Lost Admin Password XP Pro

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by drdoug26, Oct 23, 2002.

  1. drdoug26

    drdoug26 Guest

    Hi all,

    How can I recover my sons lost admin password? Any programs and advice would be appreciated. That kid! Just cleaned up the nimda mess now this!

    He is currently logged on as Mark which does NOT have administrative right set.


  2. lord_power

    lord_power Guest

    ok i don't know that you can recover that adminestrator account or its passwords but you can create a new one. i don't know if any of the xp updates fixed it though. provided they haven't you should be able to restart your computer and press f8 until options appear select log in to safe mode safe mode should boot directly into the default adminestrator account if one was setup during the xp install. now you can't see the password of this account but you can create another admin account from it. create your new admin account restart regularly and enter the account
  3. pulp

    pulp Guest

  4. madmatt

    madmatt Bow Down to the King Political User

    New York

    run computer management
    select local users and groups
    right click admin
    set password
    change password