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Win XP Pro will not allow a password to be implemented on the admin profile. It displays a password cannot be placed at this time or something like that. No password was ever placed on admin profile. Any thought gang? Thanks in advance.

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  • Daniel Iannini Jul 15, 2009

    Not yet. Original Admin account recieves an error everytime you click on create password. I'll try that aarontm, thank you.

  • Aaron Monello May 11, 2010

    Have you tried creating another administrator account? Does that one allow a password?


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I see there is an answer already posted for this particular question but I have other solutions depending on what you want to do with them. I can show you step by step how to remove or change the Administrator password on Microsoft Windows XP.

Step 1- Go to the Control Panel Icon on the Start Menu Or In My Computer.

Step 2- Switch from Category View To Classic View which will be located at the top left window in the Control Panel.

Step 3- Once Classic View is in affect click on the Administrative Tools Option.

Step 4- Then Click On the icon named " Computer Management" Then Select Scroll Through The System Tools Menu Until you find the " Local User And Groups Icon"

Step 5- Uncheck The Box Until It Displays a Minus Symbol Select Users Click On The User Account You Wish To Change. Certain Things can only be change once you double click. If you want to change the password. Right click on the user and select the set password Option. You can remove it or change it to a different one.

Although i suggest changing it to prevent network intrusion. Hackers often use the administrator account to access a persons computer. Most users don't even know about the administrator account.

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Another way to try is to go to Start-->Run and type:

control userpasswords2

From there you can add another account, and (usually) this method always works.

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