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Forgot Password to My User Account on XP Home

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Anonymous
July 10, 2005 7:23:01 PM

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I forgot my password to my user account and it is the only account that shows
up after booting up. Is there a way for me to access the operating system by
not having to sign in to my user account? Thanks in advance.
Anonymous
July 10, 2005 10:40:32 PM

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Tony;
Something here should help:
http://www3.telus.net/dandemar/lostpass.htm

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"Tony V" <Tony V@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:195AF01F-3569-460D-A646-4A3941E3976E@microsoft.com...
>I forgot my password to my user account and it is the only account that
>shows
> up after booting up. Is there a way for me to access the operating system
> by
> not having to sign in to my user account? Thanks in advance.
Anonymous
July 10, 2005 11:26:01 PM

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Tony V wrote:
> I forgot my password to my user account and it is the only account that shows
> up after booting up. Is there a way for me to access the operating system by
> not having to sign in to my user account? Thanks in advance.


Simply log in using the built-in Administrator account (which
cannot be deleted) and modify the desired account(s). By design, the
only way to log into the Administrator account of WinXP Home is to
reboot into Safe Mode. For WinXP Pro, pressing CTRL+ALT+DEL twice at
the Welcome Screen will produce the standard login dialog box.

HOW TO Create and Configure User Accounts in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;279783


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