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April 12, 2005 4:27:19 PM

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If you forget the password how do you get back into the pc. Is there an
administrator's password by default? Is there another way to bypass the
password to get back into the machine?

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Anonymous
April 12, 2005 7:40:02 PM

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Hi Greg,

Here are some steps to take in hopes of getting back into the system.
Password Lost
http://www3.telus.net/dandemar/lostpass.htm

--
Regards,
Bert Kinney MS-MVP Shell/User
http://dts-l.org/


Greg wrote:
> If you forget the password how do you get back into the
> pc. Is there an administrator's password by default? Is
> there another way to bypass the password to get back into
> the machine?
Anonymous
April 13, 2005 3:05:18 AM

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If you have XP Home them there is a hidden Administrator account that has no
password. Restart the computer into Safe Mode by pressing the F8 key during
system bootup. You should get a Boot menu to select Safe Mode from. You will
see the Administrator account. Select it to get to the Safe Mode Desktop. Go
to Control Panel->User accounts and reset your password for the account you
normally log on with.

If you have XP Pro then you will need to reset the Administrator password
from outside of Windows. Download this program and follow the instructions
http://www.webtree.ca/windowsxp/tools/ntpassword/ntpass... The CD
version is easier to use than the floppy.

--

Harry Ohrn MS-MVP [Shell/User]
www.webtree.ca/windowsxp


"Greg" <Greg@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> If you forget the password how do you get back into the pc. Is there an
> administrator's password by default? Is there another way to bypass the
> password to get back into the machine?
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Anonymous
April 13, 2005 1:32:03 PM

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"Harry Ohrn" wrote:

> If you have XP Home them there is a hidden Administrator account that has no
> password. Restart the computer into Safe Mode by pressing the F8 key during
> system bootup. You should get a Boot menu to select Safe Mode from. You will
> see the Administrator account. Select it to get to the Safe Mode Desktop. Go
> to Control Panel->User accounts and reset your password for the account you
> normally log on with.
>
> If you have XP Pro then you will need to reset the Administrator password
> from outside of Windows. Download this program and follow the instructions
> http://www.webtree.ca/windowsxp/tools/ntpassword/ntpass... The CD
> version is easier to use than the floppy.
>
> --
>
> Harry Ohrn MS-MVP [Shell/User]
> www.webtree.ca/windowsxp
>
>
> "Greg" <Greg@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:9E4649B2-D060-4B2B-ABC3-2E3686799CF5@microsoft.com...
> > If you forget the password how do you get back into the pc. Is there an
> > administrator's password by default? Is there another way to bypass the
> > password to get back into the machine?
>
>
I must caution you on this. Leaving the password field blank can of course
be attempted, but when responding to a user, it should be noted that the
password MAY be blank, not that it IS blank.

Yes, the default Administrator account is hidden in XP, but it is not always
set with a blank password. During the install of XP, one of the steps is to
assign a password to the administrator account.
Regards,
Crash Override, MCP
Anonymous
April 14, 2005 8:11:21 PM

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"Crash Override" <CrashOverride@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:5A3D7A09-04A5-4526-873B-899C19AB1C34@microsoft.com...
>
>
> "Harry Ohrn" wrote:
>
> > If you have XP Home them there is a hidden Administrator account that
has no
> > password. Restart the computer into Safe Mode by pressing the F8 key
during
> > system bootup. You should get a Boot menu to select Safe Mode from. You
will
> > see the Administrator account. Select it to get to the Safe Mode
Desktop. Go
> > to Control Panel->User accounts and reset your password for the account
you
> > normally log on with.
> >
> > If you have XP Pro then you will need to reset the Administrator
password
> > from outside of Windows. Download this program and follow the
instructions
> > http://www.webtree.ca/windowsxp/tools/ntpassword/ntpass... The
CD
> > version is easier to use than the floppy.
> >
> > --
> >
> > Harry Ohrn MS-MVP [Shell/User]
> > www.webtree.ca/windowsxp
> >
> >
> > "Greg" <Greg@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > news:9E4649B2-D060-4B2B-ABC3-2E3686799CF5@microsoft.com...
> > > If you forget the password how do you get back into the pc. Is there
an
> > > administrator's password by default? Is there another way to bypass
the
> > > password to get back into the machine?
> >
> >
> I must caution you on this. Leaving the password field blank can of
course
> be attempted, but when responding to a user, it should be noted that the
> password MAY be blank, not that it IS blank.
>
> Yes, the default Administrator account is hidden in XP, but it is not
always
> set with a blank password. During the install of XP, one of the steps is
to
> assign a password to the administrator account.
> Regards,
> Crash Override, MCP

