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  1. Put your bootable XP CD into the drive and start your PC. (Make sure that you have selected ‘CD’ as your first boot device)
  2. After booting up, the first screen will indicate that Setup is inspecting your system and loading files.
  3. Press ENTER to Setup Windows when you get to the Welcome to Setup screen.
  4. After accepting the license agreement, the Setup window will give you the option to do a Repair.
  5. Use UP and DOWN arrows to select your XP installation and press “R” to continue with Repair.
  6. Once this is done, you will have the option to reboot. Reboot the PC now.
  7. During the reboot, DO NOT press any key to boot from the CD again. Setup will automatically resume and you will notice Installing Windows highlighted.
  8. Look at the lower left hand side of the screen and when you see the Installing Devices progress bar, press SHIFT + F10. You should now get a command console.
  9. At the prompt, type NUSRMGR.CPL and press Enter.
  10. Now pick the account you need to change and remove or change your password as you prefer. If you want to log on without having to enter your new password, you can type control userpasswords2 at the prompt and choose to log on without being asked for password. After you’ve made your changes close the windows, exit the command box and continue on with the Repair (Ensure you have your Product key handy).
  11. Once the Repair is done, you will be able to log on with your new password (or without a password if you chose not to use one or if you chose not to be asked for a password).

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Hi,

This is often the case when it was somebody else who installed the Operating System in your PC. Normally, you, as the owner/main user, were likewise given a Username/Account with administrator privileges. Should this be not the case, then your options are:
1. consult with your dealer or whoever installed the OS and get the password. You may need to prove ownership of the PC;
2. do a clean fresh re-install of the OS using the recovery CDs that came with the PC when it was new or even an OEM and use the CD key printed in the Microsoft sticker at the side or rear of your PC;
3. it is possible to remove the admin password assuming you can boot from the CD. Being a gray area, you again need to provide proof of ownership before further information maybe provided.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

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Hi,

It is a little bit dificult to retrive a password from a user unless you are the administrator user.

If you dont mid, what do you need the admin password for? I might help you to solve your problem without having to log into the admin user.

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I want him off my PC, i am the administrate , to many problems ,of thing i don;t approve of.


You need Make Him add another Account and Password Protect it, and give the account a password only you know, never let him watch you put the password in the computer He will remember it and change it and give it

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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 .

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  • Login as other user (if other user is available) and manage users. Must be an administrator.
  • Reformat computer.
  • Use 3rd party software to remove password. Like http://www.top-password.com/reset-windows-password.html


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  • Login as Administrator. Try with no password (load safe mode if you don't see Administrator). Press F8 during boot to access Safe Mode.
  • Login as other user (if other user is available) and manage users. Must be an administrator.
  • Reformat computer.
  • Use 3rd party software to remove password. Like http://www.top-password.com/reset-windows-password.html

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Lost Windows password:


  • Login as Administrator. Try with no password (load safe mode if you don't see Administrator). Press F8 during boot to access Safe Mode.
  • Login as other user (if other user is available) and manage users. Must be an administrator.
  • Reformat computer.
  • Use 3rd party software to remove password. Like http://www.top-password.com/reset-windows-password.html

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  • Login as Administrator. Try with no password (load safe mode if you don't see Administrator). Press F8 during boot to access Safe Mode.
  • Login as other user (if other user is available) and manage users. Must be an administrator.
  • Reformat computer.
  • Use 3rd party software to remove password. Like http://www.top-password.com/reset-windows-password.html

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