot or the below:
http://www.howtogeek.com/222262/how-to-reset-your-forgotten-password-in-windows-10/
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lol i was looking for future reference, on machines that i have no admin access to.

i know it's always been scary easy but i think they changed the location of the passwords for win10 so that's why i was asking as parted magic wasn't working
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Interesting. I'm not sure what the Hirems script is actually doing. Perhaps it's the same as one of these methods for enabling auto login?

In Win 10 you can:
Note: I've used both of these successfully.

Run > netplwiz to enable autologin )
or
This registry hack:
Use Registry Editor to turn on automatic logon

Important This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how
to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you
modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow
these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before
you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs.
For more information about how to back up and restore the registry,
click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft
Knowledge Base:
322756 How to back up
and restore the registry in Windows

To use Registry Editor to turn on automatic logon, follow these steps:

1. Click *Start*, and then click *Run*.
2. In the *Open* box, type Regedt32.exe, and then press Enter.
3. Locate the following subkey in the registry:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
4. Double-click the *DefaultUserName* entry, type your user name, and
then click *OK*.
5. Double-click the *DefaultPassword* entry, type your password, and
then click *OK*.

Note If the *DefaultPassword* value does not exist, it must be
added. To add the value, follow these steps:

1. On the *Edit* menu, click *New*, and then point to *String Value*.
2. Type DefaultPassword, and then press Enter.
3. Double-click *DefaultPassword*.
4. In the *Edit String* dialog, type your password and then click *OK*.
Note If no DefaultPassword string is specified, Windows
automatically changes the value of the AutoAdminLogon key from 1
(true) to 0 (false), disabling the AutoAdminLogon feature.

6. On the *Edit* menu, click *New*, and then point to *String Value*.
7. Type *AutoAdminLogon*, and then press Enter.
8. Double-click *AutoAdminLogon*.
9. In the *Edit String* dialog box, type 1 and then click *OK*. <--- Is this what Hirens does????
10. Exit Registry Editor.
11. Click *Start*, click *Shutdown*, and then type a reason in the
Comment text box.
12. Click *OK* to turn off your computer.
13. Restart your computer. You can now log on automatically.

Notes

* To bypass the AutoAdminLogon process and to log on as a different
user, press and hold the Shift key after you log off or after
Windows restarts.
* This registry change does not work if the Logon Banner value is
defined on the server either by a Group Policy object (GPO) or by a
local policy. When the policy is changed so that it does not affect
the server, the autologon feature works as expected.
* When Exchange Active Sync (EAS) password restrictions are active,
the autologon feature does not work. This behavior is by design.
This behavior is caused by a change in Windows 8.1 and does not
affect Windows 8 or earlier versions. To work around this behavior
in Windows 8.1 and later versions, remove the EAS policies in
Control Panel.
* An interactive console logon that has a different user on the server
changes the *DefaultUserName* registry entry as the last logged-on
user indicator. AutoAdminLogon relies on the DefaultUserName entry
to match the user and password. Therefore, AutoAdminLogon may fail.
You can configure a shutdown script to set the correct
*DefaultUserName* entry for AutoAdminLogonAs.
 
 
 
Edited by billbartuska - 7/4/16 at 4:54am
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