Sunday, July 22, 2018

How to reset administrator password in Windows based machine

Hi everyone, it has been long since I last wrote or published a post, this time I will share some tips on how to reset administrator account password in windows machine / PC due to my recent encounter with Windows Server 2012 based VM which I lost track of the password I set. Below are the steps:


  1. Boot from the Microsoft Windows Server 2012 / related Windows DVD.
  2. From the Windows Setup menu, click “Next”.
  3. Select “Repair your computer”
  4. Under Choose and option, click on “Troubleshoot”.
  5. Under Advanced options, click “Command Prompt”.
  6. At the command prompt, run the following commands (note: D is the drive where your actual system files located, you need to navigate to the correct drive):
    d:cd windows\system32ren Utilman.exe Utilman.exe.oldcopy cmd.exe Utilman.exe

  7. Close the command prompt and then click “Continue”.
  8. The server / PC should now boot and present the logon screen. Here click Windows Key + U.
  9. At the prompt you can now change the password, by typing the following command:
    net user administrator Password123
    This will set the password for the Administrator user to be Password123 (case sensitive). You may set the password of your choice.
  10. Close the command prompt by typing exit.
  11. Login the administrator account using the password you set earlier (in step 9).

Cleanup Steps

  1. Restart your server / PC and once again, boot from the Micrsoft Windows Server 2012 DVD.
  2. From the Windows Setup menu, click “Next”.
  3. Select “Repair your computer”
  4. Under Choose and option, click on “Troubleshoot”.
  5. Under Advanced options, click “Command Prompt”.
  6. At the command prompt, run the following commands: (note: D is the drive where your actual system files located, you need to navigate to the correct drive):
    d:cd windows\system32ren utilman.exe utilman.exe.newcopy utilman.exe.old utilman.exe
  7. Close the command prompt and then click “Continue”.

Hope this helps for those who unfortunately lost their administrator account password that they set and unable to login to windows. This step helps to quick rectify the issue without having to reformat or wipe the disk and install the OS again.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Microsoft Click-to-run process consume high CPU & Memory

Hi all,

Recently i have been encountering issues with my notebook CPU & Memory usage when starting up, where it shoots up very high and stays high for some time.

It occurs every time i boot up the notebook into windows and when checked, the process of "Microsoft Click-to-run" is consuming the most resources based on windows task manager.

There are some steps to be performed to reduce this, even though it was not fully effective for me. You can give it a try as below:

  1. Disable service click-to-run (in services - set disabled)
  2. Restart computer (click-to-run will be not loaded)
  3. Open C:\Users\Username\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Office\Spw and delete all files
  4. Open C:\Users\Username\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Office\15.0\OfficeFileCache and delete all files
  5. Enable service click-to-run (set automatic)
  6. Restart computer

Alternatively, you may find the full question and answer at Microsoft at this link:

Monday, May 6, 2013

GE13 swing

Its the 13th general elections as we all know in Malaysia.

Few of my opinions about it:

1. More seats won by the so called "Opposition" parties compared to the last 2008 elections.
2. Previous ruling government came into power again with slight margin.
3. People were not clear about the results as mainstream medias only showed results comprising one political party's victory on seats contested.
4. Results were too slow ( Not sure made up or really counting took time)
5. It looked like a major foul played when out of the sudden a political party was announced victorious with minimum majority number of seats reached suddenly after a blackout came back normal.
6. People looking at online results were not confident of sudden surge of seats obtained by the victorious party in certain states where the victory should be otherwise falling to the opponent party.

Whatever fouls or tricks being played, now every single citizen are smart and the whole world knows because the power of internet. People are no more depending on the mainstream medias controlled by the Government for information as it is too bias to one side. Things might happen or might not happen, lets just be calm and go with the flow for now.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Easy life vs hard life

Today, I wonder about my current life, it is easy to the sense that its kind of settled down, but hard in the sense that there is a lot more things to do and achieve.

If you ask me to choose, I would prefer a hard life, because this kind of life is a shortcut for us to achieve different phases in life. When you have a hard life, you tend to realize the value of things because you have work hard / sacrificed for it. Hard life is a teacher for you to learn the value of money, happiness, respect and many more. When you go through a hard life, you will be happy to see a miracle, even though it is a very simple one. You will enjoy surprises more than those who have an easy life. When you have a hard life, you tend to be positive when something bad happens meanwhile it will be like a disaster for those with an easy life. Having a hard life makes you complain less, because we face hardship more often and know it can be adapt and solved. It makes you gain experience more faster than those who having an easy life, by facing hardships more often. You tend to think maturely faster than them. You grow much stronger then easy life people because they don't get the opportunity to face obstacles as you do. You will appreciate people's kindness and care more often and value it more.We get to cherish the experience in life that we get that some don't. Usually when we are in our hard life, we tend to understand it, but other's might not. They might tend to take it differently and misjudge you. They might not know what is going on in your life.

So for those who have a hard life, remember, I'm one of you, and you are a strong person. Keep working hard and being positive, you will get a better life soon, and if you do not, don't give up, because you know you get the reward everyday with small simple miracles that make you happy, because, you have learned to treasure every simple thing in life :)

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Upgrading to Windows 8

Hello everyone,

Recently I was wondering about Windows 8 upgrade because currently I am using Windows 7.
I am sure most of you wondering about compatibility issues that will rise if you choose to upgrade to this new version of Windows.

Well, no worries, the is a program called Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant that will assist to check your system on its compatibility with Windows 8 before or even without upgrading to Windows 8 yet.

I've tried it and found out some apps needs some fixing or updates if i choose to upgrade the Windows.
Below are the screenshots that will help you to see how this program works.

Download the program here:
Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant

1. After download, double click it and run the application.

2. Once it runs, it will scan and show how many devices / apps that is compatible and not compatible.

3. You can click at 'See compatibility details' to see which app / devices are not compatible or needs update to run on Windows 8.

4. You can close this window and if you click next, it will go to another page to suggest you which Windows 8 should you use with your preference of settings and files that you choose as below:

So you can choose to order straight or buy the Operating System yourself to upgrade your current Windows.
Hope this gives some information before you choose to upgrade to Windows 8 :)