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    New Owner of Windows XP Laptop (Windows XP)

    Hello and thanks in advance for any help anyone can offer!

    A friend passed away unexpectedly. His laptop was given to his 20-year-old nephew to use at college. When he starts it, the first thing he gets is the logon screen and request for a password for the previous user/owner. Is there a way to get rid of this without having to reinstall Windows?

    Thanks very much!
    Cathy

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    Re: New Owner of Windows XP Laptop (Windows XP)

    Hi Cathy

    Check the thread beginning with <post#=370214>post 370214</post#>.

    You can also check this article on forgotten passwords.

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    Re: New Owner of Windows XP Laptop (Windows XP)

    Cathy, The first and most obvious is to try to just hit "enter" when asked for a password.

    Another source of information is MS at password

    Or you can try and buy a lost password breaker at Lost password
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    Re: New Owner of Windows XP Laptop (Windows XP)

    Tony, thanks very much for this info. I've read up a little bit and will forward it to my friend's nephew. Hopefully we'll be able to figure it out from here.

    Cathy

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