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oooPPPPSSSS....forgot logon password to get into win xp pro

by geekmech / March 22, 2007 3:59 PM PDT

I reset the windows logon password for my wife on her laptop. She used the computer after I reset it. She hasn't used the computer in a month and now forgot the logon. I cannot remember the logon because I never use her laptop. I know I'm a DUMMIE for not writing it down, but what to do short of reloading xp?

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I have used
by Les28 / March 22, 2007 5:48 PM PDT
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Free solution. Link only.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 22, 2007 10:44 PM PDT
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Safe Mode
by coolgie / November 11, 2008 2:28 PM PST

Easyest way is to reboot the computer in safe mode (usually press F8 on startup) then just login as the new user and change password then reboot

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What 'New User'?
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / November 12, 2008 9:16 AM PST
In reply to: Safe Mode

Even in Safe Mode, a password is required IF the various users have created a password.. There is no "new user" as you describe although there can be a hidden "administrator" login in XP HOME.. If the computer owner has created a password from the hidden "administrator", there is nothing "new" to use.. On the other hand, IF the hidden adminstrator has a blank password, then it is possible to use the "administrator" login and simply leave the password line blank. But that's a big "IF".

Hope this helps.


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