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How to Remove or Reset a Windows XP Password

Posted: January 16, 2006
Written By: Dan "Tweak Monkey" Kennedy

If That Didn't Work...

If that didn't work, I'm assuming you couldn't login to Windows as an Administrator because all existing Administrator accounts on the computer are password protected. That's OK! You can still fix it yourself; it's just a lot more difficult.

I usually use the Ultimate Boot CD for Windows. In this program, there is an option to create an Administrator account on the problematic PC. Using this Administrator account you can reset the passwords as mentioned on page 1.

Alternatively, Login Recovery offers two tools, one CD and one floppy based, that accomplish this task in around 10 minutes.

Between these two pages you should be able to fix over 99% of password problems with Windows XP. I will expand this page in detail later, but I figured it wouldn't hurt to post this up a little ahead of schedule. :)

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