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Anonymous
July 24, 2005 6:42:02 AM

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After recovering from a trojan virus, I set up an administrative and guest
account to avoid having my son download anything on my computer. Problem is
that I have forgotten what the password is and am now unable to do anything
on my computer since I can only get in as a guest.

Is there a way to recover this password or reset my system so that I can
maintain it?? I am using XP Proffessional Service Pack 2 on my home computer.

I will make sure not to make this mistake again since I can't even update my
virus protection unless I am signed into the administrator account.
Anonymous
July 24, 2005 2:45:22 PM

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Hi

Please try the following link:

http://www3.telus.net/dandemar­/lostpass.htm

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"Gypsie" <Gypsie@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:6CEA885C-4624-48D5-93C1-81D03B28299D@microsoft.com...
> After recovering from a trojan virus, I set up an administrative and guest
> account to avoid having my son download anything on my computer. Problem
> is
> that I have forgotten what the password is and am now unable to do
> anything
> on my computer since I can only get in as a guest.
>
> Is there a way to recover this password or reset my system so that I can
> maintain it?? I am using XP Proffessional Service Pack 2 on my home
> computer.
>
> I will make sure not to make this mistake again since I can't even update
> my
> virus protection unless I am signed into the administrator account.
Anonymous
July 24, 2005 3:48:48 PM

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At welcome screen, hit Ctrl+All+Del twice and you will see an account
named "Administrator" (not you administrative account). Its password was
set when installing XP. Do you remember it?

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"Gypsie" <Gypsie@discussions.microsoft.com> escribió en el mensaje
news:6CEA885C-4624-48D5-93C1-81D03B28299D@microsoft.com...
> After recovering from a trojan virus, I set up an administrative and
> guest
> account to avoid having my son download anything on my computer.
> Problem is
> that I have forgotten what the password is and am now unable to do
> anything
> on my computer since I can only get in as a guest.
>
> Is there a way to recover this password or reset my system so that I
> can
> maintain it?? I am using XP Proffessional Service Pack 2 on my home
> computer.
>
> I will make sure not to make this mistake again since I can't even
> update my
> virus protection unless I am signed into the administrator account.
!