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Username/login bypass

by Domcarher / September 27, 2010 5:01 AM PDT

How do i bypass the Windows Username Password screen?. I have Windows XP and i purchased this computer thru a college surplus sale. When i turn on the computer, it goes thru the bios info and then opens the windows User name. Password requirement. I would like to turn on my computer and have it go right into my desktop without any username/password feature. Since i can't get to the desktop, i can't use the Start menu to make changes to User accounts. Is there a way thru bios to disable the user name password requirement? I have tried removing the battery to no avail. A friend told me i may need to bring it back to the college where i purchased it and have them, thru their administrative status, do the removal. Please help

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Since you can't get to the Desktop?
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / September 27, 2010 5:24 AM PDT
In reply to: Username/login bypass

If you have never been able to login I would return it to the College supplier and ask them to resolve the issue.


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A Possibility
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / September 27, 2010 5:33 AM PDT
In reply to: Username/login bypass

Frequently, the former user will have failed to create a password for the hidden "administrator" account.. So....restart the computer and immediately start pressing the F8 key, once per second till a selection screen loads. Once it loads, use the up/down arrow keys to select "Safe Mode", then press the "Enter" key.. Select or type "administrator", then leave the password blank and press the "Enter" key..

If it logs in correctly using the hidden adminstrator login, you can then create a new user with admin rights by accessing the "Control Panel-User Accounts" section, then restart the computer and log in with the new account.

Hope this helps.


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Getting around the admin password
by Domcarher / September 27, 2010 5:59 AM PDT
In reply to: A Possibility

I tried all of the options. When i type administrator and then enter, it still asks for the password. What are my options if there is a password associated with the administrator login?. Or am i just screwed?.

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Tried NTPassword?
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / September 28, 2010 1:26 AM PDT
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