administrator password

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by percyv143, May 13, 2002.

  1. percyv143

    percyv143 Guest

    hi. i just re-installed my home xp and i don't know my administrator's password... what should it be? i tried "enter" but got no entry. pls. help. thanks... percy
  2. madmatt

    madmatt Bow Down to the King Political User

    New York
    The admin password should be the one you entered when installing XP.

    If that doesn't work, and you are also an admin on the computer you can change the admin's password by following these steps:

    Administrative Tools
    Computer Management
    Local Users and Groups
    Right Click on Administrator
    Set Password

    Hope that works.
  3. xsivforce

    xsivforce Prodigal Son Folding Team

    Texas, USA
    Try this to reset it: Start-->Run-->type compmgmt.msc-->System Tools-->Local Users and Groups-->Users-->right-click on Administrator-->Set password.
    For a more comprehensive solution, make a password recovery disk. Under Related Tasks in the User Accounts Control Panel applet, click "Prevent a forgotten password."
  4. percyv143

    percyv143 Guest

    administrator psw

    thanx for the reply.
    when i re-installed my home xp it did not asked any psw for admin and i just read from the forum that i can only log-in as an admin in safe mode... is it true? cheers ....
  5. Khayman

    Khayman I'm sorry Hal... Political User Folding Team

    for XP-Home yes it is true
  6. percyv143

    percyv143 Guest

    admin psw

    thanks for the info khayman... more power...