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Oct 11, 2009

Change Windows XP User Password Without Knowing the Old One


I am posting a simple tutorial here which will help you easily change the password of any XP user without knowing his/her old password.

How to Apply:
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View all of the user accounts:

1. While logged onto the computer, click on Start -> Run -> and type in "CMD"

2. From the command prompt window, type in "net users" (without quotes). This will show you every account that is made onto the computer whether it is hidden or not.

To change an account password:

1. Log into the computer that has administrative rights, click on Start -> Run -> and type in "CMD".

2. Type in "net user" then the name of the account then * and press enter.

Example: net user Administrator *

Put the name in quotes if it contains spaces eg: net user "Cool King" *

3. From there it should ask for a new password. Type in your new password and press enter (type very carefully and check your CAPS Lock because the command window won’t display what you type) and once more to confirm it. If you get the message that the command succeeded successfully you’ve changed the password.

That's it!!

6 comments:

  1. hey nice one there...got to check this once..will help in trouble..
    keep penning

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  2. THANX my dad recently put a passwrd on comp but NOW WITH UR HELP its all done

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  3. I dont use windows XP, but its good to know...

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  4. good to know tht bug in the OS... must b carefully hidden from relevant ppl... :P

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