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I was lent a computer from a friend that has windows xp on it, I can not figure out the administrator password though. I was not given a xp cd, and can not download any kind of cd burner to try and fix this problem. Any suggestions?

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  • David Leahy May 11, 2010

    Have you not asked your friend what the "password" is!

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Can u access andy accout apart from the gest...if so u should be able to remove the password from the administrator account (if your friend doesn't tell you the password and u really really need it) if this is the case then just go into control panel, user accounts and then click on the administrator profile then click on remove password.

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I need to factory reset my computer, I am the administrator of the computer my password has been working and all of a sudden it quit, don't know it or it's messed up so i need to reset the computer wi


There are multiple ways to reset the administrative password, some requiring more PC familiarity than others. I don't know what you are running, XP or 7 on this 2011 notebook but the below may help in either case.

If your computer is part of a network, the systems administrator can change the password without knowing the prior password.

If there is a 2nd administrator account on the computer and you know the password of that account, you can use it to change the password. See: http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Operating-Systems-Software-Recovery/I-FORGOT-MY-ADMINISTRATOR-PASSWORD/td-p/247032

You might be lucky enough to discover that even though you have had an administrative account with a password, you might also have one that does not have a password! To check for this, at the login screen press CTRL-ALT-DEL twice. Type is Administrator as a user name and leave the password blank and hit enter. You can then go to Control Panel's User Accounts and reset your password from there.

If none of the above applies and you have access to another computer, you can use a password reset disc that you have to burn such as http://pogostick.net/~pnh/ntpasswd/ or by folllowing process in Hiren's Boot CD (google for that). The pogostick should work with XP or Windows 7. A user on the HP link advises you to enter a wrong password and only after you are prompted to reset the password do you insert the password reset disk and click a link.

The point is that you may not have to go to a factory reset if you can simply reset the password. Read through the HP link I provided and you may find just what fits your situation.

If you discover your computer has enough problems that you need to indeed go back to factory defaults, let us hope that at least XP SP3 was installed at the factory when it was released. If you get to the recovery console by pressing F10 (for the XP) repeatedly or F11 (possibly for Windows 7), you may be able to make use of system restore rather than a destructive factory reset which would wipe your data. Hope this helps.





Jan 18, 2015 | HP PC Desktops

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Three Tips for Windows XP Administrator Password Recovery


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 <a href="http://www.anypasswordrecovery.com/windows-xp-administrator-password-recovery.html">Windows XP administrator password</a> recovery for you if your Windows XP machine is in use.<br /><br />Tip 1: Take advantage of password recovery disk<br /><br />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.<br /><br /><img src="yaoch_1.png" /><br /><br />Step 1. Go to Windows XP logon screen and enter a wrong password for the administrator account.<br /><br />Step 2. Press Enter to pop up the "logon failed" dialog box, and click "use your password reset disk".<br /><br />Step 3. On the Password Reset Wizard screen, click Next to change this administrator password.<br /><br />Tip 2: Try Windows Password Recovery Software<br /><br />If you forgot Windows administrator password without a password reset disk, don't feel impressed. <a href="http://www.anypasswordrecovery.com/" style="font-weight: bold;">Rekeysoft Windows Password Recovery</a> can solve your problem. It allows you to create a password reset CD/DVD to reset lost Windows XP administrator password.<br /><br /><img src="yaoch_2.png" /><br /><br />Step 1. Download and install Windows Password Recovery.<br /><br />Step 2. Burn a bootable password reset CD/DVD.<br /><br />Step 3. Boot your locked computer form the CD/DVD.<br /><br />Step 4. <a href="http://www.anypasswordrecovery.com/reset-windows-xp-password.html">Reset Windows XP password</a> under Win PE.<br /><br />Step 5. Log on computer via this administrator account without password.<br /><br />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.<br /><br />Tip 3: Use a user account with administrator permission<br /><br />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:<br /><br /><img src="yaoch_3.png" /><br /><br />Step 1. Right-click My Computer icon to select Mange.<br /><br />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.<br /><br />Step 3. Right-click Administrator and select Set Password option.<br /><br />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.

on Apr 22, 2011 | PC Desktops

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How to Recover Windows XP Administrator Password?


Computer plays a vital role nowadays. No matter for the business man or home computer user, they all need use PC to do work, watch TV & Video, play online games and so on. Indeed, in some sense computer is already becoming a part of our life. Most of computer users get use to create a Windows administrator password in case of privacy data lack. So, you can image that there are more and more people need to gain access to their PC when Windows XP administrator passwords forgot. Absolutely, you want get out of this situation without formatting and re-installing the operating system? Thus here I point out the easiest and safest method that can help you recover Windows XP administrator password. Let's roll it.

Part 1: Select Windows XP administrator password recovery tool

As you can't login Windows XP operating system, the only thing you can do is making a Windows password recovery disk and using the disk to recover your Windows password, and then you need:

1> a blank CD disk.
2> a computer that can download from Internet and have a CD writer.
3> a program that can recover Windows password. In this tutorial we highly recommended Windows Login Recovery and use it as an example.

