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Lost password for administrator

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Kevlar19, Apr 17, 2010.

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  1. Kevlar19

    Kevlar19 Thread Starter

    Jul 6, 2006
    I started volunteering a veterans outreach center. I was supposed to be a counselor but as soon as they found out I knew my around a computer they have me doing their IT work. Their PCs were donated to them. One has Windows XP and we don't have the password to log on as administrator. I need admin rights to get things done. Of course they don't have the installation CDs for this 10-15 year old computer. Does anyone have any ideas on how I would re-set the password, find out the password, delete the password, ect... (besides using one of those programs we're not supposed to talk about here)
  2. cwwozniak

    cwwozniak Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

    Nov 28, 2005
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    Sorry to report that the site rules prohibit any kind of assistance with passwords.

  3. EAFiedler

    EAFiedler Retired Moderator

    Apr 25, 2000
    Sorry, we cannot assist with forgotten passwords or bypassing passwords.
    Please read the Forum Rules before posting again.
    Thank you

    Closing thread.
  4. TerryNet

    TerryNet Moderator

    Mar 23, 2005
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    If you mean the special account called Administrator you're out of luck. If that is not what you meant then check out "How to log on with the Administrator account" about 60% into this Microsoft article.
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