Change Local Admin Password

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by ientaculum, Jul 27, 2006.

  1. ientaculum

    ientaculum OSNN One Post Wonder

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    Hello all, I am new here and I have a question that I have been researching for several days and cannot figure out. Here is the situation:

    There was a person at my work who set himself up as admin. on the computer. He was fired a couple weeks back and won't provide us with the admin password. We can access the computer under a limited user account... but from that point, I don't know what to do in order to either find out his password, or to change his password. The operating system is windows xp home. Any help is greatly appreciated! Thanks!
     
  2. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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  3. VenomXt

    VenomXt Blame me for the RAZR's Folding Team

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    does your IT have a copy of Win ERD? If they do borrow it. Thats the quicker. But if they dont then follow KCY link.
     
  4. omg its nlm

    omg its nlm lvl 17 Hax Folding Team

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    windows xp home at the office huh? Re-image it. It dose not take long.
     
  5. VenomXt

    VenomXt Blame me for the RAZR's Folding Team

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    he may need files. ;)
     
  6. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    Some smaller business still use XP Home that may run in a Peer-To-Peer setup. While it may not be optimal, it still happens usually due to budget concerns.
     
  7. VenomXt

    VenomXt Blame me for the RAZR's Folding Team

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    Hell at this company we still get people that like to save important .xls on there computer in my documents. Its why i do at least 2 data recovery a month
     
  8. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    I've seen people who save files in C:\temp :)
     
  9. ientaculum

    ientaculum OSNN One Post Wonder

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    Thanks everyone, I will check that guide and go from there. By the way, I'm a manager of a restaurant, that's why it's xp home. It's just a simple PC used for scheduling and order forms and what not. Thanks again!