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Philip H.

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Hello,
I got an older computer from a friend, but she can't remember the login Password on Windows Xp. There is only one user account set up.Is there anyway to reset this, or at least, be able to get into the computer?

Thanks!
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Hi, and welcome to Geeks to Go!

You should try to log in with the default "administrator" user. It probably has no password. At the Welcome Screen, press Ctrl+Alt+Del to open the classic log-in shell. Type in Administrator as the user and press enter (or click OK).

Once you're logged in, go to Control Panel, User Accounts, highlight her User Name, and press Change Password (I believe).
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Philip H.

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I was able to get to the screen you were talking about, and typed in administrator, and still was unable to get onto Windows.
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I'm very sorry you weren't successful. That's all I'm able to do for you.

It is against the ToS of GeeksToGo to help with the bypassing of anykind of password. Even though your intentions may be legit, we can't take the risk of someone else reading this topic and using the knowledge gained for purposes that are not so legit. I hope you understand. This topic is now closed.
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