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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 recenlty bought all of the belongings in a persons house as they were moving out due to a husbands loss. I got everything and sold it on e-bay in yard sales etc.. but my daughter had ben nagging me for a computer and lucky enough that was one of the things I now owned. I turned on the computer and tried to log in but the husbands password was not given to me, the poor family was half way on the other side of the world. Now I have no way to ge on that computer without the password. Help me I don't want to but her a new computer if there's a perfectly good one right there. Whats the trick to get the password.

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  • Anonymous Jun 16, 2008

    I have a problem to open my computer. Because I forgot the administrator passward. would you help me

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    I have a problem with another computer. The problem was to open the computer because of forget the administrator passward. would you help me.

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Hi jessymessy

There's a registry tweak for Windows XP that adds a 2nd Control Panel Users applet. W/ this tweak, you can manage/change/set the passwords of any user on the system - including the Admistrator - by using this Control Panel applet.

Go HERE

Look at the top-most item in the right-hand column.

Click (on the left side a bit) of this listing.

If you are not familiar w/ editing your registry, STOP! If you'd like, you can give me your email address and I'll email the tweak to you already set. (You can click on my ASK ME button if you'd rather not post it here.)

If you have me send you the tweak, all you'll have to do is right-click on it and choose MERGE. This will make the requisite changes in the registry.

After you've set all the passwords to your liking, you might want to REMOVE this Control Panel applet so no one else has access to it. There are other ways to hide it w/in other user profiles but this is the least complicated.

Instructions for removing the applet are on a link to the right of the same listing - click on the word REMOVE.

The same applies, I can create this tweak for you, too and you can apply it the same way.

I'll look around to see if I can find a VBS script, etc of this tweak that you can run.

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    B Joan Rapier Apr 09, 2008

    This registry tweak works in both Windows XP Professional and Windows XP Home. I use it myself as an IT support specialist on both operating systems.

    Once the "User Accounts 2" Control Panel applet registry tweak is merged into the registry, reboot (restart) your computer then log into one of the Administrator accounts on your computer.

    -->> Click on START
    -->> Click on CONTROL PANEL
    -->> Click on USER ACCOUNTS 2
    -->> Double-click on USER ACCOUNTS 2
    -->> The applet will open to the USERS tab.
    -->> Highlight the ADMINISTRATOR user
    -->> Click on the RESET PASSWORD button in the lower right of the tab.
    -->> Type in the new password (or leave it blank if you want no password on that account)
    -->> Type in the new password again in the field below the top one.
    -->> Click the OK button.
    -->> Click OK again to exit USER ACCOUNTS 2
    -->> Restart your computer and enter the ADMINISTRATOR profile w/ the credentials (password) you just created
    -->> (If yours is Windows XP Home Ed, you will only be able to enter the Administrator profile in SAFE MODE)
    -->> Please, let us know if you would like assistance w/ this.

    Don't hesitate to ask for assistance w/ any of these instructions, etc.

    BJ @:)

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    B Joan Rapier Apr 09, 2008

    OK. I just don't feel comfortable settin' you loose on your system registry. If somethin' goes wrong during that process, it could be a "bad thang".

    So, to that end, here's a much simpler - albeit a wee bit shady ;) - process:

    * The upward pointing carat (^) indicates a space.
    (01) Click on the START button
    (02) Click on RUN (lower right column)
    (03) Type verbatim (w/out the brackets): [ cmd ]
    The window will open up w/ the following path: C:\Documents^and^Settings\[YOURUSERPROFILE]
    (04) Type verbatim (w/out the brackets): [net^user^Administrator^*]
    (05) Hit ENTER
    (06) Type in the password you'd like to set for the account (the cursor will not advance while you are typing)
    (07) Hit ENTER
    (08) Type in the password again to confirm (again, the cursor will not advance)
    (09) Hit ENTER
    (10) Click the [X] in the upper right-hand corner of the COMMAND window.
    (11) Log out of the current user account and log in to the Administrator account w/ the new password.

    If you don't want a password assigned for a given user, just skip steps (6) & (8)

    You can use this tecnique for resetting or changing the password for any user on the system.

    This works on both Windows XP Professional and on Windows XP Home Ed.

    If RUN is missing from your START MENU, just let me know and I'll tell you how to get it there.



    ** Lordy, I hope the hack police don't come get me!! :o

    BJ @:)

  • B Joan Rapier
    B Joan Rapier Apr 09, 2008

    If the RUN command is missing from your START MENU:

    (01) Click on START
    (02) Click on ALL PROGRAMS
    (03) Click on ACCESSORIES
    (04) Click on the COMMAND PROMPT shortcut

    Then begin w/ step (03) of my previous post

    BJ @:)

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    B Joan Rapier Apr 11, 2008

    Hello jessymessy



    How did it go?? Did you get your password restored? Gain access to the Administrator profile?



    If we were able to solve your password delimma, please, remember to rate the experts' solutions. If you would like more assistance on this topic, just let us know. We are more than happy to help.



    Thank you,

    BJ @:)

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    B Joan Rapier Apr 17, 2008

    Hello Jessy,

    How did it go? Did the information and links I provided you w/ enable you to reset the users' passwords (including the Administrator password) OK?

    I DO hope that is the case. :) If it isn't, please, post back here and we'll continue to work w/ you.

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    Thank you once again for using FixYa! Have a beautiful day.
    BJ @:)

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When you forgot your Administrator password and want to reset it (without being able to logon to Windows that is), just follow these instructions: http://pubs.logicalexpressions.com/pub0009/LPMArticle.asp?ID=305

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When you in a log in process try to press (control alt del) twice..
in the username type administrator if you remember your password type it..if not just enter... you need a administrator access to reset all username password.....

if not works, you need to reinstalled your os...

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