3 Handy Windows XP Password Recovery Methods

Jul 11


Tony Allen

Tony Allen

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This article lists 3 handy Windows XP password recovery tips. So you can recover Windows XP password easily when your password is lost or forgotten.

Setting a password is a good way to protect your PC from unauthorized users. Unfortunately,3 Handy Windows XP Password Recovery Methods Articles the passwords are easily to be forgotten or lost due to various reasons. If you forget your password, what will you do to recover it? Here are 3 handy Windows XP password recovery tips for you.

Tip 1: Get help from hidden administrator account

Windows XP has a hidden admin account. By default, this admin account isn't password protected. When you forgot Windows XP password, you can login system with this account, and then change or remove the lost password. Now we show you how to do that:

1. On the login screen, press Ctrl+Alt+Del key twice. You will see a classic login window.

2. Type "administrator" in the user name field, and then click "OK".

After that, you will log on to Windows XP, and then you can change or remove the lost password in Control Panel. Please note that if you create a password for this account, you cannot login system without password.

Tip 2: Create a password reset disk in advance

You should not only set a strong password to protect your PC, but also create a password reset disk in case you forget the password. Windows XP enables you to create password reset disk in Control Panel. You can follow the steps below to create one. All you need is just a USB flash drive:

1. Insert the USB flash drive into the PC.

2. Click Start button > "Control Panel" > "User Accounts", and then pick the account.

3. In the "Related Tasks" area on the left, click "Prevent a forgotten password".

4. Follow the instructions to create a password reset disk.

Someday, when you cannot remember the password, just type a incorrect one. The screen will display a message that the password is incorrect. You need to click "use your password reset disk". Then insert the password reset disk, and follow the instructions to reset the password.

Password reset disk offers you an easy and safe way to recover Windows XP password. We recommend that you create a password reset disk when you create your password, so you don't need to worry about password lost or forgotten.

Tip 3: Use Windows XP password recovery tools

You can use password recovery software to recover the lost password. Windows Password Buster is a professional Windows password recovery tool. This software allows you to reset Windows XP password by burning a bootable CD or USB flash drive. Just 4 steps:

1. Download and install Windows Password Buster in a PC.

2. Burn a bootable CD/DVD or USB flash drive with the software.

3. Boot the locked PC with the CD/DVD or USB flash drive.

4. Follow the instructions to reset Windows XP password.

Windows Password Buster is a powerful password recovery tool. You can also use this software to reset passwords for Windows 7, Vista, 2000, etc.

Now, you are no more Windows password lost matters. These tips can help you recover the password. Of course, Windows XP password recovery methods aren't limited to these. There are other options for you. Just choose a proper method based on your actual needs.