Posted 13 December 2010 - 03:00 AM
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The only way to change or create a new password without the password reset disk, is as the administrator. Follow the following directions.
To Log on as Administrator:
Start the computer in Safe Mode. After the Power On Self Test is finished, press and hold the F8 key until the Start menu appears. Use the arrow keys to select Safe Mode, and then press ENTER to confirm the selection. Now you can see the administrator account next to your user account on the Welcome screen.
Log on as administrator. If this is the first time that you have logged by using the administrator account, there is no password assigned to the account. You can just click Administrator.
Note If you have logged on as Administrator in the past, you may have assigned a password to the account. If this is the case, type the password.
After you log on, Windows notifies you that it is running in Safe Mode. Click Yes.
How to reset the password
You can now reset the password for your user account. To do this, follow these steps:
Click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click User Accounts.
Click your user account, and then click Change the password.
Enter a new password, enter it again to confirm the password, and then set a password hint. Click Change Password.
Note: You can also use this opportunity to set a password for the administrator account, if you have not already done this. If you do not assign a password to the administrator account, your computer can be accessed by anyone. To set a password for the administrator account, follow the same steps as for your own user account. You can also create a password reset disk.
Your password has now been reset. Restart your computer in Normal Mode, and then log on by using your new password.
Be sure to make a password reset disk for the future, create a hint word or phrase and write it down and put it somewhere safe.
Windows includes a hidden Administrator account that can be used for problems with other accounts. You can access it by restarting the computer into safe mode.
First, restart the computer. As it starts, repeatedly press the F8 key (some computers instead require the Delete or Esc key). Instead of the familiar Windows screen, you'll see a text-only Advanced Options Menu. Use the arrow keys to select Safe Mode. Then press Enter.
Select the Administrator account. By default on most computers, it requires no password. Once logged in, you can change the password of the account you normally use.
To make the change, click Start>>Run. In the box, type "control userpasswords2" (without the quotes) and click OK. Select your normal account name in the list. Click the Reset Password button. You'll be prompted for a new password. You can restart the computer and use the new password on your normal account.