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forgot my windows xp password.

By gentinature ·
How can i login to windows xp when have forgotten my password.I need a details on how to go about it.

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by BFilmFan In reply to forgot my windows xp pass ...

TechRepublic has several articles on recovering lost XP passwords, one of which is here:

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by ccthompson In reply to forgot my windows xp pass ...

One way you can do it is to reboot and go into safe mode. Once the welcome screen appears, you will see a faded Administrator account. If you never set this, it will not have a password. Click its name and then go into control panel, and user accounts, then reset your username password.

I know there are password finders and links to password finders on this site, but this is a start, and it also lets you know if your PCs admin account has a password, so then you can put one in place.

Hope this Helps!

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by TheVirtualOne In reply to forgot my windows xp pass ...

The Tool that I recommend is from Winternals. It's called the Administrator's Pak. It's not that expensive as far as software goes but for use as an Administrator its worth every penny.

You can find it here.

Workstation version: For use with Windows NT Workstation 4.0 and above, Windows 2000 Professional, and Windows XP (32-bit versions). Workstation - $149

Server version: For use with Windows NT Server 4.0 and above, Windows 2000 Server, and Windows Server 2003 (32-bit versions). Server - $299

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by kopio In reply to forgot my windows xp pass ...

Check this out... hope can help u!!

1. Place your Windows XP CD in your cd-rom and start your computer (it assumed here that your XP CD is bootable ?as it should be - and that you have your bios set to boot from CD)

2. Keep your eye on the screen messages for booting to your cd Typically, it will be Press any key to boot from cd...

3. Once you get in, the first screen will indicate that Setup is inspecting your system and loading files.

4. When you get to the Welcome to Setup screen, press ENTER to Setup Windows now

5. The Licensing Agreement comes next - Press F8 to accept it.

6. The next screen is the Setup screen which gives you the option to do a Repair.

It should read something like if one of the following Windows XP installations is damaged, Setup can try to repair it.

Use the up and down arrow keys to select your XP installation (if you only have one, it should already be selected) and press R to begin the Repair process.

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by kopio In reply to forgot my windows xp pass ...

7. Let the Repair run. Setup will now check your disks and then start copying files which can take several minutes.

8. Shortly after the Copying Files stage, you will be required to reboot. (this will happen automatically ,you will see a progress bar stating your computer will reboot in 15 seconds.

9. During the reboot, do not make the mistake of Pressing any boot from the CD again! Setup will resume automatically with the standard billboard screens and you will notice Installing Windows is highlighted.

10. Keep your eye on the lower left hand side of the screen and when you see the Installing Devices progress bar, press SHIFT + F10. This is the security hole! A command console will now open up giving you the potential for wide access to your system.

11. At the prompt, type NUSRMGR.CPL and press Enter. Binggo! You have just gained graphical access to your User Accounts in the Control Panel.

12. Now simply pick the account you need to change and remove or change your password as you prefer. If you want to log on without having to enter your new password, you can type control userpasswords2 at the prompt and choose to log on without being asked for password. After youe made your changes close the windows, exit the command box and continue on with the Repair (have your Product key handy).

13. Once the Repair is done, you will be able to log on with your new password (or without a password if you chose not to use one or if you chose not to be asked for a password). Your programs and personalized settings should remain intact.

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by Murray Brydon In reply to forgot my windows xp pass ...

I previously used the linux boot cd method and it took only a couple of minutes so would recommend that. I can't remember where I downloaded that from but sure it would not be too hard to find.

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by hecongyan In reply to forgot my windows xp pass ...

All the above are great suggestions, if you actually know the password, but since the problem is that, the password has been forgotten/hacked or whatever, my suggestion is this neat program(Windows Password Recovery Tool 3.0) from PasswordSeeker, it lets you reset/delete user passwords, it is a legal app. and very useful, i've used it on a few PC's including my own and it works,

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