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Lost password

By joshuarowley42
Mar 16, 2005
  1. Umm, i am an *****... forgot my XP pro logon password, what should i do to reset it, i dont want to lose any data though!!!
    help....

    Thanks!!
     
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Log in as an administrator and assign yourself a different password.
     
  3. joshuarowley42

    joshuarowley42 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 36

    i am the administrator....
     
  4. vhunter

    vhunter TS Rookie Posts: 84

    Then log in as another administrator. If there isn't one, well, there's supposed to be.
     
  5. joshuarowley42

    joshuarowley42 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 36

    hmm, there isnt one... so i should... umm.... just cry??
     
  6. vhunter

    vhunter TS Rookie Posts: 84

    Let me guess... You changed the name of the default "Administrator" account to your current login?
     
  7. joshuarowley42

    joshuarowley42 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 36

    You go it... and i cant remember the password... and no other accounts... not even the guest one...
     
  8. Technel

    Technel TS Rookie Posts: 24

    When you install Windows XP Pro, I believe you set up a root account and a regular, admin account. If you boot into safe mode you should be able to log in to the original admin account (if you set a password, you would need to know that).

    There are also some tools that can overwrite your current password. Check out this article. In addition, TechTV ran a great feature on password recovery. You can find the links here.

    Good luck!
     
  9. joshuarowley42

    joshuarowley42 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 36

    Cool thanks alot mate... will try that...
     
  10. vhunter

    vhunter TS Rookie Posts: 84

    My, that must really suck. Well, your best bet would be to, actually, hmm... Have you tried googling the subject? I don't think that there would be any way around it. Maybe RBS would know.
     
  11. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

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