windows XP, forgotten password

  Majin_Vegetto 19:19 03 Nov 2007
Locked

about a year ago i had passworded my pc and as i have been going to uni for the last year i had a new pc for that. but while at home and not at my uni pc i descided to setup my older pc but came to the conclusion that i have forgotten the pc, is there anyway around this or do i have to format the whole pc. and start over

  VoG II 19:20 03 Nov 2007
  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 19:30 03 Nov 2007

Just press and hold "Ctrl" and "Alt" and press "Delete" twice while the Welcome Screen is displayed.

Type in "Administrator" as the username, and leave the password field blank

If you created a password for the built-in administrator account, this wont work!!

  Majin_Vegetto 19:37 03 Nov 2007

its working now thanks for the help

  The F1 Help Key 22:35 03 Nov 2007

hi....as you have logon on as administrator in your PC...u will want to reset the other account password so you will be able to gain back all your themes setting and what so ever...

Click on Run>type CMD >press ok

This will display an MS-Dos Screen...
type >net user
to rest the password type >net user yourusername *

for example if my user name is ben.,the output will be as follow

net user ben *
you should put the asterix at the end

then it will ask u to enter the desired password..happycomputer

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Elsewhere on IDG sites

Fujitsu Lifebook P727 laptop review

Best of the Grad Shows 2017: University of the West of England (UWE)

Best value Mac: Which is the best £1249 Mac to buy

Les meilleures GoPro 2017