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Solved: How do I remove Administrator password from XP

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Margstertz, Jan 1, 2011.

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  1. Margstertz

    Margstertz Thread Starter

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    I am computer challenged! I have Windows XP Pro dial up. I was trying to download AVG Free edition which I have done before with no problem. I made several attempts and was told to remove other antivirus spy ware. That seemed to be working after 4 hrs I was asked for my administrator password. I didn't have one and I never had to do it before. I was advised to create one, so I did. That didn't work either now its worse for other things as well. Is there a way to get rid of the password and restore it to back to were it was originally. I tried system restore but that didn't work. Thanks!:confused:
     
  2. TheOutcaste

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    Log into that account.
    Got to Control Panel | User Accounts
    Select the account
    Click Remove my password.
    Enter the current password and click Remove password.
     
  3. Margstertz

    Margstertz Thread Starter

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    Thanks! Unfortunatly there is no remove password only change password. and manage password.It shows my email (passport) and has add and delete. I was afraid if i delete I would lose my email address?
     
  4. JennyJackson01

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    As OutCaste suggested, log into the relevant account and opt to change the password. You then leave it blank although it`ll ask you for the existing password to confirm that you`re the correct person changing it.

    Jenny
     
  5. Margstertz

    Margstertz Thread Starter

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    Thank you Jenny and OutCaste! boy I'm glad I found this site! It worked. Now if I could only download AVG antivirus free in less then 8hrs. LOL can't wait to get high speed.LOL
     
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