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Can you help me with on how to get the password of the administrator account of my Computer

My Operating System is Windows XP. I forgot the password of my administrator. Thanks

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Simple! you can ask the admin for the password. thanks!

Posted on Apr 01, 2008

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    earl norman llanera Apr 01, 2008

    surprise me as well! anyway, you can get or recover rather the password for that computer if you are the admin for that pc right. try to use this:



    http://www.ntfs.com/boot-disk.htm



    this will help you boot into that pc so that you can recover the password.



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Hi I have another computer a windows xp and I forgot my password what can I do without paying money to recover it do I need to make a system repair disk on this computer


The first thing you can do is try accessing the Administrator account. To make this easier, boot into Safe Mode, and login as Administrator. Turn on the computer, and keep tapping F8 as soon the the bios/post/splash screen is passed, you have to do this quickly. If you do this correctly, you'll see the Windows Advanced Boot Menu, hightlight the Safe Mode using your keyboard's up/down arrow keys and press enter to select and start booting. Wait until you see the the Windows xp welcome screen, select "Administrator" and proceed, if you see any warning message, click "Ok" or "yes", once you are logged in, right-click "My Computer", select "Manage". The Computer Management window will open up, now locate "Local Users and Groups", click the "+" sign beside it and again click "Users", look at the right-pane, you'll see your username (the username you've forgotten your password), right-click your username, and click "Set Password" or if "Reset Password" is available, click it. Set a new password and there you go, you now have reset your windows xp password. Please note that if you have any "encrypted" files or folders, you may be having problem opening them, but if you don't know what is encrypted in Windows, I guess you didn't do that.

Once everything is done, restart your computer and login to your account.

If in case your Administrator account has a password, you won't be able to do this, in many instances, the Administrator password is "admin" (without quotes), so you can try with it, otherwise you'll need a tool like Ophrack or Nt Password reset tool to get this done.

Let me know if you need further help..

Good Luck.

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May 26, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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I forgot my password for my home computer. Is there away to unlock my computer? If so can you help?


Restart 1. Before the Windows Logo Screen press F8 and select "Safe Mode" 2. Log in as administrator (usually no password required for it) 3. Go to Control Panel -> User Accounts -> Change an account -> Select your account -> Remove password. 4. Reboot and let normal startup 5. Set a new password once you log in.
Cheers!

Feb 16, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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Forgot password, window xp home edition, how to by pass


Here is a little trick to use that may or may not work:
Start the computer in safe mode and log on as administrator. It's surprising how many people set up their XP computers and password protect their profile, but forget to password protect the administrator account. Once in, you can change your password in your own account.

Feb 01, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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Need to reset the administrative password for my windows xp desktop


Hi there Allenia,

To reset the Administrator user, you need to right click your My Computer and choose "Manage". The Computer Management window will open. Expand the Local Users and Groups from the left panel and click Users. Right click the Administrator user shown on the right and click Set Password. Click OK. That's it!

Please let me know if this helps. Good luck!

Dec 22, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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I forgot my password to login to windows XP Pro on my personal laptop. How can I bypass it?


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.

Oct 31, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional for PC

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I forgot my administrators password.i shut down the computer and on it on it whilte it is loading i press F2 button to show settings but it needs password first what should i do ?please help.


if there is one more administrator account means then you will be able to reset the password from there otherwise nothing can be done ... u must reinstall the operating system with the help of bootdisc.................

Feb 09, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional With...

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Its actualy vista.


so your account means is not an administrator? Do you supply your password when loggin in? if then you should log off the system and in then, press simultaneously" CTRL+Alt+Delete" 2X

the system prompted you to type the username and password:

type:On;

Username: administrator
Password: _____________, password leave it blank and enter.

system will logon to the administrator account.

Jan 29, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional With...

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Can't logon as forgot administrator password


sammycks:
I assume you are using windows system:
Here is an excellent resource.
http://pubs.logicalexpressions.com/pub0009/LPMArticle.asp?ID=305
If you still cannot get into your system then I recommend reinstalling you OS for your product key I think either contact the point of purchase or Microsoft support.
Thanks.

Dec 09, 2007 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional With...

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