Resetting admin login password in XP Pro

By kirk227 ·
Does anyone know of any free software for resetting or retreiving a lost login password? I changed from XP Pro 64 bit to Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit and now I've forgotten my login password. Every program I've found wants $$$$$ and I believe there must be an easy method. Help Please!!!

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by santeewelding In reply to Resetting admin login pas ...

As you said elsewhere, your change was due in part to your late encounter with Russians, can there be that much proprietary data that you have added to the system?

Wipe it. Reinstall. Run as administrator without a password, since, as you pointed out in your other post, if they want in, they will get in. And, as you point out here, you can't trust yourself, either.

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Good advice!

by kirk227 In reply to If

I'm almost to the point of doing just that. If I can't remember the password soon I'm planning to copy everything to another drive except the OS, then wipe the original drive, reinstall the OS and copy everything else back. The only problem I have doing this is I'll have to deal with Microsoft again because in their limited viewpoint, it will be a different computer afterwards. It's nice to know people read my posts. Thanks for the help.

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By the way...

by kirk227 In reply to If

Just so you don't think I'm a total idiot, I had that OS on a disk which I removed when I got windows 7 and I hadn't used it for over three months. When you say I can't trust myself, I felt an explanation was in order. Sure I should have written it down, and maybe I did, but anyone can forget a password over a 3 month period of time. Frankly I didn't remember ever having a password at all which makes it even harder for me. I may be trying to remember something that never existed.

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Try Google ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Resetting admin login pas ...

That's what it is there for.

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by .Martin. In reply to Try Google ...

I was wondering what it was for

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take it

by .Martin. In reply to Resetting admin login pas ...

to your local computer shop, they can help you there...

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