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forgot Win XP Pro admin password

By pchlp ·
I have a friend who forgot her login password for the admininstrator account for Win xp Pro.
How can I reset this password or change it.
THe only account I can log into is the Guest account.
Thanks in advance

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by guy In reply to forgot Win XP Pro admin p ...

As far as I know, recovering the admin password is not possible. Search the internet, you might find a hack tool that can discover the password, but if it's a good password (with symbols, letters and numbers), then even that will not help

Maybe Lophtcrack can help, but I doubt whether you can run and install this tool under the Guest account. You can find it under:
www.evadenet.com/downloads/lophtcrack.shtml

Good luck
Guy

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by hung.pham In reply to forgot Win XP Pro admin p ...

Recover admin password is almost impossible, but removing the password and having it reset to blank is probable. We have that here all the time at my work.

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by MJA In reply to forgot Win XP Pro admin p ...

http://www.petri.co.il/forgot_administrator_password.htm

http://www.fadsoft.com/password_recovery.htm

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by wallrae In reply to forgot Win XP Pro admin p ...

Lost Passwords Recovery
NT, Windows 2000, and Windows XP-based ... An administrator can also use it to recover any lost password and access a user's Windows account.
From:freewebhosting.hostdepartment.com/i/iovsoft/pass.htm good luck, Wallrae

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by angela.brown2 In reply to forgot Win XP Pro admin p ...

You can login to an 2000/XP machine with an account that has administrative privledges and reset and the administrator account password. I have been able to do this several times.

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