forgot my administrators password

  jay.p 00:35 04 Feb 2007
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i put an administrators password on my boys pc to stop them messing about too much and lo and behold i have forgotten it. is there any way to overcome this.

  BRYNIT 00:38 04 Feb 2007

This thread might help click here

  Dizzy Bob 00:39 04 Feb 2007

Assuming Windows XP

Boot to safe mode (tap F8 when booting)

Log in as Administrator (in safe mode), reset password,

Log out,

Reboot

DB

  rdave13 00:40 04 Feb 2007

Have a look here.. click here

  jay.p 00:52 04 Feb 2007

thanks guys will give your suggestions a try tomorrow.

  Rogerfredo 09:40 04 Feb 2007

Try click here
-they do a free service if you can wait a few days, and this worked for my laptop.

  rawprawn 10:02 04 Feb 2007

If it's xp: 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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