What to do if you forget the XP logon password?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by SysProg, Jul 16, 2002.

  1. SysProg

    SysProg OSNN Addict

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    :confused: I hope this question hasn't been addressed already as I searched the forums and didn't find anything about it.

    A friend phoned me last night because XP Pro was prompting him to change his password at boot-up time. The problem is that he doesn't remember the password he put in when he installed XP.

    Is there a way, short of reloading XP, to either turn off the password prompt or to reset the password to nulls?

    His XP install is using the FAT32 file system.

    SysProg
     
  2. Iceman

    Iceman Moderator

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    Is it forcing him to change the password, or can he get past that and XP loads?

    If it is just asking him to change the password, he can disable that, with

    Start > Administrative Tools > Computer Management > Local Users > Users > look for his user name in right panel > right click it > Properties > check Password never expires

    Good luck

    :cool:
     
  3. SysProg

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    It is forcing him to change the password. If he selects 'Cancel', XP displays the Welcome screen and stops.
     
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