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This article is Part 3 of the Forgotten your Windows XP Home password? guide. This part explains how to set a new password as an administrator.
Note To view the other topics of the Forgotten your Windows XP Home password? guide, see the Microsoft Knowledge Base articles that are listed in the "References" section.
The Forgotten your Windows XP Home password? guide includes the following topics:
Part 1: Introduction Part 2: Using a password reset disk Part 3: Setting a new password as an administrator
If you did not create a password reset disk, there is still a way to access your system. The administrator account is the last option for solving this problem.
The administrator account is hidden and is not displayed on the Welcome screen. To access the administrator account, follow the steps in this section.
How to log on as administrator
How to reset the passwordYou can now reset the password for your user account. To do this, follow these steps:
For more information, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/894900/ )Forgotten your Windows XP Home password? - Part 1: Introduction
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/894901/ )Forgotten your Windows XP Home password? - Part 2: Using a password reset disk
Article ID: 894902 - Last Review: April 10, 2006 - Revision: 1.3
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