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My girlfriends mom somehow forgot or lost her password for her account on her computer. She has two other accounts on the computer but they are her kids and not admins for the PC. She wants to get her picks off of her account before I reformat it for her so I was hoping someone knew how to possibly reset the password for her before she brings down the PC tomorrow.

I don't know much about the computer except for the fact that its windows xp. My girlfriend says that she thinks it pops up saying windows xp 2000 or something.

Any help would be great. Thanks
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Have you tried logging into the Administrator account? Boot into safe mode, login: administrator and password should be blank. If the files are shared, try recovering them from that account.
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open up the guest account and erase here password threw that
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Even if they're not shared, from the Administrator account you can reset/change every other accounts passwords.
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Have you tried logging into the Administrator account? Boot into safe mode, login: administrator and password should be blank. If the files are shared, try recovering them from that account.
I'll give that a try, thank you.

As for the guest account, I guess its not open. I don't know if the other accounts will have that privilege to open it.
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Even if they're not shared, from the Administrator account you can reset/change every other accounts passwords.
Wouldn't you need the account's password to change/reset it? And since the mother forgot the password, I'm not too sure that would work. Worth a shot though.
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its called OPH crack

its some french program or something, you download it, rip the iso to a disc and boot from it.

it has a GUI and you select the account to get the password for, and it will crack it.
the faster the comp the faster it will go.

I did it on an old comp and it worked like a charm.
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Might be a little bit before I post back. I have to explain this to an older women over the phone to see if it will workout
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its called OPH crack

its some french program or something, you download it, rip the iso to a disc and boot from it.

it has a GUI and you select the account to get the password for, and it will crack it.
the faster the comp the faster it will go.

I did it on an old comp and it worked like a charm.
Sounds pretty cool, you have a link? Or is Google gonna be my friend for a while
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http://ophcrack.sourceforge.net/download.php

right off the googs my friend...

the live CD is the bootable one
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