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I recently had a pc from my brother and lo and behold he cannot remember the password so I cant log into it and I have lost my disc but I have the disc no. Can anyone advise me please as I don't know what I can do.

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assigned to the hidden admin account do this. If this does not work post back.

Lost password , XP User Account with Admin or limited Privileges.

This procedure only works if you can enter safe mode thru the hidden Admin Account


1-Boot to Safe Mode by tapping the F8 key while booting
2-Choose safe mode, Press Enter
3-Select operating system, Press Enter
4-Click Administrator Account
5-Windows is running in Safe Mode, Click YES
6-At the Safe Mode Desktop, click, Start, Control Panel
7-Double click User Accounts
8-Click Your account (or the account you are locked out of)
9-click, Remove Password
10-Click, Remove Password again
11-Close all Windows
12-Restart Computer
13-Back at the normal desktop re-enter the Control Panel
14-Open User Accounts, Open your Account.
15- Add a password, or not!!
16-Done...

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