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How to recover a lost Windows xp password

These techniques to recover a lost xp password are among the more advanced Windows XP Tips and Tricks. In some cases, recovering from a lost password can be very easy though.
For completeness' sake we start with the simplest tips that can help you regain access to a locked account. But even if you find yourself in a more complex situation, please read on. You'll find out what to do.
If you can log in another user account
1. Click on “Start” and enter lusrmgr.msc into the search field:




2. Open “Local Users and Groups” and go to “Users”. Right-click on your account and select “Set Password”:




More advanced password recovery
If there are no other users on your machine to unlock your account, you need to reset your password "offline". Offline means that you boot your pc from outside your usual Windows XP environment using a boot disk or a bootable cdrom.
This offline technique to recover a lost xp password isn't for the faint of heart; the procedure isn't presented in a nice graphical interface and there even is a small risk involved ...
Sometimes the password reset fails and as a consequence you cannot log on with the locked user account afterwards. This doesn't happen often though, and if you are reading this because you need to recover a lost xp password ...
you weren't able to log on after all ...
Of course you will need access to another pc to create a boot disk or bootable cd.

Read more: http://www.lostwindowspassword.com

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Forgot Windows XP password, I realize actually quite an easy method to recover lost windows logon password, only need to create a bootable CD/DVD or Usb stick to reset lost windows password, I have made a bootable Disk with the program Windows Password Seeker and reset my admin password successfully. You could Search windows password seeker or just go to their site: http://www.passwordseeker.com

Mar 23, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Forgot Windows XP password! Try these....


Forgot your windows XP password? Don't worry about that. i have troubled the same thing before. I searched from internet and solved the problem. Now i want to share with you and hope it will really help.

Solution 1: If you have owned another available admin password, it can work. Just log on your PC->Click "Start"button->Control Panel->Add or remove user account->Select the account you want to reset->Change or Remove xp password. Then the password will be reset.

Solution 2: You can use one of the password recovery software tool to reset the forgotten password. Here, i would like to introduce you one of them, which i have applied. It is really a good hand. That is Windows Password Recovery Tool 3.0 . The process is following.
Step 1: Download the Windows Password Recovery Tool and burn a erasable CD,
Step 2: Boot the CD into the ISO image which is provided by Windows Password Recovery Tool 3.0
Step 3:BIOS settings
Step 4:Recover the Windows admin XP password.
It is an easy-to-use way to bypass XP password. You can have a try.

Jul 27, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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You can use a program like Windows Password Recovery Tool to get the admin password. It is a live cd easy to use.
When you load it in graphical mode select the windows installition and then select the user you want to reset password.
(make sure you boot from cd/dvd or usb first)

Apr 08, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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