How to log in to Windows XP when password is forgotten?

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The users of computer around the world faces instances in which the user may forget the password or the password may expire owing to the use of the computer after a prolonged time period. In such cases, it’s not possible to log in to your computer. Here is a brief description of how to log in to your Windows XP computer in case you forget your password. The step by step procedures are given below.

How to log in to Windows XP when password is forgotten?

The users of computer around the world faces instances in which the user may forget the password or the password may expire owing to the use of the computer after a prolonged time period. In such cases, it’s not possible to log in to your computer. Here is a brief description of how to log in to your Windows XP computer in case you forget your password. The step by step procedures are given below.

The first step is to RESET the password. This can be done owing to the following conditions that are given below.

Log in as an Administrator.

Reset the password.

Once you log on as an administrator, the following steps have to be followed.

Restart the computer you are using.

Press CTRL+ALT+DELETE continuously two times.

Type the name of the administrator.

Set the password of the administrator user account.

Click OK.

In order to reset the password, the following steps have to be followed which include;

Click Start.

Click Run.

Type control userpasswords2.

Click OK.

Select the name of the administrator user account.

Select Reset password.

In New Password box, type the new password.

In Confirm New Password box, again type the new password.

Click OK.

Restart the computer.

Try to log on with the new password in the Windows XP.

Even if after following all these steps you are unable to reset the password. Then that means you will have to go for professional assistance in order to solve this issue. You can get assistance from Microsoft Support by;

Going to Microsoft Website.

Click Contact Us.

This will lead you to the Microsoft Support page.

The users will be provided three options.

E-mail the problem and you will get a reply within one business day.

Chat with the technical support professionals online regarding the issue that you are facing.

Call the Microsoft Technical Support professionals and tell the issue to get the possible solution for the issue that you are facing by means of telephonic conversation.

Additional options for the users to get assistance include;

Microsoft virtual chat.

Microsoft Helps@Twitter.

Another method in order to log in to the windows XP computer on forgetting password is the implementation of Password Reset Disk for a computer that is the member of a domain.

One blank, formatted floppy disk is required.

Log in to the computer using administrator account.

Click Start.

Click Control Panel.

Then in the control panel, Click User Accounts and type the account that you wish to work with.

Click Prevent a Forgotten Password under Related Tasks.

Click Next.

Insert blank formatted disk.

Click Next.

Type the password that you typed in User accounts in the Current User Account Password box.

Once the Progress Bar reaches 100% complete.

Click Next.

Then Click Finish.

Remove and then label the Password reset disk.

Store the corresponding disk in a safe place.

For logging on to the Windows XP computer using Password Reset disk is as follows;

Click the user name in Windows XP log on screen.

Press Enter in the type Your Password box once it appears.

Click use your password reset disk.

The password reset wizard starts.

Click Next.

Insert the password Reset Disk in to drive A.

Click Next.

Type a new password in the Type a New Password box.

Type the Password again in the Type the Password again to confirm Box.

Type a new password in the Type a new password hint Box.

Click Next.

Click Finish.

Type your password in the Type your password box.

Click the right arrow button for logging on to your Windows XP computer.

These are the ways through which the users can log on to the Windows XP computer on forgetting the password.

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