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Forgotten Password Windows Xp


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#1 ceerey

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Posted 24 January 2007 - 11:09 AM

I have tried to start in safemode but i must have lost mind, this is something i have done before but can't seem to recover my password.
I am admin. I have forgotten password to get in admin. This is my personal computer, I talked with Computer repair and they told me I could not get in without password. Would have to remove my hard drive to get my data.

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#2 TMacK

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Posted 24 January 2007 - 11:40 AM

Hi ceerey and Welcome to Bleeping Computer.

Safe Mode rarely requires a password.
If you are the admin. of this computer,you can remove the password from your account by opening the Control Panel's User Accounts area,selecting your account,then selecting "Remove the Password".
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#3 Ben Woodruff

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Posted 24 January 2007 - 08:06 PM

If this is Windows XP Home Edition, you can try starting in safe mode and logging in to the account with the user name "Administrator." In XP Home this account is only available in safe mode, and therefore the password is generally left blank.

Hope this helps! :thumbsup:

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Posted 24 January 2007 - 09:21 PM

There is some good information in This Micro$oft MVP article.
Chaos reigns within.
Reflect, repent, and reboot.
Order shall return.

aaaaaaaa a~Suzie Wagner




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