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Can't Log On to Windows XP?
If that’s your only problem, then you probably have nothing to worry about. As long as you have your Windows XP CD, you can get back into your system using a simple but effective method made possible by a little known access hole in Windows XP.
This method is easy enough for newbies to follow – it doesn’t require using the Recovery Console or any complicated commands. And it’s free - I mention that because you can pay two hundred dollars for an emergency download of Winternals ERD with Locksmith which is a utility for unlocking lost Windows passwords. See here http://www.winternals.com/products/repairandrecovery/locksmith.asp
ERD is an excellent multi purpose product, but you should know it is not a necessary one if you have a healthy system and your sole problem is the inability to logon to Windows due to a forgotten password. Not necessary because you can easily change or wipe out your Administrator password for free during a Windows XP Repair. Here’s how with a step-by-step description of the initial Repair process included for newbie’s.
1. Place your Windows XP CD in your cd-rom and start your computer (it’s assumed here that your XP CD is bootable – as it should be - and that you have your bios set to boot from CD)
2. Keep your eye on the screen messages for booting to your cd Typically, it will be “Press any key to boot from cd”
3. Once you get in, the first screen will indicate that Setup is inspecting your system and loading files.

4. When you get to the Welcome to Setup screen, press ENTER to Setup Windows now
5. The Licensing Agreement comes next - Press F8 to accept it.
6. The next screen is the Setup screen which gives you the option to do a Repair.

It should read something like “If one of the following Windows XP installations is damaged, Setup can try to repair it”
Use the up and down arrow keys to select your XP installation (if you only have one, it should already be selected) and press R to begin the Repair process.
7. Let the Repair run. Setup will now check your disks and then start copying files which can take several minutes.
8. Shortly after the Copying Files stage, you will be required to reboot. (this will happen automatically – you will see a progress bar stating “Your computer will reboot in 15 seconds”
9. During the reboot, do not make the mistake of “pressing any key” to boot from the CD again! Setup will resume automatically with the standard billboard screens and you will notice Installing Windows is highlighted.
10. Keep your eye on the lower left hand side of the screen and when you see the Installing Devices progress bar, press SHIFT + F10. This is the security hole! A command console will now open up giving you the potential for wide access to your system.
11. At the prompt, type NUSRMGR.CPL and press Enter. Voila! You have just gained graphical access to your User Accounts in the Control Panel.
12. Now simply pick the account you need to change and remove or change your password as you prefer. If you want to log on without having to enter your new password, you can type control userpasswords2 at the prompt and choose to log on without being asked for password. After you’ve made your changes close the windows, exit the command box and continue on with the Repair (have your Product key handy).
13. Once the Repair is done, you will be able to log on with your new password (or without a password if you chose not to use one or if you chose not to be asked for a password). Your programs and personalized settings should remain intact.
I tested the above on Windows XP Pro with and without SP1 and also used this method in a real situation where someone could not remember their password and it worked like a charm to fix the problem. This security hole allows access to more than just user accounts. You can also access the Registry and Policy Editor, for example. And its gui access with mouse control. Of course, a Product Key will be needed to continue with the Repair after making the changes, but for anyone intent on gaining access to your system, this would be no problem.
And in case you are wondering, NO, you cannot cancel install after making the changes and expect to logon with your new password.
Cancelling will just result in Setup resuming at bootup and your changes will be lost.
Ok, now that your logon problem is fixed, you should make a point to prevent it from ever happening again by creating a Password Reset Disk. This is a floppy disk you can use in the event you ever forget your log on password. It allows you to set a new password.
Here's how to create one if your computer is NOT on a domain:

