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Anonymous
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April 7, 2005 1:37:15 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.security_admin (More info?)

This is a "Windows XP Pro", private machine.

I belong to the Administrators group, I never had to log in as Administrator.
As a result, I have forgotten Administrator's password.

Can I, as a user, reset Administrator's password?
A pointer to the relevant info would be most welcome.
April 7, 2005 1:37:16 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.security_admin (More info?)

In news:h8e851tuuge7shii1t864kcbsgt703i4d7@4ax.com,
SansAdresse <sansadresse@nullepart.xyz> had this to say:

My reply is at the bottom of your sent message:

> This is a "Windows XP Pro", private machine.
>
> I belong to the Administrators group, I never had to log in as
> Administrator. As a result, I have forgotten Administrator's password.
>
> Can I, as a user, reset Administrator's password?
> A pointer to the relevant info would be most welcome.


This is one of the many tools available to help you with that:

http://home.eunet.no/~pnordahl/ntpasswd/

Don't forget to read the manual. Oh, and use a password you're going to
remember :)  (put it on a disk but call the disk fatal recovery disk or
something else silly so people don't think to look on it for your password)
It says NT but it's also for XP, 2k, etc.

Galen
--
Signature changed for a moment of silence.
Rest well Alex and we'll see you on the other side.
Anonymous
a b 8 Security
April 7, 2005 1:37:16 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.security_admin (More info?)

If you belong to the administrators group, you should be able to right click
on the administrator within the local users & groups and reset the password.

"SansAdresse" wrote:

> This is a "Windows XP Pro", private machine.
>
> I belong to the Administrators group, I never had to log in as Administrator.
> As a result, I have forgotten Administrator's password.
>
> Can I, as a user, reset Administrator's password?
> A pointer to the relevant info would be most welcome.
>
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