Part 2: Recover the forgotten Windows XP administrator password

Step 1. Download Windows Login Recovery from the official website.

Step 2. Install Windows Login Recovery on your Windows XP computer, then launch it (When launch the program, you will see the ISO image file has automatically entered. Please leave it as the default).

Step 3. Choose a device to burn the ISO image file, we select the CD writer.

Step 4. Click Burn and then start to burn the ISO image file (Please insert the blank CD disk into the CD writer first). When the burning completes, click OK and the disk will eject itself.

Step 5. Change your locked computer's BIOS settings to make it boot from CD-ROM: (3 steps)

1). Reboot your locked computer, press F2 or Delete to enter your BIOS setup during the booting.

2). On the Boot tab, set the Boot Device Priority. Make sure the CDROM Drives is before Hard Disk Drives.

3). Press F10 and Y followed by Enter to save the BIOS settings and reboot your locked computer.

Step 6. Use the created disk to recover the Windows XP administrator password: (5 steps)

1). Insert the created disk into the CD-ROM of the locked computer and reboot it (When the locked computer boots, you can see Windows Login Recovery initializing).

2). Enter the ID number of the hard drive volume that Windows is installed.

3). Enter the ID number for the User Name.

4). Enter y (yes) to confirm your action or n (no) to deny the action, then hit Enter.

5). Enter y to continue to remove passwords of other accounts or n to finish (If you enter n, the locked computer will reboot, please eject the created disk first).

Congratulations! You have successfully removed the Windows XP administrator password. Now you can login Windows XP without password and you can create a new one.

on Jul 29, 2010 | PC Desktops

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I have forgotten the administrator password how i can do?


You can remove or change the Window's User or administrator's password. You need access to a computer with Internet access to download the Hiren's Boot CD and burn it onto a CD. Then insert this CD into the laptop/computer and boot up the laptop/computer with the Hiren's CD and follow the instructions. There are very useful utilities CD and it a Linux boot CD which contains quite a lot of Utility programs including a password removal program. Click on one of these links to download HIREN'S BOOTCD :- http://www.hirensbootcd.net/ http://67.20.82.163/

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RESET PASSWORD


Windows Password Buster can reset forgotten Windows password.

Aug 03, 2011 | PC Desktops

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How to reset your lost windows XP/NT/ 7 password


The World Cup is coming and you attemp to log in to your Windows xp,and realize you can’t remember the password?It is very annoying. What should you do when you lost windows password to login to Windows system?

It is easy to gain access to windows after losing your user account password.Just simply login as the computer administrator, and go to control panel->user accounts. There you will be able to reset the password for any of the systems user accounts.

Things get more tricky if you have lost administrator password, It's a sickening,powerless feeling to be locked out of your own computer though this happens more often,everytime we feel so helpless.What should you do in facing this situation.You have tried everything you could but failed.

In reality,There are a couple of ways you can gain access to your windows Adminitrator account.

Method 1: Windows XP and further versions also provide another method to recover forgotten password by using ""Reset Disk"". If you created a Password Reset Disk in past, you can use that disk to reset windows password.

Method 2: Use a password Reset Disk
To use the password Reset Disk to log on to the computer,you can follow these steps/ If your computer is current or former member of the domain, go to "domain Windows XP Professional" section and follow the steps.

Windows XP Home Edition or Windows XP Professional Restart the computer.In the Windows XP logon screen, click the user name you want to use, and then press Enter.Note: You will receive the following error message:“Did you forget your password? You can click the "?" Button to see your password hint.Or you can use your password reset disk. Please type your password again. Be sure to use the correct uppercase and lowercase letters.”
Click "Use a password reset disk." "Password Reset Wizard" starts. Through the "Password Reset Wizard", you can create your user account a new password.

In the "Password Reset Wizard" dialog box, click "Next."The password reset disk into the CD drive, then click "Next."
In the "Type a new password" box, type a new password, and then "re-type the password to confirm" box, type the password again.In the "Type a new password hint" box, type the password prompt, and then click "Next."Click the "Finish", then try to log on to Windows XP.

If you can reset your password, and now can successfully log on, you have to solve this problem, and completed all operations. If you still can not log in, please try Method 3.

Method 3:
There are a lot of tools and utilities that can be downloaded and used to recover, reset, retrieve or reveal windows password. However, I've tried a couple of these utilities through the years and my favorite is the windows password key 8.0. This utility is used to reset password of any windows versions.
1. Login to a computer that can link to Internet. Download windows Password key and install it on that PC. Note that: there is a .ISO file. Burn the .ISO file to a CD or a USB flash drive.
2. Insert the newly created CD/USB to the locked computer.
3. Reboot the locked computer and press'F2'or'Delete'to enter your BIOS setup and then you will see the instruction
Now you can regain access your Windows operating system and create a new administrator password. The best thing of using this method is that you shouldn't lose any data on your computer. Furthermore, If you can't find a computer which has a CD/DVD writer or the locked computer have no a CD-ROM, You can burn the ISO image file into a USB flash drive and use the USB flash drive to recover your Windows administrator password.

