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Old 04-27-2002, 03:06 PM   #1
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Exclamation Windows XP password recovery


I have a new Windows XP computer and i have 2 accounts for myself, 1 of which is the admin account. I have forgotten the password to the admin account and need to recover it. Is there n e way to do this?

I really dont care what the risk to the computer are, just tell me ALL the possible ways to cecover the passowrd PLZ!!

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Old 04-27-2002, 03:23 PM   #2
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Angry ahhhh

SOME 1 PLZ HELP!!!

C'MON AND REPLY PEOPLE!!!
 
Old 04-27-2002, 03:32 PM   #3
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hey that's what.. 17 minutes!!! give people a chance ehh bud?

anyway, this is a WINDOWS question... why on earth are you asking it here??

quick solution. don't use windows in the first place.
 
Old 04-27-2002, 04:02 PM   #4
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re-installation is the only option and you could assign new password for your new windows administrator.

if you are an absent-minded guy then leave the administrator password blank.

BTW, did you add your own account as the administrator group?
if yes, then probably u can reset the local administrator password.
 
Old 04-27-2002, 04:02 PM   #5
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After being here over a year.. I notice some questions never go solved or answered. If you react like that, it might never go answered. Most likely no one who has been on the boards since you posted knows the exact answer, so give it time and someone might be of some help.

see, there you go.. someone replied as i typed my response.

Last edited by trickykid; 04-27-2002 at 04:05 PM.
 
Old 04-27-2002, 05:38 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by shoot2kill

BTW, did you add your own account as the administrator group?
if yes, then probably u can reset the local administrator password.
what do you mean?
 
Old 04-27-2002, 05:43 PM   #7
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ohh yeah......

most people i talked to said the only way was to format the computer and reinstall windows.

Well how the F*CK am i suppose to do that if the WinXP CD didnt come with my computer?
 
Old 04-27-2002, 05:45 PM   #8
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ohh yeah......

most people i talked to said the only way was to format the computer and reinstall windows.

Well how the F*CK am i suppose to do since the WinXP CD didnt come with my computer?
Yes, it was a store bought (not custom built)package(compaq)
 
Old 04-27-2002, 05:46 PM   #9
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sorry

sorry about that ^above^!

i tried to stop it b4 it continued to post......obviosly im not fast enough.
 
Old 04-27-2002, 05:48 PM   #10
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Re: ohh yeah......

Quote:
Originally posted by Scorcher2005
most people i talked to said the only way was to format the computer and reinstall windows.

Well how the F*CK am i suppose to do since the WinXP CD didnt come with my computer?
Yes, it was a store bought (not custom built)package(compaq)
maybe contact compaq then.. if they sent you only a restore disk, that is what you would use most likely..
 
Old 04-27-2002, 05:56 PM   #11
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the only disk that came in that box was a cd with printer drivers on it!!!!
 
Old 04-27-2002, 06:00 PM   #12
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contact compaq then.. or get your hands on a XP cd..
 
Old 04-27-2002, 10:20 PM   #13
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Hey I had same issue with Nt 4 couple of months ago and somewhere on google i found one site which had a software with which you can create bootable floppy and boot with it and change the administrator password. At that time they were supporting 2000 too. You may wanna search on that

Good luck.
 
Old 04-28-2002, 08:27 AM   #14
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i searched for it and i found an excellent site called www.nttoolbox.com On that site there was a download to make a bootable floppy. It said it worked on nt and win2000. I emailed them and asked if it would work on XP and they said they hadnt tested it yet.

Do you think it will work on XP?
 
Old 04-28-2002, 12:58 PM   #15
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Hey there is no harm in trying except you don't care if you scre.. your OS.
Mine worked great on NT. I will suggest create a rescue disk and then try ..

Good Luck.
 
  


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