Installing a program that only works on a Windows XP. The only computer with Win XP I have was stored in a box and it’s kind of old.
At the login screen I had to put a password. I just couldn’t remember a password from 7 years ago.
I used to have a CD (compact disc. They were used to stored data. It looks like vinyl record but smaller. A vinyl record is …whatever). Anyways…I used to have a program that would reset windows passwords. You run it and it asks for a new password. Easy. Cheap.
Reset Login Password
(You need a Windows XP installation CD)
- Go to the Login screen and note the user name
- Insert the CD and restart the computer. Make sure as to boot from the CD.
- Select the option to
- It will show something like
select the Windows installation you want to repair. Then it will show the directory where Windows is installed such as
1: C:\Windows. You need to type
1or the number that shows up on your screen.
- It showed
Enter the Administrator password. I just hit
Enter. It took me to the command prompt at the directory
- At the prompt type
copy c:\windows\system32\sethc.exe c:\and press Enter. It will say something like
1 file copied
copy c:\windows\system32\cmd.exe c:\windows\system32\sethc.exeand press Enter. It will ask if you want to overwrite. Type
exitto exit command prompt which will reboot. Remove the CD.
- At the login screen. Tap
Shift5 times. It will pop up a window with the command prompt.
net user username password. Replace username with your user and password with a new password. For example:
net user bob password1and hit Enter, of course.
exitto exit the prompt and go back to the login screen.
- Select the user and type in the new password.
For more info on how to remove the previous process. Read the source above.