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Unlike Windows 7 and Vista, the default administrator account on Windows XP is enabled and not password protected. And by this unique feature, you can easily reset a forgotten login password to Windows XP when you are locked out of computer. But if you added a password to this built-in administrator account before and now cannot remember its password, what will you do to reset this forgotten Windows XP default administrator password? Here's some advice on Windows XP administrator password recovery for you if your Windows XP machine is in use.
Tip 1: Take advantage of password recovery disk
Provided a password reset disk for the default administrator account is created in advance, Windows XP administrator password recovery can be completed within a few clicks.
Step 1. Go to Windows XP logon screen and enter a wrong password for the administrator account.
Step 2. Press Enter to pop up the "logon failed" dialog box, and click "use your password reset disk".
Step 3. On the Password Reset Wizard screen, click Next to change this administrator password.
Tip 2: Try Windows Password Recovery Software
If you forgot Windows administrator password without a password reset disk, don't feel impressed. Rekeysoft Windows Password Recovery can solve your problem. It allows you to create a password reset CD/DVD to reset lost Windows XP administrator password.
Step 1. Download and install Windows Password Recovery.
Step 2. Burn a bootable password reset CD/DVD.
Step 3. Boot your locked computer form the CD/DVD.
Step 4. Reset Windows XP password under Win PE.
Step 5. Log on computer via this administrator account without password.
Note: With intuitive GUI, you can defeat Windows XP administrator password within a few clicks, regardless of your level of computer knowledge. 100% recovery rate guaranteed.
Tip 3: Use a user account with administrator permission
It is well-known that users can create 2 kinds of administrator account on Window XP. One is a user account with administrator privileges while the other is the built-in administrator account. So when you forgot Windows XP default administrator password, you can log on computer with another kind of administrator account and then do as follows:
Step 1. Right-click My Computer icon to select Mange.
Step 2. On the coming up classic computer management window, expand Local Users and Groups folder, and then expand Users folder to display all user accounts on this computer.
Step 3. Right-click Administrator and select Set Password option.
Among these tips, it's highly suggested you try tip 2 that changing Windows XP password with Windows password recovery software as it is can be applied to every lost Windows password circumstances. And it is simple and fast.
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