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Solved: Lost My Admin Account Password on XP

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Holly3278, Aug 9, 2006.

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  1. Holly3278

    Holly3278 Thread Starter

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    Hi everyone. A few months ago, I lost the password to my Admin account on XP. I do not have a password hint. Is there any way to recover the old password or create a new password from my current account? The current account I am using does have Admin priviledges.
     
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    You can't recover the old password. However, you can create a new one in XP. Go into Users and Groups in Computer Management (right-click My Computer > Manage > Users and Groups > Users), right-click the account you want to change the password, and select "Change password".

    It will come up with a warning, I don't know the specifics of it, though. Click OK to continue, enter and confirm your password, and it should change.

    PS, I've heard Windows XP has a password recovery disk (I think it is, anyway), but this is usually created when you put a password on an account. I've never seen or made one, though.
     
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    Thanks guys! I used techkids tip and it worked great! :D
     
  5. techkid

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    No problem. JohnWill's suggestion works too (I've got my copy of it around somewhere). It's especially useful if it's the only admin group account.
     
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