Forgot xp login password

January 12, 2011 at 08:40:36
Specs: Windows XP
I can not open windows on my Dell XP computer please help it is a used pc owner left it behind when they moved.I would like to fix for my grandchildren.TY

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#1
January 12, 2011 at 08:55:39
You'll most likely have to reinstall the operating system.

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#2
January 12, 2011 at 16:22:51
Start in safe mode. In order to do that press F8 before the Windows XP boot screen. If that was done correctly, you should see a default account named 'Administrator' afterwards and hopefully it should not have a password. You can create another account in 'Control Panel'.

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#3
January 12, 2011 at 23:46:46
If the owner left it behind, you should definitely reinstall the operating system anyways. His/Her data is not your own so a reinstallation will help to overwrite his/her data.

Accessing an administrator account is simple enough without cheesy software, but in this situation you should do a reinstall.


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