Windows XP forum: Need help! I lost my Windows XP admin password

by: Lee Koo (ADMIN) June 19, 2009 11:44 AM PDT

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Need help! I lost my Windows XP admin password

by Lee Koo (ADMIN) ModeratorCNET staff - 6/19/09 11:44 AM

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Need help! I lost my Windows XP admin password

I have lost my Windows XP administrative password and can't find it to save my life! Am I stuck having to wipe and reload my computer? Or is there a method I can use to reset it or bypass the log-in screen. I do not want to lose everything! Thanks for your time!

--Submitted by Jill W.

Here are some featured member answers to get you started, but please read all the advice and suggestions that our
members have contributed to this question. NOTE:Please take caution when using these suggest programs or techniques when recovering or resetting your admin passwords, as there are risks and no guarantees.

ONTPRE does the job --Submitted by si
http://forums.cnet.com/5208-6142_102-0.html?messageID=3064729#3064729

There are numerous ways to get your admin password back... --Submitted by darrenforster99
http://forums.cnet.com/5208-6142_102-0.html?messageID=3064879#3064879

Changing the Admin password --Submitted by BillTR
http://forums.cnet.com/5208-6142_102-0.html?messageID=3066379&tag=forums06;posts#3066379


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