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Administrator Account Password in XP Home
By  Super Admin  | Published  02/25/2005 | Security | Unrated
Administrator Account Password in XP Home

In XP Home Edition the admin account is only accessible from SafeMode. This accounts password is by default BLANK....yeah thats correct there is no password. Gee...PATHETIC.

To ensure a more secure system.

1. Turn off your computer.
2.Power on and hit F8 just after the BIOS check is complete. Select Safe Mode from the List. Its around the top of the list.
3.On the next page press ENTER.
4.Work you way to the Desktop. Goto Control panel...by:
*Clicking on Start\settings\ControlPanel
5.Double Click on Users Accounts
6.Select the Administrators Account from the list.
7.Apply a password.

Then restart the system.

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  • Comment #1 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    i still can not log-in to the account when not in safe mode
     
  • Comment #2 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    POP-UPS?! we don't need no STINKING POP-UP ads!!!
     
  • Comment #3 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    got me back into xp after being locked out for no reason
     
  • Comment #4 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    grrr xp home is wank wish i would have put pro on
     
  • Comment #5 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Still cannot find the Administrator account, not even in safe mode.
     
  • Comment #6 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    didn't work. in your defense, windows is a poor OS
     
  • Comment #7 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    It does not work. Whenever I start Windows XP Home in safe mode, I end up at a Login Screen asking me for a password of Administrator or some standard user.
     
  • Comment #8 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Get your damn popups outta here. Other than that, works great.
     
  • Comment #9 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Right to the point!
     
  • Comment #10 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    This article was quick and concise.
     
  • Comment #11 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Thanks. This brought me to your post. I figured out that the password was blank when I entered the recovery console in the windows install disk. I could not believe it. After restoring my pc. I could not find where to change the admin password. Thanks for enlighting.
     
  • Comment #12 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    This is an amazing tip! Whoever works at Microsoft need to follow this tip!
     
  • Comment #13 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Only suggests basic password setting not if you get error when trying to set password
     
  • Comment #14 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    POP-UPS?! we don't need no STINKING POP-UP ads!!!
     
  • Comment #15 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    HAD TO GO IN BY SELECTING THE ADMINISTRATOR ACCOUNT IN THE SAFE MODE, BUT IT WAS PERFECT.
     
  • Comment #16 (Posted by wendy)
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    would not take a keystroke. I couldn't create a password.
     
  • Comment #17 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    CLI anyone?
     
  • Comment #18 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    if you have safe mode on and turn safe mode off does it change back to the previous password.
     
  • Comment #19 (Posted by ABC)
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    After F8 safe mode, you still need the password to get in contro panel. HEU !
     
  • Comment #20 (Posted by Priya)
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    The hell with the problem . If U cant excess a account just format your computer and again install a new xp pirated cds are easily available in market only for rs 50/- its really easy to install xp / vista every one can .
     
  • Comment #21 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    even in safe more it did not show my administrator account
     
  • Comment #22 (Posted by George)
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    To Kathleen, Sounds to me that xp is not cleaning your hard drive off. Try a program from your h/drive manufacturers site to clean off e.g. Seagate---Seatools.After it finishes turn off computer and unplug from wall. Have a cupper. Then reinstall xp. You could try another cd drive if you have one as if the one you are using is dying it may miss some files. Hope this is of some help to you.
     
  • Comment #23 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    If I don't have the admin password, I can't log in to the control panel! Hence the instructions are moot!
     
  • Comment #24 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Didn't quite work in the order stated but have faith - worked perfectly - thank you for great advice
     
  • Comment #25 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Administrator doesn't appear as described within Users Accounts (nusrmgr.cpl) on XP Home SP3.
     
  • Comment #26 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    bull shit
     
  • Comment #27 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    cos it doesn't work for me
     
  • Comment #28 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    well i can see how it would work if i had an adminitsrator account, but i am trying to hack the only one on my computer so i can download a game, but i dont want to change the password or my dad will get mad and porobably never let me on again. how do i bypass this password? i have windows xp home and once again I HAVE NO ACCESS TO AN ADMIN ACCOUNT AT ALL!!! i have read about 50 articles and they all say u need an admion account for use. am i just screwed or is ther sumthing i can do?
     
  • Comment #29 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    this answered the question I had
     
  • Comment #30 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    The Administrator account is not visible in User Accounts even in safe mode.
     
  • Comment #31 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Because my computer will NOT accept BLANK as the password.And there is NO link to remove password. :( I have so much going on here it's annoying and I've already cleaned and reinstalled EVERYTHING aprox. 8 times already this year. Microsoft is getting annoyed at giving me new info to reinstall my windows xp. Sorry but it didn't help me at all. And when I go into the password section of security. It's blamk nothing there. And all my important windows like device manager and system security and registry windows are all empty. It's getting really annoying. Any help to fix I would greatly appreciate. I just don't want to reinstall windows again. It takes all day and I need my computer for work and I don't have enough discs or anything to save ALL that is on this computer for work purposes. My email is kiss.my.ass.xx@gmail.com I would greatly appreciate any help. I found I had a hacker in my system not long ago and I'm wondering if they did something. Any help at all would be greatful. Thanks. Kathleen
     
  • Comment #32 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Just what I was looking for and it worked.
     
  • Comment #33 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    doesnt work
     
  • Comment #34 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    if current account is an admin account, then you can change "administrator" account's password by using command console. net user Administrator {your password}
     
  • Comment #35 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Thanks dear
     
  • Comment #36 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    i WANT TO KNOW HOW TO BYPASS IT! NOT MAKE IT HARDER TO CRACK!
     
  • Comment #37 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    if this works on safe mode then it is Excellent,I bought the pc from a yard sale for my garage,just to keep records of my vehicle repairs,but the pc has a administrator password on it,so thank you I will try this very soon
     
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