Question about Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
My aunt has an older HP Pavilion with Windows XP Home Edition that she wants to access, but does not have any of the passwords on it, including the admin password. She does not want to remove the hard drive or boot from a disk. She also does not want to download any kind of software to get the password. Is there any way she can get the admin password? Does she need to boot it into safe mode? If so, then what? I really hope someone can help me out with this....
If you can boot into safe mode,(which should still need a password,so I don't think it will work)
But if you can,just go into the control panel and create a new account with admin privileges,restart in to the new account and transfer all files from old account,then delete the old account.
Posted on May 11, 2009
I am sorry that there are only two way to reset it.
use the OS disk or some recovery tools such as http://www.resetwindowspassword.com/
Posted on Jul 02, 2009
The only way to get the password is to boot from cd and preform a repair of windows and when it says installing devices you need to hit "shift" + F10 it will bring up command window and then you will type "type NUSRMGR.CPL " (leave quotes off) once there you should be able to access the user manager and change password providing it has windows xp as you say
THIS IS THE ONLY WAY!!!! short of your aunt remembering the password
Posted on May 11, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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