Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Resetting The Administrator Account Password In Windows XP

The Administrator account enjoys a significant role in the working of a Windows XP computer. Only a user in command of the administrator account can access a variety of tasks and functions. Due to the importance of the administrator account, a password is required to gain access and take control of the account. However, the administrator account cannot be used if the user has forgotten the password. However, by the means of the password reset disk, a user can reset the administrator password. By following the below provided Microsoft support page guidelines, you can easily reset the password.

  • First, you require restarting your system.
  • When the Windows XP logon screen is visible, you need to select the Administrator account.
  • You need to choose the option Use Your Password Reset Disk. When the password reset window appears, you have to choose the Next option.
  • Into the optical disk drive, you have to insert the password reset disk. If you do not have a password reset disk with you, you can know about how to create a password reset disk by visiting the official support page of Microsoft.
  • In the Type a new password field, you have to enter your new password. In the Password Confirmation box, you will have to enter the new password again.
  • In the Type a new password hint field, you need to enter a password hint so that you can recall the password later if required. Now select the Next button.
  • To complete the process, you have to select the Finish option. 
  • Now you can log in to the administrative account with the new administrative password and take complete control over the operating system.
Make sure that you make a note of the password and keep it in a safe place. If you keep the password in an unsecure location, anybody can get access to it and gain access to the administrator account. By following the above provided Microsoft support page guidelines, you can easily reset the administrator password with the help of the password reset disk. If you have any doubts regarding any of the steps, you can visit the Microsoft help and support page to clear your queries.

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