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Using XP I login with the admin account and set up another account as the computer admin, but every time i try to install or setup anything XP still tells me I need to have admin permissions. Is there only one master admin account that can be setup??

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With XP there's a hidden main Admin account there, to access and use the account you can follow this steps.
Restart the computer and on the lo in screen before you type in your password for the account , Press CTRL + ALT + DEL then you will see there a small log in screen where you can type a username and password, for the username type Administrator and password just leave it blank.

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Boots up but goes to the xp screen and then shuts down and restarts. what do i do?


You will need your XP CD to run a Repair install.

1. Boot the computer using the XP CD. You may need to change the boot order in the system BIOS so the CD boots before the hard drive. Check your system documentation for steps to access the BIOS and change the boot order.
2. When you see the "Welcome To Setup" screen, you will need to press enter to setup Windows XP.
3. To setup Windows XP now and Repair Install, press ENTER. DO NOT choose "To repair a Windows XP installation using the Recovery Console, press R".
4. Accept the License Agreement and Windows will search for existing Windows installations.
5. Select the XP installation you want to repair from the list and press R to start the repair. If Repair is not one of the options, END setup. After the reboot read the fix at the end of this post.
6. Setup will copy the necessary files to the hard drive and reboot. Do not press any key to boot from CD when the message appears. Setup will continue as if it were doing a clean install, but your applications and settings will remain intact.


If you don't have an option to repair, try this:

1. Boot with XP CD.
2. Press R to load the Recovery Console.
3. Login to the Recovery Console using your Admin password if needed.
4. Type bootcfg
5. This should fix any boot.ini errors causing setup not to see the XP installation.
6. Try the repair install again.

If the Repair is still not an option, try the following:

1. Boot with XP CD.
2. Press R to load the Recovery Console.
3. Login to the Recovery Console using your Admin password if needed.
4. If the CD letter is K: give these commands

* copy K:\i386\ntldr C:\
* copy K:\i386\ntdetect.com C:\

While still in the Recovery Console, try this as well:

1. Type: attrib -h -r -s C:\boot.ini del C:\boot.ini
2. Type: BootCfg /Rebuild
3. Now Restart and try the Repair Install again.

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How To Find Windows 7 Administrator Password


Windows 7 administrator password is the password to any account that's setup to access administrator level functions in Windows 7.
There doesn't actually have to be an "Administrator" user account. What you need is the password to any account that can act as an administrator.
You will need to take a few times to get this password. You may need an administrator login password in Windows 7 if you're trying to run certain types of programs or access certain Windows 7 recovery tools.
Follow the steps below to efficiently find the administrator login password in Windows 7!
Difficulty: Average
Time Required: Finding the password to an admin user may take minutes up to hours depending on the situation
Here's step by step guide:
  1. Try leaving the password blank. If there is actually an Administrator account, the password may not exist at all!
    Just press Enter without typing anything when the logon asked for it.
  2. Enter the password to your account. Often times, depending on how Windows 7 was setup on your computer, the primary user account will also be an administrator user account.
  3. Try to remember administrator login password. As I mentioned in the last step, your account might be an administrator account, especially if you installed Windows 7 on your computer yourself.
    If that's true, but you've forgotten your password, you might be able to make really good guesses at what the administrator password might be.
  4. Have another user enter his or her credentials. If there are other users that have accounts on your Windows 7 computer, one of them may be setup with administrator access.
    If this is true, have the other user designate you as an administrator as well.
  5. Recover the administrator password using a Windows password recovery tool. You may be able to recover or reset an administrator password with one of these free tools.
    Note: Some password recovery tools on the list I have in connection with the above change and the ability to set user accounts in Windows 7 Administrator account. This can be useful if you know the password, but it is not an administrator account.
  6. Perform a clean install of Windows 7. This is a last resort option. This type of installation will completely remove Windows 7 from your PC and install it again from scratch.
    If you're just curious about the administrator password, I would not recommend this resort. However, if you need an administrator password to access the operating system of diagnosis and this is your last effort to save the computer running a clean install will work.
    Keep in mind that it is a time consuming process due to the fact that all of your data must be backed up and then later restored.
Tips:
Looking for your administrator login password but you don't have Windows 7? See How to Find Windows Administrator Passwords for instructions tailored for other Windows operating systems.

