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I forgot my Administrator Password

Until now I was the only user in my computer and I didn't need to use any password, but I remember that I did store one for the admin when I installed windows XP. My roommate asked me to use my computer and after he messed up one of my files I decided to add another user and to block the access to some of the folders. Everything went great and I created the User, changed the folders setting and the way you login to my computer. When I did restart I have 2 users, but I forgot the admin password and I can't login with my user only the new user I created. I can't change anything because the new user have limited access. I can't believe I did something so stupid, please help I am desperate. i forgot my adminastrator password, and can only use the guest account. can you help

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There are some other way to reset Windows password with a bootable CD/DVD or USB flash drive.
Reset windows password with "Advanced WIndows password recovery tool"
These tools is to reset the password offline.

It is not so troublesome that you forgot Windows password, you can see this article about Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000 password recovery. Two steps:
1. Create a password reset disk;
2. Reset Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000 administator password offline!

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As you know, if reinstall the computer will lead to lose data. In order to avoid data loss, you can remove the password with windows 7 password reset tool. I found a good one at http://www.reset-windows-password.com/reset-windows-7-password.html last week, then downloaded it and used it to remove the lost windows 7 password within only few minutes.

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If you forgot your windows admin password, I suggest you to remove it with windows password reset tools. I removed my windows password successfully with Windows Password Reset 9.0 yesterday. You can have a try http://www.reset-windows-password.com

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If you forgot the Windows login password and want to recover or reset Windows password, there is two methods to help you reset the Windows login password:

Methods 1: Use the password reset disk to recover the Windows password, by this methods, you need create a Windows password reset disk before you have lost or forgotten your Windows password.

Method 2: Using Anmosoft Windows Password Reset to recover or reset Windows password, it support Windows all Windows versions like Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2000 and Windows Server 2008(R2), 2003(R2), 2000, etc

Anmosoft Windows password reset software recover or reset Windows password by four steps:
Step1: Download Anmosoft Windows Password Reset V8.0 and install it.(Download from here: http://www.resetwindowspassword.com).
Step2: Burn the ISO image file onto a blank CD/DVD or USB.
Step3: Boot up your Windows PC by the bootable burned CD/DVD or USB in minutes.
Step4: Remove the forgotten Windows password on the operation interface and logon PC without password.

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When you lost windows password, you could enter safe mode (F8 when booting up) to recover windows password when you did not remember user account password, but when you forgot admin passwords, there is no way to change it, you have to use tool to recover administrator password. Yesterday, I forgot my Windows administrator password. In the end, I used Windows Password Seeker to retrieve my Windows password successfully. It's worth a try.
http://www.passwordseeker.com

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You can create a password recovery boot disc

you can download it here
http://home.eunet.no/~pnordahl/ntpasswd/

If complicated i can help you out

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SOURCE: I forgot my Administrator Password

Several options exits.

First, the politically correct one.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/321305

Next, now the not so politically correct:
http://www.raymond.cc/blog/archives/2006/10/22/reset-or-change-administrator-password-on-windows-xp/

Last but not least , you can google password resetting programs off the internet. They are usually linux based.

I take no responsibility for whatever course you may follow. Good Luck.

Posted on Sep 04, 2008

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