Tip & How-To about Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2
I generally don't like telling people how to change passwords because they can go doing it to other people but for some people this is a life saver.
First of all you will need access of a account on the same computer. Unfortunately I haven't found a way to do it without going onto xp. If you don't have any other accessable accounts then try the administrator account unless it's in use as your account. If you can't see follow the instructions below. If you have got access skip this group of instructions and go to the next steps.
Get into administrator account:
1.) When starting the computer, press F8 continuesly until you see a black screen with writing saying how would you like to startup windows.
2.) Go to safemode with command prompt and click enter until you see the bootup screen(windows logo...).
3.) It should have the administrator account along with the one that you have locked. Go into the administrator account and if there is a password on that you'll have to know it from the company that gave you the computer because they generally put a password on it.
Once you're in the account you'll see a black screen with writing.
1.) type in net user.
It will come with a display of user names.
2.) With exactly the same format as on the screen(Uppercase/Capitals), type the users name after net user and a star as a new word after the name(e.g. net user Tommy *)
3.) Just type in the password you want to change it to and confirm it by typing it again.
Once you're finished just type shutdown /r and it'll reboot like windows normally does.
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