Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works

How to Recover Passwords from a Windows XP

  • Please log in to reply




  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 53 posts
Hi, I'm trying to get a hold of my password from a Windows XP Computer I've had for about a year, and I just can't remember the password.

It's a small computer (laptop) so there is no CD drive.
The Administrator password is also not blank.
And I really don't want to lose some things on there, so I don't want to re-install windows.

Is there any way I can recover this password without using a CD or a re-installation?
Thanks for your time.

Edited by Anonymous1337, 12 July 2010 - 12:04 PM.

  • 0


Neil Jones

Neil Jones

    Member 5k

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 8,476 posts
Unfortunately the only option we can suggest is to reinstall Windows.
Because we cannot verify on-line these sorts of requests, somebody with an appropriately sized instrument will probably be along shortly to ratify what I've just said.

Edited by Neil Jones, 12 July 2010 - 12:23 PM.

  • 0




  • Moderator
  • 34,114 posts
BIOS or Operating System's passwords are there for the purpose related to Security and Privacy to protect the legitimate owner of a machine. While there are many locations on the Internet that might help you learn about managing passwords for a machine's BIOS or Operating System, we at G2G do not assist in bypassing past a machine's Security and Privacy safeguards.

While such requests are often legitimate, and come from users who experience exactly the kind of problem that you post, we have no way of determining legitimate vs. not legitimate, therefore we do not respond to such requests.

However we can assist Pursuant to the Terms of use guidlines as followed:
"Due to the nature of online help we are not able to verify ownership, and will not be able to help bypass or recover any Windows user passwords, cd keys, license codes, serial numbers, etc. Infringing of intellectual property rights (such as copyright and trademark rights
"we can assist you with a reinstallation if that is what you wanted."
  • 0

Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP