STICKY KEYS FEATURE for Resetting Forgotten user account passwords

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  1. NikosGr

    NikosGr MDL Member

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    #1 NikosGr, Nov 17, 2012
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    I just followed this artciles and it works great also in Windows 8 Pro

    BUT

    When it happens we use Greek letters for username account we get an error that this action cannot be done.

    Code:
    (c) 2012 Microsoft Corporation. Με επιφύλαξη κάθε νόμιμου δικαιώματος.
    Το σύστημα δεν είναι σε θέση να εντοπίσει το μήνυμα που αντιστοιχεί στον αριθμό
    μηνύματος 0x8 στο αρχείο μηνυμάτων του System.
    
    
    C:\Windows\system32>net user
    
    
    Λογαριασμοί User για \\
    
    
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    Administrator            Guest                    Νικοτσάρας
    Η εντολή ολοκληρώθηκε με ένα ή περισσότερα σφάλματα.
    
    
    
    
    C:\Windows\system32>net user Νικοτσάρας test
    Παρουσιάστηκε το σφάλμα συστήματος 8646.
    
    
    Το σύστημα δεν είναι σύστημα ελέγχου ταυτότητας για τον καθορισμένο λογαριασμό κ
    αι επομένως δεν μπορεί να ολοκληρώσει τη λειτουργία. Προσπαθήστε να επαναλάβετε
    τη λειτουργία χρησιμοποιώντας την υπηρεσία παροχής που σχετίζεται με αυτόν το λο
    γαριασμό. Αν πρόκειται για διαδικτυακή υπηρεσία παροχής, χρησιμοποιήστε την τοπο
    θεσία της υπηρεσίας παροχής.
    
    
    
    
    C:\Windows\system32>
    
    Now, how can i workaround the encoding issue?!?
     
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    Anyone can share an idea please?
     
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    I dont choose too. When on Win8 installa time asks for your Windows Live ID its grabs the information form there and created the appopriate account.

    Also not using english encoding as username is not an acceptable solutiuon for me.
     
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  4. Shenj

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    Create a Local Account at first and then convert it to a Microsoft Account :)
     
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    Read the error message, perhaps? The problem isn't the characters, it's that it's an online account. The message clearly says that it's not possible in that case.
     
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    Seems a goo idea!

    How can i do that at Win8 installation time?
     
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    Where excatly does the error messge says that?
    And how come any other accounts i create can be password changed like "net user nikos test" and only characters with greek letter cant?
     
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  8. Shenj

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    Windows 8 automaticly shows you the Microsoft Account creation instead of Local Account, see the buttons on the bottom side, should say something like "Switch to Local Account" (sorry i don't remember what it was exactly, but something with Local :p, then you need to confirm you want a local account again.. (lol) there you go, input your Username and you are done, after you created it you can go to PC Settings under Users and change to a Microsoft Account.

    But you don't need to re-install windows anyway if you just want to change it, Create a new Local Account with the username you want to use, go to Users panel on the Desktop and set it as Admin, then log out and switch to the new account, delete your old

    Your Microsoft Account password can not be changed like this, use the Microsoft Website.
     
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    #9 Josh Cell, Nov 17, 2012
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    Should be:

    Code:
    net user "Your Username Here" "Your new password here"
    Don't forget the quotations.

    For remove the password:

    Code:
    net user "Your Username Here" ""
    * CMD.EXE must be elevated as administrator.
     
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    The message (in English) is:
    Your other accounts are probably local accounts, there's no issue resetting the password.
     
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    #11 NikosGr, Nov 17, 2012
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    You cannot do that it doesnt let you as very coorectly the above poster says its an MS account and you have no authortiy to chnage it like that. Its not also an encoding issue.
     
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  12. NikosGr

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    Very True! thank you! Ι also tried to create o local account with Greek letters and then altered the password easily without complaining about encodnig.

    Its what you say it is an online MS account and local Win8 cannot change that.
     
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    #13 NikosGr, Nov 17, 2012
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    I though the only change that cna be made is switching form a local <=> admin account not form a local <=> online account

    You cannot do that. If you forgotten the ms account pass you can work your way up with the sethc.exe and open a cmd create a local account. login with it but from a local account you will not be able to alter it to an admin one. This would have required admin priovilges which you dont have because you are currently logged in as a local user and you ahve forgotten your ms online admin pass.

    So even if the usernmae was with latin chars it would still wouldnt allow me to later the password.
     
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    #14 Shenj, Nov 17, 2012
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    #16 Shenj, Nov 17, 2012
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    #17 NikosGr, Nov 17, 2012
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    No need, cna always do from cmd:

    Code:
    net user administrator /active:yes
    
    But that will log me into admin account whether i want to be logged to my MS account.
     
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  18. Shenj

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    #18 Shenj, Nov 17, 2012
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    If you have no password and can't recover it, you can't login... simple as that o_O, get a new one and delete the old, input real name and your phone number into it.. (easy to recover pw that way, just send code to phone voila) don't waste your time like that :)
     
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    I'am a a fair amount of mazochist so i'll try this more :)


    net user administrator /active:yesthen login as admin then go to control panel users and change the type of my forgotten pass account from admin to typical userBUT still the system wont allow me to change the password form that accoutn via cmd.So, changind the type of account form admin to typical is still remaining an online MS account as it seems , yes?Then all i have to do is chnage this type of account form ms to local and then i guess it will work., so please tell me where should i go to do that!
     
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    Hello and good day,

    If you just tell me please since now iam logged into as an administrator, ho0w can i alter the type of nikotsaras user accoutn from MS online account to a local user account?
     
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