Question about Microsoft Windows XP Professional With Servise Pack 2 (e8503040) for PC
I forgot my password on my dell computer. I cannot log into windows at all. soon as the computer comes up for a password i cannot o any further because i do not remember the password.
To reset your password numerous applications are able to do just that. the only drawback is if EFS (encrypted file system) has been enabled on the xp system in question, if it has been unless you know the origional password the files that have been encrypted will remain unreadable.
one of the many free apps out there can be downloaded from the link below;
this particular one is an iso image that should be burnt onto a cd. You reboot your computer making sure that boot from cd is permitted. Then follow the prompts to reset your password.
Note from my own experience: You tend to have more sucess when changing the administrator password, if you leave it blank ie no password entered, then from the operating system log on as the administrator then change the administrator password to something appropirate. of course once this has been done you then change the password of the account in question (again from the operating system) to something that you remember.
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Forgot Dell administrator password? Couldn't log on to Windows 7? It's really frustrated thing if Dell computer is locked since that happens. But even though, we can still find other ways to reset Windows 7 admin password without reset disk.
One: Reset Windows 7 admin password with Chntpw
The followings are the main steps to use Chntpw to reset Windows 7 forgotten admin password.
1. Get Chntpw and create a CD Windows password reset disk with it on available computer.
Besides Chntpw, iSunshare Windows Password Genius is another effective tool for creating Windows password reset disk.
2. Set your locked computer boot from CD-ROM.
When power on the computer, enter BIOS settings, choose BOOT option, and select CD-ROM as the first boot device.
3. Reset Windows 7 password to be blank
3.1 Select the partition where Windows was installed on
3.2 Select path and registry files
3.3 Select which part of registry to load, use predefined choices.
3.4 Edit user data and passwords, and select a user to reset its password. There is one simple choice - clear (blank) user password. Choose it and clear administrator password to blank instantly.
When successfully clear out the administrator password, quit out and press Ctrl + Alt + Del to restart computer, logging in to Dell Windows 7 computer without password.
More introduction details are here.
Two: Reset Windows 7 password with Offline NT Password Registry Editor
Besides Chntpw, you can create a live cd or bootable usb with Offline NT Password Registry Editor which is a freeware program. It is based on the text console, so it may be a little difficult to carry out.
Here are the main steps to use Offline NT password registry editor:
<1> Get Offline NT Password Registry Editor and use it to create a live cd or bootable USB disk.
<2> Set your dell computer to boot with the USB
<3> Follow the Windows 7 password reset instruction to finish the operation when the password reset program starts.
Do you want to find more ways to reset Windows password without reset disk, please read this article:
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