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Why do i have 3 administrator accounts in xp? 1. administrator 2. administrator.name 3. administrator.name.0000 is it safe to delete all of them? if not, how do i delete 2 of them? which ones should i delete? THANK YOU!

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Go to Control Panel and the click on the User Accounts. There's one rule in deleting user accounts - You can delete all user accounts except for one ADMINISTRATOR account. This is to ensure that there is one user that can manage other users and the system configurations.

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There is a password on a computer it has xp how do i get by it so i can change the password


Is it your Own Computer? If yes then follow this steps but remember this steps only works of there is a password in User account but not in Administrator account.
Turn on the Computer, the place where it will ask the password there you Press CTRL+ALT+DELETE all together two times, you shuld press those key very fast, i mean once if you press those key then there shold not be time gape when you press next time.
After doing that successfully then it'll show you a small window where it'll ask you user name and password, in place of user name just type Administrator and leave the password place blank and hit the enter. if there is no pass word in your administrator account then it should open up and you can go to control panel--user accounts--chose the user account which has the password and select remove password. Restart the computer and this time it'll not ask you for password.

IF there is a password in Administrator account then you need to find some password removing tools.

Aug 06, 2012 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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Cannot use my password to get back into Windows XP


Because of the security features built into Windows XP, it is virtually impossible to get back into the system without the password. You have several options to try and get around this problem.

If you have the access to another user account with administrator rights, you can use that account to change the password of the account that is locked out. You can also use the default Administrator account that is built into Windows XP.

First you need to boot the system into the Safe Mode.
1. Restart your system.
2. When you see the blue Dell globe or screen, press the ( F8 ) key about 3 times a second.
3. You should get the windows startup menu. Use the (up or down) arrow keys to highlight (SafeMode)
4. Press (Enter) on (SafeMode), then press (Enter) on (Windows XP).
5. The system should boot to Safe Mode.

Once you are at the Account Log on Screen, click on the icon for the user account with administrator rights, or click on the icon for the administrator account.
Note: For Home the Administrator account isn't normally shown & in Safe Mode you have to press Ctrl+ALt+Delete keys twice to show. For PRO you cando this in normal mode

When the system has booted to the desktop, use the following steps to change the accounts password.
1. Click Start, Control Panel, Administrative tools.
2. Click Computer Management.
3. Double click Local Users and Groups, double click the folder users.
4. Right click on the account name that is locked out, and click on Set Password.
5. You may get a warning message about changing the password, simply click proceed.
6. Leave the New Password box blank , also leave the Confirm Password box blank.
7. Click OK, and OK again.
8. Then close all Windows, reboot the system and try to log in.


There are also applications that can recover the password for you. The following companies provide these applications at a cost.
iOpus* Password Recovery XP here.
LostPassword.com, here
Asterisk Password Recovery XP v1.89 here.
Windows XP / 2000 / NT key here.


If the above information does not help in recovering the password, the only option left is to format the hard drive then reinstall Windows and system software.




on Jan 02, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Forgot password cant login Windows xp


upon boot when you reach the login screen which requires the password Press ctrl+alt and delete type admin in the username and enter no pass requires

Sep 19, 2011 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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My friend canny remember her password. How does she get into her laptop now


hi... is it boot up password installed on bios? or is it a welcome screen password? what is your windows operating system is it windows xp, vista or 7?

in windows xp welcome screen password you can by pass it by this steps.

Reboot the PC into Safe mode by tapping f8 repeatedly when the system is starting up. In the selective startup select safe mode. When it loads you will see the administrator account - use it. In the administrator account go to start > control panel > user accounts > user accounts > click create a new account > give it a name that you'll remember > set it to computer administrator > then you'll need to restart and hide your account. Once restarted log in with your username and follow these steps to hide your username from the welcome screen:

1. You begin by opening the Registry Editor. Do that by clicking Start -> Run..., type regedit and hit Enter.
2. With the Registry Editor opened, you want to expand the following keys: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> SOFTWARE -> Microsoft -> Windows NT -> CurrentVersion -> Winlogon -> SpecialAccounts -> UserList.
3. On the right is the list of accounts hidden by the system. To enter a new one right click and select New -> DWORD Value. This value should be named the same as the account you want to hide.
4. Reboot the system, and you will notice the account will disappear from the Welcome Screen. Still if you want to log on into the account, hit CTRL ALT DELETE twice, type the name of the account and password if necessary and log into Windows.
5. To get everything the way it was delete the key you created in the Registry Editor.

