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Forgotten password on my home pc i am the accounts administrator and i am unable to log on as i have forgotten my password. i have spent hours trying to figure out a way round it and got absolutely nowhere..!!

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I'm gonna venture to guess you are running XP home or media center.  There are utilities readily avaialble that can help you reset your password. I use this one and it will work on all flavors of Windows including 2000, xp and vista.
I use the one you can find here and though the version i have does not advertise it, i have used it on Vista with success.  It may be a bit compicated if you don't understand the lingo.  I would suggest this be a good time to make up with that geek you mistreated in school and get him/her to come over and help with it.
If you are that geek, then you should have no issue with this.
Good Luck
http://home.eunet.no/pnordahl/ntpasswd/bootdisk.html

Posted on Oct 12, 2008

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You can reset administrator password with Windows built-in administrator account:

1. Log on with the guest account on windows, then right click computer, and choose Management.
2. Expand Local Users and Groups and Users in the console.
3. Right-click Administrator account and select Properties.
4. On the General tab, clear the Account is Disabled check box.
5. Close the console.
Now the super administrator account is successfully enabled. Next, you can easily reset the forgotten admin password from "Start->Control Panel".

If the above method can not help you, you can use Smartkey Password Recovery Bundle to help you to reset the password, and see the detail direction from http://www.recoverlostpassword.com/products/passwordrecovery.html.

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How do you bypass the admin password on Windows XP


Method one: Log into an alternate account
Often many users will leave the administrator account alone and/or have other accounts with administrator rights. If you're not logging into the computer as administrator or have other accounts follow the below steps to reset your other accounts password.

1 Reboot the computer into Safe Mode. Additional information about getting into Safe
2 When logging into Safe Mode you should be prompted with an option to what account you wish to use. Select the Administrator account. If prompted for a password try simply pressing Enter on the keyboard for no password. If this does not work, try other passwords you may have used. If you're unable to log into the Administrator account skip to the next suggestion.
3 Once you've logged into the Administrator account open Control Panel and User Accounts.
4 In User Accounts select the account you wish to change the password for, click change password and then enter the new password or click remove the password to remove the password from the account.

Method Two: Using the forgotten password diskette
If you have forgotten your Windows XP password, however have created a forgotten password diskette earlier to use the diskette follow the below steps.
1 At the Windows XP login prompt when the password is entered incorrectly click the reset button in the login failed window.
2 Insert the password reset diskette into the computer and click Next.
3 If the correct diskette Windows XP will open a window prompting for the new password you wish to use. .

Method Three: Use a third party software.
Windows Password Key 8.0 is considered as the best tool to reset local administrator and user passwords on any Windows system.
Download the utility and install it then burn the software to a CD/USB drive,then insert the newly created CD/USB drive to your locked pc and reboot your computer,then press "F2" to enter your BIOS setup,following the instruction to reset your lost windows password.

See,there are many ways to help you remove windows logon password,so you don't need to worry about when you heve forgotten windows password

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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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If you have forgotten your password if you have another user account with administrative privileges you can log into that account and change your original user accounts password from the User Accounts applet in Control Panel.


If you dont have another account like this set up or dont have the password to it you will need to log into the built-in Administrator account.

In XP Home boot the computer into Safe Mode.


Do this by repeatedly tapping the F8 key as the computer is starting up.

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At the Welcome Screen do Ctrl-Alt-Del twice to get the classic Windows logon box.

Type in "Administrator" and whatever password you assigned when you set up Windows.

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Greetings,


Please restart the computer.

Before windows boots hit the 'F8' key on the keyboard.

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Restart your computer and keep hitting 'F8' until you're prompted with a menu. Select something along the lines of 'Start Windows In Safe Mode' and Windows will load. Just login to the administrator account and remove the password.
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