Is it possible to recover Windows XP account password?
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uFO  Identity Verified
South Korea
Local time: 08:45
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Aug 2, 2003

I lost administrator account password for Windows XP. Is there any way to recover it without reinstalling Windows? I set the password last night as I was going to lend the laptop for a week to a friend of mine and I did not want her snooping around my files. I wrote down the password, but today it does not work. I am starting to remember that at the last moment I decided to add a number or change spelling or something. Anyway I have been trying numerous combinations of possible typos etc for last three hours and it still it does not work. I am about to give up. Is there anyway to recover the password or should I just stop wasting time and reinstall the Windows?

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Carlos Moreno  Identity Verified
Colombia
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Something can be done Aug 2, 2003

However, due to the fact that this is a sensible security issue, I will not give you a direct answer.
I suggest you take a look at this link:
http://www.ebcd.i-am.ru/
Any doubt, please contact me directly.


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Harry Bornemann  Identity Verified
Mexico
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Search for "password recovery" in Google Aug 4, 2003

It yields 782,000 entries of sites who will probably be able to help you.

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uFO  Identity Verified
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i did it!!!!! Aug 5, 2003

Thanks, Carlos Moreno and Harry_B. Eventually I managed to change the password (I could not recover it though). i am so happy i did not have to reinstall Windows.. In case someone else runs into a similar problem, here is the most helpful link I found : http://home.eunet.no/~pnordahl/ntpasswd/





[Edited at 2003-08-05 16:47]


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