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Need to find administrator login; may have forgot password.

by twilson148 / February 26, 2010 11:13 AM PST

Where is the administrator login? It's not on the screen showing user accounts. When I find it, what if I lost the password?

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Two answers.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 26, 2010 11:20 AM PST

1. For HOME you boot SAFE MODE. Forgot how? Google XP SAFE MODE.

2. I use NTPASSWD to reset the password. Free, only mildly scary. Many want a step by step. I just boot it, press return a few times and answer that I want to reset the password.
Bob

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Thanks, resolved
by twilson148 / February 26, 2010 12:19 PM PST
In reply to: Two answers.

Okay, no problem: I remembered password, and go to that Admin login via safe mode. Thank you for the help. Tim

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