Tuesday, March 13, 2012

How to Reset Windows Admin Password on XP

Passwords - those ubiquitious alphanumeric codes that protect us and give us access to everything digital- can be confusing. Though your computer likely won’t forget a password, you very well might. When this happens, you can be locked out of your whole system, as in the case of the Windows XP administrator password.
We often take a Windows password recovery tool to reset Windows password on XP when we lost the login password as it is recommended as the most suitable and available way to bypass or remove the password. However, most of them are chargeful and cost us some pennies on this issue. Today, we are going to learn ways to reset xp password without a penny.
Method 1: Take a Windows password reset disk
Windows XP allows us to create a password reset disk before we lost the password. It is considered the easiest way to reset Windows password when you are forbiddened to access your laptop with protected password. However, many of us haven't enough consciousness on creating a Windows password reset disk before they lost the password. Just follow the way to use the password reset disk to reset Windows password on XP.
1. Type a wrong password on the Windows logon screen.
2. Click OK when Windows displays a message that the password is incorrect and Reset password link will appear.
3. Click Reset password to pop up Password Reset Wizard screen, and then click Next.
4. Follow the steps in the Password Reset Wizard to create a new password.
Note:This solution takes effect provided you have created a Windows password reset disk for your Windows account in advance if you want to reset Windows password.
Method 2: Reset XP Password with Typing cmd
Step 1: Press start and run then type cmd in the box and enter. You will see C:\documents and settings\administrator>; or C:\documents and settings\owner>; or C:\documents and settings\YouNameIT>;Step 2: Now type "net user". This will show you the accounts in the computer like above if you are logged in to administrator it will show up as C:\documents and settings\administrator>.
Note: If you are logged in as owner it will show up as C:\documents and settings\owner>; or any name else just like above.
Step 3: If you wanna change the password on that account just type in net user administrator in order to type that star which is also called asterix you have to press shift and 8 after you type in the command above.
After that, it will ask you to enter a password just type in anything it will overwrite the one that was there now confirm the password you wrote down.
With these methods, you can easily solve your Windows password recovery issue on Windows XP even  without any penny cost.


  1. It is simple and easy to reset windows admin password with a very right tool.
    The tool ever helped me for that is an easy-handled one with powerful functions.

  2. For me I will choose the first way to unlock pc. Though I don't have a reset disk I can create one using my USB flash drive, through downloading Ophcrack, PC Login Now or Anmosoft Windows Password Reset (http://www.resetwindowspassword.com)

  3. For Windows XP admin password reset, the second way for newbies may be little complex or hard. The first one may be the best choice if you have prepared one before forgot the password. But if you really don't have you also can consider creating one by yourself through downloading Ophcrack or Windows Password Killer with blank DVD/CD or format USB flash drive. For Windows Password Killer you can visit:

  4. For most people, they still like to use Windows XP and like create the admin password for the pc security. If you have an admin password, you can unlock your pc with it when it is locked. But if one day the admin password is forgotten, you may only use the third-party reset tools to reset. Reset disk and reset software, Windows Login Recovery will be recommended. And you can download from: