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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.

Posted on May 05, 2008

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