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How to Remove Lost Windows XP Administrator Password

July 14th, 2013 by Admin

I have lost the administrator password to my machine which is running Windows XP Pro. I have changed my password a few days ago but now I couldn’t remember the new password. Is there a way to reset or remove it without having to wipe and reload my computer?

If you happen to forget your Windows XP administrator password, or if someone changed it, and you think there is no chance of accessing your operating system, instead of reformatting your system and lose all your important files. Luckily there is a quick and effective way to remove lost Windows XP administrator password. As long as you have a PCUnlocker Live CD, you can boot your computer from the CD which provides you an easy way to reset Windows XP password instantly.

How to Remove Lost Windows XP Administrator Password?

  1. Download the zipped ISO image of PCUnlocker on an alternate PC you can log on to. Unzip the download file and you’ll see a bootable ISO image file: pcunlocker.iso, which need to be burned on to a CD (or USB flash drive) using ISO2Disc program.
  2. After you’ve created a PCUnlocker Live CD, connect it to your locked computer that you want to remove the lost Windows XP administrator password for. When the computer is booting, you will need to press the correct key to get into the Boot Menu. It is usually F12 or Del key. Once in the Boot Menu, select the CD/DVD-ROM Drive that you just created and press Enter.
  3. Now comes the easy part. Just sit back and wait for the computer to load the WinPE operating system which is installed on your Live CD. After about half a minute, you’ll see the PCUnlocker program which displays a list of local user accounts that are detected on your computer.
  4. Choose the administrator account and click on Reset Password button. The program will remove your lost Windows XP administrator password, and also tweak your account’s settings in case the administrator account is locked out, disabled or expired.
  5. Restart the computer and remove the Live CD. Now you can log back into your Windows XP administrator account with a blank/empty password.

PCUnlocker can be used as a safe and easy solution to remove existing Windows XP administrator password that has been forgotten, lost or simply do no have. Besides the abilities of resetting passwords, PCUnlocker can also unlock the administrator account that is locked out, disabled or expired.

Lost Windows XP Password – How to Get Back In?

April 12th, 2013 by Admin

Lost Windows XP password? How do you get back in? Is there a way to override or reset the password without wiping the entire system? Well, it is nearly impossible to recover the original password, but you can reset it easily, and Reset Windows Password utility can help. This tutorial will explain the process involved for resetting lost Windows XP password so you can get back in your computer quickly!

Lost Windows XP Password? A Simple Way to Get Back in Your Computer

Reset Windows Password utility is a program which runs from a bootable CD or USB flash drive. To reset your lost Windows XP password, you need to access to a computer with internet access in order to install the program to a CD or USB drive. After installing, you can use the CD/USB drive to boot off your locked PC and remove the login password instantly. Here are detailed instructions:

Step 1: Download

Download the Reset Windows Password utility on an alternate PC with internet access. Once the download completes Right-click the .zip file and Select “Extract All”. This will decompress the contents, which there should just be a single .iso file inside.

Step 2: Installing to CD or USB Drive

Next, use the freeware ISO2Disc to make a bootable CD/USB drive from the ISO image you downloaded in the previous step. Open up ISO2Disc program and click on “Browse” button to locate the ISO file and choose the blank CD or USB flash drive you’ve plugged in, then click on Start Burn. A password reset bootdisk will be created in minutes.

Step 3: Change Boot Order in BIOS

Insert the bootable CD/USB drive into your Windows XP computer which is locked out. Restart the computer and hold down F2 or whatever the setup key is shown as during the initial boot screen. This should bring up the BIOS. Change the boot order in BIOS so your computer will boot from the CD/USB drive prior to the hard drive.

Step 4: Boot from the CD/USB Drive

If you set up the BIOS correctly the computer should automatically boot from the bootable CD/USB drive. When it loads to the Reset Windows Password screen, click on “Reset Local Admin/User Password” option. It will display a list of Windows local user accounts existing in your Windows XP system.

Step 5: Reset Lost Windows XP Password

Choose a user account and click on “Reset Password” button, it will reset/remove your lost Windows XP password in seconds. Remove the CD/USB drive and restart the computer, you can then immediately get back in your Windows XP system without typing a password!

The procedure is so simple that nearly every user with some basic computer skills can use it to reset Windows XP password easily when they forgot or lost Windows XP password. This method also works with Windows 8, 7, Vista and other operating systems.

How to Regain Access to Your Computer When Forgot Windows XP Password

June 25th, 2012 by Admin

If you forgot Windows XP password, how can you recover it or otherwise how to start the computer without losing valuable information that is already stored in the system?

All of us have a password to protect our own computer.  If you find yourself locked out of a Windows XP computer because you lost or forgot your password, here is a tutorial that will help you reset Windows XP password, so you can easily regain access to your computer when you forgot Windows XP password.

There are many password recovery tools which could be used to recover Windows password, but most of them require that you can still log on your computer and get into Windows to install them. So if you are locked out of your computer and can’t log in using any administrator account, those tools are useless to you. The most effective and guarantee way is to create a password reset disk on another accessible computer, then use it to boot your locked computer and perform password recovery.

How to Reset Forgotten Windows XP Password:

  1. Download the zip archive of Reset Windows Password utility. Unzip it and burn the ISO image to a blank CD or USB stick.
  2. Insert the CD or USB stick into your locked computer and let your computer boot from it.
  3. After a while the bootdisk will launch the Reset Windows Password utility, which shows all user accounts available for your Windows XP installation. By default the Reset Local Admin/User Password option will be selected, the program will display a list of Windows local user accounts. The Reset Active Directory Password option is intended for resetting domain administrator password on domain controller. So we choose the first option.
  4. Choose the user account whose password you forgot, then click Reset Password button to remove your forgotten Windows XP password.

The last step is to remove the CD or USB stick, then restart the computer and you’ll be able to log in without a password and regain access to your computer immediately. No need to struggle to recall your password when you forgot Windows XP password next time.