Bypassing set password in windows

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Dec 14, 2007
  1. moozxy
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    I just re-installed windows on one of my computers in the house last night. I set a password for the admin account then when everything was done I shutdown and went to bed. Now, comes the problem.. I cannot remember how I spelled and arranged the two words I set as the password (stupid, I know..) I've tried every combination I can think of and it won't work [​IMG]
    So, before I go to install windows again and set an easy password aswell as writing it down, is there a way to bypass entering the password?
     
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    Get your hands on ERD Commander as it is a bootable CD that gets you into windows and allows you to change any passwords.

    ... actually in 98 there was a much easier way in safe mode...what OS are you using?
     
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    go to safe mode with command prompt, and type "NET USER (insert username here) (insert NEW password here)" without the " marks

    i took that off some other site, not sureif it'll work
     
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    Ah sorry, forgot to add, installing windows XP.
     
  5. shootme

    Newcomer shootme Advanced Member

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    could try safe mode, should be a acount with the name administrator that has no password set. log on to that and delte the password on your user.
     

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