WIN 2K Password Problem

  Simon Fraser 07:31 11 May 2006
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I have an old Dell Latitude laptop with Win 2K which I haven't used for a couple of years and I now have a use for it. Unfortunately I have forgotten the password. Can anyone advise me how to get into it without having to reinstall Windows?

  Diodorus Siculus 07:39 11 May 2006

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Forgot the Administrator's Password?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 12:14 11 May 2006

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.

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