By default during installation of the Windows XP Home version an
Administrator account is created that has no password. You don't even see
the option during installation to enter a password. The hidden account is
just created and there is no password.

By default during the installation of Windows XP Professional version you
are asked to provide an administrator password. You can leave the field
blank if you wish but of course one should enter a password.

Please note that in my response to the OP I said "If you have XP Home
then......." I also stated that "If you have XP Pro then......."


--

Harry Ohrn MS-MVP [Shell/User]
www.webtree.ca/windowsxp
Anonymous
April 15, 2005 12:50:02 PM

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"Harry Ohrn" wrote:

>
> "Crash Override" <CrashOverride@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:5A3D7A09-04A5-4526-873B-899C19AB1C34@microsoft.com...
> >
> >
> > "Harry Ohrn" wrote:
> >
> > > If you have XP Home them there is a hidden Administrator account that
> has no
> > > password. Restart the computer into Safe Mode by pressing the F8 key
> during
> > > system bootup. You should get a Boot menu to select Safe Mode from. You
> will
> > > see the Administrator account. Select it to get to the Safe Mode
> Desktop. Go
> > > to Control Panel->User accounts and reset your password for the account
> you
> > > normally log on with.
> > >
> > > If you have XP Pro then you will need to reset the Administrator
> password
> > > from outside of Windows. Download this program and follow the
> instructions
> > > http://www.webtree.ca/windowsxp/tools/ntpassword/ntpass... The
> CD
> > > version is easier to use than the floppy.
> > >
> > > --
> > >
> > > Harry Ohrn MS-MVP [Shell/User]
> > > www.webtree.ca/windowsxp
> > >
> > >
> > > "Greg" <Greg@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > > news:9E4649B2-D060-4B2B-ABC3-2E3686799CF5@microsoft.com...
> > > > If you forget the password how do you get back into the pc. Is there
> an
> > > > administrator's password by default? Is there another way to bypass
> the
> > > > password to get back into the machine?
> > >
> > >
> > I must caution you on this. Leaving the password field blank can of
> course
> > be attempted, but when responding to a user, it should be noted that the
> > password MAY be blank, not that it IS blank.
> >
> > Yes, the default Administrator account is hidden in XP, but it is not
> always
> > set with a blank password. During the install of XP, one of the steps is
> to
> > assign a password to the administrator account.
> > Regards,
> > Crash Override, MCP
>
> By default during installation of the Windows XP Home version an
> Administrator account is created that has no password. You don't even see
> the option during installation to enter a password. The hidden account is
> just created and there is no password.
>
> By default during the installation of Windows XP Professional version you
> are asked to provide an administrator password. You can leave the field
> blank if you wish but of course one should enter a password.
>
> Please note that in my response to the OP I said "If you have XP Home
> then......." I also stated that "If you have XP Pro then......."
>
>
> --
>
> Harry Ohrn MS-MVP [Shell/User]
> www.webtree.ca/windowsxp
>
>
> Sorry, XP Home also asks for a password during setup. Completed it last evening just to be sure. Not looking to argue, just pointing out what I see. Cheers.
Anonymous
April 16, 2005 1:16:42 AM

