TechSpot

Windows XP Password Problems

By COLT-TD
Mar 31, 2008
  1. This must have been posted a 1000 times but I can't seem to locate the answer to my question on Passwords for XP. A friend of mine recently gave me his older computer before leaving for Iraq. Stupid me just thanked him and put it in my storage closet without first trying to boot it up. Well, My CPU went down so off to the closet I went to get my friend's CPU. Booted it up til I got to the Password part that lets you into the desktop. I just hit enter and nothing but a 'Please retype passord. Somebody once told me that one could get rid of this problem in set-up. Is this true? if so How?

    Many thanks to all of you with great minds and a gift for CPU knowledge.
     
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Either:

    Search Google for "Windows password cracker"

    or

    Log in to Safe mode, Administrator account
    Go to Users in Control Panel
    Select each user account, then select remove password
    Now that's easy :)
     
Topic Status:
Not open for further replies.

Similar Topics

Add New Comment

You need to be a member to leave a comment. Join thousands of tech enthusiasts and participate.
TechSpot Account You may also...