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If you are using windows Xp this should be pretty simple because many people forget set an administrative password.

As soon as you start your computer put it into safe-mode by pushing F8 until the safe mode screen pops up. pick safe mode with or without networking.

When the Account screen comes on pick the administrator icon. If there is no password there you should have no issue logging in. Then you go to control panel then user accounts and pick the account with the password. From there you should be able to remove the password.

All you need to do after you remove the password is restart your computer and log in normally.

I hope I have helped you. Just let us know if you need any other help.

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Posted on Aug 17, 2008

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Bought used computer need to change password so i can get in


If the machine has Windows XP you can hack the password with numerous utilities however if it's Vista or greater you will not be able to easily login to change the password and need to re-install the system. If passwords could be recovered easily there would be no point in having them to protect your data.

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Remove Account Password & Turn Off Password Protection in Windows 7

One of the great features of Windows 7 is User account password protection. At last articles we learn how to create a Windows 7 logon password and how to change login password in Windows 7. However, there are times when removing a password from an account make sense. Learn how to turn off Windows 7 password protection.

Everyone can have his/her own account in win7. This avoids the obvious annoyances and security risks associated with sharing a desktop and having everyone's files available to all other users of the computer.
However, there are times when turning off password protection on a Windows 7 account makes sense. For example, if you are the only user of your computer, it may not make sense to have to type in a password every time you turn on your computer. Another case is that you are a forgetful person and you often forgot your Windows 7 User Password, you don't want to reset lost password each time you can't remember it.

Another reason you may want to remove account password protection is if you need multiple people to share the same account. Finally, if you want to set up a public account, you need to make sure people have access by not password protecting the account. Whatever your reasons, Windows 7 makes it easy to turn off password protection for an account.

Turn off Windows 7 Password ProtectionTo turn off password protection for Windows 7 account, make sure you are set up as an administrator on your computer. Then, begin by clicking on Start and then open up the Control Panel.start-control-panel-windows7.jpgIn the Windows 7 Control Panel, click the User Accounts and Family Safety option.

Under the User Accounts section, click on Change Your Windows Password.

In the Make Changes to Your User Account window, click on Remove Your Password.

Here, Windows 7 asks you to confirm your choice to remove your password by typing in your current password. This step is critical because it prevents just anyone from hijacking your account by removing or resetting the password. After you have typed in your current password, click the Remove Password button.

Windows 7 then takes you back to the Make Changes to Your User Account window. Unfortunately, Windows does nothing to confirm that you have indeed removed your password other than the new option on this window titled Create a Password for Your Account.

Verify Removal of PasswordYou can verify that Windows 7 has removed your password by logging out of your account and clicking on your account icon again. Notice that this time Windows 7 did not ask you for a password but instead simply logged you in.

Remember that anyone who has access to your computer can now log in to your account with typing password. Also, understand that anyone who steals your computer will also have access to your account and your private files. With no password protection, anyone can also set a new password and lock you out of your own account. Be certain that you want to turn off password protection for your account before you make your private files vulnerable.

Tips:Not a Windows 7 user? Still Using XP or Vista? Don't know how to remove account password on other Windows Versions? See these articles below.
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I forgot my desktop password cant get into my computer what do i do?


DO NOT panic! You definitely have 100% chances to enter the locked computer withn several minutes.

Windows Password Recovery is right the tool that 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.
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Step 4: Boot your locked computer from the created disk and remove your forgotten password. GOOD LUCK! :)

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The only solution is to crack the software.
You can use Ophcrack or PC login. I use that for these situations.

Another option is that if the Administrator account is not password protected, there is a way arround.

Start the computer an repeatly tab the F7 button.
You should get a black screen with white text asking what to do.
Select startup in safe mode.
Afetr startup you will have to click on the desired user account.
Click on Administrator, and if it hasn't an password, you will be logged it.
Go to control panel -->> User accounts and create a new user with your desired name. You can also delete the password protected User account. Note that this will also delete personal files and settings.

After that you can restart and login normal using the new account

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Forgot Windows XP password, don't be worried. It's very common for PC users to lose or forget Windows password as some like to set a rather complicated password. As Windows XP has been used for several years, there are various available methods that can help you to reset Windows XP password.

Method 1: Create a password reset disk to reset Windows XP password

Creating a Windows XP password reset disk is a very easy way to protect yourselves from the possibility of forgetting your password. With it, you can reset Windows XP login password easily and quickly. Don't know how to create one, just follow the instructions as below:

1.Click on Start, Control Panel and User Accounts in order.
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3. In the Related Tasks area on the left, click the Prevent a forgotten password.
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Once you find your Windows XP password is lost or forgotten, just reset Windows XP password with the disk. The Windows XP password reset disk can be repeatedly used to reset password for your computer, so please remember to keep it in a safe place. Otherwise, unauthorized users can log on your computer and get access to the precious data on it. It will be a disaster for you if your privacy is leaked out.

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All Windows XP computers have a special user account named "Administrator" and by default this account is not password protected. If you don't set password for the account or you remember its password, you can log on computer with the administrator account to perform Windows XP password reset.

1. Start the computer.
2. Press Ctrl+Alt+Delete twice when you see Windows XP login screen.
3. When Log On to Windows dialog box appears, type Administrator in the User name box.
4. Type the administrator password in the password box, and then click OK. Or you can directly click Ok if you don't set password.
5. Click Start > Run > Type control userpasswords2 > click OK.
6. On the Users tab, click the name of the user account that you want to reset the password for, and then click Reset Password.
7. Set your new password and click OK on the Reset Password dialog box. And then click OK on user tab.
8. Restart the computer, and then try to log on to Windows again.

Method 3: Burn a USB flash drive to reset Windows XP password

In addition to the two methods above, you can also perform Windows XP password reset with third party Windows password recovery software. It can help you reset Windows XP login password by burning a bootable CD/DVD or USB flash drive. Before starting to perform Windows XP password reset with this method, you need to find a computer with optical driver that you can log on. Then, you can follow the below steps to burn a USB flash drive with Windows Login Recovery.

1. Download Windows Login Recovery and install it.
2. Burn the ISO image file on the program to a USB flash drive.
3. Set your locked computer to boot from USB drive.
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The above 3 methods are easy for you to reset Windows XP password. Of course, method to perform Windows XP password reset is not limited to the 3 options. There are still other options for you, like using a Windows installation disc to recover Windows XP password. You just find one suits you best to reset your lost Windows XP password.

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do you have the OS disk?
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