How can I log back into my dell computer (Windows XP) after a forggten/expired password?
The password to the admin account is either expired or forgotten. Is there ANY other way I could log into my account?? How about with XP password reset disk?
One friend suggested me: Try logging in using Administrator and leave the password blank. That's the default setting and alot of people leave it like that. Once in the administrator, go to Control Panel/User Accounts and find the account you want to edit, and remove the password. OK, the problem is that I can't login my PC now!
What a pity things is that another friends answered my question:
Not really, most Windows password recovery requires a boot disk, unless the main admin account is not password protected. Try accessing it by pressing f8 during boot and entering safe mode. Once asks for login, press ctrl-alt-del, and type in administrator. This might work. While, I have only one administrator account - the default admin!
I search my password question words via Google, what's surprised me is that here is one site that might help me. It is named Windows Password Recovery Tool that will work for any Windows OS, also include Windows XP. This tool is a well-known professional third party application designed for particularly Windows Password Recovery. To operate such a tool is very easy, even though I am a newbie, I can fully understand and follow the below steps to create a Windows XP password reset disk. Now, please follow me:
Step 1: Google search Windows Password Recovery Tool, get results from windowspasswordsrecovery.com suggestion;
Step 2: Download needed Windows Password Recovery Tool Professional and install it on an accessible pc;
Step 3: Burn a XP password reset boot disk with a blank USB Flash drive.
Step 4: Insert the burned reset disk into password lost computer, and set the computer to boot from USB drive to recover Windows XP password.
When I searched solutions via Google online, also, I got a method and prepared another way to help me reset lost Windows XP password - create a XP password reset disk for my admin account! Dear reader, if you have a computer based on Windows XP OS, you can also take the following steps to help you save much time once you lost password:
Step1. Insert a prepared USB flash drive into your computer.
Step2. Type "reset" in the Windows search box and select "Create a password reset disk".
Step3. When the "Forgotten Password Wizard" appears, click "Next".
Step4. Select your USB flash drive and click "Next".
Step5. When the wizards finish creating the reset disk, please click "Next" and then "Finish".
Well, the above are two methods on Windows XP password reset disk to reset forgotten XP login password. With one of them help, we will be easy once forgot XP password!