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password help on XP pro


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madmax33333

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hi got my girl a computer from a company shutting down it loaded with xp pro slight problem is when you boot it up all well it then askd you to press ctrl + alt + del then a small grey box appears and the chap who computer it was is in box and its asking for password and i dont have it is there a way round this ive tried admin etc it not having any of it help please
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yevgenievich

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there are ways of either changing password with 3rd party utility or looking it up also with 3rd party utility. ERD is capable of replacing password and ophcrack is capable of looking up what's the current password.
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If you have lost or forgotten your password for logging in to a computer running the Windows XP operating system, there are a few different options:

If you created a password reset disk for Windows XP, you can use that disk to reset the password on your account. For more information on how to create and use password reset disks go to the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

How to create and use a password reset disk for a computer that is not a domain member in Windows XP

How to create and use a password reset disk for a computer in a domain in Windows XP

If you don't have a password reset disk, the other option is to log on as the Administrator (or to have the person who is the machine's Administrator log on) and change the password for your user account. For information on how to do this go to the following Mircosoft article:

How to Log On to Windows XP If You Forget Your Password or Your Password Expires.



If you don't know the Administrator password, and don't have a password reset disk, then you will not be able to log on to Windows XP, and will need to reinstall the operating system and recreate any user accounts.


Due to the fact that we cannot verify the truthfulness of your request, we cannot offer any other help to recover any passwords for any system or software installed on your (or anyone Else's) computer. You may very well be asking for legitimate help in a legitimate situation but we cannot be sure of this. For all we know you could be a child trying to get into a parent's account or worse, someone trying to gain access to information that you have been explicitly denied access to by someone of higher authority.

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