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My son PWed his XP and has forgotten the PW. I can only log as guest, safe mode ask for the PW , so I can't reset it there. Anything else I can do?
    
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Is reinstalling an option or do you need something on there?
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Unfortunately, I think its against TOS to tell you how to remove / change PW...
Windows reinstall / repair may be only other option...
    
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Unfortunately, I think its against TOS to tell you how to remove / change PW...
Windows reinstall / repair may be only other option...
I think though for these kinds of situations it's fine.
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Unfortunately, I think its against TOS to tell you how to remove / change PW...
Windows reinstall / repair may be only other option...
option 1: http://www.petri.co.il/forgot_admini...assword.htm#20

option 2: http://www.petri.co.il/forgot_admini...password.htm#1

option 3: http://www.petri.co.il/forgot_admini...password.htm#2

option 4: http://www.petri.co.il/forgot_admini...password.htm#3



By the way, I've used some of these and can vouch for their effectiveness. Saved the day at work once and ever since, the MS cert guys thought I was a 37173 god. Course I didn't tell them it was some randomly found freeware ...

    
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Thank you , all. I would think the TOS wouldn't allow for you to tell me, but my son PWed it to keep his brother out, I removed it and he Pwed it again. I'm going to let him log in as guest for awhile till I fix it. Maybe then he will write the PW down. I also going to get an adimin on his XP
    
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Thank you , all. I would think the TOS wouldn't allow for you to tell me, but my son PWed it to keep his brother out, I removed it and he Pwed it again. I'm going to let him log in as guest for awhile till I fix it. Maybe then he will write the PW down. I also going to get an adimin on his XP
Also ... check corpusstalker's sig:

http://www.overclock.net/2280857-post1583.html

(read carefully, he's got a lot of crap in it )

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Do you have the Welcome Screen disabled?

If so, log into the computer using the default 'Administrator' account, granted it is not disabled, then take off the password of your account from there.
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