Through several attempts over the last 18 months to use Recovery Console to repair windows I've been denied access without the admin password. To the best of my knowledge I never set one. Having said that, this OS (oem) came with a computer I bought several years ago. The hard drive also migrated from that computer. I don't really know whether any of this is relevant, but without access to the Recovery Console I wind up re-formatting & re-installing more often than I'd like.
Any thoughts on retrieving the password or a workaround?
if you dont setup password for you admin account then just use "administrator" as user name & in password leave its as blank " "...
it will allow you .. if it wont allow without password
then boot you computer in safe mode & use administrator & " " to login & set admin password as you wish , then restart the machine to continue in recovery console