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Password login for XP

By charlie61
Oct 20, 2008
  1. HI,
    I have a computer that I don't know the Windows login password for. It is running XP. How can I delete the unknown password and then not have a password to login at all?

    Thanks,
    Charlie
     
  2. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,481   +44

    through control panel in user settings. pretty simple from that point on.
     
  3. charlie61

    charlie61 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 66

    do I need to go to safe mode to do this? I don't know the administrator password either, if there is one.

    Thanks,
    Charlie
     
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

  5. Wendig0

    Wendig0 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,106   +97

    Charlie,

    You should be able to simply go into safe mode, Go to Control Panel ---> User Accounts, and go from there. In my experience, you won't be asked to enter the original password when you are changing or removing the password/account.
     
  6. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

  7. Wendig0

    Wendig0 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,106   +97

    Thank you, I did not check the link before posting. I will make sure to check links in the future to avoid redundancy.
     
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