XP username and password

  Goodtime 06:30 20 Jan 2004
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I'm using XP home edition and i have my normal log on at the front screen to go in as admin, but i have once had my computer locked by windows and it has asked for a user name and password. As far as i can remember i have never set one. How do i set one?

  MadHighlander 08:01 20 Jan 2004

Does it ask you for a password when you click on admin, if yes just hit return and that should let you into windows to set a password for yourself in control panel.

  Goodtime 12:33 20 Jan 2004

I've got a password on my admin account already, is there somewhere else that i have to put a username and password?

  bremner 14:28 20 Jan 2004

When you installed / first used XP did you set up an account called Admin ?

  Goodtime 09:10 23 Jan 2004

yes i have a passworded account called admin

  bremner 17:49 23 Jan 2004

XP has its default Admin account as well. You have now got two accounts called Admin.

The default XP one has no password.

If you boot into safe mode you will be able to access this.

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