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Forgot Admin password for XP Pro

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Zeus_Roxs, Dec 13, 2005.

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  1. Zeus_Roxs

    Zeus_Roxs Thread Starter

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    Help!!! I forgot the password to the administrator account on my XP pro. I only have an administrator account because I was the only one useing the computer. Is there any way to reset the password or restore the whole computer without a disk This computer was given to me and I was planning to use it for my schoolwork as I am homeschooled.
    Thanks in Advance.
    Alexis
    [email protected] :)
     
  2. Squashman

    Squashman Trusted Advisor

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    You forgot your account password or the account named administrator. If you have an account with administrative privileges you can just reset the administrator's password with that account.
     
  3. columbo

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    Hi Alexis,

    This is the only one I've ever had success with:

    http://home.eunet.no/~pnordahl/ntpasswd/

    Click on the "Bootdisk" link and scroll down to the "Download" section to get the zipped files.

    Make sure you read the instructions on creating and using the utility (you should be able to just accept all the default values, but that depends on your computer setup). You'll need a formatted floppy disk.

    Good luck,

    Columbo
     
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