How To: Bypass and change a Windows XP start-up password

Bypass and change a Windows XP start-up password

If you've forgotten the password to one or more of the Windows XP accounts on your computer, take heart: This video tutorial will show you how to bypass, and then change, a Windows XP start-up password. For a detailed run through of this simple Windows log-in hack, watch this video how-to.

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I just made a account here....because I was on youtube and saw in my things that my video is embeded here xD how nice lmao. I didn't even know I just saw now. thanks you guys. I'd like to know more about this so email me wynand@compu-and-it-solutions.com

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Thanks Tristan. Very helpful, and that was a great idea to put the video in text for those who don't have sound.

Very good, but too many #$%@s.

very good!
BTW, there is another good solution, as following.

1. Login to a computer that can link to Internet. Download Windows Password Unlocker 4.0 at http://www.passwordunlocker.com and decompress it on that PC. Note that: there is a .ISO file. Burn the .ISO file to a CD.
2 Get out the newly created CD and insert it to the locked computer.
3 re-booted the locked computer and then followed the process of instructions. Just a few steps, the old password was removed.''
'4 Setting new password:
Step one: Open the "Control Panel"
Step two: Click the "User Account "
Step three: Select the account you wanna to set a new password.
Step four: Click "changing Account " and "set up password", then fill out the form as listed. Click "Create Password".

hey! I felt like an idiot forgetting my password.. Your vid saved all my files in D:! I thought the only way to get access to may computer again was to reformat.. UHHGEN! thanks,man! I promise to use this for good too..:]

how about the password in startup? i mean when u start the computer, theres a password, and ive forgotten it pls help

help mine is different my pc has an startup password, the one when u turn on ur computer, it will ask for a password and ive forgotten mine any help???

great work tristan!! WonderHowTo loves you back!!!
-Amie @ HQ

TO RESET ALL PASSWORDS inclusive of admin passwords remove the small internal battery for a few minutes the replace it..all passwords will be reset.
REMEMBER TO SWITCH OFF YOUR COMPUTER FIRST REMOVE ALL CABLES BEFORE OPENING YOU PC/LAPTOP AND ALWAYS WARE A (ESD) STRAP TO AVOID DAMAGING COMPUTER COMPONENTS WITH STATIC. REMEMBER THAT I REFERE TO THE SMALL COIN SHAPPED BATTERY NOT THE BOX UNIT YOU WILL FIND HOUSED AT THE TOP OF TOWER UNIT (THIS IS THE POWER SUPPLY UNIT AND HAS NO SERVICEABLE PARTS AND MESSING WITH IT COULD RESULT IN ELECTRIC SHOCK)SO REMEMBER (SMALL SILVER COIN SHAPPED BATTERY AND ITS EASY TO FIND ON THE MOTHERBOARD AVOID GETTING SWEAT FROM YOUR HANDS ON THE BATTERY TO HELP AVOID BATTERY CORROSION).hopethis help.x

before loading XP press F8 and select Safe Boot, now after booting xp at the login window select Administrator, getin to windows now delete that password forgotton account, create new. and njoy...
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..helpful..thanks..

It is really helpful. But when I try to log in to administrator with safe mode, the system keeps saying the password is incorrect. I have repeated this procedure several time but to no avail. So I give up and then bought some software.

We tried all your helpfully comments. But still now, nothing was helpful. What can we do, when a hacker set a password on the pc? the Start up password for the system is asked. So there is no possibilities of "Run window" or safe mode. After two entries the pc restarts.

I have a Sony vaio running on Windows xp logged out and forgot the password. I typed it in multiple times on what I think it was but nothing happened. So I searched on google for solutions and then found your post. Thanks to this WINDOWS PASSWORD KEY. It reset my Windows XP password within just 4 minutes. So amazing!

I have an All In One Pc windows 7 with a start up password and i don't remember the password. I took out the small internal battery and it did not help. Please help :(

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