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forgot xp password

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DAZZ

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#1
i just got a new computer, and i made one account, and i forgot the password it used, so i kinda get on my new copmuter

is there a way to get into it???

i tryed to goto administrator, but didnt work

PLEEEASE help

its xp home
 
#4
Sorry, DAZZ but nobody can and should answer your question, I have no doubt your legit, however, getting past passwords is something that can't be discussed here.

Your only solution is to reinstall XP.

Sorry.

:cool:
 
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ClamKnuckle

Guest
#6
ok, heres my question, my uncle just upgraded to windows xp pro on his laptop. it wont accept his old username/password combo. it wont let him click cancel or anything. is there anyway to get around this?
 
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PiCTuREm3RolLin

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#7
lol......well the only quick way to resovle this problem is to re-install... If u have stuff on your comp that u dont wanna loose just install over the top of your existing Xp/os. It might be an idea to remeber your password........also check if u have caps lock on mate, :) becasue the password is case sensitive
 
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open_source

Guest
#8
Take a look at THIS. I have used this utility on several occaisions without any problems. But I am going to warn you that you can make it impossoble to logon if there are failures during the process. Only use this as a last resort. Do not and i stress do not use this to hack into anyones computer. Only use this to reset lost passwords from a machine that you own.
 
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open_source

Guest
#10
Originally posted by xsivforce
I would strongly suggest not using that. You could possibly do more harm than good to your machine.
Like I said in my post only use this as a last resort. If you do it properly then no harm will be done. But I will state again..Only use this as a last resort.
 

Electronic Punk

willalwaysbewithyou
Staff member
Political User
#11
Looks like a useful tool if you have exhausted all other options, tho pretty complicated... everyone else seems to be doing it, so I will stress that this is a last resort and although it can be misused, I think open_source posted it with good intentions.
 
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bobbyp

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#13
Another Dumbo

Hi,

I'm talking about my-self here :rolleyes:

I also have forgotten my password for XP Pro and just wanted to get a bit of clarification that if I re-install XP on my machine after upgrading to SP1 will I lose any of the saved/stored docs, programs, etc on my HDD.

Thanks
 
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open_source

Guest
#14
As long as you do not format your documents will still be there. As far as programs they may need to be reinstalled.
 
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bobbyp

Guest
#15
Thanks for the reply.

but just so that I can get it right, I can re-install and save my docs & files but may lose some installed progs (no problem as I have them all on CD) and this will re set the password.
 
#17
I would recommend creating a second account with Admin priviledges with a second password that you might remember. Redundancy can help sometimes.
 
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FoSsiL

Guest
#18
hey you pplz know if i reinstall my windows xp will it rewrite my registry?

im doing this because with i click start - search - for files and folders i get this message Error: A file that required to run search Companion cannot be found. You may need to run setup
 
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open_source

Guest
#19
If you reinstall it will create a whole new registry. If you mean do a repair then yes, it will rebuild the registry.
 

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