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Platinum Edition Using® Microsoft® Windows® XP by Brian Knittel, Robert Cowart

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Recovering If Your Administrator Password Is Lost

If you are unfortunate enough to be in the position of having a lost or forgotten Administrator password, do not give up all hope. There are several potential recovery methods available to you. First, if you are using Windows XP Professional and are a domain member, just ask your network administrator to reset your Administrator account password. He can do this locally on your computer or remotely via the network. Second, if you have more than one account on your computer with administrative privileges, then you can reset the password yourself. You can use the User Accounts applet located in the Control Panel. Or you can use the Local Users and Groups folder of the Computer Management application. ...

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