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How to Regain Access to Your Computer When Forgot Windows XP Password

Forgot Windows XP password? Stuck at the logon screen as your administrator account is locked out? How to regain access to your locked computer without reinstalling operating system?

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It's a daunting task for most people to get back into their computers when they forgot Windows XP password. We can't do anything such as installing software to fix the problem. The only option to get around this problem is to reset lost Windows XP password with a password reset disk.

Step 1: Create a Windows XP Password Reset CD/DVD

Download the AD Password Reset and save it on any computer you have access to. Unzip the downloaded file, there should be an ISO image file: apr.iso. You can use the freeware BurnCDCC to burn the ISO image to a blank CD/DVD.

Step 2: Boot from Windows XP Password Reset CD/DVD

To force your computer to boot from the Windows XP Password Reset CD/DVD, you need to change the boot order in BIOS: Set CD/DVD as the 1st boot device.

Insert the Windows XP Password Reset CD/DVD on your locked computer and restart the computer. The boot loading screen should appear immediately.

Loading Windows Password Reset Disk

After completion of boot process, you see the main interface of AD Password Reset.

AD Password Reset

Step 3: Reset Windows XP password

Click the Reset Windows Local Password button. Select your Windows SAM registry hive, the program will automatically list all user accounts available in Windows XP installation.

Reset Windows Password

Select a user account whose password you forgot, then click the Reset button to remove the password.

Click the Exit button to reboot the computer. You will be able to get into Windows XP system using a blank password.

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