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How to Change Administrator Password for Windows XP

2012-08-29 13:33:26 / Posted by Shawn Hamilton to Windows XP
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Have you ever lost your Windows XP administrator's password by accident? And did you try to change the password on your computer, but always got a message that said "the password you typed does not meet the password policy requirements. Check the minimum length, password complexity and password history requirements"?

Don't worry, we are providing good solutions of changing XP password without formatting and re-installing the operating system.

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Part One. Regular XP password Change

Ordinarily, just press "Ctrl +Alt +Del" to change Windows password when you log onto Windows XP. And type new password and then press Enter.

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Part Two. Change XP password if you lost password

But if you've forgotten your Windows XP password and can no longer access Windows, you won't be able to create a password reset disk, and then try the third-party tool Windows XP Password Recovery to change the admin password.

Here is how to do it step-by-step:

Step 1:

Free download Windows XP Password Change tool (Ultimate). And install this XP password changer on any computer (not the locked one).

Step 2.

After installation, run the program, and you are guided to burn this XP Password recovery to a CD/DVD or a USB.

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Step 3.

When burning completed, please insert the newly created CD/DVD and reboot your locked computer.

Step 4.

When the CD/DVD or USB disk boots, you'll see Windows Password Recovery (Ultimate) is initializing.

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Step 5.

Select the Windows installation you would like to change the password, and then choose "Reset your password". Click "Next" to proceed.

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Step 6.

Select a password of the user account need to be changed. And type the password in the "New Password" box (Note: New password was changed to Re123456 by default, which you can edit it by yourself).

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Step 7.

Now you have changed the password successfully. Click "Reboot" to restart your computer and login Windows system with the new password.

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Tips: Not a Windows XP user? This Windows Password Recovery also supports Windows 8/7/Vista/2000/NT, Windows Server 2000/2003/2008 and so on. Download and have a free trial now!

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Size: 31.1MB
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How to Change Administrator Password for Windows XP