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  • the administative password is somehow not working what do we do?/How else do we accses windows live onecare?

    • Moved by V Longacre Friday, April 24, 2009 4:23 PM Onecare question (From:Learning Content Development System (LCDS) - Bugs and Feedback)
    Wednesday, April 22, 2009 11:19 PM

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  • I think the best way for you is to reset your windows password. The Windows password Reset
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    Wednesday, December 23, 2009 11:21 AM
  • hi, try this go run----->type as control userpasswords2, in that please reset your passwords
    Thursday, December 24, 2009 11:17 AM
  • as far as i know
    1.go into safe mode (F8 at logo when booting up) and enter as administrator and then go to accounts and change the password
    2.use software to reset windows password ,i found the windows password unlocker is convenient.
    Monday, December 28, 2009 4:02 AM
  • hi,

    if u have time then do this it will work,

    1. Place your Windows XP CD in your cd-rom and start your computer (it’s assumed here that

    your XP CD is bootable – as it should be - and that you have your bios set to boot from CD)

    2. Keep your eye on the screen messages for booting to your cd Typically, it will be “Press any

    key to boot from cd”

    3. Once you get in, the first screen will indicate that Setup is inspecting your system and loading


    4. When you get to the


    Welcome to Setup screen, press ENTER to Setup Windows now

    5. The


    Licensing Agreement comes next - Press F8 to accept it.

    6. The next screen is the


    Setup screen which gives you the option to do a Repair.

    It should read something like “If one of the following Windows XP installations is damaged, Setup

    can try to repair it”

    Use the up and down arrow keys to


    select your XP installation (if you only have one, it should

    already be selected) and


    press R to begin the Repair process.

    7. Let the Repair run. Setup will now check your disks and then start copying files which can take

    several minutes.

    8. Shortly after the Copying Files stage, you will be required to reboot. (this will happen

    automatically – you will see a progress bar stating “Your computer will reboot in 15 seconds”

    9. During the reboot, do not make the mistake of “pressing any key” to boot from the CD again!

    Setup will resume automatically with the standard billboard screens and you will notice





    is highlighted.

    10. Keep your eye on the lower left hand side of the screen and when you see the






    progress bar, press SHIFT + F10. This is the security hole! A command console will now

    open up giving you the potential for wide access to your system.

    11. At the prompt, type



    NUSRMGR.CPL and press Enter. Voila! You have just gained graphical

    access to your


    User Accounts in the Control Panel.

    12. Now simply pick the account you need to change and remove or change your password as

    you prefer. If you want to log on without having to enter your new password, you can type





    at the prompt and choose to log on without being asked for password. After

    you’ve made your changes close the windows, exit the command box and continue on with the

    Repair (have your Product key handy).

    13. Once the Repair is done, you will be able to log on with your new password (or without a

    password if you chose not to use one or if you chose not to be asked for a password). Your

    programs and personalized settings should remain intact.

    I tested the above on Windows XP Pro with and without SP1 and also used this method in a real

    situation where someone could not remember their password and it worked like a charm to fix the

    problem. This security hole allows access to more than just user accounts. You can also access

    the Registry and Policy Editor, for example. And its gui access with mouse control. Of course, a

    Product Key will be needed to continue with the Repair after making the changes, but for anyone

    intent on gaining access to your system, this would be no problem.

    And in case you are wondering, NO, you cannot cancel install after making the changes and

    expect to logon with your new password.

    Cancelling will just result in Setup resuming at bootup and your changes will be lost.

    Ok, now that your logon problem is fixed, you should make a point to prevent it from ever

    happening again by creating a



    Password Reset Disk. This is a floppy disk you can use in the

    event you ever forget your log on password. It allows you to set a new password.

    Here's how to create one if your computer is NOT on a domain:



    Go to the Control Panel and open up User Accounts.



    Choose your account (under Pick An Account to Change) and under Related Tasks, click

    "Prevent a forgotten password".



    This will initiate a wizard.



    Click Next and then insert a blank formatted floppy disk into your A: drive.



    Click Next and enter your logon password in the password box.



    Click Next to begin the creation of your Password disk.



    Once completed, label and save the disk to a safe place

    How to Log on to your PC Using Your Password Reset Disk

    Start your computer and at the logon screen, click your user name and leave the password box

    blank or just type in anything. This will bring up a Logon Failure box and you will then see the

    option to use your Password Reset disk to create a new password. Click it which will initiate the

    Password Reset wizard. Insert your password reset disk into your floppy drive and follow the

    wizard which will let you choose a new password to use for your account

    Please reply, with status............

    Wednesday, January 6, 2010 10:01 AM
  • Okaii @A_Miller they make you give the password when you get it. So uh, yea


    Friday, April 30, 2010 12:49 AM
  • You have a few options..

    1) boot into safe mode and see if the hidden administrator account has a password set or not (alot of people forget to set it). once you get in you can create yourself a new user.

    2) An ERD disk would work if you have one.

    3) If you have an install disk you can also do a repair install which will ask you for a new admin password but won’t delete the other programs on the machine.

    4) downloadable crack programs like those listed here : reset Windows password  reset windows 7 password
    Friday, September 30, 2011 11:41 AM