I don't have my windows admin password.

August 15, 2011 at 12:09:45
Specs: Windows XP Pro

I don't have my windows XP Pro password to log into Administration. I have one account that is Admin and a guest account. I can use/access both accounts but I can't access the admin account. I can use the guest account but can't do anything administrative. I previously had access but made some sharing/networking changes. After I restarted, it gave me the login screen, which I previously had disabled. I currently don't have a windows XP Pro CD. Doesn't matter what I Google, I can't gain access to this account. Do I have to buy a new XP CD and reformat or what?

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#1
August 15, 2011 at 12:51:43

If you say you can access both accounts then you are not using a password. Then a blank space would be the password. You can add on in control panel.

By the way, you don't want a guest account, you want to always run under a limited user account and have a strong complex password enabled in the administrator account.

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#2
August 15, 2011 at 20:58:51

Hope the following method can help you:

unlock ThinkPad Windows XP password with Windows Installation Disc

1. Start PC with Installation disc. Choose “Accept” once it asks to repair your current Windows installation, press “R” to run repair and also allow PC to repair by copying files to hard drive.
2. The PC will reboot, and then display “Press any key to continue.” Please do not press any key.
3. Let computer restart the installation and at the same time please notice the words shown at the bottom of screen. Once “Installing Devices” comes up, press “Shift +F10”.
4. Then input “nusrmgr.cpl” and press “Enter”.
5. On the User Accounts windows, choose the “Administrator account”. Then there will be listed all user accounts of the system.
6. Select the account that has to remove or reset password.
With Installation CD to break ThinkPad password also can be used on system based on Windows 7, Vista, 2000, Server 2008, etc.


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#3
August 18, 2011 at 07:28:08

Again, I don't have a windows XP disc. If I did, I would try that first. But let me clarify from my first post. YES, I can access both accounts from the GUEST account. I have access to the whole computer and all the files, however, I can't log into Admin account or do anything administrative. I tried making a batch file that would log into Admin but it will not let me put that file into startup because I have limited access in the guest account. Any other ideas?

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