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how does one change the administrative password in xp?

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Anonymous
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February 1, 2005 2:45:03 PM

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I cannot discover where to change the Administrator password in xp. Can I do
it logged in from my user account with administrtative priviliges? I know the
password, I would like to change it.
Anonymous
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February 1, 2005 4:59:42 PM

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Cannot Change the Password for the Administrator Account in
User Accounts in Control Panel
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;298252

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"Elijah" wrote:

| I cannot discover where to change the Administrator password in xp. Can I do
| it logged in from my user account with administrtative priviliges? I know the
| password, I would like to change it.
Anonymous
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February 1, 2005 11:53:31 PM

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Elijah wrote:

> I cannot discover where to change the Administrator password in xp. Can I do
> it logged in from my user account with administrtative priviliges? I know the
> password, I would like to change it.
Hi

If you want to *change* it, the easiest would be to log on as
"Administrator".


If *resetting* it is ok:

From your ordinary administrator account, run the following command
from Start/Run:

control userpasswords2

Then reset the password for the builtin Administrator user account.



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Anonymous
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February 2, 2005 12:48:59 AM

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"Elijah" <Elijah@discussions.microsoft.com> ha scritto nel messaggio
news:0C0F28AA-BA49-4B59-BF9F-EA6BA6086115@microsoft.com...

>I cannot discover where to change the Administrator password in xp.
>Can I do it logged in from my user account with administrtative
>priviliges? I know the password, I would like to change it.

Are you talking about XP Home or XP Professional?

Massimo
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