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Solved: Supposed to be easy...but turns out to a big disaster...(admin password forgotten)

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Empire2500, Aug 7, 2006.

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  1. Empire2500

    Empire2500 Thread Starter

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    Ok,this is it.

    A relative of mine got Windows XP professional CD and needs to install it on his computer.I dont know what the specs are but the only thing i know is that its windows xp pro and SP1.The reason for asking is because my younger cousins set a password on the administartor account,and now they dont remeber it.

    I know theres other posters who asked the same question...bu there wasnt a definite answer,which we all need.

    All i need is a way to reset the password and then im ok.

    Thanks for ur co-op!
     
  2. fro

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    well.. i know a way of doing it but i dont know if its legal to tell it (in these forums)..

    try logging in as the MAIN ADMINISTRATOR...

    when ur in the welcome screen press CTRL ALT DEL.. many times.. until the standard log in thingy appears.. then type for user. administrator.. and press enter... if this is the account that is locked.. you will need my file.. to reset the password.. but like i said.. i dont know if its legal to post it here.
     
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  4. Bob Cerelli

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    This is a good example of why it is important to have at least two accounts that have admin rights. In this situation, all you would need to do is log in with the other account. Might consider it for the future.
     
  5. Empire2500

    Empire2500 Thread Starter

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    Tell that to my younger cousins....:D
     
  6. Empire2500

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    I googled that site once..and it..er...i cant understand it one bit...is it a file? i dont know...
     
  7. Empire2500

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    Im curious about your illegal way..and I dont see a reason why it would be...after all,you would be doing a good thing..not bad?

    Maybe JohnWill can tell us if its permitted?
     
  8. JohnWill

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    Well, I just posted a boot disk that will reset the password of any or all the accounts. ;)
     
  9. Empire2500

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    Its ok..Its all solved...I was trying to install a fresh copy of Windows and the computer wouldnt boot from the disk automatically...i got so frustrated decided to poast here..then i just kept pressing random buttons at startp..and there it was...the "boot menu"
     
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