Download and install Wondershare LiveBoot on another computer. Only download from sites that you trust. If the Administrator Account has a password, then create a password reset disk on a flash drive which you can easily obtain. I will be thankful that if you give me the idea. Use the build in machine administrator, if it's unlocked.
Most of the time, this account has no password set. After the system is reset, all the data on system drive, including the user accounts and passwords you used before would be cleared. Enter a new password into the New password field, then confirm it. We cannot provide any more help than this, sorry. Is the computer currently fully-patched at Windows Update? If there is not password protects the Administrator account, or blank password is set, then you will be able to access the Windows with full administrative privileges as Administrator. This will ask for a password. Be careful not to change anything else.
Select the Windows system, and click Next. In many cases if the standard windows admin settings have been changed either by the user or a previous user then you will more than likely need to clean install or use the recovery media or point on the drive. The images used, are also not mine, I got them off the web. Sooo Frustrated If you have forgotten your password, if you have another user account with administrative privileges you can log into that account and change your original user account's password from the User Accounts applet in Control Panel. Why did I insist on playing with this? Upgrade to the latest version of Windows to be sure you can receive support when needed. The program will display a list of Windows local user accounts.
I try according to your instructions, but the problem is I can't open my safe mode also. L to confirm the delete. You need to press D to delete the partition. Follow the Setup procedures and accept license agreement by hitting F8. Select the username to be assigned the new password. Doesn't matter if you never used or Activated it.
However, should you forget your password again in the future, you can safeguard yourself to make sure you don't have to go through this whole recovery process again. Move with arrow keys, and select with the 'enter' key Once you reach the login screen in 'Safe Mode', which may look a little weird, we will once again, try logging in with the following details: username: Administrator password: blank if it doesn't work try 'password' Hopefully you just got access to the administrator account! Perhaps you want to discover where another computer is situated? Just choose a proper method based on your actual needs. As always, questions, comments, and +rep welcome. Ok, now this is the method that worked for me! Of course, it wasnt untill I got to the last few postings that I found one that worked! What happens when a user on one of these systems loses their password? You can log on it and you can change or remove all the other passes of your comp without knowing the previous passes. Now login with new credentials after the repair process completes successfully. I was given a desktop computer with windows xp pro sp2.
The Administrator account is now enabled. This will get you to the right menu. Select your Windows installation, right-click, and select Mount. Third party tools have been developed that help you reset your Windows password. These files cannot be decrypted as they have one way encryption but they can be accessed offline so as to reset the passwords. Select Safe Mode with Command Prompt. If there are some important data on the system drive, do a backup of it.
Safe mode helps you diagnose problems. To edit passwords or remove them, you can also type Change userpasswords2 in console to add new user with any password. At that point I opened up the user accounts program and removed my password. It will show all users on this machine. Now, you can reset your password. And usually people do not create password for this account.
In the box that opens, type control userpasswords2. Do you know of a way to reset this password or get around this problem somehow?? Using one of those programs is really handy because you can make your password very difficult to guess basically impossible but still have access to it should you need to remember it. The burning will start in 1 click then. Thank you so much for the help. Run the computer and press F12 in start window to enter the Boot Device Menu when the system begins. After removing your user account password, log out of the other account and go to the login screen, click on your user account, you will log into automatically without asking password.
If that won't work, go to this link. Just type ctrl alt del twice and then type Administrator on the account name and you can enter. Press R, and then press Shift + F10 to open Command Prompt. If you cannot get into windows as any account or using command prompt in safe mode or if windows is locked with a bad product key, you can use third party software to adjust the Admin Password, or to adjust the microsoft oobe activation client, so that you can regain access. Windows gives a list of options after the F8 key is pressed. To backup data from the drive: 1.
If you forget your computer password, make use of password reset disk as follows: Step 1. In the User Name text box, key in Administrator and leave the Password field blank. After clearing your forgotten admin password, type q and hit Enter to quit editing user. If a newly added device or a changed driver is causing problems, you can use safe mode to remove the device or reverse the change. Make sure you are not trying to repair windows, or install windows onto the already made partition. If your lucky and this works a login screen should appear, when its does try logging in with: username: Administrator password: blank if it doesn't work try 'password' Attempt 2.