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All you have to do is start up the computer to the welcome screen then hit the phiysical reset button the it will say 'windows was improperly shut down"

then it will give you three options start safe mode start safe mode with networking prompt start windows normaly. just hit start safe mode then it will boot up go to control panel and hit remove password and ya done.
You can also hit f8 during boot to get the same options screen. a hard reset like that can be bad for components.
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can you log onto any name? even guest? if so i have a program that will change the admin password on any xp. but i dont have access to it at this very moment its on my secondary
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can you log onto any name? even guest? if so i have a program that will change the admin password on any xp. but i dont have access to it at this very moment its on my secondary
Any account that allows you to run CMD should work

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Go to Start menu -> Run -> CMD. Than type: net user youraccount newpassword



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change the admin password. Talking to the right guy man!

Go to Start menu -> Run -> CMD. Than type: net user youraccount newpassword



that doesnt work if your not the admin.

try logging in as just Administrator-typed exactly like that- if its XP Home it doesnt ask you to assign a password to that account when you install-- so it might still be blank. and if its Pro, give it a shot anyway it way be blank. But anyway the Administrator account has higher privileges than an ordinary admin account- and for some reason Microsoft decided to release xp with this account built in--huge securuity flaw if you dont assign a password to it. --so anyway you can change any password logged in as that.

if it is passworded there is a method -- but a little complicated- download CIA commander boot it up - go to users (manager)- windows-unlock administrator-save administrator (very important)--then hit F3 and change password-- then log into windows with new password-- create a new admin account-- then restart and go back into CIA commander -- load the original password --(user manager-- windows) -- reboot--log in using account you created earlier-- download program called SAMinside-- with it choose import local users using lsass-- then select the user that you want to know the password for and -- file-export selected user in PWUMP file-- save as something.txt--open it up and select all-- then copy-- go to:
http://www.plain-text.info/add/ --then paste the hash use the lm algorithm-- and it should return the value pretty soon after.
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that doesnt work if your not the admin.

huh yes it does. I'm in my "Matt" account and I can change the password in CMD
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huh yes it does. I'm in my "Matt" account and I can change the password in CMD
does your Matt account have admin privileges? cause i tried that on my xp pro and it didnt work unless the account youre logged in as has admin privileges.

maybe im wrong-- i just cant figure it out.
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If you don't have admin privileges but you can log in on a common account, follow this route:

On boot hit F8 repedately so you can enter safemode, once is safemode use account to log into windows. Once there go into cmd and type the following:

"net user administrator *" without the " of course.

Now windows asks for a new password and there you go, reboot and you can log in with the new admin password.

If this fails, replace the command "*" with "random" , this will give you a temp password so you can log into admin account and change it there in the control panel.
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If you don't have admin privileges but you can log in on a common account, follow this route:

On boot hit F8 repedately so you can enter safemode, once is safemode use account to log into windows. Once there go into cmd and type the following:

"net user administrator *" without the " of course.

Now windows asks for a new password and there you go, reboot and you can log in with the new admin password.

If this fails, replace the command "*" with "random" , this will give you a temp password so you can log into admin account and change it there in the control panel.
once again this is not possible unless you log in with a user that has admin privileges. (i just tried it). that would be way too easy

mind you, im using XP pro maybe home is different.
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