How do I change the admistrators password

December 9, 2014 at 19:30:37
Specs: Windows XP
I have forgotten my administrator password and the guest does not have permission to start an internet connection

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#1
December 9, 2014 at 21:36:57
1: Go into Safe Mode. Then on logon prompt, select Guest to access entry.
2: Click on Start > Run, Copy & Paste > "control userpasswords2" without quotes & hit > Enter.
3: Click on the on the user account whose password is forgotten & click on Reset Password.
4: Enter the new password then click OK to exit. Reboot computer.

Or,

Obtain Windows CD (XP, Vista, 7, 8, doesn't matter process is largely the same)
Here is a sample using a Vista CD.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tut...
1: Set the bios to boot from CD first.
2: Boot off Windows CD into setup.
3: At setup hold shift key and press F10.
4: This will bring up a command window.
5: In the command window type "control userpasswords2" without quotes & hit Enter.
6: Highlight admin account and reset and set a new password.


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#2
December 10, 2014 at 08:47:49
JohnW

Are you sure you should be providing the above information? We have no way of knowing if the poster is who they say they are. Passwords are there for a reason, as you know.

I can think of any number of scenarios that may be the case here. Parents don't want child on the internet, for instance. Not the rightful owner. Etc.


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#3
December 10, 2014 at 13:43:36
OtheHill

I feel that genuine people use the forum to ask, others will just google.

Justin has covered this before & previously has felt the same way.


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#4
December 10, 2014 at 14:20:51
"genuine people use the forum to ask"

I might have run with that idea at one time but that guy who recently said he had such a great holiday that he forgot his password leaves me more than a bit sceptical.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#5
December 10, 2014 at 14:23:56
To the contrary, I would expect an answer like that.

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#6
December 10, 2014 at 14:33:11
Re #5
OK John, we are all entitled to different opinions but on that particular post I'll settle on a different view.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

message edited by Derek


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#7
December 10, 2014 at 20:20:35
Whatever the likelihood of it being misused, it seems to be a legitimate method put there by microsoft.

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