Forgot computer login password

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Yo.Mama

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My son recently reset his log in administrator password on his Dell laptop at college (the computer has Windows XP) and now he can't remember his new password! So, he can't get into his computer! He called me asking for help. Is there anything he can do? He doesn't have any of his system disks at college, so he can't reinstall Windows XP.
 
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Reboot the PC in Safe Mode, login using the Administrator account, if this has no password on it then great, if it does have a password on it and it is not known then we can not help you to bypass it.

If you can login using the built in system admin account then once in go to
Start - Run type in control userpasswords2 OK
click on sons username and click on Reset Password, OK
reboot PC normally
 

EAFiedler

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Hi Yo.Mama


Welcome to Tech Support Guy Forums!

Sorry, we cannot assist with forgotten passwords or bypassing passwords.
Please read the Forum Rules before posting again.
# Passwords - Please do not ask for assistance with forgotten passwords and/or bypassing them. As there is no way to verify the actual situation and/or intentions, no assistance will be provided and any such threads will be closed.

jrkraj you too need to read the Forum Rules before posting again.


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