Question about Microsoft Windows XP Professional With Servise Pack 2 (e8503040) for PC
We've purchased a new computer for our 10 tear old. The first thing he did he logged in as an administrator and mispelled the password. Now the computer is useless, how can I overwrite what he did?
PC Restore or some thing like exist on a hidden partition on your hard drive that contains an exact copy of your computer's original setup. These programs allow you to reset your computer's operating system and software to the original state in which it was shipped to you.
Do the following actions to remove the recovery partition from the hard drive. WARNING: The drive will be reformatted and all user data erased. This action is not recommended. Be sure to create a set of recovery disks BEFORE performing this action. Turn on the PC and repeatedly press the F11 key when the HP or Dell or the computer Manufacturer logo appears
then follow the onscreen instructions read them and try to to do "Format and reinstall the operating system
Posted on Aug 13, 2008
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Often many users will leave the administrator account alone or have other accounts with administrator rights. If you're not logging into the computer as administrator or have other accounts follow the below steps to reset your other accounts password.
Reboot the computer into Safe Mode.
When logging into Safe Mode you should be prompted with an option to what account you wish to use. Select the Administrator account. If prompted for a password try pressing Enter on the keyboard for no password. If this does not work, try other passwords you may have used. If you're unable to log into the Administrator account skip to the next suggestion.
Once you've logged into the Administrator account open Control Panel and User Accounts.
In User Accounts select the account you wish to change the password for, click change password and then enter the new password or click remove the password to remove the password from the account.
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