Logging in to Windows XP Pro

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Hello,

Can anyone help? A friend of mine has one user account on Windows XP Pro.
When he boots up his laptop it asks for a username and password. It's so long
since he used his laptop that he can't remember what his password is and he
didn't enter a password hint when he set it up.

Is there a way around this other than re-installing Windows?
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.security_admin (More info?)

    Stu wrote:
    > Hello,
    >
    > Can anyone help? A friend of mine has one user account on Windows XP Pro.
    > When he boots up his laptop it asks for a username and password. It's so long
    > since he used his laptop that he can't remember what his password is and he
    > didn't enter a password hint when he set it up.
    >
    > Is there a way around this other than re-installing Windows?

    Presuming this this a Windows password not a BIOS password, at the
    Welcome screen press Ctl-Alt-Del twice and log in as administrator. If
    XP was pre-installed then it's almost certain there is no password for
    the Administrator account. You can then reset the users password.

    HTH

    --
    Interim Systems and Management Accounting
    Gordon Burgess-Parker
    Director
    www.gbpcomputing.co.uk
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.security_admin (More info?)

    Thank you Gordon. That worked perfectly!

    Problem solved!

    "Gordon" wrote:

    > Stu wrote:
    > > Hello,
    > >
    > > Can anyone help? A friend of mine has one user account on Windows XP Pro.
    > > When he boots up his laptop it asks for a username and password. It's so long
    > > since he used his laptop that he can't remember what his password is and he
    > > didn't enter a password hint when he set it up.
    > >
    > > Is there a way around this other than re-installing Windows?
    >
    > Presuming this this a Windows password not a BIOS password, at the
    > Welcome screen press Ctl-Alt-Del twice and log in as administrator. If
    > XP was pre-installed then it's almost certain there is no password for
    > the Administrator account. You can then reset the users password.
    >
    > HTH
    >
    > --
    > Interim Systems and Management Accounting
    > Gordon Burgess-Parker
    > Director
    > www.gbpcomputing.co.uk
    >
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.security_admin (More info?)

    Stu wrote:
    > Thank you Gordon. That worked perfectly!
    >
    > Problem solved!
    >

    You're welcome!

    --
    Interim Systems and Management Accounting
    Gordon Burgess-Parker
    Director
    www.gbpcomputing.co.uk
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