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Does anyone know how to reset / uncover the admin password, or know of any trustworthy free tools to do this???
Have read this on one of the microsoft site...

http://www.microsoft.com/communities/newsgroups/list/en-us/default.aspx?dg=microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers&tid=4a2fc76f-624e-40b5-b42c-0e53ccd2d56a&mid=7297ac0b-96e5-4398-a525-645dbb216130&cat=en_us_e7113e3f-5ad9-4707-acf0-325c74decbfd〈=en&cr=us&sloc=&p=2

> How do I resolve the loss of my windows logon password, so that I can get > access to my desktop PC?

If you have forgotten your password, if you have another user account with

administrative privileges you can log into that account and change your

original user account's password from the User Accounts applet in Control

Panel. If you don't have another account like this set up or don't have the

password to it, you'll need to log into the built-in Administrator account.

In XP Home, boot the computer into Safe Mode. Do this by repeatedly tapping

the F8 key as the computer is starting up. This will get you to the right

menu. Navigate using your Up arrow key; the mouse will not work here. Once

in Safe Mode, you will see the normally hidden Administrator account. The

default password is a blank.

In XP Pro, you do not need to go into Safe Mode. At the Welcome Screen, do

Ctrl-Alt-Del twice to get the classic Windows logon box. Type in

"Administrator" and whatever password you assigned when you set up Windows.

If you reset the built-in Administrator account's password in Home or have

Pro and don't remember the password, use NTpasswd to change the built-in

Administrator account's password to a blank.

http://home.eunet.no/~pnordahl/ntpasswd/

Then go to the User Accounts applet in Control Panel and set passwords that

you will remember and make other desired changes. WRITE THE PASSWORDS DOWN

AND PUT THEM SOMEWHERE YOU WON'T LOSE THEM.
part way down it mentions...

this web-page..

http://home.eunet.no/~pnordahl/ntpasswd/

dunno if any of it is trustworthy though???

never used it??

but its a start. :| :)

 
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Oh by the way Binky.....

once you've got your password sorted...

go and organise a decent Avatar... ;) :x

your top left is looking a bit blank and bland!! :_| :_| :_|

Don't worry what its like.. it ain't gonna be as bad as

Slipshods flippin Barrow OR the ruddy pink cow:( :( :( :(

so ....

go an be creative..

Brighten up your posts. :) :)B-)

then have a Guiness Drink

 

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Hi,

If you've lost the admin password I have a program that will reset it.

It works by booting from the dvd and loading linux up

resets most operating system passwords.

let me know if you need it?

 
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Oh by the way Binky.....once you've got your password sorted...

go and organise a decent Avatar... ;) :x

your top left is looking a bit blank and bland!! :_| :_| :_|

Don't worry what its like.. it ain't gonna be as bad as

Slipshods flippin Barrow OR the ruddy pink cow:( :( :( :(

so ....

go an be creative..

Brighten up your posts. :) :)B-)

then have a Guiness Drink
The futures' looking bright enough as it isB-)B-)B-)

been meaning to sort out avatar, but kind of too busy working at moment to spend time messing about on PC - know you of any good avatar sites?? (by good I mean free of course :) )

anyway back to problem - decided in infinite wisdom to reload xp, ie wipe and start again thinking I had product key, but...... wrong key :( :( :( . So now have new problem - how to find product key on disc ?:| ? :|

 
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The futures' looking bright enough as it isB-)B-)B-)been meaning to sort out avatar, but kind of too busy working at moment to spend time messing about on PC - know you of any good avatar sites?? (by good I mean free of course :) )

anyway back to problem - decided in infinite wisdom to reload xp, ie wipe and start again thinking I had product key, but...... wrong key :( :( :( . So now have new problem - how to find product key on disc ?:| ? :|
:_| :_| :_| :_|

you better go and have a sulk in Welshy's shed (workshop allegedly!!) and read through this one again...

http://www.talk.electricianforum.co.uk/showthread.php?t=1298

see if you can sort each other out?? ?:| :eek: ; )

 

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The futures' looking bright enough as it isB-)B-)B-)been meaning to sort out avatar, but kind of too busy working at moment to spend time messing about on PC - know you of any good avatar sites?? (by good I mean free of course :) )

anyway back to problem - decided in infinite wisdom to reload xp, ie wipe and start again thinking I had product key, but...... wrong key :( :( :( . So now have new problem - how to find product key on disc ?:| ? :|
www.avatarcorner.com

try looking on here.

 
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I bought mine from comet about 2 years ago. It didn't come with aa XP disc. It came already loaded on the PC and a sticker attached to the side of the tower.I did make a copy of everything when I set it up.
:( :_| :_| :_| :_| :_| :_| :_|

you is still back to square one then bud!!! :_| :_| :_| :_| X(

 
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That's an excellent link there.The Don is pleased.

The Godfather
Too bloomin right it is there Mr Don Sir....

That is almost worthy of you putting a little smile on your post!!!

":)"

I shall have to get KME to have words with your boys when he comes back off holiday

and maybe come and teach you how to do a smile...

We Know you can do it...:xBlushing

APACHE proved it!!! ; )Applaud Smiley

 
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I bought mine from comet about 2 years ago. It didn't come with aa XP disc. It came already loaded on the PC and a sticker attached to the side of the tower.I did make a copy of everything when I set it up.
not getting dics is a real pain in bum when the poo hits the fan - I think its a conspiracy to make us use helplines and PC experts :_| . And its all supposed to be plug and play :^O :^O (tahts supposed to be ironic, but there ain't a smilie for it)

Bill Gates has a lot to answer forX(

 
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