Try these three methods the next time you have lost Windows administrator password, which you do not need to reinstall Windows system for getting back to Windows by removing lost or forgotten password.

on Jun 29, 2010 | PC Desktops

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13 Steps to Change or Recover Windows Administrator login Password in...


Have you lost your Windows XP administrator login password, and you don’t know what to do? Here are thirteen simple steps that you can use to change or recover administrator login password of your Windows XP computer.
  1. Insert the Windows XP CD in your CD / DVD drive and restart your computer with him. To do this, after ensuring that established the system BIOS to boot from the CD as first choice. Check your system BIOS to see what is more.
  2. a “Press any key to boot from CD or DVD” message is displayed, press a key to boot from the Windows XP disk.
  3. Windows Setup will now inspect your system and load the required files.
  4. On the “Welcome to Setup” screen, press Enter to start Windows Setup.
  5. Scroll down the Licensing Agreement screen and then press F8 to accept it and proceed further.
  6. On the Setup screen that is displayed next, you may get an option to repair Windows. Select the Windows XP installation you want to repair and then press R to start the Windows repair process.
  7. During the repair process, Setup will first check the disks on your computer and then start copying the required files. This task will take a few minutes.
  8. After the files are copied, you will be asked to restart the PC. If you don’t, PC will restart automatically after 15 seconds.
  9. When the PC restarts, don’t choose to boot from CD. Setup will automatically resume and you will see a message box informing you that the Windows installation is on.
  10. During this process, you need to keep an eye on the left had panel of the screen that informs you about the setup status. When you see that the “Installing Devices” task is in progress, press the Shift + F10 key. This will open a Command Prompt window that you can use to perform several admin tasks on your computer. Surprised! Well, yes the world’s most popular operating system does have a few security loopholes.
  11. At the command prompt, type NUSRMGR.CPL and then press Enter. The User Accounts control panel window will display.
  12. In the User Accounts window, you can perform various user management tasks, such as, reset passwords, change password, create new user, and configure no password login. After making the required changes, close the dialog box, exit the Command Prompt window and then proceed with the repair process. You may need the Windows XP product key, so keep it handy.
  13. After the repair process is complete, you will be able to log on to your Windows XP computer using the new password you set during the repair process. In case, you choose not use a password, you will not be asked for one.
This process will not have any affect your existing programs and personalized user settings. However, if you find this method to change or reset administrator password in Windows XP complicated, you may opt to use a reliable third-party tool, such as Windows Password Recovery Tool .

This is a real handy tool that enables users to perform several Windows recovery tasks, such as recover passwords, make and restore data backup, manage partitions and recover lost data.
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on Apr 01, 2010 | PC Desktops

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A bought a used windows xp computer but i dont have the administrators password to unlocked, what can i do?


Using a friend's computer, download and burn to CD th Boot CD called "Hiren's Boot CD" from the link I provide which is totally free and will boot your computer past windows and break any Admin password.

http://www.hirensbootcd.net/download.html

Oct 07, 2010 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

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Restore and install


Assuming that the machine is running Windows 2000 or XP and has a floppy drive, it is possible to obtaina set of floppy discs which, when booted, will enable you to reset the admin password. There are two flavours: an Open Source (free) version which works perfectly but is not so user friendly as the commercial solution which is easier but costs. There are quite a few solutions out there. A google of "windows XP password reset" will find what you probably need.

Sep 17, 2007 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

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How to bypass Windows XP password? We often meet the headache stuff that don't...


How to bypass Windows XP password? We often meet the headache stuff that don't know the Windows system password at the critical comment. How to do if you made a Windows XP password that you never be care of it? How should you do when your computer has parents controlled by the XP Administrator password? Or you need to borrow a friend's computer to carry out emergency work, but you don't know the admin password...Let's share some tips about how to bypass windows XP password.

First things first, try the guest account. Simply enter 'Guest' in the user name box, or click on the account labeled Guest. Sometimes people will have these account enabled without even realizing it, and many times they are left without a password. If this doesn't work for you, or you require a little bit more access than the Guest account provides, read on.

Next up is Windows XP's built in 'Administrator' account. This account is created during Windows installation, and is not accessible under normal circumstances. Many computers, especially those that come from Dell or similar companies, leave the Administrator account without password protection.

To get to this account, boot the computer into safe mode. You can do this by holding down the F8 key during startup, and selecting Safe Mode from the Windows boot menu. Once the computer boots into Safe Mode, you'll have access to the Administrator account. Things will look a little weird in Safe Mode, but don't worry, things will be fine when you boot normally again.

Once Windows finishes booting, try getting into the Administrator account, leaving the password field blank. If you're unable to get in this way, then there is a password on the account, and unless you can guess it, you're going to have to try something else, and you can skip the next paragraph. If you're in, then there's no limit to what you can do.

Besides, you can also take use of Windows password reset CD to remove Windows XP password if you forgot Windows XP password. Well, how can you get Windows password reset CD? Just download Windows Password Unlocker and a blank CD, you can DIY a Windows password reset CD in 4 steps.

In fact, Windows Password Unlocker can be used to bypass windows 7 password, bypass windows vista password , bypass windows NT password and so on.

on Mar 16, 2010 | PC Desktops

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