admin account question

By -lux-
Feb 21, 2005
  1. what is the ''by default password'' for the admin account ?
    i tried loggin in in safe mode but it looks like the pro version set a password.i have home edition installed on another puter and the password wasnt setup... :dead:

  2. Vigilante

    Vigilante TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,666

    XP Pro doesn't have a default password. During setup it asks for a password, which means something was typed in when XP was first installed. Though some OEM PCs do put a password on there, such as 55555 or "dell" or whatever.
    Also you can't edit the password in the Users control panel because you probably can't see it there!

    To change the password, log in to your own user account (which has to be an administrator account). In Normal Mode is fine.
    Then click Start-Run and type this exactly: "control userpasswords2". There IS a space between the words. Then once inside, click the 'Administrator' account and click the 'Reset Password' button and type a new password.

    That's it!!
    Good luck.
  3. -lux-

    -lux- TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ill try that

    thx man ill try that!
  4. Vigilante

    Vigilante TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,666

    Did that work for you?
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