  • Go to the Control Panel and open up User Accounts.
  • Choose your account (under Pick An Account to Change) and under Related Tasks, click "Prevent a forgotten password".
  • This will initiate a wizard.
  • Click Next and then insert a blank formatted floppy disk into your A: drive.
  • Click Next and enter your logon password in the password box.
  • Click Next to begin the creation of your Password disk.
  • Once completed, label and save the disk to a safe place
How to Log on to your PC Using Your Password Reset Disk
Start your computer and at the logon screen, click your user name and leave the password box blank or just type in anything. This will bring up a Logon Failure box and you will then see the option to use your Password Reset disk to create a new password. Click it which will initiate the Password Reset wizard. Insert your password reset disk into your floppy drive and follow the wizard which will let you choose a new password to use for your account.
Note: If your computer is part of a domain, the procedure for creating a password disk is different.
See here for step by step instructions: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;en-us;306214&

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Step 1:
Click start Control Panel. Select "User Accounts and Family Safety," then "User Accounts." Click "Turn User Account Control on or off." Remove the check mark next to "Use User Account Control (UAC) to help protect your computer." Click "OK." Set All Accounts to Administrator Still in the UAC section of Control Panel, select "Manage another account," and click on a user account. Click on "Change the account type." When working with multiple accounts, some changes can only be made if you and the account holder are both logged in with "Administrator" accounts so you need to change all user accounts to "Administrator." When you are done making changes, you can change them back to "Standard," but always leave at least one "Administrator" account. Select the "Administrator" radio button. Click "Change Account Type" at the bottom right. Repeat this procedure to change each user account to "Administrator." When all user accounts have been changed, close the Control Panel. Create a Full Administrator Account Click "Start" (the Windows Vista icon in the lower left of your screen). In the Search box, type "cmd". Right-click on "cmd," and select "Run as Administrator." An elevated command prompt window will appear. At the command prompt, type "net user administrator /active:yes", and press "Enter." Choose a password and assign it to the "Administrator" account, by typing "net user administrator 'password'", where 'password' is your selected password. For instance, if your password is "abc," type "net user administrator abc". Press "Enter." Type "exit" and press "Enter." Log off. When you log back into your "Administrator" account, you will have full rights.

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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 do you reset a lost windows XP administrator password?


This tutorial will only work in windows xp.

On start up (before Windows loads),Immediately press F8 simultaneously.Click on "Safe Mode".When you are asked to log in, log in to "Administrator" (shouldn't have a password).Go to "Control Panel" by clicking on the START button.Go to "User Accounts".

Look for the account and either delete the password or change it.
step 2:
insert xp cd and boot ur system in bootable xp cd
then go to second repair option .After system restart 39 min remaining At the press shift f10 .At the prompt, type NUSRMGR.CPL and press Enter. Voila! You have just gained graphical access to your User Accounts in the Control Panel,change the password and run the repair setup.Now your administrator password changed


Follow the steps below to quickly find the administrator password on your computer!


1. Try leaving the password blank. More often than not, the Administrator password doesn't exist at all! Just press Enter without typing anything when asked for it.
2. Enter the password to your account. Often times, depending on how Windows XP was setup on your computer, the primary user account will also be the administrator user account.
3. Recover Windows XP administrator password using Windows Password Key. Windows Password key is a program reset any Windows password without reinstalling the OS.
4. Perform a clean installation of Windows XP. This is a last resort option. This type of installation will completely remove Windows XP from your PC and install it again from scratch. If you're just curious about your administrator password, I wouldn't suggest this extreme solution.

However, if you're needing the administrator password to access diagnostic tools and this is your last effort to save your PC, performing a clean install will work. Keep in mind that it is a time consuming process due to the fact that all of your data must be backed up and then later restored.
More information and Tutorial to password from lost windows password website.

on Jul 07, 2010 | PC Desktops

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Retrieving administrator settings


Click start Control Panel.


Select "User Accounts and Family Safety," then "User Accounts."


Click "Turn User Account Control on or off."


Remove the check mark next to "Use User Account Control (UAC) to help protect your computer."


Click "OK."

Set All Accounts to Administrator


Still in the UAC section of Control Panel, select "Manage another account," and click on a user account.


Click on "Change the account type." When working with multiple accounts, some changes can only be made if you and the account holder are both logged in with "Administrator" accounts so you need to change all user accounts to "Administrator."


When you are done making changes, you can change them back to "Standard," but always leave at least one "Administrator" account.


Select the "Administrator" radio button.


