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Old 10-28-07, 08:45 AM
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Forgot XP Administrator password?

I need some serious help. My little brother set his XP user name with a password, but forgot what it was. I tried to fix it but he has it as Administrator and I cant figure out how to reset the password or even deleted his user name. I tried the reinstall disc, but I was still prompted with the password screen.

Any help would really be appreciated.
Old 10-28-07, 09:46 AM
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How to change password from the XP install disc:

Other methods for accessing or changing the Windows login password:
Old 10-28-07, 01:42 PM
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You can boot into safe mode and there should be an administrator account to use. You can, I think, reset passwords from this account.
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I've been using this one for years when I need to reset a local admin password on a computer:

Offline NT Password & Registry Editor
Old 11-02-07, 03:24 AM
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BeanDip's link is the way to go. However, to be 100% safe, use the Offline Editor to reset the password to "blank" (not the word "blank"; I mean, set it to nothing) and boot into Windows and change the password from inside Windows (if you want to).

It's really rare, but the Offline Editor can sometimes screw up while changing your password from PASSWORDA to PASSWORDB. "Blanking" the password and resetting it from within Windows bypasses this (rare) problem.
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