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XP password recovery/reset - forgot admin password

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Hi, can anyone help me to get access into my xp computer. it has laid dormant for the last 2 year but i need to use the computer for downloading. So basically i forgot the admin password (safe mode F8… Read More
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6y, 1m agoPosted 6 years, 1 month ago
Hi, can anyone help me to get access into my xp computer. it has laid dormant for the last 2 year but i need to use the computer for downloading. So basically i forgot the admin password (safe mode F8)

is there a software which can be used to reset the password? i dont want to delete any info on the computer.

Thank, any help would be much appreciated.
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6y, 1m agoPosted 6 years, 1 month ago
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1 Like #1
Either ophcrack to crack it or use NT password reset to reset the password.
#2
why not just reset the cmos settings
#4
wickedteen
why not just reset the cmos settings

whats that? im a complete novice, i only no the basics.
#5
kaisar
wickedteen
why not just reset the cmos settings

whats that? im a complete novice, i only no the basics.


That's for the bios password, That won't help you.

As NerdCore says

"Either ophcrack to crack it or use NT password reset to reset the password."
1 Like #6
Boot from Hirens BootCD
or
ERD Commander
etc
These have utilities to be able to reset the password, obviously you need to find them and then burn them to CD 1st though, google should help
#7
darkovo
Boot from Hirens BootCD
or
ERD Commander
etc
These have utilities to be able to reset the password, obviously you need to find them and then burn them to CD 1st though, google should help


^^ This! Hirens boot cd has a forgotten admin password utility on it! and its free.
#8
5nowman
darkovo
Boot from Hirens BootCD
or
ERD Commander
etc
These have utilities to be able to reset the password, obviously you need to find them and then burn them to CD 1st though, google should help


^^ This! Hirens boot cd has a forgotten admin password utility on it! and its free.


so anyone could rob my pc or laptop and use that to crack the password on it?

Edited By: kyleg44 on Apr 06, 2011 20:18
#9
I don't use xp so not sure if you can but can't you boot in safe mode and log on as admin without a password? Then reset your password within control panel.
#10
kyleg44
5nowman
darkovo
Boot from Hirens BootCD
or
ERD Commander
etc
These have utilities to be able to reset the password, obviously you need to find them and then burn them to CD 1st though, google should help


^^ This! Hirens boot cd has a forgotten admin password utility on it! and its free.


so anyone could rob my pc or laptop and use that to crack the password on it?


Yes. Only super safe way to password protect your PC/laptop is a BIOS password
#11
oldmanhouse
Yes. Only super safe way to password protect your PC/laptop is a BIOS password
http://www.uktsupport.co.uk/reference/biosp.htm


Edited By: dontasciime on Apr 06, 2011 21:13
#12
dontasciime
oldmanhouse
Yes. Only super safe way to password protect your PC/laptop is a BIOS password

[url=%0Ahttp://www.uktsupport.co.uk/reference/biosp.htm]
http://www.uktsupport.co.uk/reference/biosp.htm[/url]



Oh dear. Not so good. Perhaps hard drive password, set from the BIOS? I've never used either but was pretty sure one or the other was a fairly effective security solution.
1 Like #13
Keep no password you have nothing to hide then and no thrill for someone to break it.



Edit not real advise

Edited By: dontasciime on Apr 06, 2011 21:30
1 Like #14
Take a look at this. I did this the other day for a friend who forgot their password for windows 7. Dead easy to follow and exactly as they described. Worked a treat in around 15 mins.

http://www.techrena.net/computers/reset-windows-xp-vista-7-password-usb-pen-drive-cd/

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