Click "Change Account Type" at the bottom right.


Repeat this procedure to change each user account to "Administrator." When all user accounts have been changed, close the Control Panel.

Create a Full Administrator Account


Click "Start" (the Windows Vista icon in the lower left of your screen). In the Search box, type "cmd". Right-click on "cmd," and select "Run as Administrator." An elevated command prompt window will appear.


At the command prompt, type "net user administrator /active:yes", and press "Enter."


Choose a password and assign it to the "Administrator" account, by typing "net user administrator 'password'", where 'password' is your selected password. For instance, if your password is "abc," type "net user administrator abc". Press "Enter."


Type "exit" and press "Enter."


Log off. When you log back into your "Administrator" account, you will have full rights.


hope this helps




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I am locked out of windows sign in


Try to log in as administrator.
hopefully this account is available and know one put a password on it.

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How To Find Windows 7 Administrator Password


Windows 7 administrator password is the password to any account that's setup to access administrator level functions in Windows 7.
There doesn't actually have to be an "Administrator" user account. What you need is the password to any account that can act as an administrator.
You will need to take a few times to get this password. You may need an administrator login password in Windows 7 if you're trying to run certain types of programs or access certain Windows 7 recovery tools.
Follow the steps below to efficiently find the administrator login password in Windows 7!
Difficulty: Average
Time Required: Finding the password to an admin user may take minutes up to hours depending on the situation
Here's step by step guide:
  1. Try leaving the password blank. If there is actually an Administrator account, the password may not exist at all!
    Just press Enter without typing anything when the logon asked for it.
  2. Enter the password to your account. Often times, depending on how Windows 7 was setup on your computer, the primary user account will also be an administrator user account.
  3. Try to remember administrator login password. As I mentioned in the last step, your account might be an administrator account, especially if you installed Windows 7 on your computer yourself.
    If that's true, but you've forgotten your password, you might be able to make really good guesses at what the administrator password might be.
  4. Have another user enter his or her credentials. If there are other users that have accounts on your Windows 7 computer, one of them may be setup with administrator access.
    If this is true, have the other user designate you as an administrator as well.
  5. Recover the administrator password using a Windows password recovery tool. You may be able to recover or reset an administrator password with one of these free tools.
    Note: Some password recovery tools on the list I have in connection with the above change and the ability to set user accounts in Windows 7 Administrator account. This can be useful if you know the password, but it is not an administrator account.
  6. Perform a clean install of Windows 7. This is a last resort option. This type of installation will completely remove Windows 7 from your PC and install it again from scratch.
    If you're just curious about the administrator password, I would not recommend this resort. However, if you need an administrator password to access the operating system of diagnosis and this is your last effort to save the computer running a clean install will work.
    Keep in mind that it is a time consuming process due to the fact that all of your data must be backed up and then later restored.
Tips:
Looking for your administrator login password but you don't have Windows 7? See How to Find Windows Administrator Passwords for instructions tailored for other Windows operating systems.

on Jun 04, 2010 | PC Desktops

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How to Recover Windows 7 Administrator Password


Microsoft Windows 7 is the latest version of Microsoft Windows operating system. Compare to its predecessor Windows XP and Vista, Windows 7 is more powerful and more secure. Unlike Windows XP, Windows 7 adopted a new password protection system that we can't use the hidden administrator account by default. The problem is that when Windows 7 administrator password lost, we can no longer recover our lost password by using the hidden administrator account. Therefore, how to recover the Windows 7 Admin password if we lost or forgot it?

Don't worry, here are two methods for Windows 7 administrator password recovery:

Method one: Use another Windows 7 administrator account

If you had created more than one administrator account on your Windows 7 computer and you can remember the others admin password, you are lucky. In such a case, you can change one of the administrator accounts' password if you login with another administrator account. What you need to do is just following these 3 easy steps:

Step 1: Click Start -> Control Panel -> Add or remove user accounts

Step 2: Choose the locked administrator account.

Step 3: Click Change the password or Remove the password. And then you can change or remove the lost or forgotten password.

