Forgot Password to My User Account on XP Home

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

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

    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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