Question about Dell Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
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.
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.
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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Posted on Apr 09, 2008
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
Posted on Mar 23, 2009
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...
Posted on Apr 09, 2008
Administration pasword forget
Posted on Mar 09, 2009
F yo mama
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