How to find and change the Administrative password ?

Other than from control panel option, if the Windows XP is corrupted, this was a question asked to my friend for his interview

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sushantrocks  

  • Member Since Feb-2010 | Feb 3rd, 2010


You can do this in the following ways:

Using the net user command

1) This is assuming if you have a valid account with admin rights open command prompt, type "net user", it will show all user accounts including Admin then simply type "net user <login name> *"

It'll ask for the new password...

2) You can use WinXP CD to repair the OS and when it reaches installing devices progress bar, press shift+F10, you'll get a console, type "nusrmgr.cpl", you'll get a GUI to change/remove password...(haven't tried this one too)

3) There are many softwares made for this very purpose, one such is Winternals (This is a paid software, you may want to find an open source one), what it'll do is run parallely with XP and give you the option to change the password.

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Joe Thompson

  • Apr 19th, 2006
 

You can do this several ways, one would be to right click my computer and go to manage, this will pull up the computer manager where you can then go into users and groups, then users and right click the administrative user to change password.

You can also be logged in as administrator, ctrl-alt-delete and click change password.

There are also netsh and net commands to perform this function from the command line, google net and netsh for those answers

If you cant right click my computer you can pull up your MMC by start > run type "mmc" into the box and enter, then add the computer management mondule and do it there

Lastly you can open computer manager on another network system, then right click up top where it says computer management (my computer) and click connect to remote computer, enter the other systems IP address or name and it should let you connect and change password with correct credentials

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Neelabh Srivastava

  • Apr 27th, 2007
 

Delete the same file from the following location c:Windowssystem32config. All password will be set to blank including the administrator.

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Dear,

If windows is courrpt than No questions to say change an administrator password

If windows is working than delete same file to following location

c:/WINDOWS/system32/config


Regards..
Naveen kumar

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Pankaj

  • Jun 16th, 2007
 

If we delete the file :-  c:/WINDOWS/system32/config

Are there any chances that we face some problem with our machine..

Can we just rename the c:/WINDOWS/system32/config to
c:/WINDOWS/system32/configXX

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azzi

  • Jul 23rd, 2007
 

You can change any passwords for that matter, there is a window tweak command which you can use. Just type usercontrolpasswords2 in the run command and hit enter. Then a screen pops up where you can set  passwords for any user on that computer.

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yes it can be changed by repairing the window.

while repairing when blue sreen works over then the installation process starts on graphical mode.

press shift+f10 when the option comes "Installing Devices.

it will take to you to Command Prompt.

Here type nusrmgr.cpl

it will take you to the Control panel.

Change the password.

Hurraayyyyyyy

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You can do this in the following ways:

Using the net user command

1) This is assuming if you have a valid account with admin rights open command prompt, type "net user", it will show all user accounts including Admin then simply type "net user <login name> *"

It'll ask for the new password...

2) You can use WinXP CD to repair the OS and when it reaches installing devices progress bar, press shift+F10, you'll get a console, type "nusrmgr.cpl", you'll get a GUI to change/remove password...(haven't tried this one too)

3) There are many softwares made for this very purpose, one such is Winternals (This is a paid software, you may want to find an open source one), what it'll do is run parallely with XP and give you the option to change the password.

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