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How to on PC primary user account if don't know password

A friend recently retired and he gave me his office desktop Dell Computor. It is an excellant PC. However I do not have the password and he doesn't know it so I can only use the guest account which means I cannot hook up a printer or change any settings since that requires the administor's account. Can I find out the pasword or override it to attain primary account status?

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  • mcfalld Feb 09, 2009

    How do you boot into safe mode?

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    Ben Wabnick May 11, 2010

    Press F8 a bunch of times as you turn on the computer and it should bring you to a menu with a bunch of options. The top option should say "safe mode". Choose that and the computer will boot up. See if you can get into windows then and if you can then try to go into user accounts in the control panel and remove the password for the admin.


  • Ben Wabnick
    Ben Wabnick May 11, 2010

    Try booting up into safe mode and see if you can get in there and get into the user accounts.

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There are a couple ways to do this. You need your restore disk and oryour xp disk. Go to this website forinstructions.http://support.microsoft.com/kb/321305

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It's a rather large file, but download and create a UBCD4WIN cd. It will have a password recovery tool that you will allow you to do what you want, plus a lot of other stuff:
http://www.download.com/UBCD4Win/3000-2086_4-10550208.html

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