Setting Windows XP password can help us prevent others logging into our PC without permission. However, every coin has two sides. on the one hand, it helps us very much in our privacy protection. On the other hand, For the sake of carelessness or accidence, we are perplexed with the problem of losing password. Thanks to the development of technology, many tricks are available to recover Windows XP password. In some cases, recovering from a lost password can be very easy though.
In order to show completeness, we start with the simplest tips that can help you regain access to a locked account.
You can login with another user account
If you have another user account or you share your computer with others, things will be much simpler. Log into the Windows with the other account and perform the following steps:
1. Click “Start” button
2. Click “Run”
3. In the “Open” field, type “control userpasswords2”
4. Click “OK”
Windows opens a user accounts dialog. Select the user with the lost password and click the “Reset Password” button. Enter a new password, and click ok. Click ok once again and you are ready. Now you can log on to your account using the new password.
Recover Windows XP password with a boot disk or a bootable CD.
If there are no other users on your machine to unlock your account, you need to boot your pc from outside your usual Windows XP environment using a boot disk or a bootable CD. But this progress often presents very quickly and if you are not proficient with technology, it will be hard for you. Then how to solve this headache problem easier?
Ask the help of third party Windows XP password recovery tool
Of course, you will need access to another PC to create a boot disk or bootable CD. Nowadays, many tools support bootable USB. Easily burn the BIOS image file to the CD/DVD/USB Flash Drive, reboot the PC with the CD/DVD/USB Flash Drive, then you regain access to your PC. Here let’s take Windows Password Recovery Enhance for example. Only four steps, we can log into the PC again.
Step 1. Download Windows Password Recovery Enhance and install the program on the other unlocked computer.
Step 2: Burn bootable CD/DVD or USB flash drive
Step 3: BIOS setting
Step 4: Recover Windows XP password