Problem with password

A friend has given me an old computer to do up, take apart whatever. The problem is he has forgotten the password to get into windows because he hasn't used it for sometime. I know its not in the spirit of things to promote hacking passwords etc. on here but what are my options? Thanks.

  Diodorus Siculus 11:36 26 Feb 2006

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Forgot the Administrator's Password?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 12:06 26 Feb 2006

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Windows2k/XP
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.

XP Password help
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