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Rid admin. user&password update comp2run faster

Hello. My name is Marie McDonald, and I can be reached at (775) 841-4858 or marie007frances@yahoo.com I have owned my windows xp home edition for about two years. Model # x10-60264 product key: THPGX-7JGQX-69FHG-DKCWF-4D78Q I originally purchased the computer at a garage sale for a good price. Now, my problem occurs when I restart the computer and have to login as a guest. Because I do not know the administrator, or his/her password. I am unable to download programs, delete files, etc. as a guest. Can you please help me to remove administrative users and passwords in order to update my computer and get it moving a bit faster. Thank you very much. Marie McDonald (775) 841-4858 marie007frances@yahoo.com

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  • nancie1186 Jul 11, 2010

    Have you tried to boot into safe mode and use the built-in Administrator account? If you gave not try loggin into safemode (hit F8 upon bootup) select safemode with networking, login with admin account using no password, should be blank. From there you can create your own account with admin rights.

  • nancie1186 Jul 12, 2010

    Hope this suggestion has helped you :)

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There are two solutions to your problem. First reinstall the operating system thus wiping out the previous user accounts and thus the administrator password.
Check this out for a fresh intall of win XP.
http://www.theeldergeek.com/xp_home_install_-_graphic.htm

If you would like there is a way to break the administrator's password. You need to crack your administrator password hashes.

Contact me if you would like some help regarding above.

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