""you have to sign in as administrator to get to the password. why don't you do that, find out what they are, and then do your clean install. i'm afraid you won't find any help here to hack passwords, etc. it's a security breach and against the site's policy.""" just fyi , im no hacker , and as my question was ""where in xp pro are your passwords saved or stored ? im about to do a clean install and can't remember some of my passwords..could someone please help me ? thanks alot !!!!"" just how that makes me look like a hacker , im not sure .... it's pinheads that think like that that are making simple , honest questions seem shifty...what pissed me off so bad is that they locked the thread thinking i was a hacker..hell , im lucky im on line..thats flat out WRONG.. YOU JUST ASSUME THAT BECAUSE I ASK A QUESTION ON PASSWORDS , IM HACKING....IM OWED AN "IM SORRY , I THOUGHT WRONG.""" and if your too high and not at all mighty to do that , then **** you .. get your **** straight....kick me out if you want , that'll just show what a little boy you truely are....ive said my piece and will not be back to check this thread or check the pm's...ill be back to see if im kicked out.