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Need to change password.

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  1. thissal

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    I recently bought a new emachine with Windows XP Media Edition. I went somewhere in windows explorer and added a password to restrict access to the computer :( Now he has figured out the password :mad: so I need to change the password, but I can't remember / find anywhere where I did that. Could someone please help me?:confused:

    I'm running several anti-spyware programs and AVG anti virus, but I don't think that is relevant info.

    Many thanks in advance.
     
  2. rossmission

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    does the password come on when the computer first boots up or at the normal windows log on screen if its when it first boots up im sure u change it in the bios settings
     
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    The password comes on when the computer first boots up.
     
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    But I didn't set it in the bios?
     
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    When I go to Start --> administrative tools --> computer management --> local users & groups to try to change the password, it warns to do so will cause data loss. That's why I'm nervous about this change.

    I inherited another computer (deceased relative) and it was a nightmare because I didn't have the administrative passwords.
     
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    Don't change it there. Go to Control Panel, User Accounts. Click on the account you want to change the password on, and select the option to change it. You do this while logged into the account you want to change the password for.
     
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