forgotten password in w2000

  aine 22:06 07 Feb 2008

My granddaughter has forgotten her password for her laptop. She sent me an email asking me what she could do? Not having the laptop caused me to scratched my head. Even in safe mode it requires the password to get into the programmes.There is no recovery disc. Any help would be welcome bearing in mind that she lives 100miles away, anywork on my part would be done on the phone.

  VoG II 22:13 07 Feb 2008
  RFB 22:19 07 Feb 2008

Help maybe?

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  RFB 22:20 07 Feb 2008


  brundle 22:29 07 Feb 2008
  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 22:40 07 Feb 2008

Try this:

1- boot to the windows xp/2000 CD ,

2- press enter to start setup ,

3- press F8 for the license agreement ,

4- when you get the option to repair the current installation press R to do so ,

5- let it run through and for windows XP wait until it reboots and is installing, devices then

press shift F10 to open a command prompt. For windows 2000 wait until it is registering

components then press shift F10 to open a command prompt. ,

6- In windows XP either type in "nusrmgr.cpl" w/o quotation marks at the command prompt and press enter. For windows 2000 type in "control.exe" w/o quotation marks and press enter. This should open up the user accounts applet in XP and the regular control panel in 2000. ,

7- select the users and change or remove their passwords accordingly, apply settings and close the control panel windows and command prompt windows so that just setup is running again. ,

8- let the inplace upgrade finish.

The user should now be able to log in when it finishes and not have to reinstall the programs like in a parallel install.

  aine 22:48 07 Feb 2008

Many thanks all she has not got the CD required, her other Grandad may have it? I have sent my son a text telling to get a look at PCSTATS, this may help him, we will have to wait and see. Neither are on the Internet but the other grandad is.

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