To continue receiving security updates for Windows, make sure you're running Windows XP with Service Pack 3 (SP3). For more information, refer to this Microsoft web page:
Support is ending for some versions of Windows
You can reset your password, if one of the following condition is true:
- You can log on as an administrator to assign a new password to your account. To do this, try Method 1.
Note When we install Windows, it automatically creates an account "Administrator" and sets its password to blank.
- You have previously created a password reset disk for the computer. To do this, try Method 2.
Note If you are using Windows XP Home Edition, you may want to try the steps in the following article before you try the steps in this article:
Video: How to change a user's password in Windows XP
Article ID: 321305 - Last Review: Sep 12, 2013 - Revision: 1