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13 Steps to Change or Recover Windows Administrator login Password in...


Have you lost your Windows XP administrator login password, and you don’t know what to do? Here are thirteen simple steps that you can use to change or recover administrator login password of your Windows XP computer.
  1. Insert the Windows XP CD in your CD / DVD drive and restart your computer with him. To do this, after ensuring that established the system BIOS to boot from the CD as first choice. Check your system BIOS to see what is more.
  2. a “Press any key to boot from CD or DVD” message is displayed, press a key to boot from the Windows XP disk.
  3. Windows Setup will now inspect your system and load the required files.
  4. On the “Welcome to Setup” screen, press Enter to start Windows Setup.
  5. Scroll down the Licensing Agreement screen and then press F8 to accept it and proceed further.
  6. On the Setup screen that is displayed next, you may get an option to repair Windows. Select the Windows XP installation you want to repair and then press R to start the Windows repair process.
  7. During the repair process, Setup will first check the disks on your computer and then start copying the required files. This task will take a few minutes.
  8. After the files are copied, you will be asked to restart the PC. If you don’t, PC will restart automatically after 15 seconds.
  9. When the PC restarts, don’t choose to boot from CD. Setup will automatically resume and you will see a message box informing you that the Windows installation is on.
  10. During this process, you need to keep an eye on the left had panel of the screen that informs you about the setup status. When you see that the “Installing Devices” task is in progress, press the Shift + F10 key. This will open a Command Prompt window that you can use to perform several admin tasks on your computer. Surprised! Well, yes the world’s most popular operating system does have a few security loopholes.
  11. At the command prompt, type NUSRMGR.CPL and then press Enter. The User Accounts control panel window will display.
  12. In the User Accounts window, you can perform various user management tasks, such as, reset passwords, change password, create new user, and configure no password login. After making the required changes, close the dialog box, exit the Command Prompt window and then proceed with the repair process. You may need the Windows XP product key, so keep it handy.
  13. After the repair process is complete, you will be able to log on to your Windows XP computer using the new password you set during the repair process. In case, you choose not use a password, you will not be asked for one.
This process will not have any affect your existing programs and personalized user settings. However, if you find this method to change or reset administrator password in Windows XP complicated, you may opt to use a reliable third-party tool, such as Windows Password Recovery Tool .

This is a real handy tool that enables users to perform several Windows recovery tasks, such as recover passwords, make and restore data backup, manage partitions and recover lost data.
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I forgot my log in password and i can't open the windows .i try to press F8 and enter in safe mode but it goes to the login first also . my emachines with windows 7


Windows Login Password Recovery is right what you need in your case. The password recovery tool is designed to reset Windows login password once you accidentally forgot it or have no access to your system including Windows 7, Vista, XP etc. By burning a bootable CD, you can enter almost any computer with Windows administrator login password protected within a few seconds. Here are the step by step tutorial, pretty easy, I am sure you can handle it!

Step 1: Download Windows Password Recovery and install it on another computer.
Step 2: Prepare a blank CD/USB and run the software and use it to burn the ISO file to it.
Step 3: Put it into the CD-ROm and restart your locked computer. Change the BIOS setting of your locked computer to make it boot from the CD-ROM or USB drive. Note: start computer and press F2 or Delete to enter BISO setup
Step 4: Boot your locked computer from the created disk and remove your forgotten password. GOOD LUCK!

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I forgot my pssword and I can´t LogIn


I believe probably the easiest and safest way for you is remove your Windows OS Passwords with Windows Password Recovery tools. I found a good one at http://www.reset-windows-password.com last week, and then I downloaded it and used it to remove the lost password within only few minutes. Furthermore, the powerful tool didn't cause a little data lose. It's worth an attempt.