Aug 26, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Forgot password


Here are 2 options to change lost administrator password without learning it. Hope they can work for you!
Option 1: If you can log on your laptop with an administrator account, you can change the password following the steps:
1. Right-click Computer to select Manage.
2. In the coming Local Users and Groups screen, double-click Local Users and Groups, and then click Users.
3. Right-click the account that you need to reset the password for, and then click Set Password.
4. Type and confirm the new password.
Note: you can also go to Local Users and Groups screen by clicking Start button and inputting lusrmgr.msc into the Search box.
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Start system and when you see Windows Welcome screen / Login screen, press ctrl+alt+del keys twice and it'll show Classic Login box. Now type \Administrator\ (without quotes) in Username and leave Password field blank. Now press Enter and you should be able to log in Windows.
Now you can reset your account password from \Control Panel - User Accounts\.
Same thing can be done using Safe Mode. In Safe Mode Windows will show this in-built Administrator account in Login screen.
If you have another administrator account,you can use this account to remove the administrator password.
You can also use the default Administrator account that is built into Windows XP.
First you need to boot the system into Safe Mode.
1.Restart your system.
2.When you see the blue Dell globe or screen, press the ( F8 ) key about 3 times a second.
3.You should get the Windows startup menu. Use the (Up or Down) arrow keys to highlight (SafeMode)
4.Press (Enter) on (Safe Mode), then press (Enter) on (Windows XP).
5.The system should boot to Safe Mode.
Once you are at the Account Log on Screen, click on the icon
for the user account with administrator rights, or click on the icon
for the administrators account.
Note: For Home the Administrator account isn't normally shown & in Safe Mode you have to press Ctrl+Alt+Delete keys twice to show.
For PRO you can do this in normal mode
When the system has booted to the desktop, use the following steps to change the accounts password.
1.Click Start, Control Panel, Administrative Tools.
2.Click Computer Management.
3.Double click Local Users and Groups, double click the folder Users.
4.Right click on the account name that is locked out, and click on Set Password.
5.You may get a warning message about changing the password, simply click proceed.
6.Leave the New Password box blank, also leave the Confirm Password box blank.
7.Click OK, and OK again.
8.Then close all Windows, reboot the system and try to log in
There is another easy and safe way for you to recover/delete the unknown windows password, it is widespread accepted by its 100% recovery rate and All passwords reset instantly.
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http://www.lost-password.net/products/passwordrecovery.html

Mar 20, 2010 | ASUS Eee PC 900 Notebook

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I was given a compaq computer running Windows XP. It boots up to a previous user and is looking for that user's password. How can I reset password or access administrator account?


I would suggest you to try the following :

Boot the computer in safe mode.
Press F8 while booting the system, It will give you Windows Advance boot option, Select Safe mode and press Enter. You will see two accounts, Administrator and the Previous User's . Select the Administrator. If it allows you to log in, go to control Panel, User Accounts and delete the previous user's account and create a New user with your name. Reboot the computer in normal mode.

Hope this works. Please let me know if you need further Assistance. Your comments and ratings are highly appreciated.

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Oct 14, 2009 | Compaq Presario S6000CL (DT072A) PC...

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I want to know how to delete a standerd user account?


I you are using Windows, click "Start" then "Control Panel" then "User Accounts," then "Change an Account." Choose the account you wish to delete, then click "Delete Account" it will ask you if you want to keep the account's files, say yes only if you had something important on that account. NOTE:you can only delete accounts if you are a administrator.
If you are using a Mac, click "System Preferences" then "Accounts" then select the account you wish to delete and click the little minus sign at the bottom. NOTE: Like Windows, you can only delete accounts if you are an administrator.

Aug 22, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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Lost my XP Admin name and password. So how do I hack it?


well hacking is illegal wether it is your own system or not i can not confirm.

best advise i can give you is see if the administrator account is on.

wich would most likely be :
username : Administrator
password :

yes password would be nothing.
if it works you can reset your password of your own account

good luck

Feb 14, 2009 | Dell Inspiron 531S (DDCWGA1_5) PC Desktop

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Administrator password reset


Prerequisite before you do the following :
- Go to Safe mode and assign a password to your Administrator account (don't use empty password)

  1. Since you can't seem to login in normal mode because you don't have any account shows up, boot into safe mode
  2. Login as Administrator
  3. Launch regedit
  4. Find HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\SpecialAccounts\UserList
  5. If there is no key named "Administrator" in it, create a new DWORD value and name it Administrator
  6. Double click Administrator and enter 1 as the value data
The next time you reboot into normal mode, Administrator account should shows up.

Oct 26, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional With...

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Password forgot


Try using the username as "administrator" or "owner" & leave the password field blank....then go to user accounts in control panel & create a new account & restart system & login to the new account & delete the old account

Jun 28, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional With...

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