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How To Reset Your XP, Vista, or Windows 7 Password

You can log in to the Administrator account, but not your personal account:

  1. Logon to the Administrator account, or another administrator's account.
  2. Reset or Change the forgotten password for the user account.
For resetting your password by using a password reset disk:
  1. First on the Windows 7 Welcome screen, you have to enter a blank password into the password text box, and then you have to press the Enter key or you have to click on the Go button.
  2. The Windows 7 operating system will provide you the information you that the user account name or password you entered is incorrect.
  3. After this click on OK, for coming back to the Welcome screen,
  4. Then, click on the Reset password link that appears below the password text box. After which the Password Reset wizard will start.
  5. On the Welcome page, click on Next.
  6. You then have to click on the Insert the Password Reset Disk page, and have to choose the USB flash drive or floppy disk drive, which you want to use.
  7. Now insert the password reset disk into the drive, and click on Next.
  8. Enter a new password and password hint, which you want to set as your password and hint on reset the user account password page, and then click on Next.
  9. Click on Finish.
You cannot log in to the Administrator account, or your personal account:

Offline NT Password Disk is a very simple and very fast command line Linux tool to reset your forgotten Windows administrator password. At the time of this writing the site was down, hence the Google Cache link.
  1. Download the bootable CD image by clicking on the link, and scrolling down until you see Download.
  2. Burn the ISO to a CD using Free ISO Burner, ImgBrn, Active@ ISO Burner, etc.
  3. Boot up your PC with the bootable CD.
  4. Drivers for both SATA and IDE drivers typically load automatically.
  5. Select the location of your Windows Operating System.
  6. Select windows/system32/config as your directory.
  7. Select “Password Reset” as your option.
  8. Choose to reset as a ‘blank password’.
  9. Once blanked, type ‘q’ to quit and write the values to the registry.

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log on as administrator


Here are two views on how to create computer administrators and administration rights

WHEN LOG IN SCREEN WILL APPER THAT TIME JUST PRESS CTRL+ALT+DEL THREE TIMES LOGIN PAGE WILL CHANGE PUT THERE

administrator and press enter if any password you put during installation of xp put that password do log in and then go to user accounts which is in control panel from there change the user rights which you want to or

right click to my computer and go to manage and then users from there also you can set rights

Here we go just press this keys ctrl+Alt+Del it will bring you a new logging dialogue box. type the user name as administrator and leave the password blank.


press enter and there you go. that means you will log into your computer as local administrator. from there go to your control panel, click on user accounts, change my account type,

from the next stage choose administrator, click change account type


hope this helps

Apr 27, 2012 | Computers & Internet

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i have a acer laptop computer, there is a person name and password on there and i can't remove it off, bought it at pawnshop, how do i enter my own information?


Try to logon as administrator. At logon screen press Ctrl-Alt-Delete to popup the logon dialog window. Instead of the person name type "administrator". Do not enter any password in the field. Press OK. If you're lucky you will log on as administrator. Then use Control Panel -> Users to remove the current user and create a new one.
If you cannot logon as administrator, then you can use a program for removing passwords, loaded from a bootable CD like Superutilities or Hiren Boot CD. Reinstalling Windows is a solution too.

Aug 15, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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How do I logon as administer


Hi,

The built-in Administrator account is hidden from Welcome Screen when a user account with Administrator privileges exists and enabled. In Windows XP Home Edition, you can login as built-in Administrator in Safe Mode only. For XP Professional, press CTRL + ALT + DEL twice at the Welcome Screen and input your Administrator password in the classic logon window that appears.
To have the Administrator account displayed in the Welcome Screen, try one of these methods:
Method 1: Using TweakUI Power Toy for Windows XP Download TweakUI from here: v2.00 for Windows XP | v2.10 for XP SP1 and above
Open TweakUI and click "Logon" option in the left pane. Put a checkmark against the option "Show Administrator on Welcome Screen". Click OK to close TweakUI. Logoff and see if Welcome Screen lists Administrator login. Changes are immediate and you can use the Winkey + L to switch back to Welcome Screen to see Administrator account is listed.
Use this procedure to hide/unhide any user account from the Welcome Screen. Please remember, you can still login to a hidden account using CTRL+ALT+DEL classic logon method, but cannot Fast User Switch to a hidden user account.
Method 2 - Manual registry edit
  • Click Start, Run and type Regedit.exe
  • Navigate to the following key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows NT \ CurrentVersion \ Winlogon \ SpecialAccounts \ UserList
  • Use the File, Export option to backup the key
  • Create a new DWORD Value named Administrator
  • Double-click Administrator, and set 1 as its data
  • Exit the Registry Editor.
For Windows XP Home Edition While you can configure Windows XP Home Edition to show Administrator account in the Welcome Screen, you cannot login as Administrator in Normal mode. Visit the following link for more information:
Error Message: Unable to Log You on Because of an Account Restriction

Please post your feedback and Vote if the problem resolved as per your satisfaction.

May 20, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Computer loading up but not logging on..


This has happened because of a Microsoft update:

In Safe mode (F8 at boot up)
Start-search for cmd
With search result -cmd- right click choose option Run as Administrator
type in- net user administrator/ active:yes
type- exit
restart- pc logon screen should show administrator account
if you can logon through this account, alter any accounts you want through control panel

Apr 21, 2009 | HP Pavilion dv6000z Notebook

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cannot get password for toshiba satellite A200-TR4


Passwords are setup when you first recieve the computer. What I suggest, is that you log in as administrator (at login screen hit ctrl+alt+del) administrator as logon, with no password. IF it says account disabled, then reboot to safemode, and log in as administrator (then it will take the administrator login *with no password) - once in, you can change users passwords *which is your logon*.

If this does not work, write back.

Mar 28, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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