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Tried to add new user account to my HP 1702 and have now lost access for the main account holder....Help ! John Grant

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    Steve Rand May 11, 2010

    "lost"?



    Do you have the "button" style login where you can see all the available usernames? If so, is the name just missing? Or do you type a username and password? If so, are you unable to remember the username and/or password.



    Windows XP or Vista?

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Click Start

Click Run

Type Regedit , Hit OK

Find The Following Directory

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SOFTWARE > MICROSOFT > Windows NT > Current Version > WinLogon > Special Accounts > User List

Now on the right hand side of this screen one you click on User Lists Find the old account that has disappeard , if is not in the list right click and choose:

New DWORD Value

now name this the same as the account that is missing , hit enter and then double click on the new DWORD Value you jsut created, in the window that pops up put 1 in the Value Data Field Hit OK Close REGEDIT and logoff

you should now see your old account if you did it properly

Goodluck


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I want to add a new password because i cannot remember the old password


you didn't say what computer you are using, but unless you remember the password, and you have only the one account or user, you cannot add a new user. If you have access to the Administrator account, you can change the password.

May 23, 2014 | Computers & Internet

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Windows XP Administrator Password


Here's how to reset your password:

1. First reboot Windows XP in safe mode by re-starting the computer and pressing F8 repeatedly as the computer starts up.
2. Then (in safe mode) click Start and then click Run. In the open box type "control userpasswords2" (without the quotes, of course)
3. You will now have access to all the user accounts, including the administrators account and will be able to reset the lost password.
4. Just click the administrators user account (or the target user's account), and then click Reset Password. You will need to add a new

password in the New password and the Confirm new password boxes, and confirm by clicking OK.
5. All done, you have recovered the lost password

Hope you'll have it resolved soon :-)

on Aug 27, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Not trying to hijack your thread here, rcw1962. Just sharing tips on the same...


If you have forgotten your WINDOWS password, you should, in most cases be able to either recover or remove the password.

Before you try one of the methods below, there may be an easy way to find or reset your passwords, This method was pointed out to me by another Expert on this site ratz01

1. First reboot Windows XP in safe mode by re-starting the computer and pressing F8 repeated as the computer starts up. IF it still asks you for a password in safe mode, type ctrl+Alt+delete and try log in as Administrator
2. Then (in safe mode) click Start and then click Run. In the open box type "control userpasswords2" (without the quotes, of course)
3. You will now have access to all the user accounts, including the administrators account and will be able to reset the lost password.
4. Just click the administrators user account (or the target user's account), and then click Reset Password. You will need to add a new password in the New password and the Confirm new password boxes, and confirm by clicking OK.
5. All done, you have recovered the lost password ;-) If this method wont work for you, try these other methods

You need to make a BOOTABLE CD from a downloaded ISO file.
You will need an image burning program, I use IMGBURN, its free and small.
Download the file and burn the image.
Put the CD in the drive and boot your PC/Laptop ( you may need to enter the bios and set the CD/DVD drive as your 1st boot device.

Use OPHCRACK To RECOVER the password. download here.. (XP and Vista Versions)
http://pcsupport.about.com/gi/o.htm?zi=1/XJ&zTi=1&sdn=pcsupport&cdn=compute&tm=8&gps=514_330_1276_818&f=00&su=p284.9.336.ip_p504.1.336.ip_&tt=4&bt=0&bts=1&zu=http%3A//ophcrack.sourceforge.net/

Use Offline NT Password & Registry Editor to REMOVE the password, download here.. http://pcsupport.about.com/gi/o.htm?zi=1/XJ&zTi=1&sdn=pcsupport&cdn=compute&tm=11&gps=525_323_1276_818&f=00&su=p284.9.336.ip_p504.1.336.ip_&tt=4&bt=1&bts=1&zu=http%3A//pogostick.net/%7Epnh/ntpasswd/bootdisk.html

on Aug 03, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Aol will not help with new password


To access your AOL account, you need to enter some information.
First, you need to enter your AOL user name or email account.
Next, you need to enter the AOL password that you entered when you first created your account. Once these two pieces of information are entered, you can sign in to your account.
However, if you have forgotten or lost your AOL password, you won't be able to access your account until you successfully reset your password.

