I forgot my XP administrator password

Dell Studio xps 8000 desktop pc
July 15, 2010 at 20:48:45
Specs: Windows XP
I wanted to give my grandaughter a user account,I did that.I also went in and made my administrator acct. I cant for the life of me
rember my password so now I don t have any way to make changes on pc

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#1
July 16, 2010 at 08:18:10
You don't unless you reinstall Windows but that will wipe everything out on your computer your already have.

There are ways to hack the administrator password but we are not allowed to show any one how to hack on this forum. You will have to Google Hacking Windows XP Administrator password.


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#2
July 16, 2010 at 09:22:34
I suspect that your log on account is protected, not the main
admin.

This might work.

At boot press F8 or whatever your pc needs to get into safe
mode, there will be an administrator account. I suspect there
will be no password for this.
Log in, then go to user accounts & change your account
password.

A thank you would be nice, if I have helped.


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#3
July 16, 2010 at 09:59:21
"I cant for the life of me
rember my password"

A lesson learned, next time write it down and keep it in a safe place.

Some HELP in posting on Computing.net plus free progs and instructions Cheers


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#4
July 17, 2010 at 00:40:26
re installation is the only way what all have suggested that is true but I won't recommend you to do that I will rather say that you Google windows password recovery software, these software might charge you some bucks but you won't have to clean up all the data

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#5
July 17, 2010 at 04:04:54
ophcrack live cd

http://ophcrack.sourceforge.net/dow...

A thank you would be nice, if I have helped.


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#6
July 17, 2010 at 05:29:25
Typically (on many systems) the "default" Admin account doesn't have a password - arrives like that from manufacturer/vendor; and most users don't change that...

Try the usual ctrl+alt+del to get to logon box and type in Administrator - leave password blank (don't type in anything there at all...), then press return/enter and see uf ut lets you in?

Likewise use Administrator as the password for that account -- as on occasion that too is the default.

Failing which.... the utility posted in #5 just above is one "legit" way to recover/reset it...; takes a wee while to dig out the missing/forgotten info - but usually does it in the end...


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#7
July 17, 2010 at 11:45:07
Again I thought we are not allowed to mention Ophcrack. It is a hacking tool and I thought we are not suppose to tell people how to hack their computers.

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#8
July 17, 2010 at 12:02:59
mmm - think I was mixing it up with:

http://home.eunet.no/pnordahl/ntpas...

and this is regularly pointed to here and elsewhere....


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#9
July 17, 2010 at 12:21:45
No sorry I was referring to Clive's Post. If we are allowed to mention hacking tools the KONBOOT is way easier than Ophcrack.

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#10
July 17, 2010 at 13:44:00
Here we are having a conversation about hacking etc.

Like most posts, I bet we never hear from the person who asked
the question.

A thank you would be nice, if I have helped.


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#11
July 17, 2010 at 15:44:30
yes... so often the way...

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#12
July 18, 2010 at 06:11:12
Sadly I had the same problem with my Dell XPS400 ,when I recieved it new I entered a administrator password . I wrote the password down under the flap on a box we had itn our attic ! Well to my surprise the Wife decided to do spring cleaning without informing me and the box was gone. I tried several of my most commonly used passwords and none would work . I was recieving a stop error and wanted to perform a factory reset ,however with out the password you just cannot do it . I finally gave in to my situation and performed a format and fresh re-install of the O/S Windows XP Pro MCE 2005 , I had about a dozen or so CD's Dell had sent me with the system . It was a pain however once successfully complelted all is well again !
Good Luck Nick

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#13
July 24, 2010 at 07:43:40
you can use Hiren boot CD to start by CD then clean password guide link here http://www.vn-zoom.com/f228/huy-pas...

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#14
July 29, 2010 at 23:01:44
Thank you but it is in other language.........

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#15
July 29, 2010 at 23:56:32
But the bits you need to know about - the actual password utility itself - are in English?

And if you search (google, yahoo) for Hirens Boot disk you will get the same info in English anyway?

http://www.hiren.info/pages/bootcd

and scroll down to the Password section. There are two utilities there:

Password Renew, and Active Password Changer.


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