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Old 03-13-2009, 12:09 PM
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Default Please help me change the password in my computer

Running Windows XP. I want to change the password that is required to start windows when I power up the computer.

Thanks for any help.
Old 03-13-2009, 12:13 PM
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Running Windows XP. I want to change the password that is required to start windows when I power up the computer.

Thanks for any help.
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Old 03-13-2009, 12:16 PM
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click on the start button, then control panel, then user accounts, then change accounts, then click on your account used, then change password.
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Something tells me he can't login in at all...
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Mouse the "Start" thingie at the lower left corner. Then mouse "Control Panel." Then mouse "User Accounts." There you will find options relating to user account passwords.

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To change a user's password
Passwords add a level of security to your computer. When sharing a computer with others, your customized settings, computer programs, and system resources are more secure when you assign a password to your user account. If no password has been assigned to a user's account, a password will need to be created before it can be changed. For information about creating a password, click Related Topics.
If you have a computer administrator account and you are changing your own password
  1. Open User Accounts in Control Panel.
  2. Click your user name.
  3. Click Change my password.
  4. In Type your current password, type your current password. In Type a new password and Type the new password again to confirm, type your new password. You can also enter descriptive or meaningful text in Type a word or phrase to use as a password hint to help you remember your password.
  5. Click Change Password.
If you have a computer administrator account and you are changing another user's password
  1. Open User Accounts in Control Panel.
  2. Click the name of the user whose password you want to change.
  3. Click Change the password.
  4. In Type a new password and Type the new password again to confirm, type the new password. You can also enter descriptive or meaningful text in Type a word or phrase to use as a password hint to help you remember your password.
  5. Click Change Password.
Important
  • If you change another user's password, the user will lose all personal certificates and stored passwords for Web sites or network resources.
If you have a limited account and you are changing your own password
  1. Open User Accounts in Control Panel.
  2. Click Change my password.
  3. In Type your current password, type your current password.
  4. In Type a new password and Type the new password again to confirm, type your new password. You can also enter descriptive or meaningful text in Type a word or phrase to use as a password hint to help you remember your password.
  5. Click Change Password.
Notes
  • To open User Accounts, click Start, click Control Panel, and then click User Accounts.
  • A user with a computer administrator account can create and change passwords, and create password hints for all users. Users with limited accounts can create and change their own passwords, as well as create their own password hints.
  • If a user with a computer administrator account changes the password for another user, that user will lose all personal certificates, and stored passwords for Web sites or network resources.
  • When you create a password hint, anyone who uses the computer will be able to see the hint on the Welcome screen.
  • For more information about user accounts, click Related Topics.
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I just used white-out over the old one and typed the new one!
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Have you the little records that were included with your computer?
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I did it. Thanks for all the responses. I don't want to single out the best responses, so I will just say I plan on asking surfergirl out on a date, and asking beenie out for a drink sometime.

Thanks again.

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