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How to reset administrator password in Windows XP?

Postby chandranjoy » Thu Jan 27, 2011 9:57 pm

Inorder to reset administrator password in Windows XP, please follow the given steps.

Step 1:
Boot your system with windows XP bootable media

Step 2:
You will get usual installation screen and press 'Enter' to proceed.

Step 3:
Accept the EULA and press 'F8'

Step 4:
Then press 'r'

Step 5:
Select 'Repair' for repair your OS

Step 6:

Now system will copy the OS files and installation(repair) starts

Step 7:

After the first installation phase completed system will be rebooted.

Step 8:

During the second phase of installation press 'Shift+F10', now you will get Command prompt.

Step 9:

In Command prompt type 'nusrmgr.cpl' and now it opens 'User administration' window.

Step 10:
Now select 'administrator' user and reset the password.
Reboot the system.

Cheers, you have done. :)
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