Forgotton Password In XP

  chriscross72 08:39 14 Feb 06

A friend of mine's son recently logged onto her Xp home based PC as administrator and changed the password.
Now the horrid little urchin has forgotten the password he used, and she cannot log on herself as administrator to install or change anything.
is there a simple way around this to reset the forgotton password ?

Thanks ;))

  Mikè 08:46 14 Feb 06

Boot to safe mode there is an admin account with (by default) no password.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 12:19 14 Feb 06

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Try this:

1- boot to the windows xp/2000 CD ,

2- press enter to start setup ,

3- press F8 for the license agreement ,

4- when you get the option to repair the current installation press R to do so ,

5- let it run through and for windows XP wait until it reboots and is installing, devices then

press shift F10 to open a command prompt. For windows 2000 wait until it is registering

components then press shift F10 to open a command prompt. ,

6- In windows XP either type in "nusrmgr.cpl" w/o quotation marks at the command prompt and press enter. For windows 2000 type in "control.exe" w/o quotation marks and press enter. This should open up the user accounts applet in XP and the regular control panel in 2000. ,

7- select the users and change or remove their passwords accordingly, apply settings and close the control panel windows and command prompt windows so that just setup is running again. ,

8- let the inplace upgrade finish.

The user should now be able to log in when it finishes and not have to reinstall the programs like in a parallel install.

XP Password help
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