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    My granddaughter has forgotten her laptop XP account password and can't sign in to her system.
    She is the only user account on the computer.
    How can I solve her problem and give her access to her computer?
    Thanks,
    Ron

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    Try this as a first attempt...
    1.Reboot Windows in Safe Mode.
    2.Click Start, and then click Run.
    3.In the Open box, type the following command, and then click OK: "control userpasswords2"
    4.Click the user account that you forgot the password for, and then click Reset Password.
    5.Type a new password in both the New password and the Confirm new password boxes, and then click OK.


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    Reboot, hit 'F8' to enter Safe Mode, any one will do. Log on to Administrators account, go to user accounts and delete password.
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    Clint and Rode,
    You guys are great! Fixed it today and made her think I'm magic!
    Thanks for helping on a problem several others wouldn't touch because of the sensitivity of the subject.
    Take care,
    Ron

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