Recovering a password

  foxy1974 12:17 10 Apr 2006

I'm trying to set up an old computer and no matter how hard i try i can not remember my password and as i am the administrator i really need to remember or recover this password there is another user account i can get onto but they are not an administrator, the system i am using at the moment is windows 2000 profesional. Can anyone help me please.

  Methedrine 12:26 10 Apr 2006
  recap 12:28 10 Apr 2006

click here it should do the trick

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 13:30 10 Apr 2006

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.

  foxy1974 16:06 10 Apr 2006

i have tried the suggestions that i have been given and i cant seem to get either to work, the downloading onto a disc will not open and the boot to xp/2000 will not work either im not getting the menus that was suggested, any more suggestions please?

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