What to do if you forget your password for WIndows XP

If the user who has forgotten the password is not the administrator:

Restart your computer and press F8. At the Menu that appears select Safe mode. Once the Windows have loaded log in as Administrator user. Then, go to Control Panel-> User accounts, select the account that you want and remove password.

If the user who has forgotten the password is the administrator:

1 You are going to need your Windows CD. Put the CD in and restart the computer.

2. Press any key when you see Press any key to boot from CD

3. When the initial installation screen appears, press Enter

4. Press F8 on Terms of use

5. Next screen, press R for Windows repair. This will start a series of file copying and once the computer finishes, it will restart. Do not repeat step 2.

7. Your installation screen will appear. Down left you will see Installing devices. Press  Shift + F10

8. On the new window that opens type controluserpasswords2.  This will open a new window where you can choose a user and press Password reset.

Close all windows and let the Windows repair operation get completed.


Category: Computer Problems

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