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The easiest way is to do a Repair install and during it to reset the admin password: shortly after the Copying Files stage ends the pc reboot and will resume automatically with the standard billboard screens and you will notice Installing Windows is highlighted. When you see the Installing Devices progress bar, press SHIFT + F10.  A command console will now open up giving you access to your system.
At the prompt, type NUSRMGR.CPL and press Enter to access your User Accounts in the Control Panel.

12. Now simply pick the account you need to change and remove or change your password as you prefer.

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ADMINISTRATOR PASSWORD -HELP!!!!!


The administrator password in Windows XP is the password used to access the "Administrator" account.

This account usually doesn't show up on the logon screen and most people don't know it exists. Usually that's okay because you won't need to use your computer under this account very often.
There are a few times when you will need this password! When you're accessing the Windows XP Recovery Console or you're trying to boot into Windows XP Safe Mode, you'll need this password before you can continue.

Follow the steps below to quickly find the administrator password on your computer!
Difficulty: Average Time Required: Retrieving the Administrator password may take a few minutes up to hours depending on the situation Here's How:
  1. Try leaving the password blank. More often than not, the Administrator password doesn't exist at all! Just press Enter without typing anything when asked for it.
  2. Enter the password to your account. Often times, depending on how Windows XP was setup on your computer, the primary user account will also be the administrator user account.
  3. Try to remember your administrator password. If you installed Windows XP on your computer yourself, you probably set the administrator password during the Windows XP installation process. If that's true, you might be able to make really good guesses at what the password might be.
  4. Have another user enter his or her password. If there are other users that have accounts on your Windows XP computer, one of them may be setup with administrator access.
  5. Recover the administrator password using a password recovery tool. Password recovery tools are software programs that work by making super-fast guess after super-fast guess until the password is discovered.
    Note: Some password recovery tools is the list I linked to above also have the ability to transform regular user passwords into administrator passwords. This could be valuable if you know your account's password but it's not an administrator account.
  6. Perform a clean installation of Windows XP. This is a last resort option. This type of installation will completely remove Windows XP from your PC and install it again from scratch.
    If you're just curious about your administrator password, I wouldn't suggest this extreme solution. However, if you're needing the administrator password to access diagnostic tools and this is your last effort to save your PC, performing a clean install will work. Keep in mind that it is a time consuming process due to the fact that all of your data must be backed up and then later restored.

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Need too udate bios told it would enable new battery to work?


Is it xp or vista?
For xp If you didn't set up an admin password,Then the password is blank.so don't enter anything,just hit enter,You can also login as admin,by Typing Administrator (with a capitol A )no password.

For vista Try right click and select,Run as administrator.

Note:The admin account is hidden and has to be activated to work,If this is the case,I can tell you how to do this as well.

May 13, 2009 | Acer Aspire 5920-6335 Laptop

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I forgot my Administrator Password


Here's How To Recover the Password

It's a little bit tricky, but it work's my dear..

SULOTION/S:

The problem here is the Setup program did not complete properly. During the Setup operation, Windows assigns temporary passwords to each user account; these passwords are stored in a file called setupact.log in your Windows installation folder. When the Setup program completes properly, these temporary passwords are cleared, allowing you to set up your own password. But if the Setup program does not complete properly, the passwords are retained.

To resolve this problem, find the setupact.log file and locate an entry that reads

“Random password for Username is [password].”

Write down the password exactly as it’s written and use it to log on to the account. How you do this depends on whether you configured your file system as FAT32 or NTFS.

If the file system is FAT32, restart your system using a WinMe or Win98 startup disk. At the command prompt, type edit c:\windows\setupact.log and follow the instructions above to locate the password.

If the file system is NTFS, configure your BIOS settings so the computer boots from the CD drive and insert your WinXP installation CD into your CD-ROM drive. Restart the computer, and at the prompt press any key to boot from the CD. Press r at the Welcome To Setup screen to launch the Recovery Console and then press ENTER when prompted for the administrator password. At the command prompt, input type setupact.log and press ENTER. Make a note of the password associated with each account. Restart the computer and use the retrieved password to log on to the user account.

Cheers!

-micromaster

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Forgot Windows XP admin password? Take it easy, Windows Password Recovery Tool 3.0 will help us reset password efficiently by creating a password reset disk!

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