I am using Widows XP Service Pack 2. I want to know how to enter into the administrator account if it is password protected and I don’t know the password (I forgot it).
Method 1: Log on as admin to reset the password. When installing Windows, it automatically creates an account “Administrator” and the default password is blank. If you have previously created a password reset disk, you can use it to reset the password also.http://support.microsoft.com/kb/321305 for more info.
Method 2: You can try free software such as Ophcrack,Offline NT Password & Registry Editor,PC Login Now and Kon-Boot. More details here: http://pcsupport.about.com/od/toolsofthetrade/tp/passrecovery.htm
Method 3: Use 3rd party password recovery tool (eg. Windows Password Rescuer and Windows password tools) to reset your windows password. You also can use it to create a New admin user account directly. See help page at http://www.daossoft.com/documents/how-to-reset-window-2000-xp-vista-win7-password.html
If you have access to another account you can login and open the Command Prompt (Start > Run > cmd.exe)
net user Adminstrator *
Type the new password twice. If you don't have access to another account you'll have to try one of the above methods.
I covered that method in Step 3 http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/5-tips-to-help-you-reset-a-forgotten-windows-xp-password/ (Aibek's first link) if you require more help.
To blank out a windows password use . Google that word and download the app. Burn it to cd and boot into it. Follow the prompts and experiment a bit. It works very well.
Also try , (Google the name). It will let you into Windows past any password. It is a virtual tool working at the kernel level. It does not make any changes to passwords at all.
MakeUseOf wrote two articles about this:- 5 Tips To Reset The Administrator Password in Windows XP- 3 Ways to Reset Forgotten Windows Administrator Password
I wrote the first article Aibek mentioned, so if you need some help, just let me know.
I found multiple ways for you to accomplish this here:
Some of the methods are a little unorthodox but I'm pretty sure you'll find something that works.
Make an .
Everyone should have one anyway.