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    windows xp password?

    Im a little stuck, iv got my old pc out, haven't used it in years, its running xp however i can't remember the password so i can log on.

    Is there any way to bypass the password or find out what it is?

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    download a password cracker program.. give me 2 mins and i'll tell u the one I use all the time.

    Edit - ]THIS ONE

    Edit 2, lol same as Maggie's !

    Original Poster

    thanks guys, so will these tell me what the password was or remove it?

    reboot the computer and just before the windows splash screen appears press 'F8' on your keyboard.
    Choose 'Safe Mode' from the options that follow.
    When it asks you for username type 'Administrator' leave the password blank assuming you haven't set one up.
    Once windows has loaded in safe mode:
    - Click 'Start' and then click 'Run'.
    - Type 'control userpasswords2', and then click 'OK'.
    - Click the name of the user account that you want to reset the password for.
    - Click 'Change the Password', and then type a new password.

    lastlaststar;5577051

    thanks guys, so will these tell me what the password was or remove it?



    It will remove it and give you the opportunity to set another one.

    unknownuser;5577065

    leave the password blank assuming you haven't set one up..



    If the admin password HAS been set then this wont work. Boot CD is the only 100% guranteed way to remove a password from a user account. :thumbsup:

    I would suggest you to try my method first and then use a cracker if it fails.

    @maggie444 True, but usually most home users don't bother setting up an admin password.

    unknownuser;5577079

    I would suggest you to try my method first and then use a cracker if it … I would suggest you to try my method first and then use a cracker if it fails.



    Your method assumes that the admin password is blank, which is what the cracker does anyway.

    weren't there some versions which wouldn't allow blank passwords from hdd boot?

    Original Poster

    thanks very much guys, i managed to sort it out by using unknownuser method, the admin account didnt have a password however it enabled me to remove the password form the main account!

    rep for you all

    Wow, Thanks. I just followed the instructions of unknownuser and now have access to my laptop that I haven't used in ages... Rep given x
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