Please note: If you select this method, the locked Windows 7 administrator account will lose all EFS-encrypted files, personal certificates, and stored passwords for Web sites or network resources.

However, if the locked account is the unique administrator account on your Windows 7 computer, you can try the method below.

Method two: Use third party Windows password recovery software

There is plenty of software which is used to recover Windows password available online. You can choose one of them to create a Windows password recovery disk and use the disk to recover Win 7 Admin password. I recommend Windows Login Recovery. Then you can follow these 4 easy steps:

Step 1: Download the software and install it on another computer which has a CD/DVD writer.

Step 2: Run the software and burn the ISO image file into a blank CD/DVD.

Step 3: Recover Windows 7 administrator password with nearly burned password recovery disk.

Step 4: Reboot your locked computer without a password required.

Now you can regain access your Windows 7 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 7 administrator password.

Try these two methods the next time you lose or forget your Windows 7 administrator password, which you do not need to reinstall Windows system for getting back to Windows by removing lost or forgotten password.

on Jun 02, 2010 | PC Desktops

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5 Ways to Reset Windows Administrator Password in 7/Vista/XP/2003/2K/NT


What should you do when you’ve lost the password to connect to Windows? Ask an administrator to reset the password to access you. If you are a director yourself, and you can not remember your administrator password, the problem of having a little ‘difficult, and probably difficult to find the "forgotten password" again. Before launching a search on the recovery CD or DVD for Windows format and reinstall Windows on your computer, here are some ways to unlock the groped for Windows to access the new system, at least to reset the password password.
Method 1: Take a rest, and try hard to remember the forgotten password
Sometimes, human beings are a bit "strange. You will not get the thing you need for urgency. Thus, a cafe, take a glance or even return after a few days, you may find that suddenly "remember" your Windows password.
Method 2: Try Blank Password Administrator login Backdoor
In Windows XP (not Windows Vista as Administrator account is not enabled by default), is built in Administrator user account that has administrative rights, enabled by default, and no word password to protect access of the account was. If you have not changed the administrator password, and then try to connect to Windows XP without a password.
Method 3: Reset password from another user account with administrator credentials
If you can not connect to Windows using a special user account, but you can access another account that has administrative credentials, follow these steps on how to do the trick:
  1. Log on to Windows by using another administrator account that has a password that you remember. You may need to start Windows in the safe mode.
  2. Click Start, and then click Run.
  3. In the Open box, type “control userpasswords2′, and then click OK.
  4. Click the user account that you forgot the password for, and then click Reset Password.
  5. Type a new password in both the New password and the Confirm new password boxes, and then click OK.
Method 4: Windows Password Recovery 6.0
Windows Password Recovery 6.0 is an easy-to-use tool designed for resetting local administrator and user passwords on any Windows system. If you have forgotten your password, or are locked out, or you do not have access to the password of the system. It is the most effective product on the market. with a Graphical background and it is the easiest solution for Home Users and the overall Best for Businesses. You only need to boot from Windows Password Recovery 6.0 CD/DVD, and reset forgotten password to Blank . Then you can get back into your system with blank password. No need to call a technician, no need to re-install anything, and you certainly don't need to reformat.

Method 5: Password Recovery Bundle
Password Recovery Bundle 2009, an advanced Password Recovery Software that recovers all your lost and forgotten password of any accounts including Windows, Office, Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint, Adobe PDF, WinRAR/RAR and WinZIP/ZIP, etc.It is compatible with Windows XP, 2000, 2003, 2008, NT or Vista.

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Resetting a PC on the Domain


Re-Setting a PC on the Domain

  1. Log in as Administrator
  2. Rename PC – either with new PC ID, or by adding “A” to end of PC name
  3. Demote PC to a Workgroup, from the domain. Use the proper UserID and Password, as given to you by the System Administrator
  4. Restart
  5. Log in as Administrator
  6. Move PC back up to domain: na.proskauermain-domain.com. Use the proper UserID and Password, as given to you by the System Administrator again.
  7. Restart
  8. Log back in as User
  9. Restart and log back in as User a second time

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