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Administrative account password help

I'm sure you've been asked this before, but, I need to change the administrative password on a windows 2000 professional computer. It was given to my son by his grandpa. Needless to say grandpa can't remember what it is. What do I do? Where do I go on this computer to even find it? I need to intall our wireless internet but, when I put the disk in it says I am denied because I am not allowed and then I am told to go to the administrator. Help!

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If you're under Windows XP you can try pressing Ctrl+Alt+Canc twice at the login screen, a Windows will pop up asking you to type in a valid username and password. In the username field type "Administrator" (without quotes), leaving the password blank. If the Administrator account is not disabled and still has the default (blank!) password, the system will continue to load. Then go to the control panel and delete the password for your locked account, logout from the Administrator account and log back in from the account that was locked.
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How do I remove log in username


for which operating system ????

Windows XP users
Change password

  1. Open Control Panel
  2. Double-click the Users Accounts icon
  3. Select the account you wish to change.
  4. Select the option "Change my name" to change your username or "Create a password" or "Change my password" to change your password.

Note: Windows XP Home users can only change the Administrator password through Safe Mode

Windows Vista and 7 users
Change password

  1. Open Control Panel
  2. Click Add or remove user accounts.
  3. Click the account you wish to change.
  4. Click Change the password

Change username

  1. Open Control Panel
  2. Click Add or remove user accounts.
  3. Click the account you wish to change.
  4. Click Change the account name

Windows 2000 users
Change password

Microsoft Windows 2000 users can change their username by pressing CTRL + ALT + DEL while in Windows to open the Windows Security window. From this window click the "Change Password" button

Enter your old password and the new password you wish to use.
Change username

In order to change the username of an account on Windows XP you will need to have an account with Administrator rights. If you're logged in as Administrator or have an account with Administrator rights, follow the below steps.

  1. Open Control Panel
  2. Double-click the Users and Password icon
  3. Make sure "Users must enter a user and password to use this computer" is checked.
  4. Highlight the account you wish to change the username for and click the Properties button.
  5. Within the Properties you'll be able to change the User name.

hope this helps


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I bought this laptop wiyh a pass word on. How can I change this pass word?


Hi

how far can you get with the laptop before it askes for a password ??
is it as soon as you turn it on which could be a bios password or
is it when windows itself asks for a password


please repost telling us when it asks for the password
also what operating system you are running eg is it xp or vista or windows 7

many thanks

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I kept password for my administrator account..but when iam logging the computer it does not asking password...and directly opening the windows...i wants to keep windows should enter the password on windows...


click start control panel Open User Accounts in Control Panel. On the Users tab, click the name of the user whose password you want to change, and then click Reset Password. In New password and Confirm new password, type the new password, and then click OK. Notes You can change passwords only for local computer accounts, such as guest, administrator, or accounts you create for your computer. You cannot change your network logon password in User Accounts. To change your own password, press CTRL ALT DELETE and then click Change Password
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Jan 30, 2011 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2

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I kept password for my administrator account..but when iam logging the computer it does not asking password...and directly opening the windows...i wants to keep windows should enter the password on windows...


click start control panel Open User Accounts in Control Panel. On the Users tab, click the name of the user whose password you want to change, and then click Reset Password. In New password and Confirm new password, type the new password, and then click OK. Notes You can change passwords only for local computer accounts, such as guest, administrator, or accounts you create for your computer. You cannot change your network logon password in User Accounts. To change your own password, press CTRL ALT DELETE and then click Change Password
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Password disabling in windows xp


To do this, you must be logged in as a user with administrative privileges
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Click Start. Click Control Panel. Click User Accounts.

The existing accounts will be displayed.

Click the one you want to change.

A screen will ask what you want to change along with several options.

Click on 'Remove Password'.

After assuring the Windows that you're sure, a delete password button will appear. Click it.

No more password.

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Good luck

Mike

Jul 17, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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Forgot administrator's password


Hi Reggie,

Please read the entire article before proceeding:

All administrator accounts are created equal, with equal
powers, except that the main adiminstrator account cannot
be deleted and it does not appear on the login (or users)
menu by default.

You do need an alternate administrator account to solve this
problem. You must login to a user account with administrative
privileges in order to access system resources, take ownership
of files and folders, and to change other people's passwords.
(including the built-in administrator account)

Otherwise, what would be the point of any security at all,
if you could bypass it at will.

If you can login to another account with administrator pri'vs,
then follow me. Otherwise you may have to pursue more difficult
options, as explained later.

1) Open up the control panel
2) Open up Administrative tools
3) Open up local security settings
4) Expand Local policies in the LHS folder tree

Check:
Accounts: Administrator Account Status = Enabled
Accounts: Rename Administrator Account = Administrator

this is to make sure that the admin account is enabled,
and has not been renamed. You can double click on these
settings to change them. Is you are for some reason unable
to enable the admin account, you must reboot to safe mode,
where the admin account is always enabled.

Now that you are sure that you have a functioning administrator
account, you must reset the password, since you cannot
retrieve it:


From the control panel, once again open up

Administrative Tools ---->
Computer Management --->
Local users and Groups ---->
Users ----->
Administrator ---->
Right click on administrator ---->
SET PASSWORD

....

This should do it.

N.B.
The administrator account will be re-created, you will loose
1) All settings and preferences
2) Access to any NTFS encrypted files the administrator
has encrypted.
3) Stored network and internet passwords (the administrator's)
4) Personal security certificates.

This procedure is different from simply changing the password,
because you don't know the original, so Windows treats it as a
hostile takeover, That's why you loose access to encrypted files.

If you have trouble starting the computer management Applet,
Run it manually:

START --> RUN --> compmgmt.msc

or

...\WINDOWS\system32\mmc.exe compmgmt.msc

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Trick:

If you do not have access to an existing account
with administrative privileges, you may be able to hack in
with and old setup disk from Windows 2000, with
no service packs, or at most XP1

The reason is that Windows 2000 did not anticipate nor
respect Windows XP security.

1) Reboot from the 2000 disk, and follow the on screen
prompts to repair the system using the

SYSTEM RECOVERY CONSOLE.

2) Do not proceed to install Win 2000, make sure you
get out before it asks you to format a disk, if you get
there you missed the prompt and you have gone too far,
Reboot and try again.

3) Once you are in the recovery console = DOS like environment
type HELP, and it will give you a list of commands.

You should be able to create a new user account
(with admin or change the admin password privs)

4) The last alternative is to purchase an XP password recovery
utility, which you run from a boot CD.

Good luck

Martin.

Apr 23, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional With...

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