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    Local admin Password help

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    by andrew_t ·

    I lost the local admin password for a windows xp pro machine. Its not on a domain or anything.

    Please help…

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    • #3312927

      Reply To: Local admin Password help

      by willcomp ·

      In reply to Local admin Password help

      Check this link:

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

      I recommend option 1, Offline Password Editor.

      Dalton

    • #3312923

      Reply To: Local admin Password help

      by moses16 ·

      In reply to Local admin Password help

      Go to User Accounts in Control Panel and click on Administrator the Domain should be your computer name, then at the bottom select reset Administrator password, thats if you are a adminstrative user. try it, it should work.

    • #3312867

      Reply To: Local admin Password help

      by w2ktechman ·

      In reply to Local admin Password help

      The above answer may work. You don’t have to be using the Administrator logon to have been assigned administrator rights. Your local user account may have been assigned these rights. I would try resetting the administrator password before anything else. If not, you will need a utility to blow away the admin password

    • #3312833

      Reply To: Local admin Password help

      by razz2 ·

      In reply to Local admin Password help

      Go to Winternals and download the Emergency version of ERD
      commander:

      http://www.winternals.com/products/repairandrecovery/
      erdcommander2002.asp?pid=erd

      You will need to create a CD with it to boot the machine. It will
      load an XP interface. Use the Locksmith utility to reset the
      password.

      razz

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