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win xp administrative password lost

I have win xp pro on a dell computer with a user account passord , can't remember it, anyway to reset
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Farhan KaziSystems EngineerCommented:
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carceneaCommented:
First, if there is another administrator on the machine they should be able to reset it. I'm assuming that this is not the case so I'd check this out:

Go to this website http://home.eunet.no/pnordahl/ntpasswd/ and download the bootdisk. Then you'll need to burn it to a CD. The website also has instructions on how to use the CD.

Hope this helps!
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carceneaCommented:
GJ farhankazi! :) Beat me to the punch... :)
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cipher007Commented:
Here are some more links, including a program which can actually tell what your password is instead of resetting it.

http://www.mjtnet.com/webrecorder.htm

The disadvantage of resetting the password is that, for instance, if you have encrypted (windows file encryption) some file under the user account all those files will be lost. Meaning, you won't be able to access those files without knowing your password.

But ntpasswd is a cool tool, its fast and easy to use.
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r-kCommented:
cipher007:

Did you post the correct link? That seems to be a program for recording macros, not for passwords.
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cipher007Commented:
Ooops, that was indeed the wrong link
Here is the correct link for record purpose

http://www.petri.co.il/forgot_administrator_password.htm
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