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Accessing windows XP if you have forgotten your password

Have you forgotten or lost your windows XP user password. It happens to many people. But it is one the easy issues to solve.

Turn the computer on and press F8 as it boots. you should be getting the windows boot menu option. (on some motherboards F8 brings up the hardware boot select. If that happens choose the hard disk and press F8 as it starts)

from the windows satat up option list choose "safe mode"
Windows start and comes up with the list of users. It also will have the "Administrator" listed at the top.
Click on "administor" and start the windows
Once windows has loaded go to Start ---> Control panel ----> User Accounts
all users will be listed
click on the your name or any other user and from the page the comes up choose "remove password"
Once done close all windows and restart the computer
there would be no password needed to log in
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Lost windows login passwords is not a big problem. I realize an easy way to reset lost windows os password, just need to create a bootable disk or USB flash drive to reset forgotten windows password, I have made a bootable Dvd with the utility Windows Password Seeker and reset my administrator password successfully. You could Google windows password seeker or just go to their official website: http://www.passwordseeker.com

May 05, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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