win 2k password

  howard64 12:31 17 Jan 2007

does anyone know how to reset the administrator password on windows 2000 as it has been forgotten.

  Diemmess 13:26 17 Jan 2007

click here
Otherwise try some of the alternatives Google offers.

  Taff™ 14:40 17 Jan 2007

Was it ever set up in the first place? Often you can just leave it blank. Other obvious ones to try are: Admin, admin, Administrator, administrator, password and Password.

  howard64 14:47 17 Jan 2007

have tried all these

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 16:17 17 Jan 2007

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.

  howard64 15:17 18 Jan 2007

nothing worked and my friend is going to upgrade to xp pro so he can use the laptop properly. He Bought the laptop from his old firm when he left but they did not give him the admin password or the win 2000 disc. Thanks for trying to help.

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