Need to Bypass Windows® XP administrator password
Tips to bypass Windows® XP administrator password
The Windows® XP Operating System was released as two major editions in the market; it included the Windows® XP Home Edition and the Windows® XP Professional Edition. The Windows® XP operating system succeeded the Windows® 98 operating system. The Windows® XP requires a mild hardware configuration to smoothly run the operating system. This includes a 233 Megahertz processor, a 64 MB RAM and a 1.5 GB hard disk. The Windows® operating system comes with security privileges to keep out unwanted users. This can be done with the help of administrator password; the administrative password can be bypassed by a couple of methods.
The password can be bypassed with the help of tools or changing the files needed to make changes. The tips are outlined below.
- By entering through other account.
- Unprotected Dos-prompt Login.
- By using third party software.
By Entering through other account.
The administrator password protects the user system from external users, the password acts as a key to enter into the operating system and using the administrator privileges. If the administrator has forgotten the password that has been set then a few methods can be used to recover this. In the Windows® XP operating system there is a back door entry into the operating system where there is a built-in user accounts that has the administrator properties. If this secondary administrator password has not been changed, the user can try logging into Windows® through this account.
Unprotected Dos-prompt Login
If the system can be logged into from another account and not the administrator account then the user can open up the system directory to bypass the administrator password. Go to the 'Start' menu open up the 'Run' command and type "cmd" to open up the command prompt. Move across the folder to go to windowsSystem32. Once the System 32 folder is open, create a directory called temphack. Copy the files logon.scr and cmd.exe to this directory and delete the logon.scr file. Rename the cmd.exe to logon.scr, the next time the Windows® system starts up the system would start with an unprotected dos prompt login.
There are many freeware and software tools and utilities that are available on the Internet that can be used to retrieve and reveal the lost passwords. If the system administrator password cannot be retrieved by you, then use third party software to enable this process. If the process of using the software is found to be tedious then contact the Windows® support and help to receive support in resolving this issue.