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  • Question

  • This is my old computer. My husband bought me a new Inspirion so I turned this one over to him. Our problem is that

    some how he ended up with a limited account, and now nobody can make any changes on the computer. Is there any way I can recover my old administrator account from this hard drive so we can make changes, add new programs etc.? Thank you!!!

    • Edited by Mobilelady Sunday, July 10, 2011 12:41 AM left out word
    Sunday, July 10, 2011 12:39 AM

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  • Is the computer loaded with XP Professional or XP Home?  If XP Home, boot in safe mode to log in as Administrator.  This will not have a password.  To boot in safe mode, press F8 before Windows starts up.

    If Windows Professional, you will need to boot up with a password recovery utility, such as Hirens Boot disk.

    • Proposed as answer by Bigteddy Tuesday, July 19, 2011 6:05 PM
    Sunday, July 10, 2011 1:15 AM