Windows XP Password Lost

  Binoboy 19:59 12 Dec 2005

As the title of the thread explains, I have lost my Windows XP password. I recently reinstalled Windows after having a few problems but I changed my password, went away on holiday, and now can't remember what it is.

I can access my partner's account on the same computer but can't get into simple things like ITunes. I am the administrator of the computer.

How can I sort this!?

  VoG II 20:06 12 Dec 2005
  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 20:34 12 Dec 2005

Boot to safe mode log on to the Administrator account (not yours)

Control panel- Users - change your password


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
click here

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