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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by christine20273, Sep 22, 2008.

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  1. christine20273

    christine20273 Thread Starter

    Sep 22, 2008
    i am having problems getting to the system administrator, i set it about 1 year ago and cannot remember who i set it under, there are 3 user accounts and all tell me i need to contact system administrator to remove programs.
  2. TooBad


    Mar 18, 2005
    Welcome to TSG!

    What OS are you using?

    It may be possible to delete the password file and that will reset to a default administrator account with no password. I have used that with NT4 and W2k, but am not sure that it still works with XP or Vista.
  3. Frank4d

    Frank4d Retired Trusted Advisor

    Sep 10, 2006
    On the Welcome screen hit CTRL ALT DEL twice. That will bring up a logon screen that will allow you to logon to the Administrator account if you know the password. If you don't know the password, site rules don't allow us to help get around it.

    Once you are logged on to the administrator account you can change the other user accounts to administrator type.
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