Microsoft Windows Vista Community Forums - Vistaheads
Recommended Download



Welcome to the Microsoft Windows Vista Community Forums - Vistaheads, YOUR Largest Resource for Windows Vista related information.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so , join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.

Driver Scanner

RE: Administrator Passwords

microsoft.public.windowsupdate






Speedup My PC
Reply
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 03-09-2010
Janet
 

Posts: n/a
RE: Administrator Passwords
OK - I didn't set it but it has been set on my computer. I am the
admnistrator. I cannot get into it to change the settings. What can I do?

"rad" wrote:

> Is there a way to change an administrator password if you do not remember or
> know the original one. I have had problems with Windows XP and I need the
> password to repair the error.

Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 03-09-2010
Shenan Stanley
 

Posts: n/a
Re: Administrator Passwords
<snipped>

Janet wrote:
> OK - I didn't set it but it has been set on my computer. I am the
> admnistrator. I cannot get into it to change the settings. What
> can I do?


First - if you *are* the administrator and you did not set the password for
the administrator account, then who else is the administrator and can't you
get them to change things?

Second - if you found this three year old posting, surely you have found the
many ways to 'hack' or 'change' a password on a machine as long as you have
physical access and time and the ability to create CD/USB boot media, etc?

Yes - it is three years old:
http://groups.google.com/group/micro...e7da6b77b08ff/

You need to know what version of Windows XP you have to try
the easiest fix. If they have Windows XP Home Edition or some other version
of Windows XP (all supersets of Windows XP Professional.)

If Windows XP HOME:
Boot into safe mode and logon as the user named "Administrator" --> it
likely has no password. Change your password and any others needed
once you get logged into safe mode as the actual (and hidden in normal
mode) administrator in Windows XP Home. Reboot and log back in as
your user with the new password.

If Windows XP Professional:
At the "Welcome Screen", press CTRL+ALT+DEL twice in a row (quickly.)
That will bring up the Classic Logon Prompt. Enter "administrator" as the
username (no quotation marks) and try entering nothing (leave it blank)
for the password and log on. If it lets you in, cChange your password
and any others needed.

Doesn't work?

Look through these:
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q...s+XP +Home%22

What Microsoft recommends:
How to log on to Windows XP if you forget your
password or if your password expires
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/321305

Here's a list of possible things to try:
http://www.petri.co.il/forgot_admini...r_password.htm

Including a downloadable diskette or CD:
http://home.eunet.no/~pnordahl/ntpasswd/bootdisk.html
.... with instructions clearly on the page for use.

Google Searches - wonderful things. ;-)

--
Shenan Stanley
MS-MVP
--
How To Ask Questions The Smart Way
http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html


Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
windows7: getrennte Accounts für Administrator / Non-Administrator sinnvoll Alberto Luca microsoft.public.de.windows.vista.sicherheit 10 11-11-2009 17:58
Account 'NAMED' Administrator vs. 'administrator rights' question FireBrick microsoft.public.windows.vista.installation setup 1 08-08-2008 14:02
If I am logged in as administrator why don't programs run as administrator vista? RoaringLambs microsoft.public.windows.vista.general 6 06-14-2007 00:17
System Administrator vs. Application Administrator Dave R. microsoft.public.windows.vista.administration accounts passwords 1 02-28-2007 14:12
NTLM Passwords Linux NAS passwords =?Utf-8?B?U3RldmVL?= microsoft.public.windows.vista.networking sharing 5 02-02-2007 19:14




All times are GMT +1. The time now is 02:24.




Driver Scanner - Free Scan Now

Vistaheads.com is part of the Heads Network. See also XPHeads.com , Win7Heads.com and Win8Heads.com.


Design by Vjacheslav Trushkin for phpBBStyles.com.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 RC 2

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120