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how do i get in if i fogot my password? :confused:

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    You don't.

    Actually, if you are using WinXP Home, you can restart in Safe mode and
    logon using the built-in administrator account (which would have no password
    unless you set one). From there you can reset your user account's password.

    How to start in Safe mode:

    Otherwise, see:

    Best of Luck,

    Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
    Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
    Windows help -

    "alonex" <> wrote in message
    > how do i get in if i fogot my password? :confused:
    > --
    > alonex
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    Removing windows Xp Password
    1. Place your Windows XP CD in your cd-rom and start your computer
    (it's assumed here that your XP CD is bootable - as it should be -
    and that you have your bios set to boot from CD)
    2. Keep your eye on the screen messages for booting to your cd
    Typically, it will be "Press any key to boot from cd"
    3. Once you get in, the first screen will indicate that Setup is
    inspecting your system and loading files.
    4. When you get to the Welcome to Setup screen, press ENTER to Setup
    Windows now
    5. The Licensing Agreement comes next - Press F8 to accept it.
    6. The next screen is the Setup screen which gives you the option to do
    a Repair.
    It should read something like "If one of the following Windows XP
    installations is damaged, Setup can try to repair it"
    Use the up and down arrow keys to select your XP installation (if you
    only have one, it should already be selected) and press R to begin the
    Repair process.
    7. Let the Repair run. Setup will now check your disks and then start
    copying files which can take several minutes.
    8. Shortly after the Copying Files stage, you will be required to
    reboot. (this will happen automatically - you will see a progress bar
    stating "Your computer will reboot in 15 seconds"
    9. During the reboot, do not make the mistake of "pressing any key"
    to boot from the CD again! Setup will resume automatically with the
    standard billboard screens and you will notice Installing Windows is
    10. Keep your eye on the lower left hand side of the screen and when
    you see the Installing Devices progress bar, press SHIFT + F10. This is
    the security hole! A command console will now open up giving you the
    potential for wide access to your system.
    11. At the prompt, type NUSRMGR.CPL and press Enter. Voila! You have
    just gained graphical access to your User Accounts in the Control
    12. Now simply pick the account you need to change and remove or change
    your password as you prefer. If you want to log on without having to
    enter your new password, you can type control userpasswords2 at the
    prompt and choose to log on without being asked for password. After
    you've made your changes close the windows, exit the command box and
    continue on with the Repair (have your Product key handy).
    13. Once the Repair is done, you will be able to log on with your new
    password (or without a password if you chose not to use one or if you
    chose not to be asked for a password). Your programs and personalized
    settings should remain intact.

    i tested this on winxp sp2 and its correctly work. :((
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