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User name & password

by Peterbee2 / August 22, 2011 11:34 AM PDT

I have taken over a computer from my son .has Windows XP unfortunately when we put in his user name and password and can't get in . Denied tried every combination and his records are a his home 700 km away. How can I get in.

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by lacsr / August 22, 2011 8:46 PM PDT
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Tried This Yet?
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / August 23, 2011 3:45 AM PDT
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Restart the computer into Safe Mode.. When you see the Welcome screen, you'll see a hidden "administrator" username. Select the "Administrator" username (or type "administrator" into the older traditional login window), and as long as a password has not been created for the hidden administrator, simply leave the password line blank and press the Enter key.. The computer should then load into the "Administrator" user profile.. From there, you can change the password on your son's profile or even create a new admin profile from which to load into "normal" Windows.

How To Start In 'Safe Mode'

Hope this helps.

Grif

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trinity 3.4
by popeye67 / August 23, 2011 11:37 AM PDT
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