Navigate to http://bill.aol.com/ and notice the "Sign In" window to the right of the screen.
Find the "Forgot Password" link under the "Password" field. Click the link.
Type your email address or AOL user name into the "User name or Email" field.
You'll also need to type the letters or numbers you see in the image into the "Word in Image" field.
Click "Next."
Type the correct answer to your security question in the "Your Answer" field.
Click "Next."
Provide the information for the "Billing Contact Name," including first and last name.
This is the primary account holder for your AOL account. Click "Next."
Answer the AOL security questions, which will ask for the last four digits of your Social Security number.
Click "Next." At this point, your identity will be verified.
Type in a new password on the next screen.
You'll need to retype the password to confirm.
Click "Next" and then click "Continue."
At this point, you will be able to sign in to your account using the new password you created.

Oct 13, 2013 | Computers & Internet

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We bought a new house and I had my pc down for three months. i forgot my user password and now I can't access some stuff i have on here. i need to change my oassword. HELP


Is this the main account? Do you have access to another administrator account? If so you may just want to access another account with administrator capabilities, and any needed files can be copied out of your users folders.
Thanks,
Lee

Dec 01, 2010 | HP Pavilion a6457c Refurbished Desktop PC

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Disable UAC (Universal Access Control)


Using Control Panel
1) Open Control Panel.
2) Under User Account and Family settings click on the "Add or remove user account".
3) Click on one of the user accounts, for example you can use the Guest account.
4) Under the user account click on the "Go to the main User Account page" link.
5) Under "Make changes to your user account" click on the "Change security settings" link.
6) In the "Turn on User Account Control (UAC) to make your computer more secure" click to unselect the "Use User Account Control (UAC) to help protect your computer". Click on the Ok button.
7) You will be prompted to reboot your computer. Do so when ready.

on Jan 04, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Dear sir, i want to reset my power on password in my compaq evo d510 usdt computer . please help me i have forgot my password vsm


hi

you have lost or forget ten the XP administrator password, first reboot Windows XP in safe mode by re-starting the computer and pressing F8 repeated as the computer starts up. Then (in safe mode) click Start and then click Run. In the open box type "control userpasswords2" without the quotes. You will now have access to all the user accounts, including the administrators account and will be able to reset the lost password. Just click the administrators user account, and then click Reset Password. You will need to add a new password in the New password and the Confirm new password boxes, and confirm by clicking OK. if it did not help let me know

Oct 18, 2010 | Compaq Computers & Internet

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How do i find my username and password


If you have a USED pc that you dont know the log in details to, cant you call the buyer and ask for the details, sounds very suspicious.
BUT, to get around the xp login is quite easy.

1. First reboot Windows XP in safe mode by re-starting the computer and pressing F8 repeated as the computer starts up.
2. Then (in safe mode) click Start and then click Run. In the open box type "control userpasswords2" (without the quotes, of course)
3. You will now have access to all the user accounts, including the administrators account and will be able to reset the lost password.
4. Just click the administrators user account (or the target user's account), and then click Reset Password. You will need to add a new password in the New password and the Confirm new password boxes, and confirm by clicking OK.

Aug 19, 2010 | Acer Aspire M3100 Refurbished Desktop PC -...

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I get the message Value cannot be null parameter name: path 1


  1. In Windows Explorer, locate the application folder or the virtual directory that contains the content (for example, D:\MyWebApplications\Users\Main\App1).
  2. Right-click the root folder (MyWebApplications in this case), and then click Properties.
  3. On the Security tab, click Add.
  4. Type ComputerName\ASPNET (for example, on a computer that is named Webdev, type Webdev\ASPNET), and then click OK. Add the impersonated accounts if impersonation is turned on.
  5. Grant the following permissions for the ASPNET account (and for the impersonated accounts if impersonation is turned on):
    • Read & Execute
    • List Folder Contents
    • Read

  6. Click OK to close the Properties dialog box and to save the changes.
If you have to grant more restrictive permissions to these folders, follow these steps after you complete step 4:
  1. Click Advanced to access special permissions or advanced settings.
  2. Click the Permissions tab, and then select the permission entry for the ASPNET (or other impersonated account).
  3. Click View/Edit.
  4. Make sure that you grant only the List Folder/Read Data permission.

Nov 21, 2009 | HP Pavilion a1120n (PX759AA) PC Desktop

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Cant open new account as ones is already there an dont want


to open a New User account,Bank Account ,Email Account.
I guess we should ask exactly what sort of account you are looking for?

If its a New Users Account you will have to be signed on to be able to access control panel, then add new user,once in this area you can set access levels as Limited User Or Computer Administrator

Hope this helps

Jul 19, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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