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Solved: OS XP professional SP2, changed user name, can not logon

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by XP_ogon, Jan 29, 2013.

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  1. XP_ogon

    XP_ogon Thread Starter

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    Dear all.
    I need a help I did a stupid thing.
    I have OS XP professional SP2 and I changed user name (renamed) through Control Panel and since than I can not login to my computer.
    I tried to reset password using Bart PE (erd cmd 2002, locksmith) but without success.
    With locksmith program I managed to see the list of users and among them there is new User name that I renamed previously.
    I tried to disable Windows XP login prompt through regedit using BART PE regedit, but no success.
    DefaultUserName is old one (not new what I can see using locksmith).
    I hope that someone can help.

    Thanks
     
  2. ETech7

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    How about logging in with built in Administrator account from Safe Mode (F8 right after PC powers on)?
     
  3. flavallee

    flavallee Trusted Advisor

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    The SP3 upgrade was released in May 2008.

    If you're still running SP2, Windows XP is extremely outdated.

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  4. ayush-bhattarai

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    If you ar using welcome screen press ctrl alt delete for 5-6 times. An alternet window appears. Type in your username and password and press enter. Pat yourself. Hope it helps
     
  5. XP_ogon

    XP_ogon Thread Starter

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    Hi ETech7
    Thanks for idea it worked.

    Thanks to everyone.

    KR
     
  6. ETech7

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    You are very welcome.
    As was mentioned before by flavalee, I would highly recommend updating to SP3 if you want to stick with XP for now. Also, set a strong password for built-in Administrator account, if you haven't done so yet.
     
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