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By galehickey2 ·
Purchased a used pc with XP on it. When I boot up I am not asked for an Administrators Password.
I can go into BIOS with no problem. Is there a way to change an Administrators Password in BIOS-assuming that maybe it was left blank,etc. I would like to assign one now. Thank you.

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by Jennifer.Gardner In reply to Administrators Password

If you can sign on as Administrator, press CNTRL-ALT-DEL and click "Change Password". I don't know of any way to change a Windows password through BIOS.

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by Joseph Moore In reply to Administrators Password

http://home.eunet.no/~pnordahl/ntpasswd/index.html

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by jasonbis In reply to Administrators Password

If i am understanding you correctly you wish to have a password to log in to windows right? I assume it just boots right up into windows. If that's the case you need to click on the start button and go into the control panel. I am using windows 2000 so it may be a little different in XP but you need to click on the users and passwords icon or something similiar. In there is a box that says users must enter a username and password to use this computer. You need to put a check in the box and set a password for the administrator account. And you can set passwords for any other users listed if you like. The bios password is different. It is used only for entering and making changes to the bios. There are no password settings for logging into windows located in the bios. Hope that helps. Please clarify your question if I didn't answer to your satisfaction and I will try again.

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by Deadly Ernest In reply to Administrators Password

Maybe I got this wrong, but I gather you want to put a password on the BIOS access.

If this is so you do it by going into the BIOS and the 3rd or 4th screen available in the system (varies with the BIOS used) is usually called something like System or Security setting. In this screen will be an option to 'Set System Password' you activate it and enter a password MAKE DAMN SURE YOU REMEMBER IT OR WRITE IT DOWN SOMEWHERE THAT WONT GET LOST.

All this will do is stop people from accessing the BIOS unless they have the password. The other answers tell you how to change the password within Windows.

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