user name and password for xp pro RRS feed

  • Question

  • My old computer that has been off for a year now is asking me for a user and password to get beyond the xp pro screen. i dont recall having one. Can i get past this?
    Tuesday, June 26, 2012 10:58 PM

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  • Tuesday, June 26, 2012 11:43 PM
  • Forgot windows xp password, i have a bookmark which can help you.

    You can see it from http://my.opera.com/therryjames/blog/2012/05/25/when-forgot-windows-xp-password-how-to-troubleshoot-the-problem

    Wednesday, June 27, 2012 4:21 AM
  • Petter Nordahl-Hagen has written a Windows NT/2000/XP/Vista offline password editor: http://pogostick.net/~pnh/ntpasswd/

    • This is a utility to (re)set the password of any user that has a valid (local) account on your Windows NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista system, by modifying the encrypted password in the registry's SAM file.
    • You do not need to know the old password to set a new one.
    • It works offline, that is, you have to shutdown your computer and boot off a floppy disk or CD. The boot-disk includes stuff to access NTFS partitions and scripts to glue the whole thing together.
    • Works with syskey (no need to turn it off, but you can if you have lost the key)
    • Will detect and offer to unlock locked or disabled out user accounts!

    Caution: If used on users that have EFS encrypted files, and the system is XP or later service packs on W2K, all encrypted files for that user will be UNREADABLE! and cannot be recovered unless you remember the old password again!  Download links:

    To write these images to a floppy disk you'll need RawWrite2 which is included in the Bootdisk image download. To create the CD you just need to use your favorite CD burning program and burn the .ISO file to CD.

    Wednesday, June 27, 2012 12:43 PM