Disable Password

Question: Hey Felgall my question is about my pc.

As you know it can be customized in with a password in order to log into the system when more than one person is using it. Problem is the password has been forgotten. Is there any way I can disable the password needed to log into my computer?

Answer: It depends on which operating system you are using. With Windows 95/98/SE/ME you can always press cancel to bypass the login and then go into the user configuration and delete and recreate the users. With Windows NT/2000/XP/2003 you would need to know the password for a login with administrator access, you can then login with that user and go into the user setup to reset passwords.

So if you have forgotten the password for a regular user account but still know the password for the administrator account then you can log in as administrator and reset the password on your user account. If there is only a single account on the computer with administrator access and you have lost the password to that then things are a little more complicated as you don't have access direct to the option to reset the administrator password.


This article written by Stephen Chapman, Felgall Pty Ltd.

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