Windows XP Password


Forgot XP Password



The other day I got a call from a friend who had managed to forget his administrator password to his Windows XP computer.

My heart sank as I told him it is almost impossible to access hi PC now as this was the only account on the machine, and with no password Windows XP was not going to let him in!

Forgotten XP Password...

As I stared at my mates computer and asked if he had ever made a Password Reset Disc I already knew what he was going to say...

This situation reminded me of asking many friends for their latest data backup CD/DVD when their computer crashed and need a rebuild - they NEVER have one!!!

...well a quick check on Google and I found a great service that could just help my mate out.

This site provides a tool to recover lost Windows XP passwords - YEAH!

It works for administrator and user accounts, it doesn't change the password just tells you the old one. It works with encrypted files (EFS) and password hashes.

There is a free service as well as a priority service that will retrieve your passwords within minutes. The fee for the priority service is very cheap, and is really just to cover server costs.

I went for the paid for service - on HIS credit card and within minutes we had the administrator password staring back at us on the screen....

This is one site you are going to want to keep in your bookmark list :-)

If you have never thought about Windows XP passwords then could I encourage you to read this article below? You never know when it may help....

How to log on to Windows XP if you forget your password or your password expires.


Kind Regards

Marc Liron

Marc Liron - Microsoft MVP (2004-2010)