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My 8 year old son entered a password on one of our desktops (Windows XP) and now does not know what he entered. How can I reset his password or eliminate it? We do not need a password for our regular computer use. I do not know what the original password was, this computer is pretty old.

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Hi,

If your son has entered a password and has forgotten the password, you can get a hint to the password by checking the password hint icon. (The password hint is located on the Welcome screen beside the password prompt)

For more details regarding password hint, kindly click here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/894900

If you cannot retrieve the password by using the above method, you will have to reset the password by logging in as the Administrator.

Click the link for the detailed steps: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/894902/

Hope this solves your problem. Thanks for using FixYa

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