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Log on to windows xp pofessional

I bought a used computer but I cannot log onto windows because of the password protection. Is there a way I can bypass the password or change it? Or can I access administror and add my name and password?

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  • peterwitness Jul 24, 2008

    Skatz thank you for your efforts, I tried your suggestions, I will buy a cd to remove the password.

    I appreciate your time and knowledge.

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You can log on as an administrator (if it is available) with pressing two times of CTRL + ALT + DEL key. some times the default administrator name have no passwords. so, you can try to enter without a password. then you will create another user name as your own.

If you cant logon with the administrator, just u can go for password reset or recovery disk to break that.

you go to www.password-reset.com or www.lostpassword.com/windows.htm

thank you.

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If ever you forget your passwords on windows XP especially try boot the computer in safe mode by pressing F8 (tap repeatedly during start off immediately when its turned on)...and log onto the administrators account...From there go to control panel and select the user accounts option and change your password form there...Also create a reset disk to avoid problems later on when you next forget the password(which i trust you won't :) )

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