Forgot Windows XP Password? Ways to Find Windows XP Password

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  1. Maggiechen

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    Question: I forgot my Windows XP Password and now I am locked out of my computer, is there any way to find My Windows XP Password?


    Answer: Don’t worry - if you forgot Windows XP password, there are many methods you can used to find a Windows XP password.


    Method 1: Try To Guess your forgotten Windows XP Password.


    Don't laugh! You'd be surprised how often this works. So, before you jump into any high tech windows password recovery solutions, try your hardest to remember what your forgotten Windows XP password may have been.


    Most passwords, even complicated ones, are often tied to common things in our life, such as people, places and things in our personal and professional lives.


    Could your Windows XP password have had anything to do with?



    * Your name or the name of your friend or family member?
    * Your birthday or your loved one's birthday?
    * Your home or office address?
    * Your lovely pet's name?
    * Your favorite food?
    * A frequently dialed telephone number?
    * A combination of any of the above?


    Method 2: Use Your Windows XP Password Reset Disk


    Assuming you were proactive and created a Windows XP password reset disk at some point in the past, use it at the XP logon screen to change your password.
    Your Windows XP password reset disk will still work even if you've changed your Windows XP password since creating the disk. Follow these steps to reset Windows XP password.
    Step 1: Click use your password reset disk. The Password Reset Wizard starts. The Password Reset Wizard allows you to create a new password for your user account. Then click Next.
    Step 2: Insert your password reset disk into drive A, and then click Next.
    Step 3: Type a new password in the Type a new password box, then confirm the password. Click Next.
    Step 4: Click Finish. The Password Reset Wizard quits, and you return to the Windows XP logon screen.


    Method 3: Have Another User Account With Administrator Privileges



    If you have other user accounts on your computer, one of them may be setup with administrator level access. This means that you can log on with this account to change your forgotten Windows XP password.


    Method 4: Hack Your Windows XP Account With Windows Password Recovery Program


    If you still can’t find your Windows XP password from the above methods, then it's time to try something a bit more technical.
    SmartKey Windows password recovery tool are software programs designed to recover or reset a lost/forgotten Windows XP password. They are considered as the best windows password recovery solution. Here take Windows Password Recovery 6.0 as example. You can find Windows XP password with 3 easy steps:
    Step 1: Download and install SmartKey Windows Password Recovery
    Step 2: Burn windows password recovery 6.0 to CD/DVD or USB Flash Drive
    Step 3: Reset your Windows password


    Method 5: Still Can't Find Your Windows XP Password?


    If you still can't find your forgotten windows XP password, even after using the Windows password recovery programs linked above, you will need to perform a clean install of Windows XP which will erase everything on your PC.

    Article Source:recoverlostpassword.com/article/forgot-windows-xp-password.html
     
  2. Matt

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    I once had to help some one figure out their password because they forgot it. I followed method 4. It had me quite busy for a while :p
     
  3. Croline

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    There is a tutorial I found for Windows XP Password reset. Easy and efficient.

    [video=youtube;VRpw9ygSEys]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRpw9ygSEys[/video]
     
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    Reset XP Password with Windows Password Unlocker

    well, another way to reset Windows xp password is to take a third party, liKe Windows Password Unlocker, which allows to reset xp password with a bootable cd/dvd or usb flash drive with ease.
     
  5. CloptonCapital

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    I've been through this with hand-me-down computers and my advice is to skip to step 4
     
  6. BrentGeek

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    A few days ago, I also forgot my Windows password, later I reset Windows password using a commercial software.
     

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