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"Crash Override, MCP" <CrashOverrideMCP@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
message news:4A3B2F16-98E8-4113-9A91-35766A159DFD@microsoft.com...
>
>
> "Harry Ohrn" wrote:
>
> >
> > "Crash Override" <CrashOverride@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
message
> > news:5A3D7A09-04A5-4526-873B-899C19AB1C34@microsoft.com...
> > >
> > >
> > > "Harry Ohrn" wrote:
> > >
> > > > If you have XP Home them there is a hidden Administrator account
that
> > has no
> > > > password. Restart the computer into Safe Mode by pressing the F8 key
> > during
> > > > system bootup. You should get a Boot menu to select Safe Mode from.
You
> > will
> > > > see the Administrator account. Select it to get to the Safe Mode
> > Desktop. Go
> > > > to Control Panel->User accounts and reset your password for the
account
> > you
> > > > normally log on with.
> > > >
> > > > If you have XP Pro then you will need to reset the Administrator
> > password
> > > > from outside of Windows. Download this program and follow the
> > instructions
> > > > http://www.webtree.ca/windowsxp/tools/ntpassword/ntpass...
The
> > CD
> > > > version is easier to use than the floppy.
> > > >
> > > > --
> > > >
> > > > Harry Ohrn MS-MVP [Shell/User]
> > > > www.webtree.ca/windowsxp
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > "Greg" <Greg@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > > > news:9E4649B2-D060-4B2B-ABC3-2E3686799CF5@microsoft.com...
> > > > > If you forget the password how do you get back into the pc. Is
there
> > an
> > > > > administrator's password by default? Is there another way to
bypass
> > the
> > > > > password to get back into the machine?
> > > >
> > > >
> > > I must caution you on this. Leaving the password field blank can of
> > course
> > > be attempted, but when responding to a user, it should be noted that
the
> > > password MAY be blank, not that it IS blank.
> > >
> > > Yes, the default Administrator account is hidden in XP, but it is not
> > always
> > > set with a blank password. During the install of XP, one of the steps
is
> > to
> > > assign a password to the administrator account.
> > > Regards,
> > > Crash Override, MCP
> >
> > By default during installation of the Windows XP Home version an
> > Administrator account is created that has no password. You don't even
see
> > the option during installation to enter a password. The hidden account
is
> > just created and there is no password.
> >
> > By default during the installation of Windows XP Professional version
you
> > are asked to provide an administrator password. You can leave the field
> > blank if you wish but of course one should enter a password.
> >
> > Please note that in my response to the OP I said "If you have XP Home
> > then......." I also stated that "If you have XP Pro then......."
> >
> >
> > --
> >
> > Harry Ohrn MS-MVP [Shell/User]
> > www.webtree.ca/windowsxp
> >
> >
> > Sorry, XP Home also asks for a password during setup. Completed it last
evening just to be sure. Not looking to argue, just pointing out what I
see. Cheers.

Crash Override I must beg to differ with you. XP Home version does not ask
for an Administrator password during installation. It does ask for a
Computer name but it doesn't ask for an Admin password the way that XP Pro
does. You can check the pictorials here if you need to. Please note that the
pictorials are from an independent site and not one of my own :-)

This is an install of XP Home version
http://www.theeldergeek.com/xp_home_install_-_graphic_i...
This is an install of XP Pro version
http://www.theeldergeek.com/xp_pro_install_-_graphic_1....
Note that after you enter the Product Key on Pro you have the screen to
enter the admin password. This does not happen when installing XP Home
version.

I appreciate that you may have installed XP last night and you saw what you
saw. However please accept that I have installed XP hundreds of times since
it first came out. As a beta tester I watched each screen many, many times
checking for typos and glitches in the installation screens. While my
knowledge about XP might lack in many areas I certainly know each screen of
the setup for both Home and Pro intimately.

Harry Ohrn MS-MVP [Shell/User]
> > www.webtree.ca/windowsxp
!