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I forgot my Windows XP (professional) password! I did remember, but what to do if I didn't? I used to know, but had not beenup to date on geekish issues. I know it is hard, buty any suggestions?

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Try this it might help

Turn on the computer, as soon as it comes on start pressing the F8 key. Keep pressing the key, eventually you will get to a window that will give you the option of going into windows in safe mode or different other modes, Choose safe mode.

Now when you get to the windows logon just choose the administrator account, go into control panel, user accounts and click on change an account. the one you forgot the password for should be there. if it is, just click on delete password. reboot and windows wont ask for a password for the account.

If that helps let me know. if it doesnt give you the administrator option at windows logon then let me know and i will get you the solution

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Do not have password too get in windows xp pro


Do you have another valid administrator account which can normally log on? If so, you can log on as the administrator to change the account you forgotten.
Or,you can think about the Windows Password Reset , it is very usefull and convenient.

At last,I suggeset you to create a reset disk after reset windows password so you will not afriad forgot windows password any more.

Jun 02, 2012 | Dell Optiplex GX60 PC Desktop

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Forgot your windows logon password????????


So you forgot your Windows XP password? Don't worry - it happens to the rest of us. We're supposed to make secure, difficult-to-guess passwords but sometimes we make them so complicated that we forget them ourselves!

Answer: There are many ways to find a Windows XP password that you forgot!

Try To Guess the Windows XP Password You Forgot
Don't laugh! You'd be surprised how often this works. Before we jump into any high tech recovery methods, try your hardest to remember what your XP password may have been.
Most passwords, even complicated ones, are often inspired by the people, places and things in our personal and professional lives.
Could your Windows XP password have had anything to do with:
  • your name?
  • the name of a friend or family member?
  • a loved one's birthday?
  • your home or office address?
  • a pet's name?
  • a favorite food?
  • a frequently dialed telephone number?
  • something from your childhood?
  • a combination of any of the above?
Use Your Windows XP Password Reset Disk
Assuming you were proactive and created a Windows XP password reset disk at some point in the past, use it at the XP logon screen to change your password.
Your password reset disk will still work even if you've changed your Windows XP password since creating the disk.
Have Another User Change Your XP Password For You
If there are other users that have accounts on your computer, one of them may be setup with administrator level access. This means that the user would be able to change your Windows XP password for you from within his or her account.

Hack Your Windows XP Account With a Password Recovery Program
If you've given it your best shot but that all-important Windows XP password is still hiding somewhere in your mind, then it's time to try something a bit more technical.
Windows password recovery tools are software programs designed to recover or reset/delete your Windows XP password. They can sometimes be difficult to use but if there's no hope of remembering the password and you can follow some simple directions, Windows password recovery tools are life savers.

Still Can't Find Your Windows XP Password?
If you still can't locate your password, even after using the free Windows password recovery programs linked above, you will need to perform a clean install of Windows XP which will erase everything on your PC.
It's drastic and destructive step but Windows XP is serious about security.

on Jun 20, 2011 | PC Desktops

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I have a emachine w3619, i let my son use it and he changed the login password and cant remember it. and i cant figure out how to get into my computor. how do i go about getting into my computor


Which Password? Bios Password? Hard Drive Password? Windows Welcome Screen User Logon Password?

Which Operating System? Windows XP? Windows Vista? Windows 7?

OK, if you are running Windows 7, Microsoft tightened security on it so you've got to have a password reset disk which 99% of the people who own laptops with windows 7 fail to do. It should be one of the first things you do when you buy the laptop. Otherwise, you're faced with reinstalling the Operating System or possibly doing a System Recovery.

If you're on Windows XP or Vista try this:

Turn off the computer, then hit the power button to turn it back on and immediately start hitting the F8 key repeatedly until you see the Safe Mode option. Select SAFE MODE and let the computer boot up. When it gets to the User Login screen it will show the Administrator userid and the userid for which you forgot the password. Sign in as the Administrator (hopefully you didn't put a password on it and forgot it too). Once the desktop appears it will look different, the screen will be darker and the icons bigger, but this is normal for safe mode.

Click Start/Control Panel/User Accounts
When the User Accounts screen opens, click on the userid for which you forgot the password. Select the option to REMOVE PASSWORD.

Reboot your machine.

Apr 28, 2012 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

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How do i reset my windows xp password if i have forgotten it


Forgot Windows XP password? The first thing which you check is whether you forgot windows xp login password or not. When we install Windows, it automatically creates an account "Administrator" and sets its password to blank. So if you have forgot your user account password then try this:
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.
Windows XP and further versions also provide another method to recover forgotten Password by using "Reset Disk". If you created a Password Reset Disk in past, you can use that disk to reset the password. Or try free program called Ophcrack or Windows Password Recovery Tool 3.0.

More detail guide on: http://www.windowspasswordsrecovery.com/bypass-xp-password-in-safe-mode.htm

Dec 01, 2011 | Dell Dimension C521 PC Desktop

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I AM THE SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR AND I FORGOT MY PASSWORD WHAT DO I DO?


Hi, friends
just download the software bellow the download link ,hope it will help you.
http://www.fileguru.com/Windows-Password-Reset-Enterprise/download

write the file in CD
Insert CD, Restart the PC
Boot from CD .and follow ale cd instruction.



Let me know if any further clarification is required. Hope this helps! Dont forget to rate the solution!!

Dec 21, 2010 | PC Desktops

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I forgot my e-recovery password, no recovery disks...


Don't you have created the password Recovery disk early?
If you do, you can sign into safe mode and recover the password.
If you don't have the password reset disk. you have to take use of the 3rd party utility,
Windows Password Recovery 6.0 is highly recommend. It is fast and easy to use.

May 20, 2010 | Acer Aspire T180 PC Desktop

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Lost password


I suggest you try hard to remember your password! If you really can not reset your windows administrator password, I recommend Windows Password Seeker, passwordseeker.com
I had removed Windows password with the tool successfully on my computer. Hope it helps! You simply do as follows:
Step1, download Windows Password Seeker.
Step2. Remove your Windows Password with the tool.
If having some questions, you can read carefully at: http://www.passwordseeker.com/howtouse.html

Nov 15, 2009 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

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I forgot my adminstrative password for dell dimension 2400 pc (windows xp)


Forgot Windows XP password? The first thing which you check is whether you forgot windows xp login password or not. When we install Windows, it automatically creates an account "Administrator" and sets its password to blank. So if you have forgot your user account password then try this:
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.
Windows XP and further versions also provide another method to recover forgotten Password by using "Reset Disk". If you created a Password Reset Disk in past, you can use that disk to reset the password. Or try free program called Ophcrack or Windows Password Recovery Tool 3.0.

More detail guide on: http://www.windowspasswordsrecovery.com/bypass-xp-password-in-safe-mode.htm

Oct 09, 2009 | Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop

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Forgotten Password


download something called ophcrack, this will crack youre password for you in under a minute, brilliant piece of software

Nov 18, 2008 | Packard Bell PC Desktops

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