How to Create A New Administrator Account without Logging in Windows 10

If you have a good number of people working on your PC or having access to it, you may want to create an Administrator account. Also, if you have kids using the laptop or PC, you will want to create one Administrator account too. It helps you keep the data and programs safe. For instance, if someone is not the administrator, they cannot delete certain programs from your PC pr laptop.

Option 1. How to Create A New Administrator on Windows 10 without Logging in via Command Prompt

Windows 10 is full of possibilities. There are at least 4 different ways you can log into the computer. If you forgot Windows password of one account, you can try the other ones. These include user account, Microsoft account, guest account, and Administrator account. By default, Windows keeps the Administrator account disabled because gives superior access over different functions of the operating system.

Let’s get directly to the process. You will need to access the account through Command Prompt.

Step 1. Press Shift + F10 together. It will open the Command Prompt window on your locked Windows 10 computer.

Step 2. Use the following command line to change the location of cmd.exe and utilman.exe.

  • You will need to insert this command first –
  • move d:\windows\system32\utilman.exe d:\
  • Then, you will need to paste the following command.
  • copy d:\windows\system32\cmd.exe d:\windows\system32\utilman.exe
  • open command prompt in order to create a new administrator on windows 10 without logging in

Step 3. Take out the installation disc and type wpeutil reboot in the window. It will reboot your computer directly from the hard drive. Now whenever you click on the Utility Manager icon on the lockscreen, the Command Prompt window will open.

change utility manager icon function

Step 4. Create the Administrator account user ID and password using command line. For example, if you want to create Administrator account Allison and password xyz123, type:

  • net user Allison xyz123/add
  • net localgroup administrators Allison/add

Hit "Enter". The account will appear on the lock screen.

create administer id and password

Step 5. Restart the computer to change the Utility Manager icon’s function back. Press "Shift + F10" together. Type the command line.

  • move d:\utilman.exe d:\windows\system32\utilman.exe

Now, all you need to do is to hit Enter, and wait.

restore utility manager function

Step 6. Restart the computer and login using the password you used to get access to your user account.

This method is a bit technical and if you change even one character by mistake, you will have to do all over again. There is a simpler method in which you use a third-party Windows password recovery tool, which is easy to use and doesn’t require you to have any technical knowledge.

Option 2. Create A New Administrator on Windows 10 without Logging in via PassFab 4WinKey

Whether you want to create a new Administrator password or recover password of an old one, PassFab 4WinKey is the best Windows password recovery tool you can find. It support all Windows versions. It allows you create bootable disk omn Mac now!

Step 1. Download PassFab 4WinKey on an available computer. Insert a CD/DVD or a USB drive to create a bootable drive.

choose usb in passfab 4winkey

Step 2. Hit "Next" to start the burning process. Make sure you transfer data from the USB drive because it will be during the process.

burn usb successfully in passfab 4winkey

Step 3. Eject the removable disk and insert it into your locked computer. Press F12 or other button to enter BIOS, enable your USB to be the first boot option. Then exit BIOS and restart it again.

Step 4. A window will pop up on your Windows 10 screen. Select the operating system and hit Next.

select windows version in passfab 4winkey

Step 5. Select "Create A New Account" in the interface, press "Next".

select administrator account in passfab 4winkey

Step 6. Enter the new administrator account user name and password and then click "Create".

create user name and password in passfab 4winkey

Once it is over, the tool will ask you to restart your computer. Click the "Reboot" button. Your computer will restart again. Then you can login Windows 10 with the new administrator account.

create user name and password successfully in passfab 4winkey

Here is the all steps to process PassFab 4WinKey. Except create a new account, it can also allows you to reset or remove Windows 10 Administrator password, reset Microsoft password on Windows 10, remove user account. As a professional Windows password recovery tool, it will never let every Windows users down.

Conclusion

In this article, we learned about two ways you can create a new Administrator account without logging in. Compare the two ways, we recommend PassFab 4WinKey. Since there are many users unfamiler with Windows system, so the first way might be complicated to process. In the end, if you still have question, please leave the comment below.

PassFab 4WinKey box
  • Remove or reset Administrator password instantly
  • Reset Microsoft Account password in minutes
  • Delete or Create Windows Account if you want
  • One click to create a Windows password reset disk (USB/CD/DVD)
  • Compatible with Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista/XP and Server 2019

Updated on / Posted by Shirley Howard to Windows 10 / Follow @Shirley Howard

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