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How to break the admin password in winxp without third party software

By rishisankarv ·
How to break the admin password in my winxp system without third party software.

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by .Martin. In reply to How to break the admin pa ...

As a community of IT professionals, (and others), we do not help with password recovery, other than that of people we know IN PERSON. hence you will not get the answer you are looking for on this website...

my only suggestion is maybe you ask the person that knows the admin password, what the password is...

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If it is YOUR winxp system ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to How to break the admin pa ...

Why in **** are you asking?????

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RE: How to break the admin password in winxp

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to How to break the admin pa ...

Place the computer on the ground in front of a big tracked vehicle.

Get a suitably qualified person to drive the vehicle over the computer. This is guaranteed to break the password and you don't need any software to do it.

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If it is your XP machine then the best way is...

Changing the User Type
Normally in XP Pro, through the Control Panel / User Accounts icon, you are only allowed to create administrators or limited users.
If you want to create
1.Right click on My Computer
3.Local Users and Groups
5.Right click on the user you want to change
7.Member of tab
8.Add button
9.Advanced button
10.Find Now button
11.From here you see the full list of possibilities (e.g. Power User, Backup Operator etc.)


Repair Install

If XP is corrupted to the point where none of the previous solutions get it to boot,
you can do a Repair Install that might work as well as keep the current settings.
Make sure you have your valid WindowsXP key.
The whole process takes about half an hour depending on your computer
If you are being prompted for the administrator's password, you need to choose the 2nd repair option, not the first.

1.Insert and boot from your WindowsXP CD

2.At the second R=Repair option, press the R key

3.This will start the repair

4.Press F8 for I Agree at the Licensing Agreement

5.Press R when the directory where WindowsXP is installed is shown. Typically this is C:\WINDOWS

6.It will then check the C: drive and start copying files

7.It will automatically reboot when needed. Keep the CD in the drive.

8.You will then see the graphic part of the repair that is like during a normal install of XP (Collecting Information, Dynamic Update, Preparing Installation, Installing Windows, Finalizing Installation)

9.When prompted, click on the Next button

10.When prompted, enter your XP key

11.Normally you will want to keep the same Workgroup or Domain name

12.The computer will reboot

13.Then you will have the same screens as a normal XP Install

14.Activate if you want (usually a good idea)

15.Register if you want (but not necessary)


17.At this point you should be able to log in with any existing accounts.
If you are running Windows XP Professional, reset the password in the Local Users and Groups snap-in in Microsoft
Management Console (MMC):

1. Click Start, and then click Run.
2. In the Open box, type "mmc" (without the quotation marks), and then click OK to start MMC.
3. Start the Local Users and Groups snap-in.
4. Under Console Root, expand "Local Users and Groups", and then click Users.
5. In the right pane, right-click Administrator, and then click Set Password.
6. Click Proceed in the message box that appears.
7. Type and confirm the new password in the appropriate boxes, and then click OK.

Hope this helps you out.

Please post back if you have any more problems or questions.

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