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debmorrissey

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I have a fairly new computer from my father. Someone set him up as administrator but he does not know the password. We are unable to change or delete or download and install anything. How do I bypass or get rid of the administrator login? We thought about crashing the computer and reloading but it doesn't look like we can even do that.....
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gerryf

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XP home or pro?

If it is xp home, log out, press Ctrl-alt-del twice and a log in box will appear

type administrator, leave the password blank
hit enter

that should take you into the administrator account, and from there, go to control panel > users, and change the account type form limited to administrator
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debmorrissey

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the computer is XP Pro.
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gerryf

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Debie, any chance of getting a hold of the guy who set it up?

Why on God's green earth he set your dad up with xp pro is a mystery--99.9 percent of people who have xp pro do not need it.

Did you try

PASSWORD
password
Password
Admin
admin
your last name (if it was set up for you)

Here's the thing, we have a site policy about helping people with passwords...8 of 10 times, it's some kid trying to get into his dad's account so he can do something his dad does not wish.
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