How to Unlock Laptop Password Windows XP If Locked Out

How to unlock a laptop Windows XP if you forgot administrator password? If you have forgotten your Windows XP admin password and locked out of your laptop for that you don’t have another admin account, this guide will help you quickly resolve the password issue.

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Here are three practical methods to reset or recover Windows XP administrator password, unlock laptop password Windows XP without losing data.

Method 1: Quickly Reset Windows XP Administrator Password and Unlock Laptop Windows XP without Password.

Method 2: Use Your Pre-created Password Key Disk to Unlock Laptop Password Windows XP.

Method 3: Unlock Laptop Password Windows XP in Safe Mode.

Methods in this guide will work for Windows XP Home and Professional 32 and 64 bit.

Method 1: Quickly Reset Windows XP Administrator Password and Unlock Laptop Windows XP without Password.

In fact, when you forgot Windows XP administrator password and locked out of your laptop, the fastest way to regain access to your laptop is resetting the forgotten password. Here is an easy and fast way to reset Windows password without losing data. With help of Windows Password Rescuer, you are able to easily reset administrator password in Windows XP without knowing it. Quickly unlock your Windows XP laptop without data loss.

It also works perfectly for Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista and Windows server 2019, 2016, 2012, 2008, 2003 and 2000 etc.

Step 1: Create a password recovery disk on another computer.

With the help of Windows Password Rescuer, you are able to create a Windows password recovery disk using CD/DVD or USB flash drive. Here I will show you how to create a Windows XP password recovery disk with USB flash drive.

1. Log on another computer as administrator. Purchase Windows Password Rescuer Personal full version. You will receive a full download link in seconds. Then download and install the software on the computer.

2. When installation completed, launch the software. Plug in a blank USB flash drive to the computer and then choose “USB device” option.

3. Pull down drive list where your USB drive is, select the USB drive name and then click “Begin Burning” to start creating a Windows XP password recovery disk. When complete burning, unplug the USB and then transfer it to you locked laptop.

Step 2: Unlock laptop password Windows XP by resetting the administrator password.

1. Connect the Windows password recovery disk to your locked laptop.

2. Power on the laptop and immediately press F12 to open “Boot Options Menu”, use arrow key to highlight your USB device and then press Enter. The laptop will automatically boot from your password recovery disk. Read more about this step.

3. Once Windows Password Rescuer screen appears, Windows system and all user accounts will be displayed in table. Click “Windows XP” then “Administrator”.

4. Click “Reset Password” button, when it asks you to confirm, click “Yes”.

5. Windows XP administrator password has been removed and shown “blank” in list.

6. Click “Reboot”, when a confirm dialog pops up, remove your USB flash drive and then click “Yes”.

7. Laptop restarts. Then you can use administrator to unlock your laptop Windows XP without password.

 

Method 2: Use Your Pre-created Password Key Disk to Unlock Laptop Password Windows XP.

This method requires help of a pre-created Windows XP password reset disk. If you have previously created a password reset disk for your user account, now you can use it to easily reset your forgotten Windows XP login password on your laptop.

1. Start Windows XP on your locked laptop. When Windows XP login screen appears, click your user account and enter a wrong password. Once your click “Submit”, it will inform you that the password is incorrect and there will be a link for you to reset the password.

2. Insert your password reset disk to the laptop and then click the link to open “Password Reset Wizard”. Then click “Next”.

3. Select your password reset disk from drive list and then click “Next”.

4. Type a new password and type it again to confirm. You also can leave the box blank. Click “Next” and then click “Finish”. After that, you can log into your laptop Windows XP with the new password or without password.

 

Method 3: Unlock Laptop Password Windows XP in Safe Mode.

When you installed Windows XP on your laptop for the first time, you have to create the first administrator account to use your Windows XP. Once the user account is created, it will be automatically disabled and usually with blank password. So you just need to boot your Windows XP in Safe Mode and then you are able to login the built-in administrator without password and reset other user accounts passwords on the laptop. Here is about how to unlock laptop password Windows XP in Safe Mode.

1. Power on your laptop and press F8 as soon as possible to get into “Advanced boot options” screen. Hit arrow key to highlight “Safe Mode” and then press “Enter” to continue boot.

2. When Windows XP login screen appears, the built-in administrator will display beside your user accounts. Click “Administrator” to sign in without password.

3. Open “Start” menu and select “Control Panel”.

4. Select “Change another user account” and choose your target user account.

5. Select “Change your password”. Then type a new password and confirm by reentering it. Click “Change password”.

6. Restart your laptop and then you can login Windows XP with the new password.

Note: You also can use CMD in safe mode to reset your forgotten password. When you log into Windows XP in safe mode, press “Win+R” to open “Run” box. Type “cmd” in the box and then press Enter to open Command window. Type “net user [username] [password]” and then press Enter. The forgotten password of your user account will be replaced with new one.

 

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