Windows® XP Forgot Password
Passwords are assigned to your Windows® XP for security reasons. By assigning a password you can avoid theft of your most personalized data. There are instances when you forget your password and some times your password might have expired. In both instances you have to reset your password. Some times you might have previously created a password reset disk; if so you can reset your password easily. You can also reset your password by logging on as administrator and assign a new password. There are also services provided by Windows® to recover your password and allows you to log into your OS. These services come with options like emergency boot CD, offline password, and registry editor, Windows XP login recovery, ultimate boot CD. All this helps to login to your system even if you forget your password.
- Login as administrator
- Use a restore disk
- Use the Windows forgotten password service
Login as administrator
When you install your Windows® operating system it creates an account called the administrator account. So, if you have forgotten your password you can just log in to as an administrator user and change your password using the control panel. This is the first and foremost step where you have to log on to your Windows® XP PC when you forget your password.
Use a restore disk
If the above process does not work there is another easy way to find out your password. Windows® has provided an option called "Restore disk". If you have already created a password reset disk earlier, you can use that disk to reset your Windows® XP password.
There is a program in Windows® with which you can remove your password if you have forgotten it. And with this option you can log on normally to your Windows® XP. This option is called the Windows® forgotten password service in which you have Windows® XP login recovery option which recovers the user name and password as long as you have access to your computer.