There are many great software programs ,i've used them and they work .just google "windows reset password software".some are free .some of them require you burn a boot disc on a different pc,obviously.insert cd into the pc your locked out of and follow the instructions.you can reset,delete ,disable and then your good to go!!!your pc will be accessible and all files and settings will be entact!!!
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By default xp has an unsecured adminstrator account. At the logon screen press Ctl + Alt + Del twice to bring up the standard logon dialogue box. Type the username "administrator" without the quotation marks. Leave the password empty. Press ok to login. Hopefully that gets you logged on to windows so you can reset your user account
Unlike Windows XP the administrator account is disabled by default in Windows Vista and Windows 7.
Many people prefer to have the amin account open just in case they forget their main account password or to alocate admin rights over another user account like your childrens for example.
In the tip I am going to tell you how to enable the admistrator account so it is visible on the Welcome Screen.
These step only apply to Windows 7 and Windows Vista accounts that have admin rights, they won't work on an account which is limited or which is a guest account.
1. Click on the Start Menu. 2. Click on All Programs. 3. Click on Accessories. 4. Right click on Command Prompt and select Run as administrator. An Adminstarator Command prompt window will open. 5. In the command window type "net user adminstrator /active:yes" or "net user adminstrator active:yes"(with out the quotation marks) 6. to disable the admin account type in the command window "net user adminstrator /active:no" or "net user adminstrator active:no" (without the quotation marks) 7. Close the command window. 8. Log out of your account.
When you have logged out of your account you will see the Administrator account on the Welcome Screen. If you don't see the admin account straight away all you have to do is restart your computer.
First try is to hold down CTRL + ALT + DEL and try typing in as the user "Administrator" with no password, if this does not work do not worry, it only works on half the systems anyway. Of course the next try is rebooting into safe mode by pressing F8 during the boot but before the windows screen, when it loads up safe mode it actually gives you an administrator option as a login, usually works. The last and third way is to actually use the windows xp operating system disc and boot to it and run a windows repair, suggest talking to a technician if you do this one. Once you get into windows just go to control panel from the start menu and open up user accounts and then access the account that needs the password to be changed and change it.
when upower up the pc press f8 key then enter in safemode.
then enter in administrator .
then go to my computer propertesi then mange then user account.then right clik on admin then reset password.
on your login screen press ctrl-alt-del thrice to activate fast user switching screen and in there enter user name as "administrator" and leave the password blank and in case it does not work(ur luck) just enter the password as "administrator" also.