how can I reset the user name and password on windows XP

October 11, 2013 at 05:31:31
Specs: Windows 64
how can I reset the user name and password on an old windows XP computer. I have managed to use the F8 key and put it into safe mode but it still won`t let me access the start key. it goes straight back to sign in screen

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#1
October 11, 2013 at 05:53:19

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#2
October 11, 2013 at 06:26:55
Hi susanfogg,

Please refer to the link given below:

http://dell.to/184oxbT

Thanks & Regards
Manshu S
#iworkfordell


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#3
October 11, 2013 at 14:48:42
I have tried these steps but I cannot reach yhe screen with the start button. I need to know how to bypass the initial username/password screen. Everything I do brings me back to this screen . I need to reach the start key.

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#4
October 11, 2013 at 15:05:51
Go with riider's link, it works very well.

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#5
October 11, 2013 at 20:51:09
When you '. . .use the F8 key and put it into safe mode. . .' what user account are you attempting to log on to? By default the administrator account isn't password protected unless you added one so you should be able to log onto it with no problem. Once in there you can make adjustments to the passwords of other accounts in CONTROL PANEL--USER ACCOUNTS.

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#6
October 12, 2013 at 02:24:02
There is a user account in the computer. As soon as it was switched on the came up but no one knows the passwsord

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#7
October 12, 2013 at 04:12:11
tried to reset password in safe mode as instructed by the link you sent me but instead of a log on screen displaying all OS user names appearing at step 3 it just went back to original sign in screen that I`m trying to bypass

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#8
October 14, 2013 at 08:50:37
Hi susanfogg,

If you have disabled the default administrator account and you do not have the password reset disk as well, you can re-install the operating system.

NOTE: Re-installation of the operating system removes the data on the system.

http://dell.to/1fgr3RL

The link is for Dell Systems.

Thanks & Regards
Manshu S
#iworkfordell


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