XP install CD refuses to accept my admin passwd

By duah ·
i want to repair-reinstalling xp

bXP install CD refuses to accept my admin passwd even after double check my admin passwd under user acts, when boot from XP CD it refuses my admin passwd??

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If you are doing a Repair Install as per these directions

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to XP install CD refuses to ...

This is correct as you can not have two identical Admin Passwords on the same install. Repairing this way actually rewrites the Windows Files and doesn't remove anything.

But if you are doing an In Place Install as per these dirtections

You will be able to use your existing Admin Password as doing an install this way strips out all the existing Windows Files and allows you to reinstall without loosing your links to installed software.


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