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February 15, 2005 10:15:03 AM

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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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February 15, 2005 6:21:36 PM

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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
February 15, 2005 6:21:37 PM

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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
>
February 15, 2005 7:11:35 PM

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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
!