bypass passwords

I hope someone can help me with this, my brother gave me his old computer that he hasn't used in a long time. My problem is I can not use it either because he can not remember his username & password that he had at that time. I cannot get pass the login screen. And he doesn't have his Windows XP cd for that computer anymore. I cannot afford to buy a new Operating System cd right now to try to reinstall windows. Is there anyway I can get around this login somehow.
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You can use the methods on this page to reset the inbuilt Administrator password.
Then you will be able to set up your own user account(s) as you please.
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