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Lost password - need to reset

I cannot remember the password or the security answer to access my computer using Windows XP. Is there a reset button on the computer inside the case that would allow access?

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When you start the computer press f8 go under safe mode and you should be able to get in it

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If you do that, you may see the bios config screen.</li> <li><b>2.</b> Go to the boot menu and change bios setting to make it boot from cd/dvd or usb firstly.<br /><a href="http://www.windows7password.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/boot-computer-from-cd-first.png"><img src="boot-computer-from-cd-first.png" /></a><br /></li> <li><b>3.</b> Press F10 to save your changes, then restart this computer.<a href="http://www.windows7password.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/save-bios-change.png"><img src="save-bios-change.png" /></a><br /></li> <li><b>4 .</b> After restart, the computer will automatically load Windows password Recovery Tool and you can start to <b>reset Windows XP Password</b>.<br /><a href="http://www.windows7password.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/loading-password-reset-disk.png"><img src="loading-password-reset-disk.png" /></a><br /></li></ul> Step 4. 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Method 1: Change Windows password by using Control Panel.

The steps to change Windows password have a little different on different Windows systems. The following steps are based on changing Windows 7 password.

1. Click Start, Control Panel and User Accounts in order.
2. Pick the specified Windows account whose password you want to change.
3. Click on change my password.
4. Enter your current password and type a new password, and then click Change Password button.
Note: you may need appropriate privileges to change the password of another user.

Method 2: Change Windows password by pressing Ctrl +Alt +Del.

It is the easiest way to change Windows password for Windows 7, Windows XP and Windows Vista.

1. Press Ctrl + Alt + Del when you log onto your Windows XP/7/Vista PC.
2. Click on Change password.
3. Type your new password, type your new password to confirm it, and then press Enter.
Note:
1. If your press Ctrl+ Alt +Del when you log onto your Windows XP, it will show you the classic security options instead. Click Change Password to change Windows XP password of the logged on user.
2. If the security options does not appear. Task Manager shows up instead of the security options. Just go to Start, Control Panel, User Accounts and Change the way Users Log on or off. And then uncheck Use the Welcome Screen.

Method 3: Use lusrmgr.msc to change Windows 7/Vista/XP password.

The following steps are operated to change Windows Vista password.
1. Click Start button and input lusrmgr.msc into the Search box.
2. In the coming Local Users and Groups screen, double-click Local Users and Groups, and then click Users.
3.Right-click the account that you need to reset the password for, and then click Set Password.
4. Type and confirm the new password.

Method 4: Change Windows password with Windows Password Unlocker
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Windows Password Unlocker Standard allows you to change lost or forgotten password on Windows 7/Vista/XP.You can adopt this method to reset Windows password when you are locked out of computer without a password reset disk.
1. Download and install Windows Password Unlocker Standard in any accessible computer.
2. Run the program and insert a bootable CD/DVD or USB flash drive.
3. Burn an ISO image file to the CD/DVD or USB flash drive.
4. Set your locked computer to boot form CD/DVD or USB drive.
5. Change Windows password with the burned CD/DVD or USB drive

These are the simple methods can be applied to change Windows password on Windows 7/Vista/ XP. Of course, there are some other ways for your choice. Please remember your changed password. It is often for one to forget Windows password after changing it. Otherwise, you'll need to bypass lost Windows password with Method 4 if you are locked out of computer.

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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 | Computers & Internet

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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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