In one time when Joyce wanted to transfer one desktop computer to one of her manager as the one who uses the computer already left the company, the problem is that the computer is lock with the former user password and alas there’s no way to contact the former.
In most cases for us who are not really techie will probably reinstall Windows XP and the result would be devastating as all the files, software, data installed can never be recovered. I have done this mistake and I tell you this method is not advisable.
In today’s blog we will discuss removing the computer administrator password in windows XP using its own windows XP CD
- Place your Windows XP CD in your CD/DVD -rom and start your computer (check if your computer is bootable in CD if not have your bios set up to boot from CD)Wait for the screen message “Press any key to Boot from CD or DVD”.
- Then press any key It will start to load the windows files from CD or DVD to your computer.
- Once you get in the Welcome to Setup screen will appear then press Enter to Setup Windows now
4. The Licensing Agreement will then appear - Press F8 to continue
5. The next screen is the Setup screen which gives you the option to do a Repair. Press R to begin the repair process. Let the Repair run. Setup will now check your disks and then start copying files which can take several minutes. Just after the copying your computer will reboot automatically. Don’t press any key after rebooting. It will automatically continue the process.
6. Watch at the left side of the screen and when you see the Installing Devices progress bar is highlighted, press SHIFT + F10. And dos command console will now open up.
Type NUSRMGR.CPL and press Enter. It will enable you to gained access to your user account in the control panel.
7. Simple pick the account you need to change and remove or change your password within a second. It’s not required though to put your old password. After you made the changes close the windows and exit the command box and continue with the repair. (a product key of course will be needed to continue)
Your programs and personalized settings will remain the same.
This procedure will work with all the versions of Windows XP.
I believe for some this is a little bit technical and with procedures to carefully look into, but for those who really like to challenge themselves and at least to experience trouble shooting their computer, this is something worth to experience of...
Hope this works with you and please do share your experience will trying this...
I will try on the next issue to find some free software that will allow password removal or resetting the administrator password not only XP but for the rest of the Operating system... Chow for now